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Charlie at Writing for Charity Conference

Charlie will be at this year’s Writing for Charity conference on March 19, from 9:30 AM–5:00 PM. Proceeds from the conference benefit various charitable causes. This year the proceeds will go to Midvale Elementary School in Midvale, Utah, and Empress Mentewab School in Ethiopia.

Charlie will be participating in the panel “What do Do After the Contract and Before the Book Is Published” with fellow panelists Elaine Vickers, Erin Summerill, and Camille Andros from 11:50 AM–12:30 PM.

The full schedule is available online.

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Available for Pre-order

Charlie’s latest novel is available for pre-order on Amazon. To pre-order it, go here.

Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of who she is or where she came from.

When marauders raid her town, Maire is captured and sold to the eccentric Allemas, who enslaves her and demands that she produce sinister confections, including a witch’s gingerbread cottage, a living cookie boy, and size-altering cakes.

During her captivity, Maire is visited by Fyel, a ghostly being who is reluctant to reveal his connection to her. The more often they meet, the more her memories return, and she begins to piece together who and what she really is—as well as past mistakes that yield cosmic consequences.

From the author of the Paper Magician series comes a haunting and otherworldly tale of folly and consequence, forgiveness and redemption.

The book releases June 28!

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet sold to 47North

Charlie’s has sold a fifth novel to 47North: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet.

Mare, a woman bereft of memories, has the peculiar ability to infuse baked goods with emotions and talents. Sold into slavery, she encounters two men from her past: one who can’t touch her, and one who might kill her. Mare fights to reclaim her history as she struggles against her captivity, but her memories are tied to dark secrets with godly consequences—secrets that may better be left forgotten.

The release date is yet to be determined.

Cover Reveal for Followed by Frost

47North’s design team has put together the cover for Followed by Frost, a standalone novel that releases this September. You can pre-order it here.

Followed by Frost cover

Seventeen-year-old Smitha has the wealth, status, and beauty that make her the envy of her town—until she rejects a strange man’s marriage proposal and disastrous consequences follow. Smitha becomes cursed, and frost begins to encompass everything she touches. Banished to the hills, hunted by villagers, and chilled to the very core of her soul, she finds companionship with Death, who longs to coax her into his isolated world. But Smitha’s desire for life proves stronger than despair, and a newfound purpose gives her renewed hope. Will regrets over the past and an unexpected desire for a man she cannot touch be enough to warm Smitha’s heart, or will Death forever still it?

Announcing the Paper Magician Art Contest

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Contest is for artists of all aspects to draw (paint, collage, photograph, etc.) their favorite character from The Paper Magician series. The contest will be open for six weeks (February 16th to March 30th) and will have three winners.

First Place:

$50 Amazon gift card, signed paperback copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed audiobook copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed bookplate, bookmark, origami kit, Cadbury roses, paper crane earrings, and an atomically correct silver heart necklace.

$50 Amazon gift card, signed paperback copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed audiobook copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed bookplate, bookmark, origami kit, Cadbury roses, paper crane earrings, and an atomically correct silver heart necklace.

Second Place:

Signed paperback copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed audiobook copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed bookplate, bookmark, origami kit, and Cadbury roses.

Signed paperback copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed audiobook copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed bookplate, bookmark, origami kit, and Cadbury roses.

Third Place:

Signed paperback copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed audiobook copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed bookplate, and bookmark.

Signed paperback copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed audiobook copies of The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, signed bookplate, and bookmark.

All entries will, with the artists’ consent, also be showcased on CharlieNHolmberg.com.

Starting February 16th, email your entry to CharlieNHolmberg (at) gmail.com, along with the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Title of work (optional)
  • Method used (optional)
  • Can we display this entry on CharlieNHolmberg.com?

This contest is open internationally, and there are no restrictions on who can enter. Each participant can send up to two entries.

Questions/concerns? Send them to CharlieNHolmberg (at) gmail.com or through the website’s contact form.

Cover Reveal for The Master Magician

47North has released the cover for The Master Magician, releasing June 2, 2015. You can preorder the book here.

Cover for The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she’s kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She’s discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own—an ability long thought impossible.
 
While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her final magician’s exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing—a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice. To make matters worse, a murderous criminal from Ceony’s past escapes imprisonment. Now she must track the power-hungry convict across England before he can take his revenge. With her life and loved ones hanging in the balance, Ceony must face a criminal who wields the one magic that she does not, and it may prove more powerful than all her skills combined.
 
The whimsical and captivating follow-up to The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, The Master Magician will enchant readers of all ages.
© 2018 Charlie N. Holmberg