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We're launching the Book Tour for THE PIPER'S PURSUIT by Melanie Dickerson! #PipPurPrism

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Author Interview

What was your motivation behind THE PIPER’S PURSUIT? Why did you want to write it?

I wanted to give Steffan his own story, as he was the rebellious, troubled bad boy in my last book, The Warrior Maiden, so he could redeem himself and get his happily ever after. I also wanted to write a retelling of the Pied Piper fairy tale. I’d loved that story even more after I visited Germany and took a day trip to Hamlin to see all the touristy fun they have with that story there—plays, everything you can imagine shaped into rats, a church glockenspiel depicting the story, and statues of the Pied Piper you can pose beside.

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

I hope they understand that true love is kind, and true love protects. Also, that you can fight unfair situations and, with God’s help, you can win!

What aspect of this story do you love the most and why?

I love how godly love triumphs over evil. And I love that people really can change.

If you could sum the book up in one sentence, what would you say?

The bad boy Steffan redeems himself as he helps the courageous Katerina save her town—while she teaches him to forgive himself and he teaches her how to trust and love again.

Share something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods?

My agent seems to think this is pretty unique. When I write my books, I write the entire book sequentially, breaking it up into scenes, but there are no chapter breaks. The last thing I do before I turn it into my editor is break it up into chapters, deciding where the chapter breaks should be, which usually takes me about an hour.

The Piper's Pursuit
(Hagenheim #10)
By Melanie Dickerson
YA Fairy Tale Retelling, Christian, Historical
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, 320 Pages
December 3rd 2019 by Thomas Nelson

A fairy-tale journey of intrigue and romance that reimagines the classic Pied Piper story.

A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people.

In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and Katerina’s evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost.

When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for—even though the only gentle thing about him seems to be the sweet music he plays on his pipe. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds herself drawn to him despite her misgivings.

Together Katerina and Steffan must stop the enemy from stealing the children of Hamlin. But their interference might create an even worse fate for the entire village.

Praise for The Piper’s Pursuit

The Piper’s Pursuit is a lovely tale of adventure, romance, and redemption. Kat and Steffan’s righteous quest will have you rooting them on until the very satisfying end!” —LORIE LANGDON, author of Olivia Twist and the DOON series

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Tour Schedule

December 2nd:
Beauty in the Binding
December 3rd:
Cover Lover Book Review
Paulette's Papers
December 4th:
Daughter of Increase
Life is What It's Called
December 5th:
Heidi Reads...
Bookworm Mama
December 6th:
Tell Tale Book Reviews
December 9th:
I'm All About Books
Pause for Tales
December 10th:
Wishful Endings
Hallie Reads
December 11th:
Inspirational Reading Adventures
December 12th:
Faithfully Bookish
Among the Reads
December 13th:
Red Headed Book Lady
All-of-a-kind Mom
December 14th:
Grand Finale

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About the Author

Melanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for history, adventure, and romance. Her books have won a Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, the Christian Retailing’s Best Award, the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Carol Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in the U.S., Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

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