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!

Today is Release Day for GEEK PARENTING!

“Parenting is hard. It may not be “stop the supervillain and save the entire universe from destruction” hard. But it weighs just as heavy on our hearts. Parenting is what brings us to bookstores for self-help guides and propels us into conversations with other moms, dads, and guardians. Beyond advice about diaper brands and prom protocol, what are we looking for when we ask these kinds of questions? To know we’re not alone. To be reassured that we’re not the only ones afraid of screwing up our kids. To be reminded that even Wonder Woman’s mom made mistakes sometimes.” ~ GEEK PARENTING

Today is release day for GEEK PARENTING: What Joffrey, Jor-El, Maleficent, and the McFlys Teach Us about Raising a Family!

Stephen H. Segal and I are so excited to finally share it with you after all these many months of writing, revision, and preparation! Thank you to everyone who has helped us on this journey, friends and family, and especially the wonderful folks at Quirk Books: Jason Rekulak, Brett Cohen, Rick Chillot, Nicole De Jackmo Valentino, Julie Leung, Moneka Hewlett, Timothy O’Donnell, and Greg Christman, to name just a few.

We’ll be celebrating the release tomorrow, April 6th at the Free Library of Philadelphia and in Chicago on April 16th at The Book Cellar, plus several other cities throughout the year. We hope to see many of you along the way!

There’s an excerpt from the introduction on our website:, if you’d like to take a peek. It’s also a good place to keep up with book signings and upcoming events.

Geek Parenting is a book written with a lot of love for the stories and characters that have shaped us and continue to shape younger generations. We hope that you’ll enjoy it.

Geek Parenting Quirk