Apr 132010
 

Got yet another interview up. This one is quite possibly the most in-depth Q&A I’ve done thus far; if you’ve any interest at all in (among other things) my thoughts on writing and coming up with novels, my inspirations, writers I like, or my future works, you may well want to give it a read.

Don’t forget to check out the rules of my current contest while you’re at it.

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Apr 092010
 

Spectra Pulse, the e-newsletter for Random House’s Spectra imprint, is including me as a featured author this month. What does that mean for you? It means that, in addition to reading some of my editor’s comments on The Conqueror’s Shadow, you can also download a free PDF of my short story, “The Ogre’s Pride.” This story is a tie-in to The Conqueror’s Shadow, but you don’t need to have read one to enjoy the other.

Give it a look-see; I think you’ll enjoy it. :-)

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Apr 072010
 

It’s time for another contest! :-D

Click here for entry rules, and you could win a signed copy of one–or possibly three–of my novels.

Good luck.

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Apr 022010
 

I’ve been asked by several people what my release schedule looks like, novel-wise, so here we go:

The Warlord’s Legacy–January-ish, 2011.

The Goblin Corps–3rd or early 4th quarter, 2011.

Household Gods–not sure, but probably in 2012.

And the paperback printing of The Conqueror’s Shadow should be 1st quarter 2011, but if you really loved me, you’d buy the hardcover now. ;-)

Also, not sure how many of you have noticed the “Blogs/Columns” menu down there at the bottom left, but I’m on Twitter, Facebook, and Live Journal. I’d love for more of you to join me.

THE WARLORD’S LAMENT: January-ish, 2011
THE GOBLIN CORPS: 3rd or early 4th quarter, 2011
HOUSEHOLD GODS: ??? (But probably 2012)
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Mar 312010
 

Had a blast at Comicpalooza (even if I did fail to meet Bruce Campbell). Thanks so much to everyone who came out.

The big news today is that I just sold another novel. :-D Pyr Books, the excellent folks who are going to be publishing The Goblin Corps, will also now be publishing Household Gods. As always, my most heartfelt thanks to both Lou Anders at Pyr, and to my agent Colleen Lindsay, for making this possible–and to every one of you folks, who make it worthwhile.

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Mar 242010
 

All righty. First off, my latest DDI article is available. Codex of Betrayal: Geryon reintroduces a classic arch-devil from prior editions into 4E. I think DMs will love this; players, I’m less certain about.

Second, I just did a guest blog on my agent Colleen Lindsay’s site about tie-in fiction’s strengths and advantages over other writing. (Yes, there are several.) ;-) I’d love for you folks to check it out and let me know what you think.

Finally, I apologize for the lateness of this update, but I’ve got my tentative schedule for Comicpalooza.

Freelance Writing for Roleplaying Games: Friday, 4:00 PM, rm. 330.

Tomorrow’s Science Fiction: Saturday, 11:00 AM, theater A B.

The Novelist: Saturday, 3:00 PM, theater A B.

The Secret Life of Writers: Sunday, 2:00 PM, rm. 330.

The first panel is just me, so if I freeze up and keel over, I ask your forgiveness in advance.

Please bear in mind that this schedule is subject to change.

My schedule at the signing table is more of a “play it by ear” sort of thing, but my plan is to be at the table for at least half an hour to an hour after my Friday panel, and both Saturday panels. I’ll be there at other times as well–including, most likely, immediately before most of my panels–but if you want to be sure of catching me, right after those three are the best times. And the plan is for us to have copies of The Conqueror’s Shadow for sale, so if you haven’t picked one up yet, that’ll be a great time. I will, of course, be happy to sign your copy–whether you’ve purchased it there or brought your own–as well as anything else I’ve worked on.

See some of you in a few days, I hope.

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Mar 152010
 

So a few things today. First, I have a guest column up at SF Signal, wherein I discuss antiheroes, classic fantasy tropes, and the use of the latter in writing the former. I’d love for you all to take a look, see what you think.

Second, The Plane Above: Secrets of the Astral Sea comes out next month. If you’re running a planar campaign in your D&D game, you could do worse than give it a look.

And finally, I’ll be attending the Comicpalooza convention in Houston at the end of this month. I’m absolutely thrilled to have been invited, especially given the absolutely fantastic guest list. (I’ve been biting my lip to keep from squealing like a 1960s teenager at a Beatles concert.) I don’t know my precise schedule yet–I’ll post it as soon as I do–but I’ll be doing book signings and sitting in on a couple of panels. I hope to have the chance to meet some of you there.

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Mar 042010
 

Hey, folks. First, a quick request. If you are a pro or semi-pro cartographer, and if you’ve read, are reading, or are planning to read The Conqueror’s Shadow, I’d like to have a (for the moment) hypothetical conversation with you. Please e-mail me via the Contact tab.

Second, I’m ready to announce the winner of the My Name of the King Contest. :-) And the winner is…

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Mar 042010
 

So it appears that I’ll be attending Comicpalooza in Houston at the end of March.  Not yet entirely certain what my schedule looks like, but as soon as I know, you folks will know. I hope to see/meet some of you there.

And in other news, my Name of the King contest is now over. Many thanks to all who submitted; I’ll be announcing the winner shortly.

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Mar 022010
 

Okay, folks. Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (March 3rd) is the final day to enter my Name of the King contest. Get those last-minute entries in now!

Also, I just did another interview, for thems who’s interested. This one’s a little–er, a lot–tongue in cheek, except my comments on the book itself.

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