Posts Tagged ‘scifi’

Y’ALL. It’s finally here.

My book, Threadwalkers, is finally OUT for purchase on Amazon! WOO HOO!

You can also find it on Goodreads, if you like to track your reading that way.

AND we’re having a virtual BOOK LAUNCH PARTY on Wednesday, 25 October, 2017 so Save the Date! You can RSVP for over here at my publisher’s event page on Facebook. (And be sure to like my Facebook page, too!)

So now that it’s here, here are some updated FAQs:

Can I find it in my country?

There’s a solid chance that YES you can find it in your country! The publisher set it up for the widest possible distribution in hard copy and ebook, so take a look on your local Amazon site before paying for international shipping.

Is it only on Amazon?

For now, yes. In a few weeks, it will be picked up elsewhere, and then I’ll have info for you lovely indie bookstore shoppers on how you can request it (and I’ll be submitting it to bookstores as well).

Will you sign my copy?

I would love to sign your copy! However, please do NOT mail your book to me. Instead, reach out directly and I will either let you know when I will be in your area or arrange something else specific. (For friends and family, email me directly!)

Book signing events???

I don’t currently have any scheduled, but will let you know as soon as I have anything to share! I’m relocating in December, which is taking most of my fall schedule, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything.

Speaking of events, how can I reach you to discuss hosting one?

Email me directly or fill out my contact form, and please be as specific as possible. Is it a library, bookstore, school event? Where is it? What time frame do you have in mind? And so on.

What if I have other questions?

I am happy to answer questions either on my contact form, Facebook, Goodreads, or via email.

So here we are!

Thank you to everyone who has already supported the book by purchasing a copy, sharing it online, or generally telling folks about it. I really appreciate it, and you. ❤

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HELLO.

It’s been a busy summer. I said that already, didn’t I? But here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s now officially FALL which means…. It’s nearly time for THREADWALKERS!

Along those lines, here are some updated FAQs (and maybe not all are frequently asked, but things that have COME UP) for you:

Release Date?

MOVED UP to October 16! That means it’ll be here in about 2 1/2 weeks! EEK. I’m furiously working on last line edits (making sure the commas are all where they are supposed to be, to the best of my and my editor’s abilities!) and then it’s getting submitted VERY SOON.

Where can I pre-order?

Unfortunately, it’s not currently available as a pre-order, but you can bet I’ll be making LOTS of noise when it’s available for pre-order and then purchase!

Where can I find it to buy?

Amazon, mostly. But you can also request it at your local bookstore! I’ll have more details on that closer to release day. (I know, it FEELS awfully close already.) BUT it will be available in both print AND ebook to ensure that the most number of people possible have access to it!

Lydia asks: What type of tea should I drink whilst reading Threadwalkers?

I LOVE THIS QUESTION from Twitter so I have decided to answer it here as well. The story takes place in the autumn, so a nice chai (or even chocolate chai) might hit the spot nicely! (Feel free to ask me for any other food or beverage pairings, though I will say tea is pretty much my drink of choice for most books.)

I want to review your book!

THANK YOU. I ALSO WANT YOU TO REVIEW MY BOOK.

Where should I post a review? (Amazon, Goodreads, other?)

Amazon is a good place to start, as that will help me encourage sales in the initial release, but I would also appreciate Goodreads reviews (I’ll link it as soon as I have the page for the book live!) and any other press you would like to send my way. Got a question? Just reach out!

Will you come to my library/bookstore/school?

YES (within reason, obviously). My travel is all out of pocket, but if you are, say, within an hour’s drive of the Chicago metro area, and you would like to invite me to your library or bookstore or school, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH. Or if you know I will be in your local area for some other reason, ALSO GET IN TOUCH. I am excited to talk to as many readers as possible, especially students! (PLEASE NOTE that my “home radius” will be changing this winter, so if you are in SoCal… after January, LET ME KNOW.)

What can I do to support the book?

Buy the book! Bug your friends about buying it. Give it as a gift. (See, your holiday shopping list is now DONE. YOU’RE WELCOME.) Post reviews online. Creating buzz is key, and you are all part of my swarm now. D’awwww.

Got other questions? Ask them here! I’ll answer what I can.

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Last Friday, my publisher (50/50 Press) hosted an online cover reveal party and I got to be part of it, releasing the cover of Threadwalkers out into the wild for the first time. WOOT!

I really love the cover, and it fits very well with the story, though of course you won’t get to find out exactly how until it comes out this fall… but trust me when I say it’s pretty much perfect.

As part of the event, I took questions from social media, and will leave them here, in case you wondered any of the same things.

Did you get to design it?
I did not get to design this cover, but the publisher was very generous in taking my preferences into account. (I specifically requested no headless female torsos, which has been a bizarre trend in YA covers for years now.) I was sent some mock-ups to look through and my favorite was the one that eventually developed into the final cover. It was the publisher’s favorite, too, so that worked out well.

What was the hardest part of this whole process?
Honestly, every stage has been hard in its own way. Plotting time travel stuff? Hard. Editing and getting good feedback from beta readers? Hard. Querying agents/publishers? HARD. But it’s also hard in a satisfying way, like how I imagine people who enjoy working out feel after a really good workout. I am not one of those people, but I can imagine it’s similar.

What was the most exciting part?
Finding people who were excited about the story, too. It’s easy to write for yourself, but finding someone else who likes it, and who wants to make it into a real, physical Thing? That’s something else entirely.

When can I pre-order it?
Not just yet…. but I should know soonish (meaning, by end of the summer). It’s currently set for a mid-autumn release, so I imagine it’ll turn up online a little before then. I’ll keep you posted. Promise.

Is it going to be available in my country?
This one’s important to me because I know so many folks around the world, and I can tell you that YES it will be available internationally. I get to have some input on that, which I really appreciate. Will be it everywhere? No…. but it’ll be on Amazon in a lot of places, which is fantastic. Again, I’ll keep you posted.

So there you go. If you’ve got any other questions, just ask and I’ll do my best to answer.

Do you want to know my favorite thing about the cover? It’s got my name on it.

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I know it’s been quiet over here for a couple of weeks, but life has been moving at breakneck speed, leaving me very little time to blog anything for a bit. I’ve got another post coming on Thursday where I’ll talk a little about PCSing with my cats (which is always the most stressful part of moving but I’ve also gotten fairly practiced at it) but in the meantime how about a life update?

Because I have NEWS.

As of last week, I am officially signed with 50/50 Press to publish my debut novel, Threadwalkers. Yay!!

I don’t have any more details just yet as I still need to go through the editing process, not to mention formatting and cover design and all kinds of things I probably haven’t thought of yet, much less setting a publication date, but trust me that I will keep you posted.

I know.

A little about the book: Threadwalkers is a YA science-fiction time travel story, told from the point of view of a 16 year old girl whose life starts to unravel around her as small changes in her past have big implications in the present. And that’s all I’ll say for now! There will be more as I can share it, I promise.

I’m excited to share this story with all of you, and hope that you enjoy it as much as I do.

ALSO check out this AMAZING family portrait by my friend Em Somerville!
Volavka family portrait by Em SomervilleI love it so much! It’s now the featured photo on my “About” page. She even included my dinosaur necklace. ^_^ Thanks, Emma!!

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