//the paper coronation

A few years ago, I took a break from writing darker, grittier novels. Instead I sat down and I wrote something lighter and sweeter than my usual fare – a fairytale, about a Blessed girl, a blue cat, a cranky wysling, and an enthusiastic elemental. Today, I have the incredible, surreal, and magical pleasure of letting you know that my novel, Paper Crowns, is now available!

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Ginger has lived in seclusion, with only her aunt Malgarel
and her blue cat, Halcyon, to keep her company.  Her
sheltered, idyllic life is turned upside-down when her
home is attacked by messengers from the world of fae.
Accompanied by Halcyon (who may or may not be more
than just a cat), an irascible wysling named Azrael, and a
loyal fire elemental named Salazar, Ginger ventures into
the world of fae to bring a ruthless Queen to justice.
 

I may have written the novel, but without some incredible people working to make it happen, it would still be a document sitting in a folder on my desktop.

  • First and always foremost, God gave me a brain to think with and fingers to write with. I owe him everything.
  • To my family, for encouraging me every single step of the way. There are no words.
  • Lauren, for gifting me the most glorious cover art Paper Crowns could ever have had. It’s so much better than I even dreamed it would be. I owe you forever.
  • John Howe, for allowing me to use the quotation that inspired the novel – and for helping me through the cover process.
  • (Of course) Neal Wooten (Mirror Publishing). Thank you for believing in my novel, and for putting up with this noob.
  • Arielle, for setting up the blog tour I’m about to mention and for being a consistent and blessed presence in my life, and
  • Hannah George. This novel is dedicated to you for a reason. ♥

A Paper Crowns blog tour will travel from blog to blog throughout the month of May! More information will be forthcoming – if you’d like to give Paper Crowns a spotlight on your blog or host me for an interview, discussion, or guest post, please leave a comment! You can purchase an unsigned copy from Amazon.com or pre-order a signed copy by shooting me an email at the-shieldmaiden[at]Hotmail[dot]com!

Thank you all so much for your support. I could never have done this without you.

 

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22 thoughts on “//the paper coronation

  1. ‘a cranky wysling’ my bby XD

    EEEEP SO EXCITED FOR YOU. And that cover o_o I didn’t know Lauren drew as well OR that she was doing your cover art! I can’t wait to get my own copy in my hot little hands XD

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  2. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HIIII I’M INCOHERENT AND JITTERY WITH HAPPINESS OH MY WORD CONGRATS MIRRI I’M SO INCREDIBLY EXCITED AND IT’S SO INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS MY FINGERS ARE SHAKING SO I CAN HARDLY TYPE ASDFGHDKDHEHJD I MAY ORAY NOT HAVE SHRIEKED LOUDLY WHEN I SAW THIS EEEEEEEEEEEEEE I CANNOT I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. 1) I am SO proud of you! This accomplishment is one of the most amazing, magical feats + I, for one, am so blessed to know about it and be blessed by it (and you).
    2) I would love for my blog to support this and be graced with the presence of Mirriam Freaking Melon Neal at the same time.
    3) Time to party because this is your second published novel! Woot woot!

    Eternal love + encouragement to you! xoxo

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  4. I WANT A SIGNED ONE. AND I WANT LAUREN TO GET STICKY PLATES AND SIGN ONE SO I CAN SLAP IT ON THE INSIDE COVER OF THE BOOK AND HAVE BOTH ARTISTS WHO HAVE CREATED THE LOVELINESS HAVE SIGNED IT.

    I DEMAND THIS _DEMAND_ IT.

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  5. I purchased a copy on amazon, but someday when I actually get to meet you in person, I absolutely WILL get it signed. ;) Btw… we should plan this meeting. O.o <3

    ~Nichole White~

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  6. THIS IS HAPPENING. THIS IS FOR REAL. IT’S HAPPENIIIING.
    I AM SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW THERE ARE NO WORDS.

    And that cover. DAT COVER. O____O *stares at it for forever and a day* It’s so unbelievably perfect! It captures the very essence of Paper Crowns to its core. I just…I can’t. I’m going to cry. This is the best thing ever!

    I ABSOLUTELY WANT TO JOIN THE BLOG TOUR. The world NEEDS to know about this book! I’d love a guest post from you. Or an interview or…whatever is more convenient to you! (My email is Lauriloth@gmail.com if you need to discuss it more.)

    Congratulations, dear Mirri. You deserve this!

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS, MIRRI, I HAVE BEEN WAITING TO HEAR THIS!!! *screams* I’m so thrilled for you! And for this book! Ever since I heard about Paper Crowns on your blog, and later from other Pack members, I’ve known it’s the sort of story that falls right into my comfy/whimsical/magical range of favorite books. And now it’s published…! I will have to order it posthaste. On that note, how much does it cost to order it from you so I can have a signed copy? (I guess that depends on shipping, right?)

    And I would love to feature you on my blog! Like Christine said, whatever works best for you–guest post, interview, whatever! <3 I have to spread the word about this.

    That cover, though–GORGEOUSNESS.

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  8. Congratulations — that is so exciting! It sounds like a great book, and the cover is beautiful. If you’re short on bloggers for the tour, I’d be happy to join!

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  9. OH MY GOSH HOW EXCITING. I think I beta read Paper Crowns for you… what, two or three years ago? Crazy to think that it has an actual cover and blog tour coming and that it’ll be PUBLISHED. *squeals for you* Can’t wait to read it again. :D

    // katie grace
    a writer’s faith  

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  10. *jumps out of the woodwork throwing paper confetti everywhere and dancing*

    I’VE WAITED FOR THIS DAY SINCE I FIRST FINISHED READING PAPER CROWNS IN OCTOBER 2013 AND THIS DAY HAS COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So excited to hold and hug and reread this! It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. Halcyon rocks.

    I read most posts, even if I don’t comment.

    God bless you. I know He’s blessed me through your blog and books. I’m so thankful He gave you a brain to think with and hands to write with, and stories to tell. We ALL owe Him everything!

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