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‘Writing The Wolves of Winter:’ How I Turned A Quagmire of Questions Into My First Novel

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Tyrell Johnson’s debut novel, The Wolves of Winter (Simon & Schuster) has gotten some stellar reviews from bestselling thriller writers: “Great, absorbing fiction, with one of the most appealing protagonists I’ve ever encountered.  It deserves the widest possible audience.”-BLAKE CROUCH, New York Times Bestselling author of Dark Matter “This is fiction at its best: a gripping plot, imagery that arrests and illuminates, and characters that will haunt you well beyond the closing of the book. Here is prose that demands to be read. Read it.” – JILL ALEXANDER ESSBAUM, New York Times bestselling author of Hausfrau “Tyrell Johnson has imagined a future that feels both faraway and too real, too possible. I simply could not put this book down. What a masterful, haunting debut.” – AMY STUART, National…

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Heat Index: 5 Hot New Books That Deliver Magic

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Can you remember a time when the world of magic left you both scared and excited? In this week’s The Heat Index, we’re tapping into our 10-year-old selves and taking you on an exciting ride through the magical realm. These top five new reads are definitely raising our temperatures and we just couldn’t keep them hidden in our (magic)hat any longer. Sleepwalker: The Mysterious Makings and Recovery of a Somnambulist, Kathleen Frazier (Skyhorse, September 8) “Sleepwalker is a terrifying and compelling tale that takes us deep into the horrors of sleepwalking and then reveals to us how the author managed to end a 20-year nightmare.” —Ellen Burstyn, award-winning actress, writer, teacher Heat Index: This memoir took us on a journey of both fear and…

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