Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2024

Had an absolutely fantastic time at Phoenix Fan Fusion!! Lots of fun panels! Lots of hanging out with awesome author friends! I met wonderful readers, ate delicious churros, dipped my feet in the hotel pool, and saw the sun rise over the desert mountains. I even got to do an entire solo panel about cozy fantasy! Loved it all!


Thursday, May 23, 2024

My Phoenix Fan Fusion 2024 Schedule

I'll be one of the Guest Authors at Phoenix Fan Fusion convention this weekend! So excited!!! Hope to see you there!

My Phoenix Fan Fusion schedule:

- Fri 5/24 at 3pm Author Signing (B927S)
- Fri 5/24 at 4:30pm Panel: "Choose Your Own Adventure Live!" with Robert Jackson Bennett, Soman Chainani, Ryan Dalton, Sarah Beth Durst, Todd Fahnestock, and Robin Hobb (North 226BC)
- Fri 5/24 at 6pm Panel: "Fireside Chat at the Prancing Pony" with Peter V. Brett, Sarah Beth Durst, Sara Ella, Todd Fahnestock, and Aiden Thomas (North 226BC)
- Sat 5/25 at 10:30am Panel: "Women Writers of Speculative Fiction" with Katherine Arden, Gwenda Bond, Sarah Beth Dust, Micaiah Johnson, and Lilliam Rivera (North 227B)
- Sat 5/25 at 12pm Author Signing (B929S)
- Sat 5/25 at 4:30pm Panel: "Everything You Wanted to Know About Being an Author But Were Afraid to Ask Part 2" with Gwenda Bond, Peter V. Brett, Ryan Dalton, Sarah Beth Durst, Sara Ella, and Micaiah Johnson (North 227B)
- Sat 5/25 at 6pm Panel: "Defeating Writer's Block" with Sarah Beth Durst, Fonda Lee, and Gene Luen Yang (North 226BC)
- Sun 5/26 at 10:30am Author Signing (B931S)
- Sun 5/26 at 12pm Panel: "Creating Strange New Worlds" with Robert Jackson Bennett, Sarah Beth Durst, Fonda Lee, Melissa Marr, and Aiden Thomas (North 227B)
- Sun 5/26 at 3pm Panel: "The Rise of Cozy Fantasy" with Sarah Beth Durst (North 227C)



Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SPY RING Book Launch Event

I had such a fantastic time at the book launch event for my newest book for kids, SPY RING!!! Thanks so much to everyone who came! And thanks so much to the Three Village Historical Society for hosting! 


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SPY RING comes out today!!!

Today is the book birthday for my new book for kids, SPY RING! I'm so excited!! SPY RING is about two modern-day kids on a treasure hunt left by real-life American Revolutionary War-era spy Anna Smith Strong (America's first female spy!). It combines a contemporary fictional adventure with historical fact about George Washington's Culper Spy Ring. And it's out today from HarperCollins/Clarion Books!


I live in Stony Brook, NY, two miles from where Anna Smith Strong lived, spied, and died. There are historical markers everywhere, as well as signs for the Washington Spy Trail along the nearby roads. Seeing them, I knew there was a story around me, and I knew I had to write it. I had so much fun both researching and writing this book, and I'm so happy it's out in the world!

If you would like to learn more about the book, read the first chapter, and/or view a photo tour of the real-world locations in SPY RING, please visit my website: http://www.sarahbethdurst.com/SpyRing.htm

Happy reading! And happy spying!

(Cover art by Brandon Dorman; Photo by Kimberly Phyfe)

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Book Launch Event for SPY RING Tonight!

TONIGHT!!! At 7pm at the Setauket Neighborhood House (95 Main St, Setauket, NY), I'll be talking about my new book for kids, SPY RING, and America's first female spy! Hope to see you there! https://www.threevillagehistoricalsociety.org/lecture-series

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Book Launch Event on 5/20!

Long Island friends: Please join me on Monday (5/20) at 7pm for the launch of my new book for kids, SPY RING! I'll be talking about the Culper Spy Ring, how I wrote SPY RING, and how history is all around us. Also, there will be cookies!

The event is hosted by the Three Village Historical Society and will be held at the historic Setauket Neighborhood House (95 Main Street, Setauket, NY), right in the heart of Culper Country!


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Friday, May 17, 2024

Gold Coast Book Fair 2024 Announcement

Very excited to announce that I'll be appearing at the very first Gold Coast Book Fair (June 28-30 on Long Island). The full author lineup has just been revealed, and I'm honored to be among such an awesome group of writers: https://goldcoastbookfair.com/author-lineup/ 

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SPY RING in Times Beacon Record!

I made my local newspaper! Posing with my new kids book SPY RING in front of the school that's in the book! Their lovely review is here (page 20): https://tbrnewsmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/al_051624w.pdf


Thursday, May 16, 2024

NEIBA Spring Forum 2024

Had the most fantastic time at the NEIBA (New England Independent Booksellers Association) Spring Forum!! Loved meeting so many awesome booksellers! And signing a glorious pile of ARCs of THE SPELLSHOP! Thanks so much, NEIBA, for inviting me!

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Monday, May 13, 2024

Book Launch Event for SPY RING on 5/20!

You're invited!!!

The Three Village Historical Society is hosting the book launch event for my new book for kids, SPY RING, on Monday, May 20th, at 7pm at the Setauket Neighborhood House.

Published by HarperCollins / Clarion Books, SPY RING is about two-modern day kids on a treasure-hunt adventure inspired by real-life Resolutionary War hero Anna Smith Strong, America's first female spy! It features a ton of local history and real locations around Three Village. At the launch, I'll be talking about George Washington's Culper Spy Ring, how I wrote SPY RING, and how history is all around us!

The event is open to the public and free of charge. All are welcome! I hope you can come!


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Wednesday, May 08, 2024

LJ Day of Dialog 2024

Very excited to be part of the Library Journal Day of Dialog tomorrow (Thurs May 9)!!! I'll be on the Romance + Fantasy panel at noon with a slew of awesome authors! It's virtual and free if you'd like to watch: https://www.libraryjournal.com/event/library-journal-day-of-dialog-spring-2024

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Friday, May 03, 2024

Phoenix Fan Fusion 2024

Very excited to be one of the Guest Authors at this year's Phoenix Fan Fusion convention (May 24-26)! It starts the day after my birthday, so I'll be arriving full of Carvel ice cream cake and ready to talk books! Can't wait!