Briar Girls Events & Release!
Or: How the pandemic conspires to upend even the best-laid plans
Hello! With no ado whatsoever, I must announce that the publication date for Briar Girls has moved. Due to supply chain delays (read this very helpful thread from Tubby & Coo’s for more information), Briar Girls will now be published on November 16.
Yes, it’s tragic to wait even two weeks more to get your hands on this furious (and furiously queer) epic fairy tale extravaganza. But never fear! Mostly it just means you have two extra weeks to preorder your copy. (I do strongly recommend preordering if you’re interested and able, especially if you’d like to gift it for the holidays. If Briar Girls sells through its first printing, it will be a while before the next print comes through.)
To keep you occupied during the wait, I’m thrilled to announce a few virtual events!
On Tuesday November 2 at 7pm Eastern, I’ll be in conversation with the extraordinary Kate Elliott. Visit Porter Square Books for more information and to register for the event! (Attendance is free but registration is required.)
On Friday November 5 at 7pm Eastern, I’ll be on a big book birthday bash panel with Laura E. Weymouth, Makiia Lucier, Rebecca Ross, Laura Taylor Namey, and Lauren Blackwood. Visit One More Page Books for more information and to register for the event! (Attendance is free but registration is required.)
On Wednesday November 10 at 7pm Eastern, I’ll be on a queer science fiction/fantasy panel with Kalynn Bayron, A.R. Capetta, K. Ancrum, and Anna-Marie McLemore. Visit Tubby & Coo’s for more information. This free virtual event will stream live to Facebook and Youtube.
I do have one more event I hope to announce very soon! We’re just in process of hammering out a few details, but put Friday November 19 in your calendar, especially if you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Yes, we are hoping to be able to do an in-person event!)
I’ve been thinking a lot about what this newsletter will look like after Briar Girls comes out. In the past it’s been irregular and mostly tied to new releases. 2022 will be my first year without a book out since 2019, and to be honest, I’m looking forward to having a bit of a break from the work of promoting and marketing a book. I’m hoping to be able to hunker down and concentrate on writing! But I still want to connect with you, dear reader. So please let me know—what are you most interested in seeing in an author newsletter? Writing advice? Book and media recommendations? Peeks at works in progress? Really (really) bad doodles?
While you ponder that, I’ll leave you with a blurb from the excellent Dahlia Adler, author of wonderful queer books and the genius behind LGBTQ Reads.
The wait is nearly over. I can’t wait to share Briar Girls with you!
PS: Want to buy my books? You can find more information and buy links on my website!