—McCormick Templeman (to me, via email)
My dear friend McCormick Templeman’s new novel, The Glass Casket, is on sale today! I read an advance copy and I can tell you that I very quickly lost count of how many times I felt that I-wish-I’d-written-this envy. ZOMBIE SNOW WHITE, how brilliant is that? It’s an awesome idea, but even more importantly, it is beautifully executed. Here’s the full synopsis:
Death hasn’t visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders’ bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal.
Rowan’s village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan’s door once again.
Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.
Now you want a copy, right? I’m giving one away! (Read on.)
Typing or longhand? Longhand for notes, typing for drafting.
Juice or smoothie? Smoothie.
Telepathy or levitation? Telepathy.
Austen or Shelley? Both Shelleys.
Peaches or pears? Peaches.
Krishna or Zeus? Krishna.
Tea or coffee? Coffee (but secretly, tea.)
Sky-diving or scuba-diving? Scuba-diving (but also sky-diving)
Rapunzel or Cinderella? Cinderella, but mostly the mice.
Angels or witches? Witches!
Gaiman or Pullman? Pullman.
Poker or tarot? Tarot.
Chocolate or chocolate? Pickles.
To enter the novel giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment answering one of these this-or-thats. (And/or you can tweet, retweet, or share on Facebook, all of which get you more entries.) Contest closes Thursday at 5pm ET.
Congratulations to my dear friend!
Edit, February 19th: and congrats to BekahCat, who has won the giveaway! Thanks so much to everyone who entered.