“We capture the lucky photons, the ones that actually hit our giant mirrors and bounce into our instruments and tell their stories.” -Gwen Rudie

Socially-distant book signing in the final days before publication!

Book Launch and Events!

The Last Stargazers will be published in just FOUR DAYS! Now’s the time to preorder your copy from AmazonBarnes & Noble, or your favorite local book store via Indiebound so that you can start reading as soon as it’s released!

Since we can’t meet in person to celebrate I have two special requests for you. First, preorders make a big difference in getting books featured on Amazon and other best-seller lists! Second, please forward this email to any friends who you think would be interested in attending one of the events below!

In other exciting news, you can also now order the AUDIOBOOK of The Last Stargazers! It’s narrated by the wonderful Janet Metzger and produced by Highbridge Audio; they even drew up their own special audiobook cover art!

Preorder the audiobook now and it’ll zip its way to your favorite device on the August 4th release date.

Aug 3: Launch Event with Zach Weinersmith!

We’ll be celebrating the launch of The Last Stargazers on August 3rd at 5PM PT at a virtual Zoom event hosted by Seattle’s Elliott Bay Books! I’ll be joined by the awesome and hilarious Zach Weinersmith (creator of SMBC Comics and author of the best-selling book Soonish) to talk about space stories, stargazing, and the many weird and surprising adventures of professional astronomy. Register for the event today to order a SIGNED copy of the book and join us for our virtual Q&A! (UPDATE: if you missed it, watch it here!)

Aug 6: Astronomy At Home

I’ll be joining the organizers of Astronomy On Tap Seattle for a livestream event on August 6th! We’ll be live on YouTube and Zoom at 8PM PT for some storytelling and audience Q&A, and at 9PM I’ll be chatting with the hosts about The Last Stargazers and all things astronomy on Instagram Live. (UPDATE: miss this too? no worries, you can catch it here!)

Aug 13: Tattered Cover with Phil Plait

The Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver will be hosting an event for The Last Stargazers, and Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy will be joining me for a book chat and Q&A at 5PM Denver time! The event will be streamed live on YouTube, and you can also head to Tattered Cover’s event page to buy your copy of the book directly from them! (UPDATE: missed it? nooo! watch it here? yaaay!)

What’s next for The Last Stargazers?

We’re lining up more events in August and September – including lots of events with local libraries! – so keep an eye on the book’s Events page for continued updates! You can also read past newsletter updates on the book’s website, follow me on my Goodreads and Amazon author pages, and read a Kindle excerpt of The Last Stargazers today!