July Indie Next List and Shelf Awareness Love

For a writer with a long history of rejection--like all writers--it can be a little confusing to get two pieces of positive feedback in one day. Does. Not. Compute. 

Thanks to the kind words and nominations from a number of independent booksellers across the country, South Pole Station is an Indie Next Great Reads pick for July!

As if that wasn't enough to keep me going for the next six months, Shelf Awareness and literary doyenne Marilyn Dahl gave SPS a rave review: "With South Pole Station's satire, science, wry wit and warmth, Ashley Shelby has written one of the best novels of the year." You can read the review here (scroll to the bottom of the page).