word hermit press is a small publisher established to support writing that brings fictional, historical and cultural narratives to life. we are pleased to be the publisher of eight titles, including our latest offering:

13thumbI Am Number 13

When Emmaline Cagney’s father dies on her graduation day, she foregoes college and heads to Honduras to volunteer with Nicaraguan refugees. It’s 1986. The Sandinista-Contra war rages in the jungles all around her. But when General James Wilkinson reenters her life during a hurricane, can she trust him? Or should she flee?

Because of his unsolved death, Wilkinson is stuck in an in-between world called Nowhere, a place he’s always used for his evil designs. Will he stick to his mission to help the Contras? Or will he ditch his mission to finally possess Emmaline?

As they fight to keep refugees safe and American involvement with the Contras secret from Congress, Em and Wilkinson careen toward a showdown that outstrips space and time, a place where nothing she knew about herself is true. And Em must confront the one person she never wanted to see again: her craven mother. Will Emmaline outwit the two people who peddled her childhood innocence before she runs out of time?

I Am Number 13 is the third book in the Nowhere Series, a speculative blend of riveting suspense, forgotten history, and a dash of paranormal fiction. If you like edge-of-your-seat action, compelling characters, and white-knuckle emotion, you’ll love the latest installment in Andra Watkins’ page-turning series.

publication date: 13 November 2018
genre: speculative fiction
formats: hardcover, paperback, e-book, estimated pages 255
distribution: ingram book company, baker & taylor, amazon, kindle, barnes and noble, nook, itunes, kobo

alw-headshot-blogabout andra: new york times best selling author andra watkins has five published books. her acclaimed debut novel to live forever: an afterlife journey of meriwether lewis was published by word hermit press in 2014, and inspired  her walk of the ancient natchez trace, an adventure that inspired her best selling memoir not without my father: one woman’s 444-mile walk of the natchez trace. hard to die is the page-turning prequel to to live forever.

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