I haven’t just been lying around eating bon-bons and watching telenovelas.
My shortish novel/longish novella The Secret of Sleepy Hollow has a shiny new cover!
It’s part of Ylva Publishing’s Twice Told Tales — retellings of stories you may know and love, with — ahem — Sapphic twists.
Most Americans know the story of Sleepy Hollow, and how Ichabod Crane disappeared that cold night so long ago. Washington Irving left it up to the reader to wonder what happened to him. Well, in The Secret of Sleepy Hollow, you just might get your answers.
Tabitha “Abby” Crane, a doctoral student working on her thesis, doesn’t allow herself much time outside academia. Fortunately, she’s managed to squeeze in a research trip over Halloween weekend to the historical society of Sleepy Hollow, New York, where she hopes to uncover new research on the notorious town’s most infamous legend—that of the headless horseman. But she has a personal stake in this trip: Abby’s own ancestor, Ichabod Crane, disappeared mysteriously over two hundred years ago, perhaps at the hands of the ghostly horseman.
Abby has no reason to expect anything of Sleepy Hollow beyond immersing herself in archival collections and enjoying its Halloween festivities, but then she crosses paths with Katie, who makes her head spin and her heart pound. When Katie invites her on a nighttime visit to the glen where the horseman allegedly rides, Abby can’t say no, upending her plans for a quiet research retreat. And when Abby and Katie, who has her own ties to the famous story, find what may be the key to the disappearance of Ichabod Crane all those years ago, love, legend, and magic intermingle, making clear that Sleepy Hollow has plans of its own for yet another Crane.
Galloping your way next month! Stay tooooned!