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andra watkins’ new novel hard to die coming november 1, 2016

word hermit press is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of new york times best selling author andra watkins’ hard to die, the follow-up novel to her debut to live forever: an afterlife journey of meriwether lewis.

9780990859376-front cover A_quarter sizeyou’ve heard the raves about the tony award-winning broadway musical, hamilton. but what happened to ‘dear theodosia,’ the fiery daughter aaron burr serenades? hard to die is an engrossing speculative fiction novel that provides a new take on the uncharted fate of theodosia burr alston, daughter of alexander hamilton’s murderer.

theodosia disappeared at sea in 1813 and her destiny remains a mystery. in hard to die, she reappears 150 years later during the early days of the cold war in new york city. stuck in an in-between, timeless place called “nowhere” – where people whose deaths are unresolved find themselves resurrected under the guidance of a “nowhere” steward – theodosia is presented with an assignment: she must help a living soul navigate a life-changing crossroad. if she fails in her assignment, she will be doomed to a fate worse than death – erased from history’s timeline, forgotten forever.

a pioneer of the emerging speculative fiction genre, hard to die combines elements of history, the paranormal, and suspense to breathe fresh air into the story of theodosia burr alston.

smith publicity goes to work for andra watkins’ upcoming novel hard to die

word hermit press is excited to have the expertise of smith publicity to help promote the rollout of andra watkins’ thrilling new book hard to die. to be published november 1, 2016, hard to die is an engrossing speculative fiction novel that provides a new take on the uncharted fate of theodosia burr alston, daughter of alexander hamilton’s murderer, and subject of the song “dear theodosia” in the hit broadway musical hamilton.

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whp sells foreign print rights for not without my father

9780990859307_NWMF_coverword hermit press is in final negotiations for its first international title. not without my father will appear in south korea in 2016 with an initial print run of 3,000 copies. we are very excited about this development and hope to work with more international teams to further our authors’ work.

whp welcomes debut novelist jim stewart

jimwhp is proud to announce the acquisition of portland, oregon debut novelist jim stewart’s ochoco reach. an acclaimed poet and author of short stories, jim selected whp to move his work into the long form. a western suspense thriller, ochoco reach is the first title in what we expect to be a long career for this gifted author. we even love his wacky sense of humor.

ochoco reach will be available everywhere january 15, 2016. please stay tuned for updates as we embark upon pre-publication.

to request an advance copy for review, please visit the review copies tab HERE.

whp author andra watkins selected for san diego main library feature

alw-headshot-blogwhp author andra watkins and her make a memory campaign have been selected for a featured event at san diego public library’s main branch. andra has been tirelessly touring the country to promote not without my father, challenging everyone, everywhere, to turn i wish i had into i’m glad i did. andra is not only a gifted writer, but she is also a dynamic speaker. we’re proud to have a word hermit author endorsed by this prestigious organization.

go, andra!

whp author lisa a. kramer returns to providence college

COVERwhp author lisa a. kramer returns to providence college’s women’s studies program for another appearance on the of women. her presentation, “celebrating a woman’s unique,” has become popular with academic universities, high schools, and civic organizations around new england.

whp is with lisa on our team!