Hello, everyone,

Taking a break from working on copyedits for Speaking Bones to send out this update. (Btw, my copyeditor is a genius, I tell you. It’s so great to feel the book getting better with every keystroke.)

My big update this time is that The Hidden Girl and Other Stories is out in paperback! You can use this link from the publisher to get it from your favorite retailer.

The hardcover came out just before lockdown last year. The occasion of the paperback’s issuance has made me reflect on everything we went through in between. I like to say that we’re all the heroes of our own epic fantasies, so I hope this trial has made us all more resolute in the stories we wish to tell.

I’ll have more to say about the Dandelion Dynasty soon. Meanwhile, I’ll tell you about a few online events at which I’ll be talking about books with awesome authors.

On February 2, at 5:00 PM ET, I’ll be in conversation with Karen Lord and moderator Diana Pho at an event sponsored by Serial Box (theme: decolonizing SFF). I’ve been wanting to do an event with Karen forever. I’m really looking forward to learning from this conversation (registration link).

Update 2/12/2021: the full conversation has been uploaded to YouTube. Listen to Karen!

And later on that same day, at 9:00 PM ET, I’ll be talking with E. Lily Yu about her debut novel, On Fragile Waves, at an event sponsored by University Book Store. Lily will be reading from her incredibly beautiful book and then I’ll ask her questions about it (registration link).

Hope to see you at one or both of these events.