Places to Catch Me this Fall

Hello, all!  Just wanted to update you on my upcoming events schedule.

Saturday, October 20th, I’ll be at Fayetteville Barnes & Noble (Northwest Village Shopping Center, 4144 N College Ave, Fayetteville AR) for an all-day Bookfair event to help promote the True Lit festival!  (http://www.truelitfest.com/)  True Lit takes place this year from October 28th through November 4th, and encourages reading, writing, and storytelling across Fayetteville.  I’ll also have a signing from 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Keep an eye on my website for more True Lit related appearances.

Wednesday, October 24th, join me at Left Bank Books ( 399 North Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO), 7:00pm, as part of the bookstore’s SF STL author-event series (https://www.left-bank.com/sfstl)!  I’ll be discussing Noumenon and Noumenon Infinity, and will have an open chat about speculative fiction with fellow author Thomas K. Carpenter (http://thomaskcarpenter.com/).

NOTE: The event is free, but Left Bank Books does require you to buy a copy of one of my books from their store to get in the signing line.  You can preorder directly from the bookstore here: https://www.left-bank.com/ (If you already have Noumenon + Infinity, perhaps purchase one as a gift, bring a friend who hasn’t bought the book yet, or request a copy of Aliens: Bug Hunt)

Saturday, November 3rd, Fayetteville Public Library (401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR), 2:00-3:00pm.  I’ll be teaching a one-hour workshop on how to query a novel.  This is a condensed version of my typical two-hour workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of querying, including: what a query is, who it is for, how to write one, and how to send it.  Participants should have either a completed novel manuscript, or a partially completed (but thoroughly outlined) manuscript in order to fully participate in the class.  No need to bring the manuscript to the workshop (unless you’d like it for your own reference), just your intimate knowledge of the plot and characters.  Please contact the Fayetteville Public Library if you are interested in participating. https://www.faylib.org/

Happy reading, hope to see you soon!

~Marina

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NOUMENON INFINITY is HERE!

Today is release day in North America!  Yay!  Here’s me this morning, ridiculously ecstatic (wild hair and everything):

Me on Infinity release day

Tonight is my party at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, AR, and you’re invited!  Details here.

If you can’t make it to the party, you can still pick up a copy of Infinity at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Audible, ibooks, or your local independent bookstore.

I’m so happy to have the continuing saga of the Planet United Convoys and I.C.C. out in the world!  I hope you enjoy the read!

~Marina

P.S. Be sure to read the acknowledgements at the end of the book!  Without everyone’s hard work, this day would never have come.  I owe thanks to a heap of people!

 

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You’re Invited to the NOUMENON INFINITY Launch Party!

 

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August 14th, from 5-7pm, I’ll be celebrating the launch of NOUMENON INFINITY at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street in Fayetteville, AR.

I’m so excited to share the sequel to Noumenon with you!

Hope to see you there! But if you can’t make it, don’t despair.  You can still celebrate with me by preordering the book (from places like Barnes & Noble or Amazon), or buying it from your favorite independent bookstore the day of the release!

Happy reading!

~Marina

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Time to Unmask My Secret News!

There’s a brand new fantasy series headed your way, and it starts with THE MASKS OF ARKENSYRE!

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From the Publishers Marketplace announcement:

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Author of NOUMENON Marina J. Lostetter’s THE MASKS OF ARKENSYRE, in which an enchanted death mask of a mass murderer is stolen, unleashing his reign of terror on the city once more, to Devi Pillai at Tor, with Will Hinton editing, in a three-book deal, for publication in 2020, by DongWon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency (world English).

This series began as my award-winning story ‘Master Belladino’s Mask’ and grew into a rich world full of enchanted objects, stained glass, monsters, and mystery.

If you’d like a peek at my once-secret Pinterest board to get a feel for Lutador, the first City-State we visit in the world of Arkensyre, click here!

I can’t wait to share this story and this world with you all!  Happy reading!

~Marina

P.S. Once again, Big THANK YOU to everyone who worked on this deal, and especially my agent DongWon Song, who guided me through the process and got this book in front of the right people.

 

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Would You Like a Bookplate?

What is a bookplate, you ask (or even if you didn’t, here’s a refresher)?  Traditionally, it’s a way for a book owner to identify that a book is indeed theirs.  Think of “Form the library of” stamps.  Authors use bookplates, however, to provide signatures to readers we might otherwise be unable to reach, or in instances where we’re unable to sign (like in the case of a broken hand or a condition with difficult flare ups like rheumatoid arthritis). They’re essentially stickers, meant for book pages but you can stick them on whatever, really.

I have newly acquired bookplates, signed and ready for those who’d like one!

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If you’d like a few bookplates (you need one for each book in the NOUMENON series, don’t you?) and bookmark, simply put in a request with your mailing address via my contact form on this page.  I’ll send them anywhere in the world on my dime, no worries.  This offer is good until otherwise rescinded.

Happy reading!

~Marina

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Summer Workshops, Conventions, and Signings–Come See Me!

Noumenon Infinity is getting great advanced reviews! Kirkus called it “the genre at its very best.”

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The Harper Voyager US version drops August 14th, and the Harper Voyager UK version drops August 23rd.

In honor of the new release, I’ll be out and about in July and August. I hope you’ll come see me at one of the following events:

July 19th, Fayetteville Public Library (401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR), 5:30pm-7:30pm. I’ll be teaching a two-hour workshop on how to query a novel. Participants will hear an interactive lecture on the basics of querying a novel, in which they will learn how to identify suitable agents, how to compose a query letter, and how to follow up with query submissions.  Participants will draft a query letter with my help and leave with additional reading on how to further their agent hunt.  Please see the library website for further details: https://www.faylib.org/

July 20th – 22nd, San Diego Comic Con (San Diego, CA). I will be a participant at this years SDCC! I’m super excited. Come find me at the Harper Voyager booth, or attend my Saturday afternoon panel “Fly Me to the Moon and Let Me Play Among Those Stars,” 1pm-2pm, room 28DE. Location and time subject to change, so be sure to double check the programming schedule once you arrive at the con: ComicCon 2018

August 14th, Nightbird Books (205 W Dickson St., Fayetteville, AR), 5pm-7pm. Come join me for NOUMENON INFINITY’s launch party! There will be cupcakes, there will be prizes, there will be a reading. There will be a whole lotta fun, and brand new books! http://www.nightbirdbooks.com/

August 16th -19th, WorldCon 76 (San Jose, CA). More convention shenanigans. No word on programming yet, but you can find me out and about at the dealers room, bar con, or at the Hugo Awards cheering on #teamDongWon. http://www.worldcon76.org/

August 25th, Little Rock Barnes & Noble (11500 Financial Centre Parkway, Little Rock, AR), I’ll be signing books starting at 1pm, along with cookbook author Dreux Antoine and possibly a third mystery guest (I’m not saying it might be Misti Kenison, but if confirmed, it’s Misti Kenison). https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2658

That is my summer schedule. Don’t forget, I’ll have brand new NOUMENON INFINITY bookmarks with me as well! Shiny!

Happy reading!

~Marina

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International Readers, Are You Ready for a Giveaway???

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I have brand-new UK paperback copies of Noumenon burning a hole in my bookshelf, and brand-new bookplates, and brand-new stickers, and of course bookmarks!

Would you perhaps like a few of these things?

I have two sets of these to give away, and I will mail them anywhere outside of the United States. All you have to do to enter is ONE of the following between July 4th and July 12th (If you’d like to do more, that’s awesome! But each person will only be entered one time.):

*Sign up as a new recipient for my newsletter and let me know you’ve done so in the comments on this post.

*Tweet about Noumenon or Noumenon Infinity (perhaps why you’re looking forward to a copy, or a favorite quote) and make sure you .@ me (.@MarinaLostetter).

*Retweet this tweet with a comment.

*Post about Noumenon or Noumenon Infinity on Instagram and @ me (@MarinaJLostetter).

*If you’ve read Noumenon or any of my work, leave a new review on said work at Goodreads, or Amazon, or Barnes & Noble, or your preferred book-purchasing online venue and link me the review in the comments on this post.

On July 13th I will draw two random winners in the same manner I drew winners for my previous giveaway. Then I will contact the winners with a way to privately send me your address.

Good luck, and happy reading!

~Marina

P.S. US readers, though you aren’t eligible for this giveaway, signal boosts are always appreciated.

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Goodreads Giveaway for NOUMENON INFINITY ARCs

goodreads giveaway june 2018Want to get your hands on the book that Kirkus Reviews called “the genre at its very best”?  Want to get it before it’s even available in stores???  Then get yourself over to Goodreads!  Harper Voyager is giving away 40 advanced copies. You’ve got 5 days to enter, so don’t delay! Click on the pic above or the link below to enter and get the full details.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/281157-noumenon-infinity

Happy Reading!

~Marina

P.S. Non-US readers, don’t despair!  I received a package in the mail yesterday that has my author bookshelf looking a bit more…orange…than usual.  I will be giving away copies of the new Harper Voyager UK paperback very soon.  Watch this spot!

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Noumenon Out in Paperback for UK Readers!

N1 UK paperbackLike it says on the tin–the paperback version of Noumenon is out today in the UK!  Look how pretty this darn book is.

I hope you’ll pick up a copy from your local bookstore or your favorite online retailer.

Happy reading!

~Marina

 

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