THE BATTLEFORDS — According to a Supernova Press media release, local author Miguel A. Fenrich is anticipating the release of his second novel, What Lies in the Valley, on Friday, Jan. 13.
Supernova Press and the North Battleford Public Library are hosting a free, public book launch for the novel on Jan. Friday 13, in the auditorium of the library at 5 p.m., with refreshments to be served.
The description of the novel from the press release reads,
"In the isolation of the Foxtail Valley sits the ancestral home of the McMillian family. Dust floats in the hallways, and wind cannot sway it. The windows twinkle on cloudy days, the foundation doesn't crack, and nothing can seemingly force the house to follow the laws of nature. Whispers say a tall shadowy man stands in the attic, and only a high-pitched ringing can be heard when he speaks.
"Klara's grandparents burned alive on Christmas eve. Her father vanished with their fortune and his mistress. A shadowed, child-stealing creature, the Watcher, stole Klara's youngest brother. Klara's family, plagued by misfortune and horror, flee to Canada, where their house in the Foxtail Valley waits for them."
Following on the heels of his first novel, Blue, which pictured a dystopian world where people with blue eyes are discriminated against, What Lies in the Valley is a psychological paranormal horror novel set in the late-1920s and chronicles Klara's battle for survival against the forces that torment her family, testing the limits of the human mind.
Miguel A. Fenrich is a Saskatchewan novelist, business owner, and reporter. He is currently serving on the boards of SaskBooks and the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild.
His publishing company, Supernova Press, is Saskatchewan's newest fiction genre publishing company, which is based out of the Battlefords. The company is expecting to publish two novels in 2023 and is anticipating the upcoming launch of What Lies in the Valley.
For more information, visit Supernova Press's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/supernovapress