Send a Novelist to the Far North
April 11th, 2013
Last night I launched my first ever grassroots fundraising campaign, to raise money for my work as a novelist. I’ve been invited to join The Arctic Circle 2013, a two-week-long, arts-and-science-led residency this summer aboard an ice-breaking schooner. It will take place in the coastal waters off Svalbard, in northern Norway, exactly where my new novel-in-progress, titled The Gyre, takes place! I can hardly believe my good fortune.
My fundraising campaign aims to raise $6,000 to cover The Arctic Circle participant fee. Needless to say, this is a spectacular opportunity. Not only will I sail, hike, explore and observe the remote wilderness where my characters’ stories unfold, but I will share the journey with a group of 24 artists and scientists. I’ve been told that our itinerary will be project-led, which means there’s a high likelihood that the specific locales where my novel takes place will help decide our route of our voyage.
Here’s my Kickstarter video that describes everything in more detail, and it also has some amazing footage of 1930s seal hunters navigating the ice in northern Newfoundland. Check it out, and thank you for helping me spread the word. To donate, visit the project page here.
Thanks so much for your support. Onward!
Stacy Carlson is Going to the Arctic
April 9th, 2013
Stacy has been selected to join The Arctic Circle‘s summer 2013 expeditionary arts-and-science residency aboard a 150-foot ice-breaking schooner. The voyage will sail in the coastal waters off Svalbard, a remote archipelago in northern Norway, just 10 degrees from the North Pole. By a strange and miraculous twist of fate, Svalbard is exactly where Stacy’s new novel-in-progress takes place. Wow! Stay tuned for more information on this amazing writing and research adventure.
Read Stacy Carlson’s Research Notes
October 14th, 2012
Research Notes is a series curated by the editors of webjournal NECESSARY FICTION. They recently published a piece that outlines the contours of Stacy Carlson’s research for AMONG THE WONDERFUL. Check it out.
The paperback edition is here.
October 2nd, 2012
Among the Wonderful is available to buy or order from your local bookseller, or any of the online retailers.
Catch Stacy Carlson at LITQUAKE, Oct. 6 & 8
September 27th, 2012
Stacy Carlson will be reading from Among the Wonderful as part of Litquake’s First Fiction event on Oct. 6 at 1pm.
On Oct. 8 at 3pm, Stacy will be part of First Time Authors Reveal All, a panel discussion about the process of being published. Both events take place in San Francisco.
Among the Wonderful is coming in paperback.
April 13th, 2012
Among the Wonderful is set to be released in paperback by Steerforth Press on October 2, 2012. Stay tuned!
Interview with Stacy Carlson on KRCB’s “A Novel Idea.”
January 13th, 2012
On January 11, 2012, Suzanne Lang of KRCB’s delightful “A Novel Idea” discussed Among the Wonderful with Stacy Carlson. Listen here.
Among the Wonderful in the New York Times Book Review
October 3rd, 2011
“Carlson ably exploits this historical milieu, describing the milling crowds in the exhibition halls; the malodorous, dangerous alleyways of the slum called Five Points; the swampy, still-wild edges of Upper Manhattan. . . . [she] writes sensitively, often beautifully, of the desire to be free of the gaze of others, of the misery of serving as a mirror in which others may see themselves.”
New York Times Book Review 10/2/2011
Stacy Carlson on King5′s New Day Northwest
September 11th, 2011
On September 7, Stacy Carlson appeared on King 5 TV’s morning show, New Day Northwest ,to talk about Among the Wonderful. Check it out!