Last Spring I was approached by a gaming company in Indiana about using the premise of Hapenny Magick to make a game about building community. Now, it’s official! Coming this spring to a store near you is Hapenny Magick: A Troll’s Afoot! from Prospero’s Pen Games.
In the game players have to work together to rid the Wedge of Trolls, just like Maewyn, Callum, Alleta, Leif and the community of happenies in Hapenny Magick had to do. The game is full of magick and fun, and my family can NOT wait to play it!
Recently I discovered that Steve Jackson’s team (creator of such fabulous games as the Munchkin series and zombie dice–both family favorites at our house) has been mentoring the Prospero team. I hope this means really great things for all involved in the coming months.
Don’t forget that the new, award winning, edition for Hapenny Magick is now up for presale. The official publication date is April 15th and it includes two new illustrations from Pat Ann Lewis, the short story that inspired the novel and four new illustrations from faerie artist Linda Ravenscroft. Treat yourself to a fun read after dealing with all those tax trolls! Please ask your local book store and library to bring in some copies of Hapenny Magick and to keep an eye out for the game.
You can pre-order online at Amazon, B&N, BAM! and don’t forget our local independents! There is also an educator’s newsletter e-mail list for Spencer Hill Press. Drop me a line if you’d like to be added on to it. It comes out quarterly, has educational articles and book discussion questions included and every quarter you are instantly entered to win four titles from the publisher. This quarter’s newsletter has a sample chapter from Hapenny Magick as well!
And keep an eye on my blog for the official release of the cover for the sequel, Tangled Magick! It’s finished, it’s beautiful, and I can’t wait to share it with you.