Daughter of Aithne wins the OZMA Award

I'm very excited to report that Daughter of Aithne, Book Three of The Silver Web, has received the 2017 OZMA Award for fantasy fiction! A division of Chanticleer's International Book Awards, the OZMA Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works of fantasy. Winners were announced last weekend at Chanticleer's annual authors conference in Bellingham, Washington. It was a... Continue Reading →

Publishers Weekly reviews Daughter of Aithne

I'm very excited to report that this week's edition of Publishers Weekly includes a review of Daughter of Aithne! The review caught me a little by surprise. I'd submitted the novel at the beginning of 2017 using BookLife, the independent author platform managed by Publishers Weekly. My hope was to score a PW review in... Continue Reading →

Kirkus Reviews ‘Daughter of Aithne’

I was excited (and nervous) last week to receive Kirkus Reviews' assessment of Daughter of Aithne, the third and final installment of The Silver Web Trilogy.  Nervous before I read it, excited afterwards. All three novels of The Silver Web have received positive reviews from Kirkus, but Kirkus seemed to like Daughter of Aithne best of all: "Thankfully," the reviewer writes, "[Gastreich] ends her series with the... Continue Reading →

Kirkus Reviews EOLYN

Good news came in late last week when Kirkus released its review of the second edition of Eolyn. The review credited Eolyn with a "dreamlike, fairy-tale ambiance," "immersive political machinations," and "grand battles". Interestingly, they weren't too happy with the transition between these elements, but that's okay. Overall, the story got a stamp of approval thanks to its "strong heroine"... Continue Reading →

Publishers Weekly Reviews HIGH MAGA

Full cover, front and back, for HIGH MAGA. Art by Thomas Vandenberg, cover design by Heather McDougal.  I'll be honest:  I didn't think it would happen, this late in the game, but HIGH MAGA has gotten some attention from a proper editorial magazine. Hooray! You can read the Publishers Weekly review at the permalink, but I've also copied... Continue Reading →

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