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2020

- TIME magazine

TIME's 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Song of Blood & Stone was selected as one of TIME’s Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time. “The romance is fresh and fun to read, and L. Penelope’s world-building is a feat to watch develop throughout the book…”

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- Woman's World magazine

Woman's World feature

Cry of Metal & Bone makes the list of the week’s best new books in the August 24, 2020 issue of Woman’s World magazine!
 
“Action, adventure and dynamic characters come to life in this epic saga about two magical kingdoms desperate for peace.”

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- Locus

Locus Magazine - Guest Post

“Over the past few months, as I’ve struggled to write the fourth and final book in my epic fantasy series, Earthsinger Chronicles, I’ve thought a lot about endings…”

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- Booklist (starred)

Booklist starred review

“Penelope’s writing shines the brightest through her characters, many of whom are Lagrimari (i.e., Black), and readers will be eager to see how they continue to grow and work together.”

 Booklist (starred)

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- BookRiot

12 Must-Read High Fantasy Novels Coming Out in the Second Half of 2020

“The interplay between magic and prejudice in this world is well-drawn and it’s good epic fantasy. (It’s also an unflinching look at the willful ignorance of people who see history in whatever way benefits them.)”

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- SyFy Wire

Get Rec'd: Six SFF Books to Refresh Your August

This series has the epic proportions of A Darker Shade of Magic, plus romance that tugs at your heartstrings, and an original mythos that pits the lives of men and gods together. It’s. So. Good.”

 SyFy Wire

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- We Are Bookish

August’s Most-Anticipated Books

“Returning fans will love learning more about the kingdoms and people of this fantasy world, while new fans can feel comfortable diving into this book as a standalone.”

We Are Bookish

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- Washington Post

‘The Princess Bride’ and other fantastical novels to help you escape reality

“Finally, I think in times like these we could all turn to that classic tale of true love, rodents of unusual size and meta commentary, “The Princess Bride.” And if you want to continue with something romantic but in an epic vein, there are L. Penelope’s “Earthsinger” books, which are sure to sweep you into a world packed with magic and excitement.”

The Washington Post

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Written in Melanin Podcast Interview

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#ReadingBlackout: 29 Books to Read This Black History Month

– Bookish

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14 Books To Read In Honor Of 'Doctor Who's First Black Doctor

– Bustle.com

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Eating the Fantastic Podcast

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2019

kt literary Podcast

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You’re Doing Great! Podcast

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Frolic Podcast Network Aims At Romance Fans With 13 Shows Showcasing The Genre

— Deadline

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L. Penelope is coming to Norfolk

— The Virginian-Pilot

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The Next Verse in the Earthsinger Chronicles

– Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

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2018

The 10 Best Fantasy Books of 2018

– TIME

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From Self-Published to Mainstream: An Indie Success Story

– Publishers Weekly

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Quantum Froth Dispatches Podcast Episode 10

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Reading Glasses Podcast Episode 52

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L. Penelope Sings a Song of Blood & Stone

-Unbound Worlds

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Smart Podcast Trashy Books – Episode 297

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USA Today Happy Ever After Interview

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RedCarpetCrash.com Interview

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L. Penelope Launches New Series with Major Publisher

– Library Journal

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2017 and earlier

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2017

Author spotlight on Harper Miller’s blog

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2016

Indie Author turned Traditional

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Indie Author Day webcast replay

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Transforming Lives: Phenomenal Authors with L. Penelope

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Black Science Fiction Society Podcast

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