When Willows Weep


Darkness is coming…

When spring arrives during twelve-year-old Willow’s sixth-grade year at Elm City Waldorf School in Keene, New Hampshire, she discovers she has the divine gift of Sight — a special ability to ‘see’ things most don’t, such as people’s inner Light, and the fae folk. A whole new layer of reality opens up to Willow, but not all of it is good. Her recurring nightmare of an attacking horde of hellhounds feels like a premonition. The terrifying woman of darkness, Gehenna, is planning something horrible. Can Willow help stop these demonic forces? 

When Willows Weep is a contemporary fantasy exploring the intersections of compassion and combat, faith and fantasy, rejection and redemption, free will and fate, and ecology and education. It speaks to a middle-grade and young adult audience, as well as readers of all ages who are fans of Waldorf education, people of faith, and anyone who enjoys fantasy. 

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Amazon paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1637304404/

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Praise for When Willows Weep

“When Willows Weep is an exciting book for young readers who love delving into the magical world of fairies, gnomes, and battles of good versus evil. It’s a delightful story with a determined main character heading up a cast of players existing in a world of both darkness and light. Readers will be swept away on a unique and exquisite journey.”
— Melody Delgado, award-winning YA author of Royally Entitled

“An endearing story of the journey of a girl who finds the power within herself to defeat darkness.”
— Cassandra Stirling, author of The Deep Space Between

“In this coming-of-age story, the supernatural creeps into the real world, as forces of both darkness and light seek allies for their battle.”
— Ilia Epifanov, author of Crescent Earth

Gehenna and one of her hellhounds

About the Author

Sherman Morrison joined the gig economy as a freelance writer and editor for hire in 2011 and has never looked back. He spent a significant period of time ranked as the #1 freelance writer out of more than 230,000 other writers on Elance. His first play, a one-act called CUFFED, was a top-three finalist for best original play in the 2008 New Hampshire Theatre Awards. When Willows Weep is his first novel. When his fingers aren’t flying across the keyboard of his trusty laptop, he can be found performing on stage with a variety of amateur theatre groups in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, as well as singing and occasional preaching at the United Church of Christ in Keene.