Get “The Blue Bottle” for $5 Off the Cover Price

Exciting news! For a limited time you can purchase a copy of “The Blue Bottle” on Amazon for $5 off the cover price. Visit this link to purchase. Don’t miss your chance to own a copy of this soon-to-become summer reading classic.

Upcoming Readings

I will be reading from and signing copies of The Blue Bottle on the following dates. I hope to see you there.

Check back soon for additional dates and times.

February 21, 2019, 11 a.m @ Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, Mass. — I will be reading from The Blue Bottle as part of the library’s February school vacation Kids Week activities.

March 16, 2019, 12 – 4 p.m. @ Mill No. 5’s Pulp and Press Event, Lowell, Mass. — Don’t miss this annual showcase of local authors and their work.

May 4, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. @ Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, Mass. — I will be reading from The Blue Bottle and signing books as part of the library’s inaugural Local Author Showcase event.

Reading at Pollard Memorial Library on Feb. 21

Hi Everyone,

I will be reading from The Blue Bottle on Feb. 21 @ 11 am at Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell, Massachusetts, as part of their February school vacation Kids Week activities. I will also have books for sale. Come down and see me, and bring the kids.

The Blue Bottle is also now available to borrow from the library.

The Blue Bottle Now Available

I’m happy to announce that “The Blue Bottle” is now available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com as well as on North Country Press’ website. If you have read the book and enjoyed it please consider leaving a review.

Check back soon for live reading dates and times.

The Blue Bottle Now Available for Pre-Order

I’m excited to share that The Blue Bottle is now available for pre-order on North Country Press‘ website. Books are $14.95 and will ship in late September. If you have kids in your life age 7 to 14 who love to read, this book will make a great gift. Reserve your copy today!

The Blue Bottle Cover Reveal and Updated Publication Date

The cover for The Blue Bottle is finished, and it looks great. A big thank you to Lucy Turner of Lucy Turner Art & Illustration, who created the cover image, and to the talented and very nice people at North Country Press for all of their hard work.

The expected publication date for The Blue Bottle has been moved to mid-October. Check back soon for the exact date.

The Blue Bottle Cover Blurbs

This is a quick post to say thank you to my fellow authors and friends who so graciously and generously took the time to read The Blue Bottle manuscript and write blurbs for the book’s cover: Liz Michalski, Tara Masih, Mary M. Slechta and Stephen P. O’Connor. They are all very talented writers and super nice people. I encourage you to visit their author sites and especially to check out their work. You won’t be disappointed.

Here’s a Sneak Preview:

In this enchanting debut novel, Provost captures the haunting beauty of New England lore in a modern tale of a plucky seventh grader discovering her link to the sea folk, and the heart-pounding race to save her town.

— Mary M. Slechta, author of Wreckage on a Watery Moon and The Spoonmaker’s Diamond

The Blue Bottle reminded me of the magic found in my favorite childhood books. It’s a charming story filled with wonder and adventure, a world for readers to get lost in. Grab some lemonade, find a shady spot and prepare to enjoy

— Liz Michalski, author of Evenfall

The Blue Bottle is a book I would have loved to have curled up with as a young reader during summer vacation. It is an absorbing, imaginative novel that captures the historical essence of small-town coastal New England. Well-plotted with surprising touches of engaging magical realism, The Blue Bottle will appeal to both children and their parents.

—Tara Lynn Masih, author of My Real Name Is Hanna, a Skipping Stones Honor Award Book

It’s probably not fair that thirteen-year-old Charlotte Hale is called upon to save Cape Ann, and maybe the world. After all, she’s got plenty of problems of her own. But the evil powers that have arisen out of what many thought was just an old legend should not underestimate her. Charlotte is a keen-eyed, resourceful sleuth with sea-going in her blood. And she never gives up. A beautiful setting, mythical creatures, mystery and danger! What young reader could put The Blue Bottle down?

— Stephen P. O’Connor, author of The Spy in the City of BooksSmokestack Lightning and The Witch at Rivermouth