So we’re a little over a month out from the launch date of The Warlock’s Curse and things are really starting to accelerate.
With the help of my wonderful publicist Jaym Gates, I’ve booked several really exciting interviews and blog appearances for next month’s release. I’ll be popping up on the blogs of Gail Carriger, Mary Robinette Kowal, and A.M. Dellamonica, as well as writing what I think could be a pretty controversial io9 article (and no, I’m not going to tell you what it’s about!)
The book itself is 99% final and the ARC been making the rounds. So far, the initial response has been gratifyingly positive. So far no one has reported throwing the book across the room in frustration. A couple of early readers have already given the book glowing reviews on Goodreads, which just fills me with pure industrial-grade squee.
Oh, and speaking of Goodreads, I have a a giveaway scheduled to kick off on September 30! I will be giving away 13 copies, and I have placed NO restriction on countries. So everyone is free to enter!
In other news, I will be participating in the SFWA Northwest Reading Series on October 15, along with Jay Lake, hosted by Seanan McGuire. It will be my first public reading from The Warlock’s Curse* It’s from 7 p.m. to 8-ish at McMenamin’s Courtyard Restaurant. Hope to see some of you there!
And last but not least, I spent much of the weekend setting up the shopping cart on my website so I could actually sell some stuff. It was an exercise in frustration and despair, but now you can now preorder The Warlock’s Curse, along with other fine swaggety-bits. All of you who’ve wanted a Tesla Industries Pin (the non-Kickstarter-backer version) … come and get ‘em!
That’s about all the news that’s fit to print at the moment. Also, I am tired and I have to be at the day-job early tomorrow. Sigh. More soon.
* Disclaimer for Lois Buhalis: I don’t consider my reading at GearCon to be public … since you were the only one there, it was really more of a command performance!