Emma and the Banderwigh: Matthew S. Cox. - amazon.com
I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming middle-grade fantasy novel, Emma and the Banderwigh! Artist Chris Malidore did an amazing job capturing the mood of the story.Awhile back, my publisher put out a call for submissions

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming middle-grade fantasy novel, Emma and the Banderwigh! Artist Chris Malidore did an amazing job capturing the mood of the story.

Awhile back, my publisher put out a call for submissions seeking short stories for the Chronology anthology. I had a lot of ideas and machine-gunned them with about 8. While coming up with ideas for short stories, I decided to try my hand at writing middle grade and came up with a smaller version of this story. Someone I had shared it with (whose daughter still checks under her bed for ’emery creepies’) told me the biggest problem was that the story was too short. After hearing that, I decided to novelize it.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night–until she meets one.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn't believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night--until she meets one.

She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents...

This is my first time reading a Debbie Macomber book. I’m late to the party and I know it while I have seen her movies on Hallmark during the holiday seasons I’ve never actually read her books. Nor have I read any contemporary romances that weren’t a young adult, so this was an experience for me to say the least.

Leanne and Nichole are mother in law and daughter in law, they are close and bonded by the fact their husbands have been consistently unfaithful and they are newly divorced. They’re close, as in live in the same apartment complex and live across the hall from one another. It’s been two years since Nichole hasn’t lived with her estranged husband and she’s still wishy washy.

This book is told in first person in the perspectives of Leanne and Nichole so you get a feel of how they are bonded to one another as well as how their lives affect one another. Once the men they meet come onto the scene their lives are filled with turmoil, questions and more drama than what they perhaps thought would come their way.

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming middle-grade fantasy novel, Emma and the Banderwigh! Artist Chris Malidore did an amazing job capturing the mood of the story.

Awhile back, my publisher put out a call for submissions seeking short stories for the Chronology anthology. I had a lot of ideas and machine-gunned them with about 8. While coming up with ideas for short stories, I decided to try my hand at writing middle grade and came up with a smaller version of this story. Someone I had shared it with (whose daughter still checks under her bed for ’emery creepies’) told me the biggest problem was that the story was too short. After hearing that, I decided to novelize it.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night–until she meets one.

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming middle-grade fantasy novel, Emma and the Banderwigh! Artist Chris Malidore did an amazing job capturing the mood of the story.

Awhile back, my publisher put out a call for submissions seeking short stories for the Chronology anthology. I had a lot of ideas and machine-gunned them with about 8. While coming up with ideas for short stories, I decided to try my hand at writing middle grade and came up with a smaller version of this story. Someone I had shared it with (whose daughter still checks under her bed for ’emery creepies’) told me the biggest problem was that the story was too short. After hearing that, I decided to novelize it.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night–until she meets one.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn't believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night--until she meets one.

She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents...

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for my upcoming middle-grade fantasy novel, Emma and the Banderwigh! Artist Chris Malidore did an amazing job capturing the mood of the story.

Awhile back, my publisher put out a call for submissions seeking short stories for the Chronology anthology. I had a lot of ideas and machine-gunned them with about 8. While coming up with ideas for short stories, I decided to try my hand at writing middle grade and came up with a smaller version of this story. Someone I had shared it with (whose daughter still checks under her bed for ’emery creepies’) told me the biggest problem was that the story was too short. After hearing that, I decided to novelize it.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn’t believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night–until she meets one.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn't believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night--until she meets one.

She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents...

This is my first time reading a Debbie Macomber book. I’m late to the party and I know it while I have seen her movies on Hallmark during the holiday seasons I’ve never actually read her books. Nor have I read any contemporary romances that weren’t a young adult, so this was an experience for me to say the least.

Leanne and Nichole are mother in law and daughter in law, they are close and bonded by the fact their husbands have been consistently unfaithful and they are newly divorced. They’re close, as in live in the same apartment complex and live across the hall from one another. It’s been two years since Nichole hasn’t lived with her estranged husband and she’s still wishy washy.

This book is told in first person in the perspectives of Leanne and Nichole so you get a feel of how they are bonded to one another as well as how their lives affect one another. Once the men they meet come onto the scene their lives are filled with turmoil, questions and more drama than what they perhaps thought would come their way.

Originally from South Amboy NJ, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Since 1996, he has developed the "Divergent Fates" world, in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, The Awakened Series, and the Daughter of Mars series take place. More recently, he has forayed into young-adult and middle grade novels.

Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour, and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it. He is also fond of cats.

Ten-year-old Emma doesn't believe in faerie tales or monsters that secret children away in the night—until she meets one. She lives in a quiet village at the edge of Widowswood with her parents, her Nan, and her little brother, Tam. Ready to abandon the whimsy of childhood, she finds the boredom of chores comforting and Nan's fanciful bedtime stories silly.

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