Signed & early copies of A SNAKE FALLS TO EARTH are coming to an indie near you!!!

Officially, A Snake Falls to Earth will be launched on the 23rd of November, but …

400 INDIE BOOKSTORES ARE RECEIVING COPIES ON THE 12th – 16th!!! All these copies have a SIGNED TIP IN SHEET (yay!!) with art by Mia Ohki.

I’ve listed the bookstores in the spreadsheet below – if you want to read A Snake Falls to Earth 1 week early, please consider giving them a call. These are the only copies with a signed tip-in sheet. Get them while you can 🙂

PS, the e-reader copy of A Snake Falls to Earth will be released on NOVEMBER 9th (even earlier!!!) https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-snake-falls-to-earth-1

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A Snake Falls to Earth is a Publishers Weekly BEST BOOK OF 2021!!!

I am so happy to share that A Snake Falls to Earth was chosen as a Publishers Weekly BEST BOOK of 2021!! 😀 😀 😀 Fifteen young adult novels were included on the list.

Y’all, I am incredibly grateful for the recognition A Snake Falls to Earth has received. There’s one month to go ’til the launch date in November, and all buzz helps this Indie book reach its readers.

So if you’re interested in a book described as “a smartly intertwined, shifting-perspective story about two characters in worlds that diverged thousands of years ago”, please consider preordering A Snake Falls to Earth at your local bookstore or one of the links on this page (or request it from your library – libraries are great!).

Thank you, kind reader 🙂

Images are from Publishers Weekly “Best Books 2021”.

For the full Best Of 2021 list, click here: https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2021/young-adult

Time Magazine lists Elatsoe as one of the 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time & Publishers Weekly lists Elatsoe as one of the Best Books of 2020 and I’m like :D

Time Magazine: THE 100 BEST FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Just got back from camping in the desert for 10 days and need to share this astonishing book-related update with y’all …

ELATSOE, MY DEBUT ABOUT A TOUGH APACHE NERD AND HER GHOST DOG KIRBY, HAS BEEN LISTED AS ONE OF THE TOP 100 FANTASY BOOKS OF ALL TIME (Time Magazine) and ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2020 (Publishers Weekly)?!

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: I’m so grateful for all the support my debut has received from readers, mentors, and others. Thank you ❤

Here are links to the pages:

Time 100 = https://time.com/collection/100-best-fantasy-books/5898537/elatsoe/

Publishers Weekly = https://best-books.publishersweekly.com/pw/best-books/2020/young-adult#book/book-4

From Publishers Weekly Best Books 2020

Elatsoe receives 3rd starred review and is a New England Book Award finalist!

It’s one month until Elatsoe’s book birthday (August 25th), and I have exciting news (and more exciting news)!

Booklist gave Elatsoe a starred review! Combined with the stars from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, my debut can now create a little constellation 😀

“Little Badger’s stunning, haunting debut brings to the fantasy genre a fresh voice and perspective, weaving in folktales, omens, and urban legends of the protagonist’s Lipan Apache culture”. —Booklist

Secondly, Elatsoe was chosen as a New England Book Award finalist in the YA category. Wow!

Can you find Elatsoe’s cover?

I’m so grateful for all the support my book has received. ❤ Thank you!

 

Elatsoe receives starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly

Although Elatsoe won’t hit the shelves until August 2020, early reviews are in. So far, my YA debut has received stars from both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. Wowie! I’m so humbled and grateful for the support Elatsoe has already received from readers. Thank you!

Now, gotta get back to writing and nervously checking my email 🙂 I promise to update this blog more often!

Excerpts:

A brilliant, engaging debut written by a talented author, it seamlessly blends cyberstalking with Vampire Citizen Centers and Lipan Apache stories. —Kirkus Reviews

Read the full Kirkus review at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/darcie-little-badger/elatsoe/

Indigenous stories, modern-day technology, and the supernatural successfully blend to build a fast-paced murder mystery in Little Badger’s intriguing solo debut. —Publishers Weekly 

Read the full PW review at https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-64614-005-3

 

Attention! This is a COVER REVEAL! Plus, read an excerpt from Elatsoe! Wow!

Y’all, I’ve been waiting weeks to share this beauty with you. It has not been easy. BEHOLD: THE COVER OF ELATSOE! My tough Apache nerd has a face! ❤

For a hi-res copy of the cover to use for promotional purposes, click here!

View the full cover & excerpt from chapter three at Tor! Link here!

Rovina Cai is incredible. She created this cover art and illustrated *every* chapter in Elatsoe.

If you read the excerpt and think, “How intriguing! I’m gonna read the whole book!” you’re my hero & here’s where to preorder: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and IndieBound

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Notes on “The Famine King”

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I have a new horror story in Mythic Delirium 3.3, “The Famine King.” You can read it online heeeere: Mythic Delirium 3.3, February Featured Story. It’s about wendigo movies, psychosis, hunger, and the cannibal world we live in. Although the story is among my most personal and complex, this blog post will not comment on its meaning(s) or try to direct reader interpretation. However, I’d like to discuss (briefly) the main character, Irene. During the story, she has a psychotic episode, and guess what! She’s not the bad guy! That’s no spoiler, by the way: it’s something that should go without saying. Unfortunately, the horror genre is not known for realistic or sympathetic portrayals of mental illness. Cough. It’s time for a change!

Final fun fact: alternate universe versions of Irene and Az (protagonists in “The Famine King”) appeared in the first story I sold, “To Sleep.” It’s a creepy flash about troubled dreams and small-town hatred. It’s inspired by the worst place I ever lived, a little town called Castleton, Vermont. Ask me about Castleton sometime. I dare you. The story is still in the Fiction 365 archives, but you can also read a copy on my blog: To Sleep

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The Famine King: art by Lee Wagner. For more of Lee’s work, visit Twitter (@archwags) or Instagram (archwags)

2016 Story Roundup!

Somehow, while writing my dissertation about phytoplankton genes, I had time to publish a few stories! BEHOLD! My precious fiction!

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  • “Né łe!” – an Apache veterinarian makes difficult decisions – and falls in love – during a puppy-tastic disaster en route to Mars. Also known as “that story with 40 Chihuahuas in space.” Published in Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time, an anthology of indigenous SF/F. 4200 words.
    • Goodreads (with plenty of reviews)
    • Né łe! was mentioned in reviews of Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time by Dr. Debbie Reese, Polenth Blake, and Bogi Takács.
    • Spotlight by LGBTQ Reads
    • For award consideration requests, please contact me via email (darcielittlebadger @ gmail . com) – I recommend reading the whole anthology, though, since it’s overflowing with wonderful stories by indigenous writers.

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  • “Our Laughing Gale” – High fantasy about horrifying secrets. Winner of the Spirit’s Tincture inaugural issue flash fiction contest. Free in Spirit’s Tincture #1 (digital) About 950 words.

My Blue Sargasso

When my mind is unoccupied with science, it becomes troubled. O, how I yearn for the depth and quiet of the Sargasso Sea. There, I fell in love with the ocean. On a research vessel battered by the mid-Atlantic gyre, beneath constellations without names. Landbound, I’d never seen a sky from horizon to horizon. It’s a remarkable thing, this bubble around us, this little skin against oblivion.

What can I do when the oblivion finds a home within me? Dream of ginseng tea, saltines, and a blue that could swallow me if I let it.

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