Join us for a Book Signing with Melanie Dickerson to celebrate the release of her brand-new YA novel, The Piper's Pursuit. Melanie is a New York Times bestselling author known and loved by readers all over the world, and she happens to call the Huntsville area home. We hope you'll come meet Melanie and get a signed copy of her newest medieval fairytale written especially for teens—but enjoyed by readers of all ages.
Melanie's books are sweet, romantic stories filled with adventure in a historical setting, including two Medieval fairy tale retelling series, the Fairy Tale Romance series, and the Medieval Fairy Tale series. She also has published a Regency Romantic Suspense series, the Regency Spies of London, and one Southern Romance, Magnolia Summer. She has won several Christy awards, which honor Christian novels of excellence, imagination, and creativity. Her most recent Christy Award was presented on November 6, for The Warrior Maiden, a retelling of Mulan published earlier this year. We love her strong heroines, adventurous plots, Christian themes, and age-appropriate romance.
The Snail is hosting this book signing at Caley Paige Home and Gifts, as part of The Garage at Clinton Row's Holiday Soiree. It will be a festive day along one of downtown Huntsville's favorite streets!
This is a free, come-and-go event, so make plans for you and your young readers to stop by and meet Melanie.
About The Piper's Pursuit:
From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a fresh reimagining of the classic Pied Piper tale.
A plague of rats. Children going missing. A giant beast attacking just outside the walls of Hamlin. And one young woman determined to save her town.
Katerina’s stepfather, Hennek, is neither a good father nor a good husband, but he is the mayor of Hamlin. Could he somehow be causing the misfortunes that have befallen her beloved town? The evidence points to a beast of unusual size—a wolf, perhaps, or a large dog—killing people who venture too far from town. But does that explain the disappearance of so many children, many of whom seem to have gone missing from inside the town walls?
Steffan knows he must reconcile with his father, the Duke of Hagenheim, but he’s not sure he’s ready. In the meantime, he roams from town to town seeking adventure and reward. When he hears of a giant beast terrorizing the town of Hamlin and an equally giant reward that includes gold, money, and the mayor’s daughter in marriage, he heads to Hamlin. Steffan plans to kill the beast, rid the town of its rat infestation, and take the reward—everything except the girl in marriage. However, when he meets Katerina, he’s not so sure. Perhaps his plans need changing.
Katerina is hunting the Beast of Hamlin for herself, determined to win liberation from her conniving and controlling stepfather. When she finds one of the children who has been missing for many months, dirty and wandering around the woods, the mystery only seems to deepen. Katerina will have to team up with Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son who infuriates her—he’s the only one in town who isn’t controlled by the mayor. Danger dogs them from both man and beast. Can Katerina and Steffan stop the “Pied Piper” from stealing every last child from Hamlin? Or will their interference create an even worse fate?
Praise for The Piper's Pursuit:
“The Piper’s Pursuit is a lovely tale of adventure, romance, and redemption. Kat and Steffan’s righteous quest will have you rooting them on until the very satisfying end!”
—LORIE LANGDON, author of Olivia Twist and the DOON series
More about Melanie Dickerson:
Melanie Dickerson is a New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for history, adventure, and romance. Her books have won a Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, the Christian Retailing’s Best Award, the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Carol Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in the U.S., Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama. Visit her online at MelanieDickerson.com.