A Tale of Border-Crossing Mail

Over the weekend  I visited the NAIBA conference in Arlington, VA, to accept an award for Bitterblue along with Ian Schoenherr. Ian is the fellow responsible for the beautiful illustrations and decorations in Bitterblue: the chapter and part openings, the title page, the endpapers, the maps, the bridges, etc. Ian and I had some trouble… Read more »

Bridges and Crossings

How appropriate that on the last day of my book tour for Bitterblue, the drive to the airport should bring me over one of the world’s most beautiful bridges, the Golden Gate. Bitterblue is out in the world. Fly, my little bird. I’m on my way home.

Tidbits on Release Day

Today is Bitterblue‘s release day! Happy reading to my readers. Happy birthday to my girl. It’s been a long time coming. For them that’s interested, here’s just one of the many seeds that planted in my mind and helped Bitterblue grow: Photo from Wikipedia Commons, taken by Int3gr4te Years ago, I saw Bernini’s sculpture of… Read more »

A Thank You

A book release can be overwhelming. A lot of factors converge at once. Reviews, to be honest, don’t really faze me, but they do create a lot of swirling noise. There’s a lot of noise in general during a book release, and when you’re trying to ground yourself in what matters, noise can be decentering…. Read more »

Interviews, ARC Giveaways, Reviews, Perspective

In lieu of a post today, I’ll link you to Cindy Pon’s interview with me about Bitterblue, over at The Enchanted Inkpot. Cindy is running a Bitterblue ARC giveaway, so head over there if you’re interested! Many thanks to Cindy, who asks really good questions :). My 30-second Hunger Games movie review: I had to… Read more »

Randutiae for a Monday, Plus, a Bitterblue-related photo

First, I recommend the show “Ocean Giants” on PBS’s Nature. It’s about HOW AMAZING WHALES ARE. (It’s also about how adorable whale videographers are, but I think that’s accidental.) Did you know that bowhead whales, which are only found in the Arctic, are believed to be capable of living 200 years? They are extremely wary… Read more »