Frankenstein Meets Santa

It's almost time to launch book #2!  The writing is done, the amazing illustrations by Jan Harvey-Smith are done, and graphic artist Jeanne Bellis (who did my first book cover) is almost done with the cover.  I've received some super great blurbs.  This one blew me away:

"M.J. picks up the story of Frankenstein where Mary Shelley left it -- the Creature disappearing into the arctic wasteland of the North Pole to die.  I'm happy to say it didn't end that way!  Instead of finding a place to destroy himself, the tragic Creature finds the one place he was always seeking -- a home.
Fortunately for the Creature (and us), the North Pole happens to be the home of that ultimate symbol of friendship and caring, Santa!  Only Santa Claus can redeem the Creature...and he does in M.J's delightful fable of acceptance and . . . well . . . love.  I am sure you will enjoy this fun Holiday "twist" on a classic tale of horror.  I sure did!”

- David Quicksall (playwright and director)
Adapted and directed the production of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA

About Jan Harvey-Smith -- she is the Master Scenic Artist at the Pacific Northwest Ballet.  She's been working on the new sets for the "Nutcracker" while getting the final illustrations done for the book.  What a woman!  Here's one of her illustrations.  Frankenstein helping Santa read letters from children.  

Santa & Frankenstein read letters from children

Hoping for a Halloween launch, but it may be the first week of November by the time all is ready to go on Amazon.  I've priced the book as low as I could go:  $7.99 for the paperback, probably $3.99 for the e-book.

People are already asking for autographed copies.  Right now, I'm not planning to do any signing events.  I might, though.  Meanwhile, I'm going to offer people a different kind of autograph.  If a reader sends me a self-addressed stamped envelope, I will send back an autographed sticker they can put in the book.  The address to mail an autograph request is:  

M.J. McDermott

Q13 FOX News

1813 Westlake Ave. N

Seattle, WA  98109

Also, I'm really hoping my "fans" can help me market the book by telling all of their Facebook friends (and regular friends and family!) to get the book.  It's the best stocking stuffer ever!

And, of course, I'd love to get reader comments!  Email me at:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or post a comment on my Facebook page when you read the book!  

Happy Halloween & Merry Christmas!!!




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