I received my first review of The Clockwork Three. It’s from Publisher’s Weekly, and it’s starred, which makes me very, very happy. Here’s a nice quote:
…debut novelist Kirby has assembled all the ingredients for a rousing adventure, which he delivers with rich, transporting prose. Mixing fantasy and steampunk elements with subtle urban mythology, Kirby’s immersive story can be read as a modern morality play or a satisfying stand-alone tale.
I have people ask me all the time what kind of book The Clockwork Three is, and I struggle a bit to find a succinct answer. It’s not quite fantasy, not quite historical fiction, nor is it steampunk, but it borrows from all three genres. Something I appreciate about this review is that it didn’t try to pigeonhole the book, or label it as this genre or that, but instead described it how I think of it – a mixing of different elements.
I recently gave an interview to The Deseret News, which I’m told will appear in the Sunday Arts section on September 26th. If it ends up online, I’ll link to it.
I also gave an interview to Sherrie Petersen over at Write About Now. You can go check it out now if you want to.