Hey Brownsville Family and Friends!

For the first 50 people who pre-order their book exclusively through Novel book store 

will receive a sterling silver feather necklace. Must be at event to receive. 

Join us in Brownsville, TN as we celebrate 


in conversation with KATIE LEWIS




6:30 pm

for the release of her new book


For the first 50 people who pre-order their book exclusively through Novel book store will receive a sterling silver feather necklace. Must be at event to receive. 

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In a small town in Appalachia, people paint their doorways blue to keep spirits away. Black ferns grow where death will follow. And Weatherly Opal Wilder is a Death Talker.

When called upon, she can talk the death out of the dying and save their lives; only once, never twice. But this truly unique gift comes at a price, rooting Weatherly to people who only want her around when they need her and resent her backwater ways when they don't.

Weatherly's cousin Adaire also has a gift: she's a Scryer and can see the future reflected back in dark surfaces. Right before she is killed in an accident, Adaire saw something unnerving, and that's why Weatherly believes she was murdered--never thinking for a moment that it was an accident. But when Weatherly, for the first time, is unable to talk the death out of the mayor's son, the whole town suspects she is out for revenge, that she wouldn't save him.

With the help of clues Adaire left behind and her family's Granny Witch recipe box, Weatherly sets out to find the truth behind her cousin's death, whatever it takes.

Imbued with magic, witchery, and suspense, Dana Elmendorf's In the Hour of Crows is a thrilling tale of friendship, identity, and love.



Dana Elmendorf was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. She now lives in Southern California with her family. After four years of college and an assortment of jobs, she wrote a book. She is the author of In the Hour of Crows coming June 4, 2024 with Mira books and her YA contemporary romance South of Sunshine.



Katie Lewis was born and raised in the Haywood/Madison County area. She’s a graduate of Mississippi State University and currently works with Nest Realty as a Broker. She is also the daughter of Dana’s high school best friend, Stephanie Prine Lewis. 


Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Elma Ross Public Library
1011 E Main St.
BrownsvilleTN 38012
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In the Hour of Crows By Dana Elmendorf Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778310495 
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now 
Published: Mira Books - June 4th, 2024