Interviews and Podcasts
Bookish blogger? Fellow podcaster? I love talking talking about the sci-fi and fantasy genres, writing, and archaeology with interested humans! I do remote audio and video talks, technology willing. Shoot me an email and I'll send you my Calendly link.
Events and Bookclubs
Are you a bookstore? A bookclub? Book a signing, speaking even, or chat about my work as both an author and archaeologist . I'll travel most places in New England or Ohio, and find myself traveling elsewhere often, so let me know where you would love me to visit!
I'm also happy to talk chronic illness, queer genre fiction, archaeology, and women in science, fantasy and science fiction.
contact (at) vsholmes (dot) com
F. A. Q.
Have a question I don't answer below? Feel free to email me!
When is the next Reforged/Nel Book coming out?
I don't like announcing too far in advance, since there are so many moving parts. If you're part of my Reader's List, you'll be the first to know release dates as well as get peeks at cover art. Otherwise, check back on my series pages for tentative dates!
Is Reforged done after Blood and Mercy?
As a series, yes, Reforged will be done, but I'm revisiting the world in two more quartets (SHATTERED and AWAKENED) which take place on either side of Reforged in the timeline. Rest assured some familiar characters will be making appearances.
How many books are in Nel Bently?
In the series itself, there will be six, however I'm not ready to close the door on returning to Nel's world at some point.
Will your books be in Audio?
Yes! Though I don't have recording or release dates yet, both Travelers and Smoke and Rain are currently in casting for a narrator!
Where can I buy a paperback?
Paperbacks are available through Amazon and Ingram (if you're a retailer) and can be ordered by your local bookstore (support your local businesses!) And of course, you can always stop by a signing or convention if I'm in your area to get your copy signed!
How does archaeology affect your writing?
If we're being honest--time! But the people I meet and the culture around searching for the truth has deeply affected my work and how I write.
Are the events on your "Contact" page the only ones you're doing this year?
Not necessarily! Those are just the confirmed events. If there's one you think I'd enjoy, feel free to let me know and I'll do my best.
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