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Wendy, Darling Bookplate It’s hard to believe it, but Wendy, Darling has been out for almost two months now, and The Ghost Sequences comes out exactly three months from today. The world is slowly beginning to open up again, and people are doing things in person, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do many in-person book-related events this year. I’m hoping the second half of the year will change that, but in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to offer up signed bookplates for folks to stick into their copies of Wendy, Darling and The Ghost Sequences.

The artwork for The Ghost Sequences bookplate is a piece I commissioned from Lex Hunter (Huntress Studios), and I love it so much! They are open to commissions, so if you’re in need of some custom artwork for any occasion, I highly recommend checking them out! They were wonderful to work with, and the bookplates turned out even better than I could have imagined!

Ghost Sequences BookplateIf you have, or are planning to get, a physical copy of Wendy, Darling and/or The Ghost Sequences, and you want a signed bookplate to stick inside, I will happily send you one! I’m happy to personalize them too! As you can see from the images, the Wendy, Darling bookplates feature the silhouettes from the book’s cover. And as mentioned above, The Ghost Sequences bookplates (at the bottom left of the image) feature incredible custom artwork from Lex Hunter. (As a side note, the deck of playing cards in the background is the Cabintarirum set from Art of Play, and they are absolutely gorgeous. If you’re looking for a unique deck of playing cards, I would highly recommend them!)

Anyway, if you’re interested in either bookplate, or both of them, drop me an email at a.c.wise [at] or ping me on Twitter (@ac_wise) and I will be happy to get one or both in the mail to you!

The Ghost Sequences officially comes out from Undertow Publications on October 19,  2021 – just in time for Halloween! It’s available for pre-order now, and some wonderful people like Sam J. Miller, E. Catherine Tobler, and Stephen Graham Jones have been kind enough to blurb the collection and say nice things about it. On top of that, the collection just picked up a starred review from Publishers Weekly! If you pre-order directly from Undertow, you can even get a special discounted price. I am so looking forward to this collection coming out and joining Wendy, Darling as a real, physical book that exists in the world!

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Covers Revealed

Over the last few weeks, the cover for my upcoming novel, and the cover for my upcoming short story collection were both unveiled. Let me tell you, I feel like the luckiest author out there, because they are both utterly gorgeous! I could not have asked for better, and I 100% endorse everyone judging these books by their covers. They are stunning! Are you ready for this? Really ready? Make sure you are, because here comes a double dose of wow!

Wendy, Darling Cover

This gorgeous cover is by Julia Lloyd, and you can see more of her incredible work gracing other covers from Titan Books. Wendy, Darling officially comes out on June 15, 2021. I cannot wait to share my feminist take on what happened to Wendy after Neverland. In the meantime, you can read a preview of the first chapter over at The book is also available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple Books, and through your favorite local bookshops.

Now, are you ready for the next hit of pure awesomeness? Here we go!

The Ghost Sequences Cover

This gorgeous cover is by Olga Beliaeva (based on the photography of Serge N. Kozintsev), and I highly recommending checking out their watercolors and photography respectively. The Ghost Sequences will be out from Undertow Books in August 2021, and while pre-orders aren’t available yet, they will be soon. The collection brings together many of my stories about ghosts and hauntings, which as it turns out, I write about quite frequently.

I am so excited to share both of these books with you! Hopefully by the time they come out, it may even be possible to start gathering in person again. Fingers crossed!


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