Monday, June 18, 2018

Announcing RACE THE SANDS!!!

I'm beyond excited to announce that I sold two new books, RACE THE SANDS and an untitled second novel, both epic fantasy standalones for adults, to my fantastic editor David Pomerico at Harper Voyager, via my amazing agent Andrea Somberg!!!

RACE THE SANDS is about two women, a disgraced trainer and her young student, who are vying to be champions of their sun-soaked land's most beloved sport, monster racing. They are drawn into the complex politics of the emperor's succession when they discover their monster is the murdered emperor reborn.

I've been wanting to write RACE THE SANDS for a long time now -- it's been one of those ideas that just kept tugging on my imagination -- and I can't wait to finally write it! It's monster racing time!!!


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Monday, June 04, 2018

Wall Street Journal Review of THE QUEEN OF SORROW

Eeeeeeep!!! My latest book, THE QUEEN OF SORROW, was reviewed in yesterday's Wall Street Journal!!! My husband randomly found the article online and ran out to 7-Eleven to buy the paper (and some milk -- we were totally out :) ). Thanks, WSJ!

"The Renthia trilogy stands old beliefs, and even old myths, on their heads. Ms. Durst has given us a refreshing, provocative and ultimately convincing remake of modern fantasy conventions. The wonder is that we ever saw things the other way round." -- The Wall Street Journal

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Sunday, June 03, 2018

BookCon 2018

Had a wonderful and exhilarating time at BookCon yesterday!!! So great seeing so many awesome people who love books! Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by my panels and signings! It was wonderful meeting you!

Friday, June 01, 2018

HarperCollins BookExpo Party 2018

At the HarperCollins BookExpo party last night: me with my awesome agent, Andrea Somberg; me with my amazing publicist, Caro Perny; and a warm chocolate chip cookie with a shot of milk. Had a fantastic time!