I’m Expanding The Moreau Witches Into a New Book, Scheduled for Publishing by the End of 2018

In 2016, I had the sudden inspiration to write paranormal murder fiction, set in Victorian-era France and England. I had originally only intended to write one short story of about 3000 words or less. But as I continued to write, the story expanded into a full series, totalling nearly 11,000 words.

The Original Story

It was divided into 5 stories, published every Monday morning throughout the month of October. The grand finale was published on October 31st — Halloween.

Originally written under the working title of The Christmas Horror, the characters of the story so personally inspired me, that the series was published as The Moreau Witches, instead.

Your Reactions

I was thrilled to see so many of my usual readers sucked into the tale as it unfolded. Yet, this did nothing to prepare me for the many requests — or perhaps, demands! — to either keep writing the story, or expand it into a full length novel.

After more than a year, I’m finally giving in.

The New Book

I don’t know if Madeleine’s story will continue beyond solving her mother’s alleged murder, but I have now begun to expand the 11,000 words into a novellette. The new book will tell the full story in about 50,000 words or more.

Will I continue the tale beyond the story so many of you have become familiar with? Well, that depends on how well you encourage me when the book comes out. ๐Ÿค”

Publishing Date

I have a tentative release date set for the end of this year, but please note the word tentative. Writing a book is fairly easy, but bringing it to market is not. Working with independent authors for a living taught me that the hard way.

I’ll keep you all updated on the milestones I cross along the way — and I look forward to your continued support!


If there were any particular mysteries in The Moreau Witches series that you would have loved to see further explored, it’s not too late to add them in the comments below. I can’t promise to include them all, of course, but I’ll take them into consideration.


Alexis Chateau
Activist. Writer. Explorer.

A rare smile, or so they say. #NOVEMBER31 #AskMeHowIGotHere .

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. K. Hules says:

    Congrats! That sounds awesome! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

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    1. Thanks, Katta! It’s been an interesting writing journey so far. I hope to have the writing done by summer, if life permits. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. foodinbooks says:

    WOOO HOOO! This news made my day! Can’t wait to read the full-length book! So exciting.

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    1. Thank you! I know even a month or 2 ago you were asking when I would go back to the witches, haha. Wish granted!

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      1. foodinbooks says:

        It’s like an early Christmas present! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      2. Haha, glad you think so. I hope I get it all done in time. ๐Ÿ˜„

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  3. You got this! You are meant to do great things!

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    1. Thanks Benjamin. It will definitely consume a lot of my time this year, especially since I’m editing another book. But nothing tried, nothing done!

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  5. lisalemuya says:

    congrats i enjoyed the story and would love a whole book out of it you are an amazing writer cant wait for the book to be out

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I’ve already started looking for an artist for the book cover and all. I hope it meets your expectations!


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