Saturday, January 28, 2017

Lightwood Playlist at Largehearted Boy

Largehearted Boy is one of my favorite book and music websites. David Gutowski was king enough to offer me a spot for a Lightwood playlist. In all honesty, the one I put together is pretty damn perfect. If you know what the novel sounds like, check it out...

http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2017/01/book_notes_step_14.html



Friday, January 27, 2017

If My Book

Many thanks to Monkey Bicycle for running my "If My Book" piece on Lightwood wherein I compare the novel to everything from scissors to tattoos to a dog named Scraps.

http://monkeybicycle.net/book-steph-post/



Thursday, January 26, 2017

NC Mini Book Tour!

The Lightwood launch at Inkwood Books was a tremendous success and now I'm hitting the road for the first of many "mini book tours" over the coming spring and summer. Here's where I'll be this week...

Reading with James Tate Hill and Paul Crenshaw
January 28, 2017
Greensboro, NC
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1151375931641951/
 
 
 
Reading with Taylor Brown
January 29, 2017
Wilmington, NC
 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1365064436900011/
 
 
 
Reading with Beth Gilstrap
January 31, 2017
Davidson, NC
 
 

Books and Booze and Lightwood

Because, you know, the bartender in me just couldn't resist....

Many thanks to The Next Best Book Blog for hosting my "Guide to Books and Booze." There's a lot of drinking in my latest novel Lightwood, but for this piece, I'm imagining what would happen if all of my characters walked into a bar and had to order shots. Cheers! *clink*

http://thenextbestbookblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/steph-posts-guide-to-books-booze.html





Thursday, January 19, 2017

Interview at Read to Write Stories

Hey look! Today I'm over at Read to Write Stories talking with Michael Noll about structure, point of view and the villains of Lightwood. (all things I happen to love to talk about, if you hadn't noticed...)

https://readtowritestories.com/2017/01/19/an-interview-with-steph-post-2/

Lightwood in the Tampa Bay Times

And then sometimes your novel gets reviewed in the newspaper... Many thanks to Colette Bancroft at the Tampa Bay Times for such a wonderful review of my novel Lightwood (I'm a sucker for well-written book reviews). You can read the full review on the Times' website, but here's a little snippet:

"Lightwood... keeps up a headlong pace as the Cannons, the Scorpions, Sister Tulah and other forces clash brutally all around Judah and Ramey. You might not want to visit Silas in real life, but it makes a fine setting for this twisted and compelling tale." -Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times

http://www.tampabay.com/features/books/review-local-author-steph-post-takes-readers-on-a-twisted-ride-in-lightwood/2310074

Crime Wave at the Virginia Festival of the Book

If you're heading up the Virginia Festival of the Book this March, be sure to drop by my panel: "Crime Wave: Gritty and Grabbing" with Bill Beverly and David Swinson. It's going to be killer....


http://vabook.org/program/crime-wave-gritty-and-grabbing/

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How to Write Villians....

I'm super-lucky to have Sister Tulah from my latest novel Lightwood serve as the model for Read to Write's lesson on writing and grounding villains. Read to Write is a fantastic web series using contemporary literature to teach writing and as an English teacher myself, this is quite the honor....

https://readtowritestories.com/2017/01/17/how-to-ground-your-villains/

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Interview at Main Street Books

Today I'm over on the Main Street Books website with an interview in anticipation of my January 31st reading with friend and fellow author Beth Gilstrap... Read on!


http://www.mainstreetbooksdavidson.com/events/2017/1/3/steph-post-beth-gilstrap

Monday, January 16, 2017

Lightwood Booklist Review

Many thanks to Booklist for their review of Lightwood. Here's what they have to say...

"With spot-on characterizations and dialogue, Post explores the strength of family, religion and vengeance in an absorbing literary mystery."
 
 
If you subscribe to Booklist you can read the full review online. Cheers!
 
https://www.booklistonline.com/Lightwood-Steph-Post/pid=8490635?pid=8490635
 
 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lightwood Review in Library Journal

Many thanks to Library Journal for this wonderful review of Lightwood:

 
"A good choice for fans of grit lit that emphasizes blood ties and redneck justice; this will also attract readers who prefer their suspense very dark and filled with violence."
 
Read the full review over at Library Journal's website...
 
http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2016/12/books/fiction/fiction-from-harman-noble-post-and-rodale-plus-three-debuts-xpress-reviews/