The Tiny Ghost Newsletter, edition #6, April 128, 2022
Here it is, world!
This is an exciting week as we're revealing the cover for Xan van Rooyen's My Name Is Magic, a book about finding strength within and love in unexpected places, with mountains of mythology, a non-binary MC, magic, and monsters.
Alex Copeman (@alexcopeman) provided the gorgeous artwork for this cover and we couldn't be happier to see Taika and Morgan brought to life with such care and attention to detail.
Along with the cover we're also revealing the official blurb for My Name Is Magic:
Taika Turunen has no magic.
Despite coming from a long line of powerful Finnish mages, and their name literally meaning magic, Taika can’t perform the simplest of spells.
Forced to attend Myrskyjärvi International School for the Magically Gifted on account of their mom being principal, Taika has a hard time fitting in. Sometimes, they wonder if not having magic has something to do with the fact they’re neither a girl nor a boy and if they’re fated to be Taika the Talentless forever.
Life goes from bad to worse when Taika sees a liekkiö and recognizes the spirit's voice begging for help as that of their former BFF and major crush, Natalie Khumalo, whose recent absence from class hadn’t gone unnoticed. When more students go missing, Taika must take the lead in a race against time to save friends old and new before a powerful cabal of chaos mages can unleash the legendary Sampo, an artifact capable of either renewing the world’s waning magic or destroying everything Taika holds dear.
To rescue Natalie, Taika will have to journey to the liminal space between worlds where they’ll be forced to battle mythical monsters and their own flagging self-esteem. In doing so, Taika might just discover that magic—and love—comes in many different forms.
Not only is today cover reveal day but we're ALSO launching the presale for My Name Is Magic. You can now order your copy from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, in ebook or hardcover format. Paperback will be live in the next few days and we'll have more links to retailers when they go live.
For now head to these links to pre-order your copy!
Barnes and Noble:
And also don't forget to add MNIM to your reading list over on Goodreads!
We're so excited to bring this book to the market and so pumped to open the doors of the Myrskyjärvi International School for the Magically Gifted to provide a new and inclusive school campus for fans of witchcraft and wizardry.
Preorder your copy and, if you could, it would really help us to get the word out so if you see our posts about the reveal and presale launch over on Insta or Twitter or Tiktok, please share and share and share.