Monday, April 26, 2010

Wendy Webb - The Tale of Halcyon Crane

The Tale of Halcyon Crane

By Wendy Webb

The Tale of Halcyon Crane is the eerie, gothic, ghostly story of a Hallie James, whose life is upended when a mysterious letter arrives in the morning mail. It regrets to inform her of the death of her mother... but she was told her mother died in a fire 30 years earlier. She soon learns that the whole foundation of her life has been a lie — her mother didn't die all those years ago. Instead, her father abducted her as a child, changed their identities and moved across country. She travels to her mother's home, a beautiful and remote island in the middle of the Great Lakes, to find answers to what happened all those years ago. She finds secrets, betrayal, murder and some otherworldly twists along the way.

Halcyon Crane has been selected as an IndieNext Pick, a Midwest Connections Pick, a Great Lakes Great Reads pick, and is a finalist for the Michigan Book Award.

Wendy Webb, a longtime Minnesota journalist, grew up in St. Louis Park. She attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in political science. After spending some time living abroad, Wendy settled into a job in Washington, D.C., where she was lucky enough to work on Capitol Hill for Senator Rudy Boschwitz. Home was calling, though, and after a few years in D.C., she moved back to Minnesota and decided to try a career using what she felt was her most marketable skill — writing. She got an internship at City Pages, an arts and entertainment weekly in Minneapolis, and never looked back. During the past 20 years or so, she has written for most of the major publications in the Twin Cities. She currently lives in Duluth, where she is the editor-in-chief of Duluth~Superior Magazine, a lifestyle monthly.

When she’s not writing, she and her mate, photographer Steve Burmeister, and son Ben enjoy spending time at their cabin in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, walking their 130-pound Alaskan Malamute named Tundra, and visiting with family and friends in Minneapolis. She is currently at work on her next novel.

Wendy is available to talk with book groups who have read her book. Contact her on her website below.


May 3 KARE-TV, Showcase Minnesota live interview
May 3, KSTP-TV, Twin Cities Live bookclub feature
May 26, Duluth, MN, Book launch party
June 8, 6:30 pm, Redbery Books, Cable WI
June 12, Noon, Northern Lights Books, Duluth, MN
June 26, 2 pm, Mackinac Island Bookstore, Mackinac Island, MI
September 12, Kerrytown Bookfest, Ann Arbor, MI

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