Where do you receive blurb requests?
Please direct all blurb requests to my agent, Whitney Ross, at whitney(at)irenegoodman(dot)com.
Is Ace of Shades part of a series?
Yes, Ace of Shades is the first installment in The Shadow Game Trilogy. The second book, King of Fools, is available now. The third book, Queen of Volts, will release on September 1, 2020.
Was New Reynes inspired by Las Vegas?
Though the “City of Sin” nickname is meant to give off the casino-city vibes of Las Vegas, New Reynes is actually inspired by Atlantic City. I grew up spending summers in South Jersey, so the boardwalk, the ports, and the humid East Coast weather feel more like home to me. I often call the story “magical Boardwalk Empire.”
Is Daughter of the Burning City a stand-alone? Will you write any sequels?
There are not planned sequels to Daughter of the Burning City at this time. I cannot imagine putting my poor characters through much else! However, I have plans for many more future books, even though they aren’t set in the Gomorrah Festival.
Is Daughter of the Burning City an LGBTQIAP+ novel?
The love interest in the novel is on the asexual spectrum–demiromantic/asexual specifically, and the main character, Sorina, is bisexual. The novel is in no way a romance, as murder and fantasy definitely take center stage, but it is still an LGBTQIAP+ read.
Is Ace of Shades an LGBTQIAP+ novel?
The male main character, Levi, is bisexual, and there are several supporting characters who are LGBTQIAP+ as well (including some who become narrating characters later in the series). These supporting characters include those who identify as bisexual, homosexual, and genderfluid (specifically female and nonbinary).
Do you have any advice for young writers?
There is no start or expiration dates when it comes to a writing career. If writing is something you love and wish to pursue, then go for it. If you have other exciting aspects of your life that you wish to focus on now, that’s also fine–writing will always wait for you.
I work at a bookstore. Would you be interested in doing an event with us?
I would absolutely love to! Please reach out to my publicist about my events schedule. Their information is available on my Contact page.
I work at a school. Would you be interested in doing an event with us?
I am happy to give presentations or lead workshops with students. Please see my School Visits page for more information.