Mother Christmas is a Locus Finalist!

I’m honored to share that Mother Christmas, Volume 1: The Muse is a finalist for the Locus Award for Illustrated and Art Book along with the nine other books listed below!


THANK YOU so much to everyone who voted in this year’s Locus Poll, and congratulations to all of this year’s finalists!!

Speaking of Mother Christmas, for anyone who attended Worldcon in Chicago (Chicon8) last year or has a membership to the Chengdu Worldcon (purchased before Feb. 1), TONIGHT is when nominations close for the Hugo Award nominations. Mother Christmas is eligible to be nominated in the category of Best Graphic Story or Comic.

If you have/had a membership, you can nominate the stories, magazines, authors, editors, and artists from 2022 that you love on the Chengdu Worldcon website:

https://hugo.chengduworldcon.com/hugo-awards/#/index

Thank you!

Mother Christmas Book Release Is Today!

Today is my graphic novel, Mother Christmas‘s Book Birthday!

That means if you have already pre-ordered it, you should have it in your mailbox!

Thank you so much to my brilliant artist, Vic Terra, who brought all these characters and words to life! And thank you to Bill Campbell of Rosarium Publishing for bringing the dream that is Mother Christmas into the world.

I’m going to have more information about signings and fun events over the next few weeks, but today I wanted to share some of the advance praise we received for Mother Christmas. These four women are such an inspiration, and their words honor us.

‘The new mythos Valya Lupescu and Vic Terra have created in Mother Christmas is as rich as it is colorful! I was lost in the gorgeous art and story and I was sorely disappointed when I found out I only had the first arc to read! I can’t wait to find out what happens next!’  —Jill Thompson, Eisner award winning artist and creator of The Scary Godmother

“Colorful and attractive design and drawing, good character work, interesting take on myths and legends. Very entertaining!” —Colleen Doran, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of  Sandman, Wonder Woman, Neil Gaiman’s Chivalry, Snow Glass Apples

“A wondrous story about friendship and the magic we all hold deep inside.”  —Cynthia von Buhler, author/illustrator of The Illuminati Ball

“A colourful, imaginative, and heartfelt beginning, empathetically wordspun by Lupescu and vividly illustrated by Terra.”  —Brooke Bolander, Nebula & Locus Award-winning author

You can order Mother Christmas from your local independent bookstore or comic shop, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, or wherever you buy your books.

(You can also also request that your library order Mother Christmas for its collection as well! Yay, librarians!)

Stay tuned for more this week, and please review the book on Amazon or Goodreads, and share on social media! #motherchristmas

Thank you & may you be blessed by the Muses!