Everyone has wanted their favorite book to be real, if only for a moment. Everyone has wished to meet their favorite characters, if only for a day. But be careful in that wish, for even a history laid in ink can be repaid in flesh and blood, and reality is far deadlier than fiction . . . especially on Addington Isle.
Winterset Hollow follows a group of friends to the place that inspired their favorite book—a timeless tale about a tribe of animals preparing for their yearly end-of-summer festival. But after a series of shocking discoveries, they find that much of what the world believes to be fiction is actually fact, and that the truth behind their beloved story is darker and more dangerous than they ever imagined. It’s Barley Day. . . and you’re invited to the hunt.
Winterset Hollow is as thrilling as it is terrifying and as smart as it is surprising. A uniquely original story filled with properly unexpected twists and turns, Winterset Hollow delivers complex, indelible characters and pulse-pounding action as it storms toward an unforgettable climax that will leave you reeling. How do you celebrate Barley Day? You run, friend. You run.

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"Winterset Hollow is one of the most interesting books I've read in years!  Astonishingly powerful and multilayered!  It's like you're sitting on a log by a pleasant pond, dabbling your toes, and then you see a dark shape in the water...then another...and while you're holding your breath, suddenly you realize that the log you're sitting on...is...moving!" 

DIANA GABALDON, NY Times bestselling author of the Outlander series

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JONATHAN EDWARD DURHAM was born near Philadelphia in one of many satellite rust-belt communities where he read voraciously throughout his youth and beyond.  After attending the College of William and Mary, where he recieved a degree in neuroscience while also studying literature, Jonathan waded into the professional world before deciding he was better suited for more artistic pursuits and turned the page on his career.  

He now lives in California with his partner where he writes to bring a voice to the space between the timeless wonder of his favorite childhood stories and the pop sensibilities of his adolescent literary indulgences.  His debut novel, Winterset Hollow, a dark yet elevated contemporary fantasy, is mined from that same vein and is currently available everywhere.


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TNBBB puts me to the test!  I break down page 69 of my book, Winterset Hollow, and talk about whether it's a good representation of my writing!

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Find out my list of must have books, music, and a few luxury items for a long and dangerous shift watching over the graveyard!

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My guest post on the importance of titles and what they do or do not mean to me as a writer.  Take a moment and give it a look-see!

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My take on the importance of history and the 'character that isn't there' in the things that I write, how I world build in a limited arena...

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I get asked all sorts of questions and give alllll sorts of answers!  I swear I'm actually quite interesting so pay attention to meeeee!

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Find out the movies that made my jaw drop as a kid, my head spin as an adult, and my belly literally hurt with laughter as a teen.

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