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They're here...

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Two large envelopes from my publisher appeared in my mailbox today. I've been waiting to get hold of one of these. You can pre-order yours starting December 1.   Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver The Winged Child blog directly to your email inbox, click here .

Is it real?

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In The Winged Child , young Millicent McTeer grows up at Hillhaven Inn with her doting parents, indulgent staff and resident ghosts. Hillhaven also provides a scene setting in three of my other novels (Between Times, Laurel Falls, Slick Rock Creek) as well as a couple of short stories. A reader might wonder if it is a real place. It is real to me. I have been there, eaten there, slept there, and yes, it is as much haunted in this world as in my books. Of course, on the map, it goes by a different name and it isn't in Asheton (although not far away). The first reader who can identify the "real" Hillhaven, will get a free signed copy of The Winged Child when she flies in February. The Winged Child will be available for pre-order starting December 1. Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver The Winged Child blog directly to your email inbox, click here .

Under the blue (we hope)...

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The Winged Child will be released by Creative James Media in February, and available for pre-order December first. On Sunday, October 31, you can hear me read a scary bit from the novel up on the hill by Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, NC. Lots of local talent will be there. Some of us are pretty good at what we do. Show starts at 3 pm.   Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver The Winged Child blog directly to your email inbox, click here .    

Lisa's place...

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In Drovers Gap, boundaries are permeable. The line between Ordinary and Other Side (where the people in books are at least as real as those we meet on the street) becomes exceeding thin, especially during the change of seasons, or at the edge between day and night. The Main Muse and I took a long walk this afternoon. It was getting dark as we came back into town so we decided to take a shortcut down Pine Street. Apparently, we made a wrong turn and wandered into the Laurel Creek Containment District, for suddenly, the street made a sharp turn and there was Lisa Charon's Long Broad Hotel right in front of us. Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver The Winged Child blog directly to your email inbox, click here .

Puckish....

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The characters in The Winged Child tend to escape their books. They are ever seeking new worlds to inhabit. A few of them have appeared in previous tales, and several have dropped by my current work-in-progress with apparent intention to stay and participate.  While The Winged Child is grinding through the publisher's mill toward release in February, this blog will be providing you an introduction to some of those puckish personalities, and some you may meet in future tales yet unborn. This novel won't end with a "goodbye" but a "see you around." Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver The Winged Child blog directly to your email inbox, click here .

Vinia's world...

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Millicent McTeer discovers Vinia's world in a teacup. Meet Vinia for yourself and explore her realm in The Winged Child , coming this February from Creative James Media .   Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver The Winged Child blog directly to your email inbox, click here .

A mind of her own...

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I began writing The Winged Child before I had any expectation it would ever be published. I only knew Millicent McTeer’s tale was a story I needed to know. The only way for me to know was to start writing. In the beginning, and for a while after, I wasn’t sure if I would be around to finish Millicent’s story. I thought, if I did, it would likely be my last novel. Now, Millicent has found a home with a publisher, Creative James Media , who plan to turn her loose on the world in February. Meanwhile I’m working on another novel I may not finish. Every day is a surprise. So far, Millicent has not made an appearance in my current work-in-progress, but it’s still early, I wouldn’t rule that out. She habitually shows up in unlikely places. Like all my characters, she has a mind of her own. I just write what they tell me.   Henry's books . If you would like Follow.it to deliver The Winged Child blog directly to your email inbox, click here .