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Cover Reveal & Release Date for Veins of Gold

Charlie’s next standalone novel, Veins of Gold, is set to release July 17, 2018, from Mirror Press! The cover was released today.

A woman surrounded by golden seagulls and wheat.

Desperate to save her siblings from poverty, a young woman discovers magic fueled by gold . . . and a love for the man who wields it.

Abandoned by their father for the gold rush, Gentry and her siblings labor to survive alone in the inhospitable west. When bizarre natural disasters begin wreaking havoc on the land, Gentry discovers a world of magic. Desperate for help, she accepts aid from a mysterious stranger.

Winn not only sees the magic, but controls its hunger by feeding it gold—the very thing Gentry’s father left to acquire. But the earth’s unrest only grows worse, and Gentry’s fear leads her to a terrible choice: marry a wealthy man she does not love, or trust in Winn’s unpredictable power to save her family.

You can pre-order Veins of Gold on Amazon in paperback or ebook formats.

The Plastic Magician Cover Reveal

This is seriously Charlie’s favorite cover ever. She absolutely adores it, and it captures the story so incredibly well!

Are you ready?

A minimalist cover with a young woman wearing glasses standing in front of a chemical lab table. The Plastic Magician cover.

Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in London to begin her training in Polymaking—the magical discipline of bespelling plastic. Polymaking is a new form of magic, and Alvie is determined to make as many discoveries—in as short a time frame—as she can. Luckily for her, she’s studying under the world-renowned magician and inventor Marion Praff.

Alvie brings a fresh perspective to her mentor’s work, and together they discover a breakthrough that could forever change Polymaking—and the world. But when an envious rival learns of their work, he hatches a sinister plan to steal their invention for himself.

To thwart the villain scheming against her, Alvie will need to think one step ahead. For in the competitive world of magical discovery, not everyone plays fair…

You can preorder The Plastic Magician here (in ebook, paperback, or HARDCOVER formats) or add it to your Goodreads.

Release Party for The Fifth Doll

Head on down to the American Fork Public Library (64 S 100 E in American Fork) on July 25, 2017, to celebrate the release of The Fifth Doll! There will be a reading, a signing, giveaways, Matryoshka displays, and a little bird tells me crafts for the kiddos. There’s no cost to attend—just bring your beautiful self and any books you want Charlie to sign.

Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life.

Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls—one for every villager. Fascinated, she can’t resist the urge to open the doll with her father’s face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava’s dolls are much more than they seem.

When he learns what she’s done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls—whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava’s creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.

Cover Reveal for The Fifth Doll

47North has released the cover for The Fifth Doll, Charlie’s sixth published novel. The book releases July 25! You can pre-order the novel from Amazon.

Matrona lives in an isolated village, where her life is centered on pleasing her parents. She’s diligent in her chores and has agreed to marry a man of their choosing. But a visit to Slava, the local tradesman, threatens to upend her entire life.

Entering his empty house, Matrona discovers a strange collection of painted nesting dolls—one for every villager. Fascinated, she can’t resist the urge to open the doll with her father’s face. But when her father begins acting strangely, she realizes Slava’s dolls are much more than they seem.

When he learns what she’s done, Slava seizes the opportunity to give Matrona stewardship over the dolls—whether she wants it or not. Forced to open one of her own dolls every three days, she falls deeper into the grim power of Slava’s creations. But nothing can prepare her for the profound secret hiding inside the fifth doll.

“The Autopsy of Publishing” at the Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance Writing Workshop

Learn about all the gory, squishy bits of a publishing career from Charlie and her writerly friend Caitlyn McFarland at the Eagle Mountain Arts Alliance Writing Workshop on September 9. Here’s the course description:

Authors Caitlyn McFarland and Charlie N. Holmberg take the body of publishing and rip it open for all your eyes to see. Want a healthy dose of the truth behind publishing? Come get a behind-the-scenes look at the journey. This class covers the whole shebang, from writing a story, to querying, to finding an agent, to conquering edits, to debuting, and beyond. It also covers social media conduct and the reality of publishing as a full-time career. Quotes included at no extra cost.

© 2018 Charlie N. Holmberg