THE MAGICIAN'S LIE longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown!

What lovely news from the UK! The Magician's Lie has been longlisted for this year's Debut Crown from the Historical Writers' Association. Only 12 novels published in the UK last year have that honor, and I'm so pleased to be included! (I've never been longlisted for anything before!)

Here's the full list.

Judges called it "A wonderful cat-and-mouse thriller set in a carnivalesque world" and said "Its thrilling opening sets the tone for a pacy and suspenseful read."

Honored and amazed. At heart we're all readers, even the judges of prize committees, and I love that this particular set of readers selected my tale of magic, secrets, deception and love for special recognition.