Archives: The Paper Magician

An Interview with Charlie on Fox 13’s The Place

The Paper Magician CoverToday Charlie appears on Fox 13’s “The Place” to follow up with them after The Paper Magician was their book club pick. She talks inspiration for The Paper Magician, flattering comparisons, and the Disney deal, ending it all with a preview of Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet (which comes out next month!).

You can see the whole interview here: http://fox13now.com/2016/05/24/book-club-author-charlie-holmberg-and-the-paper-magician/

Disney Options Rights to The Paper Magician: What Does That Mean?

The Paper Magician CoverIf you’ve been sniffing around the internet (or following Charlie on Twitter or Facebook), you may have seen the news: Disney optioned the movie rights to The Paper Magician! You can get all the details about the producer assigned to the project, etc., here. This is super exciting!

You might be eagerly awaiting a film release date … but you’re getting a bit ahead of things. “Optioning” doesn’t mean “buying rights to and producing a film right away to release in theaters ASAP!” When a studio options a film, it buys the exclusive right to start thinking about and developing a film—that means working on scripting, researching possible budgets, thinking about casting, etc. Sometimes the option will expire (then the studio can re-option the rights or another studio can jump in) or the studio will decide not to move forward with the project. But the result of optioning can take years, and the result may not always be a movie.

If the studio does decide to actually produce a movie, the movie will be “greenlit.” At that point it will probably have a rough timeline for production and release. So keep your eyes peeled, and we’ll keep you posted here!

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.

The Paper Magician on Kindle First

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg CoverThis month The Paper Magician is now available on Kindle First. Although the official release date isn’t until September 1, you can read the Kindle version a month early for $1.99 (Kindle Prime members can get it for free)! Click here to download your Kindle copy today (or any other day in August).

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg,The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight readers of all ages.

New Cover for The Paper Magician

The 47North team has put together a new cover for The Paper Magician, and it’s stunning.

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Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

Pre-orders Available for The Glass Magician

The Glass Magician is now available for pre-order in ebook and paperback formats through Amazon.com. The book is set to release from 47North on November 4, 2014. That means that if you pre-order both The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, you could read the first two books in the trilogy within two months of each other!

Pre-order The Glass Magician (book 2) here.

Pre-order The Paper Magician (book 1, releasing September 1) here.

© 2017 Charlie N. Holmberg