Watch The Gilded Girl launch party on YouTube!
Did you miss The Gilded Girl launch party on April 6th but wish you could have been there? Thanks to Chevalier's Books, you can now watch it on YouTube.
Thank you again to Theresa from Chevalier's Books for MCing, Julie Abe for hosting, and Lorelei Savaryn and Felicity for joining me for the reading!
THE GILDED GIRL is here!
Thank you to everyone for your support! It's wonderful to have The Gilded Girl out in the world and where I always wanted it to end up: in the hands of readers. I love hearing from readers who enjoyed the book! It's been such a wonderful experience to get messages as people finish reading.
Here's a slideshow from my "book birthday." I had a wonderful day filled with middle grade author friends! I signed books at The Village Well and Barnes & Noble, had a virtual launch party filled with Julie Abe (and special guest, Lorelei Savaryn) and celebrated outside with Melissa Seymour and Karina Evans. Thank you to my family, friends, and readers for making this the debut day of my dreams!
"Changed in the Retelling" Panel
In the same way a chef can freshen a familiar dish with a new approach, so do these authors engage readers with their fresh perspectives on familiar stories from around the globe. Alyssa Colman (The Gilded Girl), Genevieve Gornichec (The Witch’s Heart), Nghi Vo (When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain, The Chosen and the Beautiful), Heather Walter (Malice), and Kiersten White (The Camelot Betrayal) discuss the ways their choices make these tried and true adventures more accessible and exciting for new readers with Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Creating Conversations).
Join us #WonderConAtHome 11 AM on March 27th. Watch the Replay for free.
The Gilded Girl Virtual Launch Event
Join author ALYSSA COLMAN as she celebrates the launch of her middle grade novel, THE GILDED GIRL. Fellow author JULIE ABE (Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch and Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch) hosts the evening with Chevalier's Books. There will be readings, games, and special guests.
This event is open to the public but you must RSVP in advance to receive the Zoom link. RSVP HERE.
Signed Pre-Orders of THE GILDED GIRL are available through Chevalier's Books.
Anyone who pre-orders through Chevalier's will receive a free Gilded Girl bookmark and house dragon sticker (the cat with the dragon shadow from the cover) with their copy. (You'll understand and hopefully love the house dragon after you've read.)
Thank you and I look forward to celebrating with you!
Exciting Review from Publisher's Weekly
"Colman’s class-interested debut offers both homage to and a fanciful spin on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. In a world in which only the wealthy wield magic and those who can’t afford the hefty registration price must snuff theirs, 12-year-old Emma Harris is so close to her Kindling—full control of her magic—that she can taste it. Her magical education, however, is sorely lacking, prompting her magical architect father to enroll her at the elite New York City boarding school for young ladies. While she finds her studies difficult, introverted Emma quickly makes friends, thanks to her father’s fame and fortune. Izzy, the school’s only maid, is of Kindling age as well; though her magic must lawfully be snuffed, she has other plans. The girls’ worlds collide when Emma’s father dies and the school’s headmistress indentures her to pay her outstanding tuition. What follows is a thoughtful and imaginative exploration of friendship, internal change, and perseverance told in alternating voices and anchored in an enticingly crafted alternate turn-of-the-century New York. Ages 8–12."