- Buy/Read Order: This is the obvious choice, especially for avid readers. If you haven’t read my first novel, Change, that’s okay. You can start with either Change or Order. The two novels are related, telling two overlapping stories from the “activist” (Change) versus “establishment” (Order) perspective. Read whichever one you prefer first. Then read the other to see the story from a new perspective! I’m really curious to see what readers will have to say about comparing and contrasting the two narratives.
- Buy/Read My Other Titles: Buying and reading any one of my books helps uplift them all.
- Rate/Review: Ratings and reviews are especially important for helping other readers discover my writing. If you enjoy reading any of my books, please rate and review them on sites such as Amazon, Goodreads, etc. It doesn’t have to be a long-winded review, just a few words about why you liked it.
- Spread the Word: Sharing the link (treesong.org/order) on social media or by word of mouth, with a few words about why you think they should check it out, is a great way to help. Your friends will care much more about it if they hear about it from you rather than some random author they don’t know.
- Check Out Other Cli-Fi: I’m focusing on my novel right now, but really, this isn’t just about me or my novel. I want to promote climate fiction (cli-fi) in general. If you’re an avid reader, check out other titles too, starting with my reviews at treesong.org/book-reviews. There’s also a great column about climate fiction called Burning Worlds by Amy Brady over at Chicago Review of Books. Some readers are hesitant to explore cli-fi at first because they think it will all be heavy-handed and preachy without a compelling story or literary merits beyond the emphasis on climate themes. And honestly, some cli-fi is like that. But some of the best cli-fi titles I’ve read are the ones that build fascinating settings, complex and memorable characters, engaging plots, etc, which just so happen to include some references to climate change. Even if you’re not specifically interested in climate fiction, these titles should be enjoyable simply because they’re good fiction.
Thank you for your interest and your support! If you have any questions, please contact me.