First off, I received word yesterday that Our Lady of the Ice recieved a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly! Which is just
In their review, PW says, “The worldbuilding will sweep readers away, and the entertaining and compelling cast of characters will make excellent company on the journey,” as well as other wonderful things! So excited!
The other bit of good news I have comes courtesy of Writespace Houston, where I teach occasional workshops (more on that in a minute). For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably seen me Tweeting about their Indiegogo campaign, which funded yesterday! SUPER MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS, WRITESPACE!
Because they met their goal, the campaign has been extended with a stretch goal to help fund a VERY cool new project called Writefest. WriteFest is an awesome, one-of-a-kind literary convention that is focused on providing networking and workshop opportunities for new and emerging writers. In particular, it’s going to focus on short fiction and poetry–in all genres. I’m helping out with the planning and am so excited for the additional fundraising opportunity. All donations would be AMAZING, of course, but I’d like to direct your attention to the $40 donation, which gets you a book bundle featuring books from local Houston authors, including me. One of the books I donated is a British paper edition of The Assassin’s Curse, which is currently out of print. Something to keep in mind!
If you are yourself local to Houston, I will be teaching a three-hour Saturday workshop with Writespace on July 11 focused on worldbuilding. I’ve got a very cool collaborative exercise planned that will be lots of fun. The workshop runs from 9:30-12:30 that morning, and costs $45 for non-members. You can register here.