Thursday, May 31, 2018

WORD Bookstore Event 6/6

On Wed June 6 at 7:30pm, Peter V. Brett and I will be at WORD Bookstore in Jersey City discussing all things epic fantasy and celebrating the release of THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the final book of my Queens of Renthia trilogy! Come join us for some Wednesday night bookish fun!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

My BookCon 2018 Schedule

This Saturday, I'll be at the Javits Center in NYC for BookCon!!! Here's my schedule. If you'll be around, please stop by and say hi!

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.....


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!

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Saturday, May 12, 2018


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. 



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!

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Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Meet Ven

6 days until THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the conclusion to my epic fantasy trilogy The Queens of Renthia, comes out! Meet Ven, once a disgraced champion and now champion to two queens. He has no magic, but that's not going to stop him.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Meet Merecot

You have no idea how excited I am for readers to read Merecot's story in THE QUEEN OF SORROW. No idea. In book three, I wrap up all the storylines in The Queens of Renthia, and there's lots more Merecot! Comes out in exactly one week!!!


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Monday, May 07, 2018

Meet Naelin

8 days until THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the final book in my epic fantasy trilogy The Queens of Renthia, comes out! Meet Naelin, a middle-aged mother of two who wields immense power over the bloodthirsty spirits that plague Renthia. Loved writing her so much!

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Friday, May 04, 2018

Meet Daleina

In 11 days, THE QUEEN OF SORROW, the final book in my epic fantasy trilogy The Queens of Renthia, comes out!!! Harper Voyager made these awesome cards to introduce you to the players. Meet Daleina, my un-Chosen One. Her true magic is her determination.


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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

THE QUEEN OF SORROW is a B&N Best SFF Book of May 2018!

Barnes & Noble selected THE QUEEN OF SORROW as a Best SFF Book of May 2018! "With a story focused on powerful women and worldbuilding worthy of Guy Gavriel Kay, this series has been a dark delight." Whoa. Thanks so much, B&N!

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