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Karina Sumner-Smith

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Karina Sumner-Smith is the author of the Towers Trilogy from Talos Press: Radiant (Sept 2014), Defiant (May 2015), and Towers Fall (Nov 2015). In addition to novel-length work, Karina has published a range of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories that have been nominated for the Nebula Award, reprinted in several Year’s Best anthologies, and translated into Spanish and Czech. She lives in Ontario with her husband and a small dog.

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Karina Sumner-Smith Thank you so much! That means a lot to me. To answer your question, yes, I'm absolutely working on something new. In fact, I've been working since I f…moreThank you so much! That means a lot to me. To answer your question, yes, I'm absolutely working on something new. In fact, I've been working since I finished TOWERS FALL -- but the last book I was writing, the book of my heart, the book I spent more than two years crafting, crashed and burned spectacularly. Sometimes this happens, and I'd rather put a broken book aside than give readers something that I don't think works. But I'll be honest: it took a little bit to get back into writing after having a book fail. While I still love that story and hope to go back to it, I've now turned my focus to something new. It's not finished just yet, but I'm working every day and hope to have good news sometime in the future. Sorry I can't give you anything more definite, but I hope that the finished story will (one day) be worth the wait.(less)
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RADIANT a Kindle Daily Deal!

Good news for some of you with RADIANT on your to-read list -- today it's a Kindle Daily Deal in the US and Canada! Grab a copy for $1.99.

And huge thanks to everyone who's read and reviewed the book so far. I know reviewers don't post for authors -- but I’m very grateful for your honest thoughts and comments nonetheless.
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