Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Birthday chocolates

Birthday chocolates!!! I ate a few for breakfast.....

Monday, May 21, 2018

Stone Girl on the Shelf

My husband bought me new bookshelves, so now a stone girl is sitting with her story.....


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Friday, May 18, 2018

THE STONE GIRL'S STORY at Books of Wonder

Tomorrow (Sat 5/19) at 3pm, I'll be at Books of Wonder (the new 84th St store) talking about THE STONE GIRL'S STORY, with Lauren Magaziner (WIZARDMATCH) and Rebecca Behrens (THE LAST GRAND ADVENTURE)! If you're in NYC, come join us!

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Happy book birthday to THE QUEEN OF SORROW!

I was raised on fresh raspberries, whole milk, and epic fantasy -- Terry Brooks, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings, Guy Gavriel Kay... Growing up, I read my favorites over and over again, and I dreamed of writing my own trilogy someday, filled with grand adventure and deadly magic. I wanted it so badly that I barely ever talked about it -- it felt like a wish made on birthday candles, and I was so desperate for it to come true that I didn't want to do anything to dispel the power of that wish.

Today I am so happy and grateful to be able to share that wish-come-true with you! Today my very first epic fantasy trilogy is complete!!! It's the pub day for THE QUEEN OF SORROW, Book Three of The Queens of Renthia, published by Harper Voyager. I wrote these books out of love for the stories that shaped me and out of a wish to add my own brand of badass women to the genre.



Renthia is a world of extreme beauty: sky-piercing mountains, endless glaciers, and towering trees with cities nestled in their branches, all thanks to an overabundance of nature spirits. But the spirits who created all this glorious beauty aren't sweet, frolicking pixies. These spirits want to kill all humans, and only certain women -- the queens -- have the power to control them.

THE QUEEN OF SORROW concludes the stories of Daleina, Naelin, and Merecot, as the three determined queens clash over two countries plagued by bloodthirsty spirits.

If you're interested, more information can be found on my website, including the first three chapters.

To those of you who have come with me on this journey -- ziplining through the trees of Aratay and running with the wolf Bayn -- thank you so much for joining me! It means so much to me to share this adventure with you!

And to those of you who are new to Renthia... Welcome! Happy reading! Just watch out for the trees. They bite.

 

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THE QUEEN OF SORROW comes out today!!!

I remember reading ALANNA by Tamora Pierce when I was ten years old and thinking, "If Alanna can become a knight, I can become a writer." *fistbumps ten-year-old me* THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the final book of my Queens of Renthia trilogy, comes out today! 

http://www.sarahbethdurst.com/QueenofSorrow.htm


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Saturday, May 12, 2018

3 Days until THE QUEEN OF SORROW!

When I was a shy, bookish kid, I read The SWORD OF SHANNARA by Terry Brooks and dreamed about writing my own epic fantasy trilogy. In 3 days, THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the final book of my first epic trilogy, comes out!!!

 

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Signed Copies of THE QUEEN OF SORROW from WORD Bookstore

Today I signed pre-orders of THE QUEEN OF SORROW at the fantastic WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn! Also signed some extras, so if you'd like one, please contact WORD, and they can ship you one. 

 

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Meet Bayn

When the wolf Bayn first padded into my story, I had no idea how important he would become. He's not just another furry face! THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the final book in my epic fantasy trilogy The Queens of Renthia, comes out in 4 days!


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Meet Hanna

Say hello to Hanna. She's a badass. She's also in her seventies. I love her. 5 days until THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the final book in my epic fantasy trilogy The Queens of Renthia, comes out!


Signed copies from WORD

I'm headed to WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn tomorrow to sign/personalize brand new copies of THE QUEEN OF SORROW!!! If you'd like a signed copy, be sure to pre-order by the end of today (5/10) and they'll ship it to you as soon as my ink dries! http://www.wordbookstores.com/queenofsorrow


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