Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cover Reveal for Kate Ristau's CLOCKBREAKERS

I love Greek Mythology as well as time travel, so when Portland author Kate Ristau asked me if the Don and I would like to reveal the cover of her second novel, CLOCKBREAKERS, we jumped at the chance. Here's what CLOCKBREAKERS is about:
On her eleventh birthday, Charlie receives a key to go back in time. But before she blows out her candles, she rolls her wheelchair right into Ancient Greece with her best friend Maria and her former best friend Trent. She’s a Clockbreaker on an action-packed adventure with a mission: to save her father, and perhaps even save the world.
Doesn't that sound terrific?! The cover art, by Portland artist Lee Moyer is also breathtaking. Drum roll, please:

I'd snap that off the shelves in a heartbeat. (That minotaur's stare sends shivers down my spine!) CLOCKBREAKERS release date is October the 1st from Indigo Sea Press. If you'd like to read an excerpt, Kate Ristau has one on her website.

Thanks, Kate, for giving Middle Grade Mafioso the honor of revealing this great cover. We look forward to reading CLOCKBREAKERS.

About the Author:

Kate Ristau
is a folklorist and an author. After working for AmeriCorps, she moved to Oregon, where she completed her Masters Degree in folklore at the University of Oregon, where she also taught.

She is the author of Commas: An Irreverent Primer, a grammar handbook co-written with her fellow professor, Maren Bradley Anderson. Anderson and Ristau also edited an anthology of poems, essays, and short stories titled Coarse Grounds: A Coffee Anthology.

Her first novel, Shadowgirl, was released by Lycaon Press in May of 2015. Her second novel, Clockbreakers, will be released on October 1st by Indigo Sea Press.

Kate also spends a lot of her time with Willamette Writers, where she is the Communications Director. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, her son and her dog.
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About the Illustrator:

Lee Moyer served as Art Director for Electronic Arts, Concept Lead for Hasbro, and collaborated with many best-selling-authors for his trilogy of Literary Pin-Up Calendars. He co-created and was lead designer of games Sanctum, Star Chamber, and 13th Age. His board game, with Keith Baker and Paul Komoda, The Doom That Came to Atlantic City was published by Cryptozoic in 2014. He paints more than a dozen posters for film, theatre, and musical events annually. He spent an hour every day for a year painting his series Small Gods.

Lee lives in Portland, Oregon and travels widely for work, gallery shows, teaching and lecturing.

He plays a mean game of Scrabble. Website


  1. Great title and cover! Love the whole premise! You had me at time travel and Greek mythology.

  2. Oooooh! I LOVE that cover. Yes, I would pick that right off the shelf. I love the concept of the story. I will definitely check this one out. Thanks for telling me about it.


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