Aug 072018
 

As of today, IN TRUTH AND CLAW, book 4 of the Mick Oberon series, is on shelves and e-shelves. (E-shelves are a thing, right?)

Or at least it is in US markets. Not sure about the others yet.

Fey things! Dead things! Undead things! Thought-were-dead-but-alive things! Ancient things! Demonic things!

And fruit.

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Aug 012018
 

It’s that time again. So here’s my ArmadilloCon schedule for this weekend:

FRIDAY

Nothing scheduled, but I’ll be around.

SATURDAY

12:00 pm–Signing, Dealers Room (and I just might have a few advance copies of In Truth and Claw, the fourth Mick Oberon book, that I’d be willing to part with for filthy lucre)

1:00 pm–”How to Deal With Writer’s Block,” Sweetwaters room

6:00 pm–”The Challenges of Writing Games,” Southpark B

SUNDAY

11:00 am–”Learning to Write,” Ballroom F

12:00 pm–”Writing YA,” Ballroom D

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There you have it. Be there, or be elsewhere!

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May 302018
 

Trapped in the form of the knight who supposedly slew him, the dragon Tzavalantsaval–with a loathsome goblin steward as his only true ally–struggles to navigate the Kirresci royal court and humanity itself, even as politics and intrigues he scarcely understands push the southern kingdoms ever nearer to open war.

Ash and Ambition, book one of “Nor Fang, Nor Fire,” coming soon from Ari Marmell and Dragon Moon Press.

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May 142018
 

The cover to my forthcoming novel The Iron Devils, by the incomparable Claudio Pozas.

THE IRON DEVILS cover, by Claudio Pozas

THE IRON DEVILS cover, by Claudio Pozas

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May 042018
 

This isn’t major news or anything, but I now have an author account over at BookBub.com. It’s a site that has a number of blogs and news bits about publishing, but what’s most relevant is that they do giveaways and alert people to releases and sales/discounts on the authors they follow. And the more people who follow a particular author–at least if I understand the model correctly–the more likely that author is to be included in giveaways, and for news to go out about sales.

So, if you don’t already have an account over there, it’s worth signing up. And if you’d be so kind as to follow my author account, it’d be good for both of us.  :-)

More actual news soon.

 

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Apr 182018
 

In the ruins of the world, the last remnants of humanity find themselves caught in an impossible war, between the mechanical and the mystical.

Between the unliving and the undead.

THE IRON DEVILS

Coming soon from Ari Marmell and Omnium Gatherum Media.

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Jan 152018
 

Well, here we are. The first post of 2018, after a news-lite 2017. Hopefully I’ll have a lot more to share with you this year. I certainly hope to be more productive.

To start with, how about a release date? The fourth Mick Oberon book, entitled In Truth and Claw, is currently in editing, and is apparently scheduled to hit shelves on August 7th. (Though I imagine that date is subject to change.)

You can already pre-order it on Amazon, if you’d care to do so, and of course I’ll be putting up other links as they become available. I’m also hoping to have a cover I can share with you soon.

Hope you all had a great new year!

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Aug 282017
 

The sights and stories coming out of southeast Texas right now would be horrifying under any circumstances, but they’re hitting me especially hard. I grew up in Houston. I still have friends and family there. I have to do something.

It won’t be much, because I can’t do much. I don’t have a lot of money, and as an author, my income is erratic. But something.

So I will be donating at least half the profits on all three of my self-published e-books–The Conqueror’s ShadowThe Warlord’s Legacy, and Strange New Words–to relief efforts, between now and the end of September. Similarly, I’ll be donating at least half my September Patreon income.

(I say “at least half” because, as I mentioned, my income is unpredictable. If I happen to sign a new novel contract, or get a substantial freelance job, I may be able to afford to do more than half. But it’ll be half at bare minimum.)

If you don’t have an e-copy of one or more of those books, or wanted to subscribe to my Patreon for a month and see what it’s about (even if you don’t wind up sticking around after that), please consider doing so now. I can’t tell you how much I’d appreciate it.

Click here for my Patreon.

The Conqueror’s Shadow

The Warlord’s Legacy

Strange New Words

Take care of each other.

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Aug 032017
 

Well, ArmadilloCon starts tomorrow(!!), and I’ve managed to forget to put up my schedule until now. Oops.

For those who will be there and want to hear me speak–or, more likely, hear other people speak and will tolerate my presence among them–my schedule is as follows:

Friday, 8 PM: Timeless vs. Tired Tropes in SFF (Southpark B)

Saturday, 2 PM: Rules of the Game (Southpark A; I will be moderating, so anticipate chaos)

Sunday, 12 PM: Western and Noir Themed Speculative Fiction (Southpark A)

Sunday, 2 PM: Signing (Dealers’ Room)

As usual, I cannot guarantee that any of the dealers will have any specific books, so if there’s a particular book you want signed, I strongly suggest you buy a copy in advance and bring it with you. (Although, since my signing isn’t until Sunday, you have a chance to see if it’s available at the con first, if you want to.)

See you all there! :-)

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Jul 112017
 

Thanks to a few last-minute miracle workers, I’ll be attending GenCon this year! :-D

My schedule is largely open; I have only a few official or semi-official events. (At least, so far; I’ll post if that changes.) Right now, my events look like this:

Thursday, 4 pm: “Investigating the Lost Citadel” panel, Crowne Plaza, Penn Stn C

Friday, 1:30 pm: Book signing, alongside Joe Carriker, Green Ronin Booth, Dealer’s Room

Saturday, 12:30 pm: Book signing, alongside Joe Carriker, Green Ronin Booth, Dealer’s Room

Otherwise I’ll be wandering around, attending panels, and just hanging out.

A note on signings: I have no idea if any of the vendors at GenCon will be carrying any of my books, especially the novels. If you have particular books you want signed, I strongly recommend that you buy them in advance and bring them with you.

Hope to see a bunch of you there! :-)

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