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I’m at Mysterious Galaxy

spies of the World Wars, Krystyna Skarbek

Krystyna Skarbek

“Women spies of World War II” will be my topic at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on January 19. I’m excited to talk about what has become my favorite topic: the women who inspired me to write At the Table of Wolves, the first book in my Dark Talents trilogy. (Featuring the women shown below and more.)

Check it out here! Mysterious Galaxy is one of my very favorite bookstores, and I’m so happy to be there on Friday. For those of you who’ve inquired, my cat Winston has declined to accompany me since he will be napping, but my husband Tom will be there–I know, a poor substitute for Winston fans. . . So who was my cat named after? Yup!

The sequel, Serpent in the Heather, is out April 10, and the trilogy concludes with Nest of the Monarch, coming soon!

Event particulars:

A chat and signing At the Table of Wolves
Friday, January 19, 2018 – 7:30pm
Mysterious Galaxy
5943 balboa ave
suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111

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Drawing Winners

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Thank you to all those who entered my drawing for a chance to win a free audiobook of At the Table of Wolves!

Our four winners are: (And thanks to Sharon Shinn for conducting the drawing!)

B. Fisher, Z. Zielinski, A. Knight, H. Farmer. Congrats to the winners! (If any of the four of you didn’t receive an email from me yesterday with your promo code, please check your spam folder or contact me.)

At the Table of Wolves, historical fantasyGiveaways are a common feature of my infrequent newsletters, so please stay tuned for more offers like this one, and if you’re an Audible fan, the book is always available here.

 

I’ll be around . . .

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PUBLICATION DAY HAS ARRIVED! At the Table of Wolves is now availableand I’m very excited to be out and about signing, presenting, and generally showing up here and there. Please drop by and say hello!

July 12. SEATTLE. Reading and signing, University Book Store with Nancy Kress, who will be reading from Tomorrow’s Kin.

July 15. LEAVENWORTH, WA. Signing, A Book For All Seasons. 2:00–4:00 PM.

July 18. PODCAST interview, Bill Kenower’s Author to Author; 2:00 PM PDT, and available for later listening, too.

July 20. WENATCHEE, WA. Signing and talk. Wenatchee Library. 6:30 PM.

July 21-23. SEATTLE. Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference;   Friday, 8 PM Autograph party; Saturday, 10 AM The Glorious Middle of the Novel; Saturday, 4 PM Landscapes of Fantasy: From Mythic to Diesel Punk.

August 4-6. PORTLAND, OR. Presentations and signing. Willamette Writers Conference, Portland, OR. Sat. 3:30, Landscapes of Fantasy: From Mythic to Diesel Punk; Sunday, 8 AM,
The Glorious Middle: The hidden structure of pages 100-300

August 29, 10 AM. PODCAST interview. Susan Wingate’s Dialogue Between the Lines. 10:00 AM and available for later listening, too.

November 2-5. SAN ANTONIO, TX. World Fantasy convention. Schedule TBA.

November 18-20. PORTLAND, OR. Orycon science fiction and fantasy convention.

Hope to see you: friends, readers, acquaintances, fellow authors!

To order:

www.amazon.com.

B&N.

Signed copy.

At the Table of Wolves gets a star

So pleased to report that Publishers Weekly gave my forthcoming novel a starred review! Very happy about this, and also, I must admit, relieved. As you might imagine, waiting for big reviews just prior to publication date can be a nail-biting exercise.

Will people get my book, the things I was trying to accomplish, trying to say? Will they enjoy my story concept and characters? Or . . . or . . . (My fellow authors can fill in the blanks on pre-pub-day anxiety and dark imaginings.) But so far, so good. Publication day: July 11. For a list of my appearances, please see here  (scroll to bottom.)

PW Starred Review: At the Table of Wolves

At the Table of WolvesVeteran SF/F author Kenyon turns to historical paranormal fantasy in this compelling recreation of an alternate 1936 Britain rife with espionage, intrigue, and moral ambiguities. Idealistic young journalist Kim Tavistock, raised in America but now settled into her father’s stately home in Yorkshire, grapples with the suspicion that her father may be, like many of his aristocratic class, a Nazi sympathizer. King Edward will soon abandon the throne for “that woman,” Wallis Simpson, who is herself dangerously close to Erich von Ritter, a character loosely based on the seductive real-life Nazi agent Joachim von Ribbentrop. Kenyon adds enormous fuel to this smoldering prewar scene with the bloom, a sudden appearance in 1918 of psychic talents affecting about one in 1,000 people. It’s suggested that this manifestation was produced by the mass trauma of the Great War. Kim’s psychic gift is spill, which causes others to reveal their deepest secrets to her. The Nazis are a decade ahead of the British in finding military uses for psychics, and Kim is drawn into a quixotic attempt to foil a Nazi plan for invading England, risking her heart and her life in the “tawdry, morally wretched” game of spying. Kenyon’s finely tuned historical atmospherics and her sure-handed development of even minor characters make this novel a superb adventure, worthy to launch a distinguished historical fantasy series. (July)

Available for preorder:

Signed copy. A Book for All Seasons, Leavenworth, WA

www.amazon.com

Barnes and Noble

Indie Bound

The Best Little Writing Conference in the West

What do Steven Barnes, Agent DongWon Song, and indie publishing guru Anthea Lawson Sharp  all have in common? A: They’ll all be in Wenatchee WA for Write on the River in 4 weeks!

Anthea Lawson Sharp on Indie Publishing

Join us on the sunny side of Washington State for a day-and-a-half conference on the beautiful campus of Wenatchee Valley College. The Write on the River Conference annually attracts approximately 120  writers to learn from the experts, this year including nationally recognized writing teachers like Steven Barnes and Wendy Call.

Yes, we’re small, and proud of it! Our events and programming give you a chance for personal feedback and interaction with twelve expert presenters. Plus it’s fun! Join us for Saturday workshops, a Sunday morning fiction seminar, and then spend Sunday afternoon touring the wine country, renting bikes on the loop route along the Columbia, or hiking the beautiful sage-filled hills!

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