I am thrilled to participate in the Snowy Wings Publishing Middle Grade Blog Hop!

For this entire week, great posts are being written by Snowy Wings authors and shared by our special blogging partners, the Snow Angels. (By the way, if you’re interested in becoming a Snow Angel (and receive Advance Reader Copies of books, cover reveals, and other fun perks, check out this link!)

I’m so excited to share my middle grade fantasy novel, Keara’s Raven: Escape.

Keara's Raven: Escape Book Cover

If you’re not familiar with Keara’s world, here’s the back of the book blurb:

I take your rebellion. Forget it. It is mine.

In the sheltered village of Silver Hollow, Keara knows exactly what she must do: Follow her mother’s strict rules and worship the twelve gods. But Keara’s twelfth birthday is looming, along with an obligation she dreads. She must sacrifice her beloved darkbeast on a holy altar.

Other children despise their bonded scapegoat animals, but Keara loves her raven, Caw. He’s her only friend, the sole creature who understands her headstrong ways.

When a traveling theater troupe passes through the village, Keara glimpses a way to escape. But the Great Road comes with its own dangers, including dread Inquisitor priests who hunt down heretics.

Will Keara find the strength to flee the only home she’s ever known? Or will she be forced to slay her closest friend on the altar of the gods?

Keara’s Raven is the only creature in the world who knows all of her secrets. Keara tells Caw everything she thinks, about her mother and her village and everything that happens to her. Caw listens and gives her advice, because he’s her friend. Her best friend. Her only friend.

In Keara’s world, most darkbeasts are ugly or scary animals. Keara knows people whose darkbeasts are toads and snakes and rats. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s easy to think of frightening darkbeasts. What animal would you choose, if you could choose your own darkbeast? (Tell me in a comment, below!)

I’ve put together some fun activities related to Keara’s Raven: Escape. You can have a birthday party with a Keara’s Raven theme. Or you can do some fun book projects.

Thank you for stopping by on the blog hop! As a thank you for participating, Snowy Wings Publishing is offering a chance to win eight (8) ebooks and two (2) paperbacks from our middle-grade authors!

An ebook of Something Wicked by Sarah Dale (releases Nov 2019)
An ebook of The Falling by T. Damon
An ebook of Keara’s Raven: Escape by Mindy Klasky
An ebook of The Missing Guardian & The Mer Queen’s Daughter by Melanie McFarlane
An ebook of the World of Aluvia series (Fairy Keeper, Mer-Charmer, and Dragon Redeemer) by Amy Bearce
A paperback of Life and Death & Gods and Demons by Selenia Paz

You can enter the drawing here:


Hop around and make sure to visit all the other Snowy Wings Publishing Blog Hop blogs today! (The dates indicate when the blog is featured, but you can read every one of them right now!)

October 25th – YA/NA Book Divas

October 26th – Selenia Paz

October 27th – Mindy Klasky

October 28th – I Love Books and Stuff

October 29th – Amy Bearce / The Reading Faery

October 30th – Melanie McFarlane / Jenifer Reads

October 31st – Sarah Dale