I recently sent a promo copy of Blue Karma to fellow Catan queen Mallory at The Leaning Tower of Tomes book review blog, and just posted her review. I'm thrilled to read how much she enjoyed it, as well as her thoughtful commentary on various aspects of the story. Mallory, thank you! She's reviewed dozens of other YA novels … Continue reading Review of “Blue Karma” at The Leaning Tower of Tomes
I recently sent a promo copy of Blue Karma to the delightfully articulate Emma, avid reader behind the emdoesbookreviews blog. She posted her review today. I'm not ashamed to admit, I'm thrilled: not only did she enjoy the book, she provided some of the most comprehensive feedback I've gotten since completing the manuscript, which is tremendously … Continue reading Review of “Blue Karma” on emdoesbookreviews
This post is part two of a seven-part series discussing my experience writing climate fiction in my novel, Blue Karma. Challenge #1: Packaging Prophecy Sometimes I think “science fiction writer” is a euphemism for “hack prophet”. We see the future in our mind's eye and set down the vision before it comes to pass. But a setting … Continue reading Environmental Hazards: Five Challenges of Writing Climate Fiction (Part 2)
Technically the summer solstice is June 21, but I always think June sounds like summer, don't you? So let's jump-start June with some poolside reading. On Monday, June 1, Blue Karma will be available for free on Amazon. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial announcer, this is a limited-time offer! Order now and we'll also … Continue reading “Blue Karma” free book promotion
I'm excited to join the bibliophile community on GoodReads! (It's a big step in overcoming my so-1990s phobia of social media and web forums.) To celebrate, I'm asking other GoodReads members, bloggers, and bookworms to review Blue Karma in exchange for a gift copy from me. No, it's not a bribe: I want you to be honest in … Continue reading Calling all book reviewers!