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Karen at conversation in the bookstore, frequently with herself.

“So many white dudes. I want the new Karen Lord, L, L, no. Um, I wonder if… no, this is sci-fi, where’s YA. Sherri Smith, I think? Yeah, Flygirl, Smith. S, s, s, no! What do I have to do … Continue reading

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Helen Lowe interview at SF Signal

The excellent Helen Lowe, who is a Christchurch spec-tic writing gal like me, recently interviewed me about When We Wake for her regular feature on SF Signal. I really love interviewers who take the time to read the book and … Continue reading

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When We Wake: Reviews

When We Wake has been getting some awfully nice reviews. Particularly, it is getting nice reviews from sci-fi venues, which pleases me very much, since this is my first sci-fi story. Kirkus Reviews gave the book a starred review, calling … Continue reading

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When We Wake: My Big Idea

Internets, y’all know John Scalzi’s Big Idea feature at the Whatever, right? This is the feature where authors will tell you the Big Idea behind their latest release, also known as The Place Not To Go When You Are Poor … Continue reading

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WAKE UP: The When We Wake Blog Tour

Time to talk about me! No, wait, time to talk about MY NEW BOOK. Internets, When We Wake has been released in North America. I was lucky enough to do a blog tour on five awesome young adult fiction blogs … Continue reading

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LOOK AT THIS TRAILER. LOOK AT IT SO HARD.

Internets! Oh my gosh, it’s been FOREVER. Or nearly two weeks, much the same thing in internet time. What have I been up to? Teacher training! Story of this year, Internets. If ever you find yourself thinking, “That Karen creature, … Continue reading

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Tell your friends

Internets! Some housekeeping/update notes for you. While I settled into my first week of teacher training, When We Wake came out in Australia and New Zealand! In all good bookshops and on all good bookshelves now. People have been very … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauties: Let’s Talk About The Future

Internets! It is time for the January Sleeping Beauties essay! In the first essay, I discussed the European origins of the fairy tale. In the second essay I made some inflammatory statements about the Grimm brothers and told the sad … Continue reading

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Teen Movie Times: Easy A

Internets, Teen Movie Times (which, for those of you joining us now, is an ebook edition collecting my Teen Movie Times essays, plus bonus content!) has sold eighteen copies! Thank you very much; that is certainly handy. Here, then, is … Continue reading

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Teen Movie Times: The Ebook!

Hi, Internets! How have you been? I have been working on a Secret Project! You see, I am going to train to be an English teacher in Christchurch next year. This is awesome! I also have to pay for it, … Continue reading

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