Hello, my darlings! I'm sorry to have vanished, but between launch month for Girl on a Wire and doing Lois edits (turned in Friday!) the month got away from me. First though, I want to say thank you to everyone who has read, bought, checked out from the library, reviewed or told someone about the circus book of my heart. If you haven't yet, well, there's no time like the present. *bats eyelashes* Especially after watching that Nik Wallenda city walk over Chicago. Wasn't that something? Thrilling.
It's been so long since I updated here, I've forgotten what I have and haven't mentioned, and I know I've missed a bunch of stuff too. So a rundown of a few things and info on what I'm doing at World Fantasy this coming weekend.
- Many thanks to the amazing Bianca Spriggs for including Girl on a Wire in her round-up for the Chevy Chaser of 10 Kentucky books from this year.
- At Intellectual Recreation, Readings on a Theme: Inspired by the Classics featuring Girl and several other fascinating-looking books, in which Girl is "the least obvious retelling of the bunch" and "full of mystery and the romance of the circus." *beams*
- I was delighted the book was included in the indefatigable Kelly Jensen's round-up of October through December (and a few early 2015) YA titles at Book Riot.
- Beth Revis, who was an invaluable crit partner on the very first draft of Girl on a Wire, featured it as one of her favorite fall reads this year for a fun giveaway and interview series about fall; you can see what she has to say and read my answers about my favorite fall reading and et cetera at her blog. Then read about all the other books, including Beth's latest, which you should get, stat.
- A shout-out to my former high school, since they gave me a shout-out on their FB page. Little did I see this coming back during my formative trouble-making days. ;-)
There have been a couple of really wonderful early reader reviews of Lois Lane: Fallout over at Tumblr, both thorough but not in the least spoilery:
- Here's the first from Maya; snippet: "Fallout exceeds everything I hoped it would be. Bond has captured Lois’s voice, infusing her with the Lois Lanes who have come before yet creating a fresh character with her own purpose."
- And here's another at Godzylla's Head; snippet: "It’s extremely nuanced, for all that it moves at a swift pace and is a fast read -- because you simply do not want to put it down once you’ve started it. Once you have finished it, you’re hungry for more. Best of all, this book is for everyone -- long-time Lois Lane fans and someone who may never have heard of her. It’s engaging, smart, and fun."
I'm reading instead of paneling at World Fantasy, early Thursday evening -- I can promise a little circus, a little Lois, and if there's time maybe a snippet of something else Christopher Rowe will pitch in a voice for. We'll see! Here's the details:
Reading: Gwenda Bond
Time: 5:30pm-6pm, Nov. 6, Fairfax
If you'll be there, you should come. I'll probably give away a copy of Girl, and I'll be happy to see you.