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Washington state author Jamie Thomas secures publication deal for debut Fantasy novel

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 11, 2019) – Uproar Books has acquired worldwide publication rights to Asperfell by Jamie Thomas of Wenatchee, Wash.

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An Adult Fantasy novel told in grand Victorian style, Asperfell is the story of a sharp-tongued, twenty-year-old aristocrat who is arrested and banished for magic she never knew she possessed. Locked away in the prison castle of Asperfell, she must find a way to escape back home with the true heir to the throne in time to save her kingdom and her family.

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“Take the charm and wit of Jane Austen, then add gothic castles and blood magic, and you’ll understand why we are so excited to secure the rights to Jamie’s debut novel and introduce her to the world,” said Rick Lewis, publisher at Uproar Books.

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“While I love all the kick-ass ladies of today’s fantasy novels, I wanted to create a heroine who accomplishes extraordinary things through ordinary means. At the heart of Asperfell is a woman who fights injustice with courage, compassion, and intelligence,” said Thomas. “These are weapons all of us possess, and we should use them liberally because I, for one, do not know how to use a sword, nor do I wish to be arrested for carrying one in public.” 

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A certified Language Arts teacher in the state of Washington, Thomas holds a Master’s degree in English Education and did her graduate research in the area of gender equality in high school literary curriculum. She is an avid lover of Victorian novels and poetry, Gothic Romanticism, and feminist literature, as well as epic female-led fantasy and historical fiction. Thomas aims to smash the patriarchy one novel at a time, creating characters and worlds that inspire, empower, and elevate women. 

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Previously, Thomas studied opera and received her formal training at the University of Montana and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and she still enjoys performing occasionally, as well as teaching vocal technique. She lives in Wenatchee, Washington, with her husband, daughter, two enormous dogs, and two mischievous cats.

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Asperfell will launch in paperback and ebook in early 2020. Thomas is the fourth author to sign with Uproar Books, a Nashville-based publishing company specializing in epic fantasy and science-fiction novels.

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For more information about Asperfell and its author, visit ThatJamieThomas.com.

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