Every once in a while I get the honor and privilege of helping another story be ushered into the world. Books are such common things to most of us that the wonder and marvel of them can be lost on our consumer culture with its insatiable hunger for more.
Which is why today I hope you will stop and smell the roses with me (ahem) because there’s a new book on the horizon I’d like to tell you about.
The book is entitled Imprint and it’s by my friend and fellow Silmaril Awards collaborator, Madeline, J. Rose.
Stranger than fiction
Like so many bookworms, Paige Turner loves escaping into the world of stories. However, unlike other bookworms, she can literally escape into the world of stories through the ink on the pages.
When two strange men set out to kidnap Paige and her friend Markus, she is terrified. So used to hiding from her problems in the world of books, Paige doesn’t know what to do when the trouble begins to spill into her real life. And when the danger looms and threatens the safety of her family, she realizes that terrified or not, she must fight back. And to do that, Paige and Markus must use the gifts to discover why these strange men are after two innocent teenagers.
But the truth turns out to be far stranger than fiction, and it twists their entire world upside down. Can Paige find the strength to battle her anxiety and use her extraordinary gift…or will she lose everything and everyone she ever cared about?
Get ready to turn those Paiges
The release date is set for August 1st.
The book has been compared to Inkheart, Keeper of the Lost Cities, and Neverending Story.
I know Madeline has put in lots of ink, sweat, and tears into this story and I think that’s worth celebrating. And there’s no better way to do that than to pick up a copy when the book comes out. I know I definitely will and I look forward to diving into the story right along with Paige and her friends.
About the Author
Madeline is an author and a believer living with her family in the town of Annandale, Minnesota. For over ten years, she has worked on improving her craft and writing many, many stories. Imprint was one of her first ideas she thought had potential, so she decided to begin a story that she would end up working on for over nine years. Along with writing, she enjoys reading, music, and cooking. She has an A.A.S. in Multimedia Design Technology and uses her degree as a freelance graphic designer who owns her own design firm, Inklings LLC. She also runs a small sticker business on Etsy called RaspberryMilkCo. You can sign up for her newsletter to become a part of her journey here.
Thanks to Madeline for including me in the build up to her book’s launch. I wish her all the best with this new story!