Sunshield is out in the world! We had a great time during release week, with several awesome events hosted by bookstores, blogs, podcasts, and Reddit. You all showed up throughout the week to ask questions, share photos of your books, and help me figure out what to wear to the virtual launch.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from so many of you as you progress through the book. I’m so grateful to everyone who is enjoying it and/or cursing me from afar as they finish it! No matter what you think of it, please remember to post a short review on Amazon or Goodreads--that means a lot!
Since release day, I’ve had the great fortune to have been a guest on several podcasts and blogs to chat about Sunshield, writing, and sundry other topics. So in lieu of a brand-new blog post (Covid has really taken a bite out of my work schedule, and as you may have noticed, monthly blogs have been one of the casualties), here are links to some of the places I’ve appeared. Make sure to check out their other guests and topics, too! Also listed are all the independent bookstores where you can purchase a signed copy of Sunshield!
Check them all out below the jump!
guest appearances & Posts
A great conversation with host Adron about writing Sunshield and the SFF genre.
Magic and Melting Glaciers: Climate Change in SFF - Guest Blog Post for Functional Nerds
Thoughts that have sprung from writing eco-fantasy in the face of climate change.
In Conversation with Sarah Beth Durst
A release-week video chat with SFF author Sarah Beth Durst (Race the Sands) for Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore.
This Book Was Written by a Park Ranger: Interview with Outside Magazine
I was interviewed by Outside!
Functional Nerds Podcast
A fun chat with hosts Tracy and Patrick that wound up as a national park love-fest.
Six Stunning Fantasies for Nature Lovers - Guest Blog Post for TOR.com
Book recs for when you need your nature fix.
Sunshield’s Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
An epic review by international publishing news magazine Publisher’s Weekly.
get your signed copies at...
City Lights Bookstore
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
San Diego, CA
The Raven Bookstore
The King's English Bookshop
Salt Lake City, UT
Thanks once again for making the socially-distant launch of Sunshield so special! A big shout-out goes to my publicist, Holly Rice, who has organized everything under the sun and more for this release, and to Jill Hendrix of Fiction Addiction for hosting the launch party!
June Art Round-up
Between the launch and two other manuscript deadlines, I've only had the chance to finish two pieces over the past few months, but I'm pretty pleased with them. First is Eugenides, done as a consolation for not being able to participate in all seven days of Queen's Thief Appreciation Week on Tumblr, and the second is a study of the High Seas Husbands from Hornblower.
What I'm REading:
Emily B. Martin
Author and Illustrator