May Wrap-Up

Just a brief summary, typed between the dishes and getting the kid to football (and I mean soccer) training. In other words, my apologies in advance for possible randomness.

As already mentioned, I got A Tree’s Heart into the SPFBO contest. No, I’m not obsessively, aggressively refreshing all the pertinent websites. Nope. Not one bit.

Of course I am. Send patience. Or chocolate. Or both.

One former finalist granted me some space on their website for an interview, so if you want to read me rambling about all sorts of stuff (again), here’s your chance.

I got an enthusiastic review for A Tree’s Heart, too, by a book blogger not related to the contest. They used the term debut novel, which made me giggle a bit, but somehow it’s very fitting. After all, it’s my first ever foray into epic fantasy, so it’s a debut of sorts. Either way, they called it “such a cool novel”, which put me into total happy bunny mode.

That aside, I spent the month fading most of my books out of KU. You can still get them on Amazon, but also from all the other cool stores and a couple of libraries, too. I’ve put the respective universal links on each book’s page. The Resident Witch series is the only one (or six) still exclusive to Amazon, but will go wide, too, sometime in June.

I finally got to re-read Ego & Endurance, a science fiction novel by Karen Eisenbrey. I say re-read because I played the beta reader for her at some early stage, and now it was nice to dive into the final version, which is even better than the draft (which was already amazing). Go get it now, even if you don’t care for sci-fi, you won’t be disappointed. It has robots beeping in harmony, and Zero-G basketball. Check out the reviews on Goodreads (mine among them).

What else did May bring? Better weather, luckily, fewer headaches, and a LARP for the family. Three days of battling bandits for the kids, and working in the tavern for my husband and me. I’d show you pictures, but all I have so far are images showing loads of people who never agreed to me posting their faces all over the web, so this one has to do. It’s a bag I sewed for my daughter, originally intended to hold bandages and other healing supplies, but eventually used to cunningly hide a few daggers.

That’s all, have fun xx


About angelikarust

My name is Angelika Rust. I was born in Vienna in 1977. These days, I live in Germany, with my husband, two children, a despotic couple of cats and a hyperactive dog. After having tried almost every possible job from pizza delivery girl to HR consultant, I now make a living knowing English. No, I haven’t yet figured out what I want to be when I grow up, whenever that may be. In the meantime, I write the occasional book.
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1 Response to May Wrap-Up

  1. Good interview, and thank you for the rave review!
    I, too, hope we can meet in person someday.

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