It’s another slow week for me, but rather than waste space telling you that, I’m going to recommend a book I recently finished and absolutely loved.
The book is All for One by Lillie Lainoff, which is a gender-swapped reimagining of The Three Musketeers, but that summary is too simplistic. This is neither a riff on nor a pastiche of the Dumas novel, but its own entity with its own vibe.
It checks a lot of boxes — feminist fiction, queer and disabled representation, women helping and supporting women, all wrapped in a young-reader-friendly swashbuckling adventure — and lived up to my hopes and expectations, which doesn’t happen often. Highly recommended.
Action Figures – Issue Two: Black Magic Women: Work on the audiobook edition has begun, with Bethany Boles returning as narrator.
Action Figures – Issue Eleven: Draft one underway. Scheduled for a winter/spring 2022 release.
The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Elfish Motives: Work has begun on the audiobook edition. Tentatively set for a 2022 release.
APPEARANCES & EVENTS
- None scheduled.
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