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Meerkat Press Acquires Two Middle Grade Fantasies by Gerry Huntman

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of a two book middle grade series by Gerry Huntman. The first book of the series, a reissue of Guardian of the Sky Realms, will be released in January 2020, and the second book will be released in 2021.

Maree Webster—an “almost-emo” from the western suburbs of Sydney—hates school, has few friends, and is obsessed with angels and fallen angel stories. Life is boring until she decides to steal a famous painting from a small art gallery that has been haunting her dreams: swirling reds, greys and oranges of barely discernible winged figures. There, she meets a stranger who claims to know her and stumbles into a world where cities float in the sky, and daemons roam the barren, magma-spewing crags of the land far below. And all is not well—Maree is turning into something she loves but at the same time, fears. Most fearful of all is the prospect of losing her identity—what makes her Maree, and more importantly, what makes her human. Guardian of the Sky Realms takes the reader on a journey through exotic fantasy lands, as well as across the globe, from Sydney to Paris, from the Himalayas to Manhattan. At its heart, is a novel about transformation.

Says Tricia Reeks, “We are very excited to sign Gerry’s magical series as the first upper middle grade titles in our catalog. We think readers will fall in love with Maree and Jason’s story as much as we did.”

“I’m normally a writer of dark, adult fiction,” Gerry says, “but there’s a special place in my heart (and repertoire) for middle grade and young adult tales. I’m happy indeed that Meerkat Press has picked up my young teen novel Guardian of the Sky Realms, and looking forward to having its sequel published in 2020. It’s heartwarming to return to Maree’s universe and explore her next set of adventures. Meerkat is a specialist press that I have a great deal of respect for, knowing a number of authors published under its logo, and this adds to my anticipation to work with Tricia and her team.”

About Gerry Huntman: Gerry Huntman is a writer and publisher based in Melbourne Australia, living with his wife and young daughter. He has sold over 50 short fiction pieces, most of which are dark and for mature audiences, but he also has a love for middle grade fiction. He loves travel and gets many of his story ideas from distant lands and culture, but is equally happy with the cafe set in his hometown.

About Meerkat Press: Meerkat Press is an Atlanta-based independent press committed to publishing irresistible, unforgettable prose and poetry. Their books range from literary to genre fiction with quality the common denominator. Visit them online at www.meerkatpress.com.

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Aurealis Calls Gerry Huntman’s Guardian of the Sky Realms “A Divine Flight of Fantasy”

We were thrilled to get the latest issue of Aurealis Magazine and see a “divine” review of Gerry Huntman’s Guardian of the Sky Realms! Be sure to check out the full review in the magazine and this enchanting middlegrade fantasy!

A divine flight of fantasy… It soars on feathered wings with the message that, while one may inherit expectations, a person can still remain true to themselves.

Aurealis Magazine, #135, Chris Foster
Guardian of the Sky Realms

Guardian of the Sky Realms

Maree Webster—an "almost-emo" from the western suburbs of Sydney—hates school, has few friends, and is obsessed with angels and fallen angel stories. Life is boring until she decides to steal a famous painting from a small art gallery that has been haunting her dreams: swirling reds, grays and oranges of barely discernible winged figures. There, she meets a stranger who claims to know her and stumbles into a world where cities float in the sky, and daemons roam the barren, magma-spewing crags of the land far below. And all is not well—Maree is turning into something she loves but at the same time, fears. Most fearful of all is the prospect of losing her identity—what makes her Maree, and more importantly, what makes her human. Guardian of the Sky Realms takes the reader on a journey through exotic fantasy lands, as well as across the globe, from Sydney to Paris, from the Himalayas to Manhattan. At its heart, it is a novel about transformation. Book two of the series will be released in 2021.
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Guardian of the Sky Realms Blog Tour

Guardian of the Sky Realms by Gerry Huntman

Maree Webster—an “almost-emo” from the western suburbs of Sydney—hates school, has few friends, and is obsessed with angels and fallen angel stories. Life is boring until she decides to steal a famous painting from a small art gallery that has been haunting her dreams: swirling reds, grays and oranges of barely discernible winged figures. There, she meets a stranger who claims to know her and stumbles into a world where cities float in the sky, and daemons roam the barren, magma-spewing crags of the land far below. And all is not well—Maree is turning into something she loves but at the same time, fears. Most fearful of all is the prospect of losing her identity—what makes her Maree, and more importantly, what makes her human. Guardian of the Sky Realms takes the reader on a journey through exotic fantasy lands, as well as across the globe, from Sydney to Paris, from the Himalayas to Manhattan. At its heart, it is a novel about transformation. Book two of the series will be released in 2021.

“Reveals both the splendor and darkness of the Sky Realms . . . magic that’s mysteriously changing, perhaps irrevocably, leaving plenty of intrigue and adventure to keep younger readers coming back for more.”

LEE MURRAY, award-winning author of the Taine McKenna adventure series.
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8/31 – The Magic of Wor(l)ds – Excerpt
8/31 – Angie’s Diary – Interview
9/1 – Big Indie Books – PlayList
9/2 – Spec Fic Showcase – Excerpt
9/2 – Phannie the ginger bookworm – Book Review
9/2 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – Excerpt
9/2 – Qwillery – Excerpt
9/3 – Jazzy Book Reviews – Excerpt
9/3 – Literary Flits – Excerpt
9/7 – b for bookreview – Interview
9/8 – Writing Forums – Interview
9/10 – Deynne Craves Pages – Bookstagram
9/9 – Stephanie Jane – Excerpt
9/10 – Willow Writes And Reads – Excerpt
9/11 – Uncharted Routes – Interview
9/11 – T. Kent Writes – Guest Post

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Cover Reveal Guardian of the Sky Realms by Gerry Huntman

We are thrilled to reveal the cover of Gerry Huntman’s GUARDIAN OF THE SKY REALMS, book 1 of the Sky Realms Chronicles. This YA fantasy is coming 2020 and we can’t wait!

Guardian of the Sky Realms

Guardian of the Sky Realms

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Maree Webster—an "almost-emo" from the western suburbs of Sydney—hates school, has few friends, and is obsessed with angels and fallen angel stories. Life is boring until she decides to steal a famous painting from a small art gallery that has been haunting her dreams: swirling reds, grays and oranges of barely discernible winged figures. There, she meets a stranger who claims to know her and stumbles into a world where cities float in the sky, and daemons roam the barren, magma-spewing crags of the land far below. And all is not well—Maree is turning into something she loves but at the same time, fears. Most fearful of all is the prospect of losing her identity—what makes her Maree, and more importantly, what makes her human. Guardian of the Sky Realms takes the reader on a journey through exotic fantasy lands, as well as across the globe, from Sydney to Paris, from the Himalayas to Manhattan. At its heart, it is a novel about transformation. Book two of the series will be released in 2021.
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  • Lee Murray, award-winning author of the Taine McKenna adventure series – “Reveals both the splendor and darkness of the Sky Realms . . . magic that’s mysteriously changing, perhaps irrevocably, leaving plenty of intrigue and adventure to keep younger readers coming back for more.”
  • Jim Cherry, author of The Doors Examined – “A highly imaginative novel.”
  • Mysti Parker, author of Sever the Crown series – “The world Mr. Huntman created here in this middle grade novel is vivid and lively. Characters are emotive and realistic. I empathized with them all, especially Alanar, who wanted so desperately to have Mirriam back, but was so incredibly patient with her amnesia and her inability to forget her life as Maree.”
  • Phannie the Ginger Bookworm – “Guardian of the Sky Realms is a great novel about a young teenage girl discovering her past. If you love short paranormal stories that are fast-paced then you might like this book as well.” – Full Review
 
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Series: Guardian of the Sky Realms, Book 1
Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Tags: allbooks, available, Meerkat Pups, New Releases
ASIN: 1946154377
ISBN: 9781946154378
About the Author
Gerry Huntman

Gerry Huntman is a writer and publisher based in Melbourne Australia, living with his wife and young daughter. He has sold over 50 short fiction pieces, most of which are dark and for mature audiences, but he also has a love for middle grade fiction. He loves travel and gets many of his story ideas from distant lands and culture, but is equally happy with the cafe set in his hometown.

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