The Big Reveal!

Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Fiction | 4 comments

Happy day!  I have a new book coming out, and the book has a cover!  I’ll be putting lots more on my website in the weeks to come, but for now, please meet Girl Waits With Gun, a new novel based on a true story coming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in September 2015.

Yes, there will be a book tour (dates to be announced later this year), and yes, cocktails will be served!

Here’s a little blurb about the book. Stay tuned for more details.

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling debut novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.

Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confront her past and defend her family — and she does it in a way that few women of 1914 would have dared.

“Amy Stewart is an even better writer of fiction than she is of nonfiction, and her nonfiction writing is right up there with the best. This novel is a smart, romping adventure, featuring some of the most memorable and powerful female characters I’ve seen in print for a long time. The fact that it’s based on a true story just makes it all the more enjoyable, as you follow the Kopp sisters through a too-good-to-be-true (but mostly true!) tale of violence, courage, stubbornness, and resourcefulness. I loved every page of this rollicking historical tale.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

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  1. Elizabeth Gilbert?!!! Wow – great blurb. I mean, Amy Stewart wrote the foreword to one of my books, which seems hard to top, but just maybe you’ve done it with earning the praise of Ms. Gilbert. Good one, Amy!
    PS, literary mystery cocktails, please!!!

  2. Hell yeah! Girls with guns? Can’t wait!

  3. Wow, this looks good! I love the cover art.

  4. Amy is one of the most gifted writers around. I can’t wait to read this…even if there aren’t flowers in it.