I can scarcely believe that May is already well underway, which means Wendy, Darling officially comes out in less than a month! I cannot wait to share my dark, feminist take on what happened to Wendy Darling after her time in Neverland with all of you! The official release date is June 1, 2021, and May and June are going to be busy months with various readings and panels related to the book’s release. If you’d like to hear me read, or listen to me chat with other authors, here are some of the places you can find me over the next little while. I’ll continue to update this space with links and other info as it becomes available!
The Peter Panel – May 22, 2021 from 7:-8:30p.m. EST
It seems that 2021 is the year of the boy who never grew up! Aiden Thomas, Kayla Ancrum, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and I all have books inspired by Peter Pan out this year, so of course we had to put together a Peter Panel! Join us as we discuss our novels, with four different takes on Neverland and the works of J.M. Barrie who inspired us all. Martha Brockenbrough will moderate the chat, which promises to be far-ranging and a lot of fun. The event is free and you can register here.
Sturgis Library LGTBQIA+ Pride Month Fiction Talk Celebration – June 8, 2021 from 6:30-8p.m. EST
In celebration of Pride Month, Richard Kadrey, Sam J. Miller, Cassandra Khaw, and I will be talking about writing, offering up plenty of queer reading recommendations, and doing a Q&A session. The event is free, but registration is required. More info and details on how to sign up are available here. ETA: It was a fantastic chat with wonderful queer reading recommendations and great craft tips for writing multiple POV characters among many other things. In case you missed it, the archived recording of the panel is available here.
Celebrate Horror 2021 – May 28, 2021
Sadie Hartmann (aka Mother Horror) is once again organizing a horror reading extravaganza. Dozens upon dozens of horror writers contributed videos of themselves reading excerpts of their work and the whole thing will go live on May 28 on the Nightworms YouTube channel. You can hear me read an excerpt from “The Nag Bride” an original novelette appearing in my upcoming collection, The Ghost Sequences (out in October from Undertow Books). Other authors reading include Tim Waggoner, Rio Youers, Linda Addison, Paul Tremblay, Wendy Wagner, and many, many more!
NYRSF Reading – June 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. EST
Rescheduled! Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the NYRSF event is moving to Wednesday, June 9, 2021. On that new date and time, I’ll be reading an excerpt from Wendy, Darling and chatting with the wonderful Barbara Krasnoff about the book. You can visit the NYRSF facebook page to learn more about the series. ETA: The archived recording of the reading and my chat with Barbara is available here.
Ephemera Reading Series – June 16, 2021 at 7p.m
Found family and chosen family are themes woven throughout Wendy, Darling, and so I’m absolutely thrilled that the theme for this installment of the Ephemera Reading Series is Family! I’ll be reading along with Arkady Martine and Brent C. Lambert, and there will be a musical performance by Irene Zhong. I cannot wait for this event. It’s going to be so much fun! More info here. ETA: If you missed the event, the video is available here. Brent and Arkady both read amazing excerpts from upcoming works and I can’t wait to read them rest of them, and Irene performed two beautiful songs. I highly recommend checking it out!
Space Cowboy Books Reading – June 17, 2021 at 9p.m. EST
I’ll be reading in conjunction with the wonderful Space Cowboy Books, discussing Wendy, Darling, and just chatting about books and reading in general. The event is free. For more information and how to register, visit this link. ETA: If you missed the event, the video is posted here. Jean-Paul at Space Cowboy Books asked from truly fantastic questions!
Tiny Bookcase – May 17, 2021
Not only did I have a wonderful chat with Ben and Nico, but we all wrote flash fiction stories to the same prompt and swapped them “on air” as it were. It was a lot of fun, and it was great to see how we all managed to take the same prompt of “fortified” and run with it in completely different directions for our tales. You can listen to our chat here, and hear three original flash fiction stories, including my own fairy tale about a princess who dreams of being of a castle.
CBC Montreal – All in a Weekend – June 13, 2021 – 8:30-9:00am
Not a podcast, but an actual real, live radio show! Back in the day, before these new-fangled podcasts and streaming on demand, people consumed their media at specific times of the day. Ask your parents, kids! Anyway, I will be chatting with host Ainslie MacLellan about Wendy, Darling live (eep!) on Sunday morning. Since I can’t go home to visit Montreal just yet, this feels like the next best thing! More info on the series here.
Breaking the Glass Slipper Instagram Live – June 18, 2021 – 1pm
Okay, I completely failed to post about this one in advance, but luckily the interview was recorded and is available here. I had a blast talking to Megan about writing Wendy, Darling, reimagining classic tales with a dark and feminist bent, the writing process in general, and of course, our fictional crushes!
Genre Talk Podcast – June 21, 2021
I recently had a lovely chat with the Genre Talk folks about reading, writing, Wendy, Darling, and SFFH in general. The episode should be available June 21, but in the meantime, here’s a link to the podcast in general so you can check out some of the other episodes and conversations with other wonderful guests. ETA: Here is a link to my specific episode.
Liar’s Club Oddcast – June 24, 2021
What happens when you get a bunch of Philly area writers together to talk books and writing? A whole lot of laughter and general silliness, it turns out. Gregory Frost, Keith Strunk, Merry Jones, Fran Wilde, and myself got to chat about reading, writing, critique groups, and of course play everyone’s favorite game – two lies and a truth. Turns out the Liar’s Club is awfully good at telling fact from fiction, or maybe I’m just a terrible liar. I’ll share the link to my specific episode when it’s available, but in the meantime, you can browse their other interviews here, including a recent chat with the wonderful Sam J. Miller! ETA: Here is a link to my specific episode.