Shadow finished covers

So my editor just sent me some cover proofs for The Shadow Behind the Stars (pubbing September 1, 2015!), and I love them so much. They have a swirling metallic background that comes and goes as you tilt it in the light and looks very mysterious. I took some photos to show off the effect and posted them on Twitter. Check it out!

Smugglivus end-of-year post

Happy Smugglivus! The Books Smugglers are celebrating the season with lots of guest posts about 2014, and they were nice enough to invite me to contribute. You can find my musings about five books I read in the past year posted on their website.

Bookish Serendipity interview

An interview about A Creature of Moonlight has just gone up on the brilliantly-named Bookish Serendipity. The Shadow Behind the Stars is also featured as a Waiting on Wednesday pick. Check it out for yourself here!

Minneapolis Star Tribune feature

A Creature of Moonlight was featured along with other books by Midwestern authors in this Sunday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune. Check out the entire article here.

New York Times review of Creature

This Sunday’s New York Times Book Review ran a review of A Creature of Moonlight! It was reviewed by Jennifer A. Nielsen, who is the author of the Ascendance Trilogy (starting with The False Prince). You can check it out online here.

KYMN ArtZany! Radio interview

Paula Granquist at ArtZany! Radio, a show that airs in Northfield, MN, was kind enough to invite me on for an interview this past Friday, June 13. We talked about trees, magic, childhood, publishing–and lots more. You can listen to the show online at the KYMN website.

Page 69 Test applied to Creature of Moonlight

Marshal at the Campaign for the American Reader blog network invited me to do a post on his Page 69 Test, where authors riff on page 69 of their books and whether they are good representations of the story. I was delighted to write something up, and you can check it out here! Warning, though: if you really dislike spoilers, you may want to skip this article.

Not Yet Read post on Fairy Tale Magic

Tabitha at the Not Yet Read blog has just posted an article I wrote about fairy tale magic in A Creature of Moonlight. Included is a short fairy tale that was cut from the final version of the book. If you are interested, you can check it out here!