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It’s time to Celebrate! Lora Senf’s The Clackity

Congratulations to Lora Senf on her upcoming middle grade horror novel–The Clackity.

Lora’s a graduate of the first class of our Group Apprenticeship Coaching program, and we are so happy to see her hard work and phenomenal talent making its way out to readers!

Her fantastic, illustrated, eerie tale is due to hit shelves in June of 2022.

Evie Von Rathe lives in Blight Harbor—the seventh-most haunted town in America—with her Aunt Desdemona, the local paranormal expert. Des doesn’t have many rules except one: Stay out of the abandoned slaughterhouse at the edge of town. But when her aunt disappears into the building, Evie goes searching for her.

There she meets The Clackity, a creature who lives in the shadows and seams of the slaughterhouse. The Clackity makes a deal with Evie to help get Des back in exchange for the ghost of John Jeffrey Pope, a serial killer who stalked Blight Harbor a hundred years earlier. Evie must embark on a journey into a strange otherworld filled with hungry witches, penny-eyed ghosts, and a memory-thief, all while being pursued by a dead man whose only goal is to add Evie to his collection of lost souls.

Did you know? Simply by adding The Clackity to your Goodreads Want To Read shelf you help Lora.

It turns out that one little click helps build buzz through the behind-the-scenes robots of the publishing industry.

One thing coach Jessica always asks Lora is, “Have you celebrated, yet?”

One day Lora will answer, “Yes.” But until that day happens, TCA is very excited to start the celebration for her!

Congratulations Lora! We are so happy for you!


If you’re looking for support in your writing career as you level up from an Uninitiated Writer to an Initiated Writer, check out our GAC program. This is what Lora had to say about her experience going through the program:

Before working with Jessica, I had no writing community and no sense of all that is involved in the writing process beyond putting my story down in words. I had a manuscript, and a lot of hope, but otherwise had no idea what I was doing. Through her mentorship I gained answers to questions I didn’t know to ask, and now have a small but fierce group of incredible critique partners. There is no doubt I am a better writer – both in terms of craft and business – thanks to the opportunities provided by Jessica’s mentorship.”

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