I'd like to introduce you to Newly published local author Lesley Conner. Her newly released book The Weight of Chains is a perfect read for Halloween. That’s why I picked her to be the first author to do a author signing at The Fine Arts Company. Here signing will be October 30th from 2pm to 5pm. If you can't make or don't live near Hagerstown MD, you can still get a copy at Amazon. Just click the book title above. If you are a Kindle Unlimited member you can read it for free!
About the book
In fifteenth century France, many rumors are whispered about Gilles de Rais killing the village children. But he had control over every aspect of his subjects lives: the servants he employed, the village he lorded over, the carefully crafted visage he showed to the world. He dictated where his subjects live, what they ate, if they lived or died. Nothing could be done to stop him. When a wizard is hired to raise a demon for Gilles, the wizard loses control of the beast. Gilles’s tight grasp on his world begins to slip. His cook plans to flee, taking her son away from the dangers of the castle. His guard wants to claim Gilles’s lifestyle as his own. His wizard frantically searches for a way to survive both his lord and the demon he has called into the world. And the villagers – like Jeanetta and her family –move through life in Machecoul too consumed with the task of surviving day to day, and oblivious to the turmoil building within the castle that is threatening to break out and consume them all.
About the author
A writer/editor, managing editor of Apex Magazine, and a Girl Scout leader. When she isn’t handling her editorial or Girl Scout leader responsibilities, she’s researching fascinating historical figures, rare demons, and new ways to dispose of bodies, interweaving the three into strange and horrifying tales. Her short fiction can be found in Mountain Dead, Dark Tales of Terror, A Hacked-Up Holiday Massacre, as well as other places. She lives in Smithsburg, Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and is currently working on a new novel.