The Waterboy Cover Reveal

When I first started writing The Undine’s Tear, I wrote a prologue about my male protagonist, Zale, that set up his backstory wonderfully. I loved it, my critique group loved it, and Zale promptly became my son Jabin’s favourite character. (I have to admit, Zale has a special place in my heart, too.)

The only problem was, the prologue set up the wrong story for the series. As wonderful as that chapter was and as great as it was that I had such a clear picture of Zale’s backstory, I had to cut it and start someplace else—with the problem that my main character, Calandra, is trying to solve.

Well, a month or so ago, I started thinking about that prologue and wondered if I could turn it into a story of its own as a gift for my readers—something that wouldn’t produce any spoilers for those who haven’t read The Undine’s Tear, and would also provide some extra enjoyment for those who had.

And within a day or so, my brain said, “Yep, we can do that.”

I’d meant for it to be a short story. It became a short novella.

Thus, two weeks from today, on March 27, I will be releasing The Waterboy. It will be free and available exclusively to my newsletter subscribers as an eBook.

Here is the cover and a blurb about the book:

Where do you hide from yourself?

Zale Teague grew up thinking he was an ordinary boy—until the day he called lightning from the skies and caused an explosion with horrific results. Now, at only eleven, he is on the run to protect his loved ones from disaster. But can he ever outrun the demon within?


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Where do you hide from yourself?    Zale Teague grew up thinking he was an ordinary boy—until the day he called lightning from the skies and caused an explosion with horrific results. Now, at only eleven, he is on the run to protect his loved ones from disaster. But can he ever outrun the demon within?   The Waterboy  is a prequel novella to the thrilling new young adult fantasy series  Rise of the Grigori . Free to newsletter subscribers.  www.talenawinters.com/waterboy

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