The Warlock and the Wolf Book Signing
Vulpes Press announced today that The Warlock and the Wolf, written by Kentuckian Delfy Hall, received the prestigious 2015 Nautilus Award in the Young Adult Fiction category. This award program seeks “better books for a better world” and recognizes “exceptional literary contributions.” Previous recipients include Kentuckians Silas House and Barbara Kingsolver.
To celebrate this award, Delfy Hall will make her first public appearance and reading at The Morris Book Shop in Lexington on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. Hall wrote her young adult fantasy novel after working for 10 years in the book publishing industry. “I read all day for a living and in the evening I read for enjoyment,” Hall shared. She has been writing fiction for more than 20 years, and the Nautilus pick is her first published novel. “I don’t think I could have written The Warlock and the Wolf without all of those years of practice.”
Delfy Hall was born and raised in Kentucky. She received her master’s degree in writing from University of Texas at Austin, where she was awarded the Michener Scholarship. She traveled around the world, briefly living on a Greek island, where she worked as a bartender. She got her start in the publishing industry as an intern for L.A. Weekly and Buzz Magazine in Los Angeles. After a couple of years on the West Coast, she returned to her home state and bought a house on the street she grew up on.
The inspiration for the book was Hall’s passion for animals and the natural world, as well as European history and mythical creatures. “I have an amateur’s interest in natural history, so I’ve read quite a bit about the subject,” Hall said. “Plus one of my dogs looks like a cross between a wolf and a fox, both of which are characters in the book.” She is currently working on The Jaguar and the Witch, the second book in The Naturalist series, forthcoming in September.
The reading on June 18 at 3:00 p.m. will take place at The Morris Book Shop, located at 882 E. High St. in Lexington. The telephone number is 859-276-0494. This free event is open to the public.
For more information call 859-276-0494 or visit delfyhall.com