THE LOST HEIR is now officially on sale at Amazon as a Kindle E-book and Trade Paperback! (6x9, 312 pages, library quality)
If you are new to this blog, here's the rundown! The Lost Heir is Book #1 in the new children's fantasy adventure series, The Gryphon Chronicles, that I am co-writing with my dear husband Eric (the "E" in E.G. Foley). Eric is a jr high school teacher and is very good at keeping middle grade kids engaged and entertained. So, we combined his skills and his knowledge of the age group with my 15 years of storytelling experience and came up with The Gryphon Chronicles - a fantasy adventure series set in Victorian London. For ages 10 & up. Suitable for family read-alouds or classroom use. (No swear words, no gore.) This falls into the same genre as Harry Potter type books, and has broad appeal for adult readers as well as kids. It's a full length novel of 100,000 words.
Here's the back cover copy if you haven't seen it yet:
Strange new talents...
Jake is a scrappy orphaned pickpocket living by his wits on the streets of Victorian London. Lately he's started seeing ghosts, and discovers he can move solid objects with his mind! He has no idea why.
Next thing he knows, a Sinister Gentleman and his minions come hunting him. On the run for his life, Jake is plunged headlong into a mysterious world full of magic and deadly peril. A world that holds the secret to who he really is: the long-lost heir of an aristocratic family—with magical powers!
But with treacherous enemies closing in, it will take all of his wily street instincts and the help of his friends—both human and magical— to solve the mystery of what happened to his parents, and defeat the foes who never wanted the Lost Heir of Griffon to be found . . .
Today at the Ballroom Blog, the subject of my post is "What If England Had Won the War of 1812?"
It's the 200 year anniversary of this important chapter in American history, coinciding with England's Regency Period, in which my novels are set.
So stop by and take a stroll down Alternative History lane with us as we consider how the world might have been different if the battle had gone the other way.
ALSO - Nearly forgot to share this! I was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review newspaper in a pop culture article by William Loeffler about that new Steve Carrell and Keira Knightley movie, "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World."
See the article at: http://triblive.com/aande/2074332-74/features-focus-love-says-daily-darwin-family-humanity-jones-kids
* * * UPDATED FOR FRIDAY - A new contest on the E.G. Foley blog with another chance to win a signed paperback copy of THE LOST HEIR. On today's post, we're sharing the Lost Heir Playlist - the songs that inspired us with links to music clips so you can hear them too. It's a great way to share the mood/feeling/atmosphere of the story from our perspective as the writers. Go to http://www.egfoley.com/blog.html.
While we're at it, check out the screenshot below of THE LOST HEIR as the #2 Bestseller for the Nook in Middle Grade on the Barnes and Noble website. It hung out between #2-3 for two weeks and is still in the Top 5 last I looked! Thank you Nook readers - this is way beyond Eric and my expectations for a debut novel!!!