Category Archives: Self Promotion

Noumenon ebook on Sale!

Haven’t gotten your copy of Noumenon yet? Or perhaps you’ve been bugging your friend to read it but they need a little extra incentive? Or maybe it’s on a family member’s holiday wish-list?  No matter why you’re looking for a copy, you’re in luck!

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Noumenon is one of BookBub’s sci-fi deals of the day. It’s only $1.99 for North American kindles, Nook readersKobo readers, on Apple Books (iTunes), and from Google Play!

Sale on Amazon lasts until December 3rd, and the other ebook prices are only so low for as long as their platforms price-match, so don’t be a victim of time dilation, snatch it up ASAP!

Happy reading!

~Marina

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NOUMENON INFINITY is One of August’s Best Sci-Fi Novels!

Noumenon Infinity is making all sorts of recommendation lists, and I couldn’t be happier!  There’s still time to pre-order.  August 14th will be here quicker than you think!

Check out these roundups–Infinity is in great company.

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Bookish: Summer 2018’s Hottest Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Unbound Worlds: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of August 2018

Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of August 2018

The Verge: All the Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Should Check Out This Month

 

Happy reading, everyone!  (I’m buying sooooo many books this month!)

~Marina

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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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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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Goodbye 2017! Hello Books of 2018!

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Hello all!  It’s been a great year writing-wise for me!

First off, I’m excited to announce that I’ve sold a flash story, “Discard the Sun for It has Failed Us” to Uncanny Magazine!  It’s my first time in Uncanny, and “Discard the Sun” couldn’t have found a better home.

In 2017 I sold a few short stories, wrote lots of new words, and turned in the edits for Noumenon: Infinity (scheduled for release in August 2018!).  But the biggest writing event for me, by far, was the release of my debut novel, Noumenon.  I am so pleased with its reception, and am very honored that so many people have connected with it.

Noumenon has made three major best-of lists:

Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi Fantasy blog’s

Kirkus Reviews’

Publishers Weekly’s

Which, according to this Kirkus article, makes it one of the best of the best sci-fi books of the year.  I’m happy to see my little sci-fi novel touch so many people, and I want to thank everyone who has worked on it, read it, reviewed it, and recommended it!  It would be just another manuscript on my hard drive without all of you.

It was also a great year for me reading-wise. I have read some fantastic books this year. Here are some of my favorites:

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Breath of Earth by Beth Cato (Note: this book was published in 2016. Its sequel, Call of Fire, came out in 2017.)

 

My to-be-read pile once again grew faster than my read pile, but I’m looking forward to reading these books soon:

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

The Genius Plague by David Walton

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

 

Hope you all found something amazing to read this year; here’s wishing you more happy reading in 2018!  And remember, if you like a book, leave a review or tell a friend!  It’s the best gift you can give an author, after buying their book.  🙂

~Marina

 

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Oregon, I am Here!

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Oregonians, I am in your state–my home state!  And I have two signings this week in Southern Oregon:

Thursday (today!), October 19th at 7pm, I will be at Bloomsbury Books in Ashland, Oregon, which can be found at 290 E. Main Street.
http://bloomsburyashland.com/

Saturday, October 21st at 2pm I will be at the Barnes & Noble in Medford, Oregon, located at 1400 Biddle Rd.
https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2771

Come chat with me about Noumenon, sci-fi, books, and life in Southern Oregon!

See you soon!

~Marina

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Introducing the…

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Yes, yes, scream, shout, jump for joy.  Whatever is an appropriate level of celebration where you come from is fine by me.

If you sign up you’ll belong to one of the most exclusive clubs on the internet (and you all know how hard it is to find an exclusive club on the internet).  And, as an added bonus, you shall receive:

 

*Gifs! Yes, gifs. Probably mostly Supernatural related, but definitely of the not-boring variety.

*Cat pictures! I’m told adorable family pets do well in newsletters. Mine might not be adorable so much as…weird. I’ve got weird cats. One of them occasionally forgets which species she is and tries to be a snake…or a meerkat…or a golden retriever.

*Itty Bitty Beasties! You thought I’d forgotten about these, huh? Nope, I’ve just been saving ’em.

*Recommendations for other cool stuff–books, movies, brands of novelty toilet paper (just making sure you’re paying attention)!

*Important announcements regarding worthy causes.

*Exclusive content and contests for newsletter subscribers only! Where you can win super cool stuff.

*And yes, factual facts about when and where you can factually find my new publications.

 

I know that sounds like a lot, but it will be broken out in reasonable chunks. You aren’t going to have to sift through a bagillion lines in a bagillion newsletters, don’t worry. You’ll be hearing from me about once a month, and most letters will probably be about the length of this post.

Are you in?  Awesome.  Click either HERE or the sparkly Lostetter Newsletter button above to sign up!

~Marina

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WotF Awards Vid

Hi all!

Below is a video clip from the Vol. 29 Writers and Illustrators of the Future awards ceremony. It contains an introduction to my story, the wonderfully quirky dance choreographed for it, my thank you speech and Tiffany England’s thank you speech. Enjoy, get inspired, and enter the contest!

~Marina

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Short Story Sale!

I’ve just sold a sci-fi humor detective story to Galaxy’s Edge. My first story with this venue is set to appear in the September issue, so I’m very glad to have another one in the works.

Happy dance time.

~Marina

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