Shades of Milk and Honey

There’s an audio interview with me at The Bat Segundo Show

While I was in New York, I sat down with Edward Champion for an interview for The Bat Segundo Show. I will tell you this right now: This is the hardest interview I have ever done. He had read the book more thoroughly than anyone I’ve met and asked me questions about things I had …

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Strand Bookstore reviews and has a sale on Shades of Milk and Honey

The Strand, which is the big independent bookstore in NYC is offering a half-off sale on Shades of Milk and Honey. Note that they only have four copies actually in stock.  Their staff also offered the following review of the book. ‘Shades of Milk and Honey’ is a captivating debut novel from Mary Robinette Kowal …

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Shades of Milk and Honey giveaway and review at Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia

Over on the  Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia, there’s a chance to win two copies of Shades of Milk and Honey, thanks to celi.a who seems to have fallen in love with my novel.  Here’s how her review starts off: I found myself proclaiming to my friends that I’d found ‘the perfect book’ yesterday. I didn’t …

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I was interviewed by Mur Lafferty of I Should Be Writing

While at NasFic, Mur Lafferty interviewed me for her podcast, I Should Be Writing. Mur makes the whole thing feel like a casual conversation between friends which reduces the level of stress induced by trying to sound reasonably intelligent. (Note to debut authors: when your book launches your brain is liable to have a repeating …

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Eugene Weekly reviews Shades of Milk and Honey

The Eugene Weekly has a nice review of Shades of Milk and Honey that manages to talk about the book without being spoilery. Kowal has a good time with the tropes and tweaks of this sort of story, making both sisters sympathetic and tossing a few obstacles into the way, but Shades sparkles to particular …

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The recipe for the Shades of Milk and Honey cocktail

I mentioned that at the reading tonight, there would be a specialty cocktail.  Rina Weisman, the power behind SF in SF, has given me the recipe to share with you As the inventor, I graciously share the recipe for all: 1 shot Velvet Falernum over ice, fill with a nice champagne, add a dash of …

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Shades of Milk and Honey makes Powell’s Books blog contributor swoon

The Powell’s Books blog has a glowing review of Shades of Milk and Honey. This is what a book crush is all about, this finding of a volume that is your perfect fit, the book you’ve been waiting for without ever knowing that you were waiting for it. This is one of those books that, …

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Making a book trailer part 1: Defining parameters

Making a trailer is a multi-part process and I thought it might be interesting if I described what went into making the Shades of Milk and Honey trailer. Stage One: Defining the parameters Budget: Before anything else happened, Rob and I sat down to talk about how much we could afford to spend. Money, sadly, defines …

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Reminder: Reading at KGB Wednesday night!

Hey! A reminder that I’m reading tomorrow night (Wednesday, August 18th) at the KGB Fantastic Fiction series with the wonderful Laura Anne Gilman. The official press release is below. One thing that it doesn’t mention is that I’ll be performing The Broken Bridge, which is the shadow play that occurs in Chapter 10 of Shades …

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Angela Slatter has a Drive-by Interview with me

Australian short story writer Angela Slatter, has interviewed me for part of her Drive-by Interview series.  She’s a seriously talented writer and has two short story collections coming out this year, Sourdough & Other Stories with Tartarus Press (UK) and The Girl with No Hands & Other Tales (Ticonderoga Publications) Here are the questions she asked …

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