Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Will there be a sequel to Of Fire and Stars?
A: YES! Thanks to the epic support of Of Fire and Stars fans, the sequel, Of Ice and Shadows, came out on August 13, 2019. Readers like you helped make this happen by leaving nice reviews on Amazon, B&N, and other book retail websites; asking your local library to order the book; and recommending it to your friends.
Q: Will there be a third book in the Of Fire and Stars series?
A: Short answer: there is not one scheduled right now. Long answer: I have always known how I want Mare and Denna’s story to end, and there is a third book in my mind. However, it definitely won’t be my next published book–I’m currently working on something else. If you want a third book in the series you can personally make a difference by buying the other books in the series; leaving nice reviews on Amazon, B&N, and other book retail websites; asking your local library to order the book; and recommending it to your friends.
Q: Will you read or critique my short story/novel/fanfiction/essay?
A: Alas, I can’t. I highly recommend taking advantage of some of the critique partner matching services out there, or perhaps getting involved with a local writing group or organization. If being social online is more your scene, check out AbsoluteWrite or AgentQueryConnect.
Q: I have a great idea for a book I want you to write. Will you write it?
A: This is so flattering! However, if you have an idea, YOU should write it. Nobody will be able to do justice to your idea as well as you can.
Q: I can’t get your book in my country. When will it be translated/available?
A: Unfortunately, translations and foreign sales are not something I have any control over. However, Book Depository ships for free internationally, and is a great place to order a copy if you want one in English. Of Fire and Stars was released in 2018 in German by cbt Verlag as Eine Krone aus Feuer und Sternen. Both Of Fire and Stars and Of Ice and Shadows will be coming out in Brazil next (release date TBD).
Q: Will you send me a free copy of your book in exchange for a review?
A: Prior to a book’s publication date, I will generally have some Advance Reader Copies that I will distribute to bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers/reviewers through giveaways on Goodreads or Twitter. The book will also be available on Edelweiss or NetGalley where you can request an e-ARC. Once a book is past its publication date, I no longer have any copies to give away.
Q: Where are you from?
A: I grew up in Portland, Oregon, lived in Austin, Texas for ten years, and now live in California. I consider Oregon “home.”