Darby Karchut, Author
Darby Karchut, Author

Darby Karchut is a multi-award winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter.  A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.

 

When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy at her writing desk. Her books include the best selling middle grade series:

THE ADVENTURES OF FINN MacCULLEN.

 

Best thing ever: her YA debut novel, GRIFFIN RISING, has been optioned for film.

 

Her latest book, DEL TORO MOON, releases August 2018.

 

She is represented by Amanda Rutter at Red Sofa Literary amanda@redsofaliterary.com

 

Find Darby:

Facebook   

Twitter

Blog: Writing Uphill

 

Find Darby's books: 

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Goodreads

Owl Hollow Press

Spencer Hill Press

Clean Read Books

Indie bookstores worldwide

 

Contact Darby:                         darbykarchut@gmail.com

 

COMING - AUGUST 2018

 

 

DEL TORO MOON

Owl Hollow Press

(Cover art pending)

 

Bad enough Matt Del Toro is the greenest greenhorn in the family’s centuries-old business: riding down and destroying werewolf-like creatures, known as skinners. He must also learn how to match his father’s skills at monster hunting. Odds of doing that? Yeah, about a million to one. Because Matt’s father is the legendary Javier Del Toro—hunter, scholar, and a true caballero: a gentleman of the horse.

 

Now, with the skinners multiplying, both in numbers and ferocity, Matt is desperate to keep his father and hot-tempered older brother from killing each other, prevent his new friend, Perry—a horse-crazy girl who recently moved to their small town of Huerfano, Colorado—from discovering the true nature of his odder-than-oddball family, and save a group of scientists from getting skinner-ed.

 

Luckily, Matt has twelve hundred pounds of backup in his best friend—El Cid, an Andalusian war stallion with the ability of human speech, more fighting savvy than a medieval knight, and a heart as big and steadfast as the Rocky Mountains.

 

Serious horse power.

 

Those skinners don't stand a chance.

 

 

What Folks Are Saying about DEL TORO MOON:

 

"I loved this wildly original, pulse-pounding tale of a boy carrying on his family’s legacy of protecting their rural community from bloodthirsty, supernatural skinners. Medieval Spanish myth meets the Hispanic culture of rugged southern Colorado to create a captivating story of modern-day knights. I was enthralled by the talking warhorses, who I adored as much as the multi-layered and brave human characters. The relationships among family and friends (both human and equine) were deeply moving, while the intense, high-stakes action scenes sent my heart galloping. Del Toro Moon honors the bonds of family and friendship, the courage to fulfill tough duties, the respect for culture and home, and the losses that come with triumphs. Unique and memorable, this story will stay with me for a long time to come."
     ~  Laura Resau, Américas Award-Winning author of The Lightning Queen
 

 

"A rip-roaring monster slaying adventure with heart and humor, cleverly situated in the contemporary mountains and canyons of southern Colorado. This fresh and fun exploration of tough familial relationships, modern knights, and talking horses is sure to appeal to fans of The Ranger’s Apprentice and equine enthusiasts."

                     ~ Todd Mitchell, author of The Last Panther and The Traitor King

 

 

Owl Hollow Press

Goodreads

 

 

2018 EVENTS & APPEARANCES

 

Rocky Mountain SCBWI Mentorship Program

Invited Mentor

January through May

 

The Literati Press

January's Guest Author

 

12th Annual Mountain of Authors

Early April

Library 21C

Colorado Springs, CO

11:00 - 5:00

(tentative)

 

Pikes Peak Writers Conference

April 27-29

Colorado Springs Marriott

Colorado Springs, CO

(tentative)

 

Del Toro Moon

Release events pending

Summer/Fall 2018

 

 

Print Print | Sitemap
© Darby Karchut