While it’s more than a little gratifying to see Peacemaker on so many Most Anticipated SFF Books of 2014 lists, it’s also a little daunting. Not sure what kind of story people are expecting, but it was fun writing it, so hopefully it will be fun reading it.
I grew up on Zane Grey westerns and have tried to capture the same passion he had for the landscape, while writing a thoroughly MDP genre mashup. The SF is understated (in the first book at least), the romance is understated, the western tropes are overstated and the crime and fantasy aspects dominate.
If you’re looking for reference points for the story then you might find echoes of Mythago Wood, Light of the Western Stars, Gun with Occasional Music and some good paranormal fantasy (thinking Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs), but conceived and written original MDP style.
Anyway, not that I’m collecting links or anything (???), but you’ll find PEACEMAKER mentioned on some of these great blogs:
- Publishers Weekly
- SparkNotes Kirkus
- The Book Plank
- Fantasy Faction
- Shadow Hawk
- A Fantastical Librarian
- Draumr Kopa
- Australian Women Writers Challenge
Thanks to everyone who featured my book. I’m excited for its release from Angry Robot in April/May and for some other great news that will accompany it.