As I write this, WEATHERCOCK is going to print. In a few short weeks, a large truck will pull up with boxes of my latest book. Ladies and Gentlemen, I am damned excited!
WEATHERCOCK is a fantasy, appropriate for ages 15 and up, and recounts the journey of discovery a young man makes when he opts to fight the role society has laid out for him rather than cave in to pressure.
The back cover reads:
“Keeping a man after he’s gone blank is like feeding a dry cow just because you like its eyes,” Auntie Cully declared one night when the topic came up at dinner. “If a man can’t breed, what good is he? Better to put him out of his misery as soon as possible.”
Condemned to death, Kinner is whisked away by his ailing mother on the eve of execution. Traveling overland, hiding from pursuit, he soon realizes that her plans for him aren’t what they appear to be. Has his own mother turned traitor?
What of Rai and Banya, the mercenary soldiers in whose company they travel? On the run from their own commander, can they truly be trusted?
And what of the Weathercock, the hero legend says will one day set men free from the tyranny of women? Can he be counted on to appear when Kinner needs him most?
For the time being, WEATHERCOCK will be available directly from me only. (Amazon takes a big chunk of change to market books, and chain bookstores generally don’t look at self-published books.) HOWEVER — I hope to have several copies available at the Written Words Bookstore in Shelton, CT very soon.
Cover price is $16.99. This includes shipping and handling. Those who pre-order the book BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2011 may purchase it for $10. Send a check or money order payable to “Melissa Crandall” at P.O. Box 275, Quaker Hill, CT 06375.
Remember, the cut-off date is February 1, 2011 to get your hot-off-the-press copy of WEATHERCOCK at a discount!