My debut novel, Half-Witch, is published today by Big Mouth House, an imprint of Small Beer Press.
Lizbet Lenz, fifteen years old, lives in a Europe that lost its way on the road to modernity. The sun still goes around the earth. Goblins lurk in cellars and witches conspire in the forests. The war between God and Satan is going badly for the home team. Lizbet has spent a lonely and friendless childhood fleeing from one town to another with her father Gerhard, a charming swindler never more than a step ahead of the law. When Gerhard is jailed for his crimes, only Lizbet can free him.
In the company of Strix, a clever, worldly, and sarcastic witch girl who is Lizbet's opposite in every way, Lizbet undertakes a perilous journey over mountains that encircle the world. And that's just the start of her troubles!
Half-Witch is being marketed as middle-grade, but should be accessible to readers of all ages.
Early press has been good. Kirkus gave it a starred review. It's been selected by the Junior Library Guild, which picks the cream of children's books to distribute to libraries. You can read other reviews at the first link.
I hope you enjoy Half-Witch!