It’s been… a week. But, in exciting news: I handed in my edits for Queen of None. And since the book has been knocking around my brain, when I stumbled on Artbreeder… well. I just had to make a little rogue’s gallery of some of the primary players in the novel. I’ve been sharing some of them on Twitter, but figured it would be fun to keep them here. For, you know, posterity.

 

 

Here’s a little family tree primer:

 

 

Anna Pendragon is our heroine and narrator. She’s the sister of Arthur. Gweyn is Arthur’s wife.

 

 

Together with her first husband, Lot, Anna had Gawain (also Gaheris and Gareth, but they come later). While Arthur is her full brother, she also has three half-sisters: Elaine (not pictured), Morgen, and Margawse. Bedevere is Arthur’s right-hand man, and also Anna’s old paramour. Vyvian is her aunt. Merlin and Lanceloch, well, they aren’t directly related, and too much about them might make some spoilers.

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Natania Barron

Kirkus Reviews on Queen of None

As publication time comes nearer for Queen of None, reviews are coming in! I was thrilled this morning to find the Kirkus Reviews take on the book: A captivating look at the intriguing figures in King Arthur’s golden realm. Kirkus Reviews I just submitted the last pass on the novel, as well, so the timing

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So Your Child Is Waiting for a Bed at a Psychiatric Facility in the USA… Again

The first time you take your child to the ER for a psychotic break, you’re a wreck. A living wreck. They ask you tons of questions. They ask him tons of questions. You can’t think. You see their faces, the grief and pity and apology mixed up into an almost unmanageable expression. Almost automatically, you

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Driven Through Distraction: How a Global Pandemic and TikTok BROUGHT Me TO AN ADHD Diagnosis

I can’t remember a time in my life where I didn’t feel fundamentally different from my peers. This is only slightly surprising to people who know me. Generally, when people describe me they use words like passionate, enthusiastic, creative, quirky, eclectic, colorful, and ambitious. But I also hear phrases like, “Is there anything you can’t