Thursday, October 21, 2010

Who is the Lucky Winner of NIGHTSHADE CITY ???

Thanks everyone who wrote and congratulated Hilary Wagner on her debut novel, NIGHTSHADE CITY. Purchase a copy here:
In a moment, I'll announce the winner, but first a reminder about my  mystery guest, a brilliant writer, who has a Book Birthday just in time for Halloween. It's not a Halloween book, and it's not for little kids. It's a book for older teens and up, the up meaning old like me. I read the first page and I was spellbound. Here's a little tidbit from Part One: The Amethyst Hour to whet your appetite for more. . .  

"I am going to build something big for you. It's like one of those Russian dolls that you open up, and open up again. And each layer becomes something else. On the outside is the universe, painted dark purple; decorated with planets and comets, stars. Then you open it, and you see Earth, and when that comes apart. . ." 

Don't you want to read more? Of course you do. Learn all about the mystery author and the book on October 29th!

One more bit of news: Next week I'll be speaking at Keystone Reading in Hershey, PA. Lindsay Barrett George will be there and the award winning author Suzanne Bloom of a Splendid Friend Indeed. If any of you are going, please stop by one of the signing booths, presentations, or the Author Tea on Tuesday afternoon to say "Hello!"  Thanks.

Hat's off to the LUCKY WINNER of NIGHTSHADE CITY selected by

Take a bow, MALLORY!  Mallory, please e-mail me: claragillowclark(@)gmail(dot)com with your full name and address.If I don't hear from you in one week, the names go back in for a new drawing. If you haven't checked out Hilary's amazing websites, here are the links again: and 

See you next week! 


  1. Congratulations to Mallory. This book is definitely on my read list. :) Clara, hope your presentation in PA goes well.


  2. Thanks for the good wishes, Margo! Much appreciated!

  3. Thanks, Susan! I'll bring you a Hershey bar with almonds.