Alex Hiam’s studio is in a black barn shaded by hemlock trees and full of old paintings from his favorite time period, the late 1800s and early 1900s, so it’s no surprise that turn-of-the-Century Boston is featured in his latest magical tale for teen readers. Alex grew up in and around Boston and majored in anthropology at Harvard College, where he also wrote and illustrated articles about natural history, and won the English Department’s Arnold Prize. But the honor he is most proud of was being entrusted as a student with the key to the iron gates of Mount Auburn Cemetery, where…
THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
“This was such a fun read!” Dr. Beth Nolan, Beths Book-nook Blog. Full review here: https://drbethnolan.com/category/books-reviewed/
“Alex Hiam has begun a fascinating, fun, and original new series for middle grade readers featuring a smart and sassy 15 year old protagonist who is sure to appeal.” – It’s All About the Book. Full review here: https://itsallaboutthebook.org/2019/04/30/silent-lee-the-adventure-of-the-side-door-key-by-alex-hiam/
“I loved the characters, both lead and supporting…and even those that were surprise leads in their own way. I loved the magic because hello….MAGIC! Oh, excuse me…technically it’s alchemy, but it’s COOL nonetheless…and that birdcage was so neat!” Full review here: http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com/2019/04/pre-book-birthday-buzz-silent-lee-and.html
Silent Lee and the Adventure of the Side Door Key
The busy streets of Boston’s Back Bay conceal another city, one that is a hundred years older, and quite full of magic. Silent (Sie to her friends from the Girls’ Academy of Latin and Magic) travels between the two Bostons daily. But her secret door is the target of a special branch of the CIA that won’t stop until they’ve gotten hold of her key…
To pre-order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Lee-Alex-Hiam/dp/1635580110
To read an ebook / Kindle edition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PPRL36Y/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_-OlMCb66XBZPJ
News & Publicity
Silent Lee release celebrated in this blog!
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Snow Farm, Williamsburg Mass., November 2019 Gallery sale of books and original artwork by Alex Hiam including illustrations from Aster’s First Winter and other books
Kobo.com has published an e-version of Silvia, Princess Silver, making it available to readers all around the world!
BLOOD by Alex Hiam is now available for FREE through KindleUnlimited on Amazon