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Reading Millicent...

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If you haven't read The Winged Child yet, I'll be reading from the opening chapters for you on TikTok. Drop by and listen for a bit, have you the time. @taledrover The Winged Child - prologue #thewingedchildnovel #taledrover #magical realism #readings #henrymitchellauthor #fiction #novels ♬ original sound - Henry Mitchell   henrymitchellbooks.com

Thanks Rosemary

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I've never met Rosemary J. Kind in person. Never even talked with her on the phone. She was my publisher and editor through three novels and two collections of short stories. Though we kept an ocean between us, we exchanged lots of emails. She took a chance on my stuff when nobody else would, and Alfie Dog Fiction remained my sole publisher for eight years. Ros Kind is a ruthless editor, and she, more than anyone else, taught me to write fiction. She read the manuscript for The Winged Child   before anybody on my side of the Big Water saw it, and informed me with her accustomed candor, "You need a genre publisher for this one."  She was right, as usual. I've landed in a good place with Creative James Media . My second novel with CJM, Among the Fallen , will be released in February 2023. But a wanderer always remembers the home he left. Rosemary, thanks for all of it. Millicent thanks you, too.   henrymitchellbooks.com

Thanks, Jinny...

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  Thanks, Jinny Alexander, for the unsolicited review of The Winged Child . This is all I was trying to do. Praise from a fellow author is doubly gratifying. " A beautiful, magical, topical, gritty read. That it can cover all those bases AND be beautifully written is masterful."   - Jinny Alexander henrymitchellbooks.com

From my publisher...

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And now, a brief word from my publisher, Creative James Media ...                       Author's note: You will enjoy Among the Fallen even more if you read The Winged Child first and get acquainted with several eccentric characters you will meet again in February. henrymitchellbooks.com

From a reader...

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    Stephen Drew, author of Into the Thin , has obviously fallen in love with Millicent McTeer as much as I have. His Amazon review of her tale is humbling and gratifying to her author. To read any book is an experience in relationship with the story and characters, with the author’s voice. Often, it’s a matter of simply reading, absorbing, turning pages, then reflecting on what’s been offered. Sometimes, though, there’s more. There are characters framed in such a way that I fall in love with them, storytelling that compels me to turn pages, a narrative voice that pulls me onto those pages, and that allows reading them to become the high point of the day. I then come to a place where I begin reading more slowly as the book becomes thin in the right hand, and I realize this has to end soon. Such was my relationship with this book. Whatever could be left but to reread? Henry Mitchell’s tale brings me to some of my favorite places, through portals, folds of time (and no time

For love or money...

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Sunshine is more fun to walk in than rain. Love lasts longer than money. This author writes for love. My books do sell occasionally, and to keep myself honest as a writer, I give away my author's royalties. Royalties from The Winged Child are going to the Pop-up Pantry of Saluda . henrymitchellbooks.com

Come with us...

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I have mixed feelings about hawking my books, even my favorite and latest, The Winged Child . Pumping it up on social media feels to me somehow demeaning and depressing, reeks of desperation. That's my problem, perhaps. I simply can't feel warm and fuzzy toward an algorithm. On the other hand, I love to talk about my novel, read from it, answer questions for people who have a genuine interest, who share a space and a connection, and I will happily travel some miles for a reading and discussion at a reader's group or an independent bookstore. A blog is somewhat more intentional than Facebook or Twitter. I'm assuming you are reading this because something I wrote resonates, and I'm grateful for your notice. If we can't meet in a realworld location somewhere soon, I'll be reading for you from The Winged Child on this blog over the coming weeks. Give me your questions, and I'll answer them, too. Welcome to this journey with Millicent McTeer and her author.