Monday, May 10, 2021

So much to catch up on, but first...

So, wow, it has been a long time since I've posted. I honestly have spent the majority of my time since December writing, rewriting, editing, proofing, and then publishing Sairō's Claw. (Which you can now find from just about every major retailer. Although due to a... let's all it a technical issue... it won't be live as an ebook on Amazon until Tuesday May 11th.) Anyway, here is the cover, which I am disproportionately in love with. 




Very soon I plan to write a big ol' post about why I wrote this book, but for bits and pieces of why, you can check out this interview with Fantasy Book Critic. Also, I wrote a whole article about how moms wind up getting sidelined in SFF over on the BeforeWeGoBlog which is directly related to this new book as well. And, finally, if you're looking for more insight into the hows and whys of this book you can check out this twitter thread I wrote on the subject. Oh, also, one last thing before we move on to the main point of this post: I am hosting a launch event for Sairō's Claw on YouTube May 11th at 7pm CDT, and you are invited to join me! The event will include an interview and reading! The video will stay up indefinitely after it goes live, so if you can't make it on the 11th you can catch it later, but if you're there live you can ask questions, enter a giveaway, and get a signed bookplate!

Ok, that covers launch stuff. But the main point of this post is to talk about a wonderful bookish event going on all through May -  #WyrdAndWonder, which is run by a group of SFF bloggers over on twitter

I have been in panic book release mode for the past week, so I have yet to delve into my TBR properly, but here's a look at some of the books I hope to read this month (and next month too, tbh, I don't know that I'll get through all of these this month even if I could go into full on relax and read all day mode, which I can't). Last night I finished Lord of Stariel by AJ Lancaster, and I am diving into its sequel right away, but I have always been one to read more than one book at a time, so we shall see which book I finish next! 

So, I have a lot of reading to do! (But that's always true!) And I'm really looking forward to reading more of these books and then sharing my thoughts about them on the hashtag #WyrdAndWonder You can join in the fun too, just check out the hashtag. There's also an instagram challenge, but I'm so terrible at those that I never enter them anymore. 

I am very much looking forward to diving into a TON of reading for the second half of May. It's been a long winter and kicking back with some sunshine and reading sounds like just the thing. Hope to see you at the launch or around the web.