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Shadows of Hemlock


Apricots and Wolfsbane


360 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.00 (US $16.00) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: November 2019

ISBN 9781946802446

Rights: US & CA

Filles Vertes Publishing (Nov 2019)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: November 2019


Regret is a bitter poison.In a desperate grasp for prestige, Aselin Gavrell betrayed her master to the execution block for the advantage of the onyx pendant now around her neck. Shelter from her master’s crimes comes with an unwanted allegiance and a list of innocents to murder. But the Guild of poison assassins will not be so easily pacified and charge Aselin to develop an antidote as retribution of her betrayal. Unprepared for the independence she craved, Aselin is forced to seek aid from a fickle contact who wants only one means of payment: a ruby ring with a mare’s head. To save herself from her master’s fate, Aselin must navigate a growing list of debtors eager to toss her aside and confront her guilt in this fast-paced tale of growth and redemption in Tudor England.

Author Biography

K.M. Pohlkamp is a proud mother of two, a blessed wife to the love of her life, and a Mission Control flight controller for NASA. Originally from Wisconsin, she now resides in Houston, Texas. She has long held two passions: aerospace engineering and writing, and double majored to pursue both. K.M. has freelance journalism experience but finds creative writing to be more fulfilling.Her debut novel, Apricots and Wolfsbane, follows the career of a female poison assassin in 1500’s England. The historical fiction, which was released in October of 2017, was shortlisted for the 2018 Chanticleer Authors Conference Chaucer Award.