Dust and Light In the Wild!
Yes, it's out at last! Read the opening chapter, if you like. Or read the starred review form Publishers Weekly. You can find the book at
Barnes and Noble,
Powells, or other online booksellers.
Dust and Light - Online Launch
Here's where you'll be able to talk to me online in August:
- Thursday August 7:
- Magical Words: Guest Author on Dust and Light;
- Thursday August 14:
- Reddit Fantasy AMA (Ask Me Anything) Real Time starting at 7pm Central;
- Magical Words: Guest Author on Characters;
- Tuesday August 19:
- Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers: Guest Author on Series or Standalone
- Thursday August 21:
- Magical Words: Guest Author on Blowing Up the Dam;
- Thursday August 21:
- Magical Words: Guest Author on Answers, Plain and Tall;
Join me so I'm not sitting lonely at my keyboard. You can ask me anything at any of these stops (not just the Ask Me Anything). And Stay Tuned for a few more stops!
Win any book! Send me an email with "drawing" in the subject line. In the body of the email, tell me your favorite of all my characters and why. One sentence is OK - more is awesome!
More launch info Dust and Light will be officially released in print (trade paperback), ebook, and Audible.com editions. The artist who gets credit for this gorgeous cover is Gene Mollica. (Here's a larger version.)
I'll also be appearing in a few other places to celebrate the Dust and Light book birthday.
- Southern California readers can join me at the fabulous San Diego genre bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy, on Sunday, August 10 at 2pm. We can talk. I could read, if you like (I certainly like. Reading is my favorite gig!)
- The Broadway Book Mall will host me in Denver on Saturday, August 23 at 2pm. I'll be joined by my wonderful friend and a wonderful writer, Laurey Patton, author of a new fantasy adventure call The Talent Sinistral.
And on Saturday, September 13 join the fabulous fantasy writer, ezine editor, and all around cool person Betsy Dornbusch and me for Happy Hour (3-6pm) at the Bookbar in the Tennyson Arts district. We can talk writing, books, or whatever. Oh, and by chance, Dust and Light and Betsy's new book Exile will be available!
Stay tuned to my appearances page for more fall events. And keep watch here or sign up for my newsletter to get details of my online launch events!
Do you like teasers? Visit the new Sanctuary Duet page.
Ash and Silver - progressing
Meanwhile I'm trying to extricate Lucian from a tangle of deception, conspiracy, mystery, and myth in the second half of the Sanctuary duet. Circumstances have snatched him far away from Palinur and the necropolis and - literally - almost everything he knows. My problem? I just don't think there are enough days between now and October... As usual.
Some recent interviews and appearances
At the Pikes Peak Writers Conference this spring, I sat down with Patrick Hester of SF Signal and shot the breeze for a while, talking about writing in general and Dust and Light in particular. The result can be found at
SF Signal Podcast 249.
At the same (terrific!) writers' conference, I sat on a panel with fellow authors Jim C. Hines, Chuck Wendig, and agent Amy Boggs to talk about diversity in speculative fiction. It's a hot topic and we had a lot of audience interest. Take a listen at SF Signal.
And last fall I met Jessy Randall - poet, mystery writer, and rare books librarian and we had fun talking about magical forensics. Read the result at the Hey There's a Dead Guy in My Living Room blog.
And one more note. A reviewer of note - the proprietor of the Bookworm Blues review site, just put up the nicest essay anyone could ever write about my books. I am left speechless. Mostly. She is not a relative.
Keeping in Touch
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There is also a Facebook discussion group for my books. It looks a bit lonely!
A Facebook information page is in need of some updating, if anyone knows how to do this. It is pulling in partial info from Wikipedia. But it is looking better than it used to!