Hey there all! Today we have a very exciting post–I am a part of the blog tour for Susan Dennard’s Witchlands box set. Y’all know that Susan is a big part of my involvement in the publishing industry, and is someone I have immense respect for. I am so excited to be a part of celebrating this new part of her career! This new hardcover box set, out October 8th, features a refreshed look for the first two books and a full-color map poster. #Witchlands #WitchlandsBoxSet
Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to you yet, Asia!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.
She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Witchlands series, and she also hosts the popular newsletter for writers, the Misfits & Daydreamers. When not writing, she is slaying darkspawn (on her PS4) or earning bruises at the dojo.
Cliff Nielsen (cover artist for The Witchlands series):
Cliff Nielsen is best known for his work on projects such as Star Wars, The X-Files, Chronicles of Narnia among many projects including advertising campaigns, designs, and magazines. He studied in both traditional and digital illustration and graduated as valedictorian from Art Center College of Design in CA. His illustrations have been recognized for their excellence by the Society of Illustrators, Print, and Spectrum among others. Feature articles focusing on his work appear in design publications and fanzine magazines alike. Cliff has been an international speaker on digital art and has served as a judge for the Society of Illustrators and a variety of professional illustration award programs. He lives and dreams in Los Angeles, California.
Jessica Khoury (artist of the new, elaborate map included in the box set as a full-color poster):
Jessica Khoury wrote her first book at age 4, a fan fic sequel to Syd Hoff’s Danny and the Dinosaur, which she scribbled on notebook paper, stapled together, and placed on the bookshelf of her preschool classroom. Since that day, she’s dreamed of being an author.
In addition to writing, Jess is also a fantasy cartographer and spends far too much time scribbling tiny trees and mountains in fictional worlds. She is very passionate about orcas, Spanish soccer, and choosing the perfect font.
Jess currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the author of Origin, Vitro, Kalahari, and The Forbidden Wish.
For the first time, experience the first three volumes of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series–Truthwitch, Windwitch, and Bloodwitch–now together in the Witchlands Hard Cover Boxed Set.
Magic. Adventure. Romance. War. … Welcome to the Witchlands.
On a continent ruled by three empires, many people are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others. Some command the wind, some the water, some fire, some metal. And some can master the truth, or time, or even death itself.
Now, as war breaks loose and magic is dying, two young women–a Truthwitch and a Threadwitch–may hold the key to a centuries old prophecy that could control the world…if they can survive.
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Witchlands-Hc-Boxed-Set-Susan-Dennard/9781250257796?ref=grid-view&qid=1567476273356&sr=1-19
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/witchlands-hc-boxed-set-susan-dennard/1130769033?ean=9781250257796#/
I hope y’all get to run out to your independent bookstores and buy this gorgeous box set. I mean, look at those covers. Not only are you getting some fantastic books, but you’re supporting a great group of artists and writers, so get to it! Send them some love!