Deep Roots review: “Modern complications in family succession”

Another review for Deep Roots, but this one has quite a few spoilers, so you might not want to read it until you’ve finished the book. 🙂 Thank you, Korean Quarterly, for covering my second Siobhan novel! I should also thank them for using a photo of mine that dates back a decade and change. Nary a single gray hair to be found back in those youthful days…

Skin Deep, Audiobook!

Skin Deep is now available in audiobook! Superbly narrated by Jennifer Sun Bell, I’m super thrilled that the book will now have a wider audience. Jennifer also narrated Deep Roots, which will be available in a couple of weeks.

So…the video cannot be embedded here, apparently (this is what I get for not using YouTube). But here’s the good old fashioned link to the first chapter:

Audible | Spotify | Google Play | B&N

You can also listen to it through your local library, via Hoopla! Many ways to get your Siobhan audio fix. 🙂

In Largehearted Boy: Sung J. Woo’s playlist for his novel “Deep Roots”

I’m not sure what I like more, having a book out or having the opportunity to create a playlist for it. Many thanks to Largehearted Boy, a.k.a. David Gutowski, for hosting my song list on his beautiful site!

Sung J. Woo’s playlist for his novel “Deep Roots”

Coffee with a Canine: Me and Koda

We’re almost at the end of book release week, and what better way to celebrate that than with Koda (BTW, a whippet does make an appearance in Deep Roots!)?

He’s our little whippet, and if you want to know more about him and me, Coffee with a Canine is the place. Thanks for reading, as always.

Get To Know You ~ Siobhan O’Brien

Siobhan here. I find it hard to believe that somebody wants to know more about me, but this very nice lady Dru Ann asked, so I said why not. But then I saw the number of questions and I was like, Jeez Louise, this is a lot of questions! Luckily, I was in my car, watching a door for the last three hours (third stakeout this week), so I had time to kill, I suppose. And as I kept writing my answers into my notepad, I must say, I enjoyed doing this quite a bit. Anyway, here you go. It’s back to the grind for me.

Get To Know You ~ Siobhan O’Brien by Sung J. Woo

Shepherd: The best mysterious classic novels that take place in a grand manor house

In celebration of Deep Roots, I’ve composed a list on Shepherd — The best mysterious classic novels that take place in a grand manor house. I list five novels — check out which ones I chose.

Publication Day for Deep Roots!

“Why has this food-providing human placed this non-edible object between us?”

Today is the official publication day for Deep Roots, my fourth novel. Friends and family have told me they have already received their pre-ordered copies over the weekend, so I guess the publication day is actually kind of useless. But hey, it’s still the official day, and it got me in a thinking mood, or more accurately, a calculating mood:

14 years
4 novels
1,249 pages
360,726 words

That’s my career so far as a novelist, in strictly numerical terms. The word count is suspect, of course, since I used Microsoft Word’s Word Count feature from the final drafts and added them up. But what’s a few hundred words here and there?

A few positive bits worth mentioning:

  1. got nice pre-publication reviews from Shelf Awareness and Booklist
  2. audiobooks will be made of both Deep Roots and Skin Deep

I’m quite excited about #2. The actress Jennifer Sun Bell will be narrating; she read Min Jin Lee’s Free Food for Millionaires, so I’m fortunate to have such a professional lending her voice. The audiobooks will be widely available (via OrangeSky Audio, a subsidiary of Spotify) next month.

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