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And here's the moment I've been waiting for ever since I knew WHAT THE WOODS KEEP was going to be published, and even more so, ever since I had my first glimpse of its cover design.
Without further ado, I'm thrilled to reveal this stunner of a cover to the world. 
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Release date: September 18, 2018 Publisher: Imprint (Macmillan)

Links (pre-order is available): 
Goodreads Amazon On Publisher's website

Publisher's description:
On her eighteenth birthday, Hayden inherits her childhood home—on the condition that she uncovers its dark secrets.
Hayden tried to put her past behind her—and it worked. She’s getting ready for college, living in a Brooklyn apartment, and hanging out with her best friend and roommate Del. But now it's all coming back: her mother's mysterious disappearance a decade before, her father’s crazy theories, and Hayden's own dark dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado wo…

how long does it take - What The Woods Keep's journey

That question I used to dread...
"So how's your book going?" is the type of question I used to/get a lot these days, but has been struggling to answer for a while.

"Which one?", as in "Which one are you referring to" has been my first reaction response ever since my 2018-debut-to-be WHAT THE WOODS KEEP sold to Imprint Macmillan in 2016 (along with my book # 2, OASIS).

I've been evasive in my responses, true, but only because it takes energy and time to explain the difference between 'I have a book contract' to 'I am a published author/You can buy/read my book NOW' to my friends, family and an army of acquaintances curious about the status of my writing career but not involved in the publishing in any way themselves.

The truth is, it can take years for a book to be published. Factors affecting the book publishing process are many and, guess what, they are rarely in your control.

When I first signed with my agent, she asked me if I …