This has been a busy week. My publisher is starting to coordinate my release week blitz and blog tour, so I’ve been busy gathering excerpts from Broken Fate and writing guest blog posts that will appear on various blogs during the blitz. Exciting stuff, but tiring!
By the way, if you are a blogger, or know someone who is, you can sign up to participate in the blitz. Aside from having my ever-lasting gratitude for participating, you’ll get some pre-made content to post on your site (meaning you can take a day off!), and there will be a giveaway (prizes provided by my publisher, so there’s no cost to you) that can help drive some views to your site.
- The Shadow Queen, by C.J. Redwine. This is a retelling of Snow White. From what I’ve read so far, it’s kind of a cross between Snow White and the TV show Once Upon a Time. The wicked queen has seized control of the kingdom and the main character must act to liberate and save the kingdom. She’s way more badass than Snow White ever was, though, and doesn’t seem to need a prince to rescue her.
A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy, by Sue Klebold. Sue Klebold is the mother of one of the Columbine school shooters. In this book, she tries to answer the question, “How could you not know?” that she’s often asked about how she missed the signs of her son’s mental illness and deadly plans. It’s a compassionate look at how we often assign blame to the wrong people in times of tragedy, and how mental illness is so diabolical and elusive that even those closest to us might not even see the signs.
- Calamity, by Brandon Sanderson. This is the third and final book in the Reckoners series. It’s fantasy geared toward younger readers, so it’s lighter than Sanderson’s Mistborn series, or the books he wrote in the Wheel of Time series. Sadly, I have yet to finish the second book (owing to time, not that the book isn’t good), so I’m just hoping I can finish both before they have to go back to the library.