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Do we ever?

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Do we ever really know the world we live in? Perhaps what we perceive is not reality at all, just an inverted reflection of the actual universe, illusions fashioned by the mind from our own inner desires and fears. When Millicent McTeer's world gets turned upside down and inside out, she questions everything, even her ability to fly. Millicent's story, The Winged Child, is coming in February, from Creative James Media . Watch for it...   To get the latest on The Winged Child delivered to your mailbox, click here . Henry's books .

Wendl...

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The Winged Child flies in February. While we wait for Millicent McTeer to spread her wings, here's a snippet from the prologue, where we meet Wendl VonTrier, her lifelong mentor and guardian.   Henry's books .

A wild one...

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Only nine months until Millicent McTeer appears in her very own novel. The Winged Child is a wild and elusive bird. Those who know her best, she surprises the most. Meanwhile, I suspect Editor has some more surprises in store for me. I'll keep you posted as we await her next volley. Sometime over the next month or so, we might even see a cover. Watch this space. Henry's books .

Meanwhile...

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  Millicent McTeer, the winged child introduced to readers in a short story, Precocious , in my 2020 collection, Early Dark , will return in her own novel, The Winged Child, in February 2022. Meanwhile, you can get acquainted with her parents, Amelia Montford and Joshua McTeer, and discover something of the McTeer family's mysterious and intriguing history, in my 2016 novel, Laurel Falls .   Henry's books .

If you liked her then...

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Millicent McTeer (aka The Winged Child) had a hard time finding a home with a publisher. Over a hundred and fifty queries went out before she clicked with Creative James Media . I'm exceeding grateful for their discernment. Millicent, it seems, had a genre identity problem. A fairytale for adults doesn't fit neatly into any of the little boxes publishers find so comforting. What age group is this for? It it Fantasy? Satire? Action? Mystery? Speculative? A love story? The Winged Child is all those things. If you read Early Dark , my short story collection that came out last year, you met Millicent in the opening story. If you liked her then, you will love her book when it arrives in February. Henry's books .

First contact...

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The Winged Child , a novel coming February 2022. Yes, there be dragons in it. "Millicent McTeer saw the dragon for the first time on her twelfth birthday. Once she had seen, it was impossible to unsee, so Millicent encountered the entity repeatedly after that, in various hues and shapes, amid all sorts of wild and unforeseen circumstances. Millicent had read about dragons, of course, but assumed they only inhabited screens and paper. She was not looking for dragons on that spring morning at her family’s cabin in the mountains above Asheton. It didn’t occur to her until much later that the dragon may have been looking for her."   - from The Winged Child   Henry's books .

The road...

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  "  ...some miles ahead along this benighted road were people she knew and loved with a mutual affection. Wherever she had been, she was going home. She didn’t know if the prospect made her happy or sad, but upon reflection, it satisfied her longing soul."  - from The Winged Child Henry's books .