Hello again, friends,
It's been a strange few weeks for us here in the Maresca household. If you weren't aware, most of Texas suffered a massive catastrophe when we were hit with temperatures below freezing for several days, which was absolutely unprecedented. I've lived in Austin for 25 years, and this is the lowest I've seen the temperature go, and the longest stretch of below-freezing temperatures as well. While it was terrible for many, many people, we were all right in Casa Maresca. We were very fortunate that we never lost heat or power, and while we did lose water for several days, we were prepared enough (especially with the additional generosity of friends) to weather that inconvenience. We were very lucky.
And since we're OK, what's coming up?
I'll be appearing on a panel of "HOW WE GET THROUGH: WRITING DURING A SECOND PANDEMIC YEAR" with several other brilliant authors, hosted by Karen Osborne. This is actually a two weekend event: On March 7th at 3pm Eastern/Noon Pacific, I'll be appearing with Valerie Valdes (author of Chilling Effect), Ryan Van Loan (author of The Sin In The Steel), Premee Mohamed (author of Beneath The Rising) and A.J. Hackwith (author of The Library of the Unwritten)
The Velocity of Revolution came out last month, and I've been absolutely thrilled with the reactions I've heard so far. I'm going to eschew the usual humility and say that I think this is the best book I've written. If you've yet to check it out, consider that it is Queernorm Dieselpunk Fantasy with:
- motorcycle races
- empathy magic
- pansexual polycule found families
- train heists
- mushroom goddesses in the radio
- so many tacos
The Hugo Nominations are coming up! Are you eligible to nominate for the Hugos? Then I would ask you to consider:
Best Series: The Maradaine Saga
Best Fancast: Worldbuilding for Masochists
In the meantime, I keep working, and I hope to have some new announcements for you in the near future. Talk to you soon.