I’m beyond thrilled to be able to say it: I’m going to be a published author! This has been my dream for pretty much as long as I can remember, and in 2021, I’ll be able to walk into Barnes & Noble and see my book on the shelves. It’s an indescribable feeling.
I owe so much of this to my amazing agent, Alexandra Machinist, who worked so hard and got this book into exactly the right hands. I know everyone says they have the best agent ever, but I’m pretty sure I actually have the best agent ever. Being published by Voyager and Del Rey is any fantasy writer’s dream come true, and I’m still kind of pinching myself and struggling to believe that it’s happening for me.
Per the announcement on Publisher’s Marketplace, THE WOLF & THE WOODSMAN is inspired heavily by the history of medieval Hungary, blending Hungarian pre-Christian folklore, Jewish mythology, and real historical events. It is, in the truest sense, a “story about stories,” about how myth is crucial to nation-building, and about what it means when the myths undergirding the nation overtly exclude people like you. It’s about the value – social, personal, political, psychological – of fairy tales. If you liked SPINNING SILVER, THE BEAR & THE NIGHTINGALE, and CIRCE, I think you’ll like my book, too.