Missed my live chat with the lovely Bridgetti of the Writer's Corner LIVE show? You can catch the recording here! We spoke about my Publisher's Weekly review, why the next Nel book is my favorite, and what it was like to write a "pandemic book." Plus, you'll hear an excerpt of Heretics!
It's finally here! I spoke with Douglas of the Tales of the 2SLGBTQ+ podcast about archaeology, writing Nel's world, and how TRAVELERS ended up on the Moon. You can tune into the awesome chat via YouTube (below) or via your favorite podcast streaming service.
Returning to Sci-Fi Saturday Night is always an absolute pleasure, even more so after the long, incredibly difficult past few years. Sharing the initial inspiration behind Nel's character, and how she's evolved since, with such big fans was delightful! It's been an honor to have such wonderful friends and fans throughout this journey--all the way from a dingy motel parking lot for our first interview! Thanks to the awesome SFSN team and, of course, to Creative Edge for setting this up.
Aurealis Magazine is back with this glowing review of Nel's second adventure!
"...After the absorbing, dig-based, science-y plot of the first book in the series (Travelers), the story in Drifters departs along different parabolas. Nel adopts survivalist mode as a fugitive from justice, somehow staying alive through freezing conditions, starvation rations, and random injuries. Ex-lovers appear when she needs them, only to put themselves in danger, and it’s hard to distinguish the good pursuers from the evil ones.
It’s also hard to resist the breathless pace of this adventure, even in its unlikeliest moments. I Shouldn’t Be Alive meets the X-Files—strap in for the ride and follow Nel through privation and exhaustion as she seeks the meeting place with her backers. After all, her extraterrestrial lover is out there somewhere, and the thrilling expanse of outer space beckons.
Read this, and get your hands on book three as soon as you can."
It's been a whirlwind week! I was exhausted by my 2nd Covid shot, and just had another book hit international bestseller status! This time it's Travelers, which is #1 LGBTQ science fiction in the US and Canada! Not only that, but Heretics launched on the 8th and has already been bought and reviewed by so many of you. Your support means the world!
I seriously couldn't do this without the incredible author and publishing community I've found--especially big thanks to Mickey Mikkelson of Creative Edge for all he does, and the powerhouse of Rebecca Hamilton for her amazing mentorship and team.
The South Branch Scribbler was kind enough to host me this week, to discuss the upcoming book, Heretics, in my sci-fi series, my work in activism, and the incredible process of getting a book on the Moon! Plus a never-before-seen excerpt of Heretics!
Last weekend amidst the wild snowstorm we got hit with up here, I got to chat with the awesome Caramel Lucas of the "Keeping It Real" podcast! We touched on the type of magic I weave into my fantasy books, what gets me up in the morning (besides my awesome dog, Rory, of course!), and talked about my snarky lesbian archaeologist becoming a TV show (c'mon Netflix!)