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Remembering Rachel Caine + News
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by Lucienne Diver

We lost the amazing Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, also known to the world as Rachel Caine, on November 1st to a rare and aggressive form of cancer. If you ask anyone about Roxanne, the first thing they’ll tell you about is her generous spirit. Roxanne was always there to uplift others and to give of herself—time, advice, encouragement, an upraised voice, donations for a good cause.... Not just when it was convenient, but even from her deathbed, she was signal-boosting others and making sure that those close to her were taken care of. She put others first, ever and always.

Perhaps because of her close attention to those around her, her works are full of well-developed, multi-faceted, diverse characters who really speak to readers, and it’s her amazing ability to put herself in the heads and hearts of others (and put readers there as well) that has made her a multinational bestseller. She will be missed the world over.

In lieu of flowers, her wishes were for donations to be sent to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Emergency Medical Fund or the Dallas-based Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center.

In special remembrance, her publishers are running deals on the ebooks of her Stillhouse Lake and Great Library series through the end of the month.

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NEWS

THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin made TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020.

POPSUGAR included YOU HAVE A MATCH by Emma Lord in their most anticipated books of 2021 roundup. It also made ABA’s Winter 21 Indie Next list.

THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin, THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by TJ Klune, WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Alyssa Cole, and TWEET CUTE by Emma Lord are Goodreads Choice Awards finalists.

MAGIC DARK AND STRANGE by Kelly Powell was included in the Globe and Mail’s “Best young-adult books to read this fall” list. Kelly will also be discussing all things young-adult fantasy with other authors tonight (November 23) at 7:00 Eastern. Click here to register.

Genevieve Cogman became a LibraryReads Hall of Fame Author as THE DARK ARCHIVE became her third book to hit the site’s list.

N.K. Jemisin’s THE CITY WE BECAME (science fiction and fantasy); Emma Lord’s TWEET CUTE (young adult); Milla Vane’s A HEART OF BLOOD AND ASHES (romance); Annabeth Albert's CONVENTIONALLY YOURS (romance); and TJ Klune’s THE EXTRAORDINARIES (young adult), THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA (science fiction and fantasy), and BROTHERSONG (romance) all made Amazon’s Best Books of 2020 list.

THE BRIGHT AND BREAKING SEA by Chloe Neill made SYFY WIRE’s list of “Six SFF Books We’re Excited for in November.”

WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Alyssa Cole made BuzzFeed’s “14 Page-Turners That Will Keep You from Obsessively Checking Election Results” list. It also made Good Housekeeping’s “35 Best Psychological Thriller Books to Scare Yourself Silly” list.

Kirkus’s best books of 2020 included THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin for Science Fiction and Fantasy and A HEART OF BLOOD AND ASHES by Milla Vane for Romance.

THE CITY WE BECAME by N.K. Jemisin and HOW TO CATCH A QUEEN by Alyssa Cole made Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of 2020 list.

Alyssa Cole’s HOW TO CATCH A QUEEN was a LibraryReads pick for December.

ARCHANGEL’S SUN by Nalini Singh was on Goodreads’s November's Most Anticipated Romances list. It’s also one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month.

JOINT CUSTODY by Lauren Baratz-Logsted and Jackie Logsted received a very nice review from Publishers Weekly.

BLOOD LIKE MAGIC by Liselle Sambury was one of BookRiot’s “3 Great 2021 YA Books About Witches to TBR.” It also made Buzzfeed's roundup for highly anticipated 2021 books.

In the Building Relationships Around Books (BRAB) Reader Awards, Reese Ryan won the Donna Hill Breakout Author Reading Warriors Choice Award of 2020, while Quinn Bazemore & Max Abbott from A REUNION OF RIVALS were nominated as Book Wifey and Book Husband of the Year.

Dr. Karen Aronian appeared on FOX 5 Atlanta to talk about the dangers of a COVID-19 parenting trend.

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