Monday, September 16, 2013

A Gargoyle Mystery Series

Because of my love of gargoyles, I always thought it would be amazing to create a book about gargoyles. I thought about publishing a book of my gargoyle photography one day, but without an introduction from Stephen King like in the beautiful Nightmares in the Sky, I wasn't sure how realistic that was.

Then, two years ago, I had an idea for a new mystery series that it involved a gargoyle. I'd finished writing a book in my Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series and wanted to write something new. It took a little while for the ideas to fall into place, but once they did, I loved what I'd come up with. I wrote up a book proposal, and earlier this month my agent finalized a three-book deal with the publisher Midnight Ink for my new mystery series featuring a gargoyle!

The Accidental Alchemist is the first book in a new mystery series about a centuries-old alchemist and her impish gargoyle sidekick who was accidentally brought to life by a French stage magician. The series is set in Portland, Oregon. Read more here.

Dori the gargoyle at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon.

So my first book about a gargoyle won't be a book of photography, but a mystery novel!