Feb 242010

So for those of you who might be interested, I’ve got an interview up on Suvudu (the Random House blog site). I talk a bit about the inspirations behind The Conqueror’s Shadow, what I learned from RPG writing, what’s next for me, and similar stuff.

I hope you’ll check it out. And thanks to Matt Staggs for asking the questions.

(I hope to be doing several more interviews around the net in the near future; more on those as they happen.)

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Feb 232010

And this is it, folks. :-D

As of today, The Conqueror’s Shadow is officially available. You can find it on any of the various online vendors (links on the page for the novel itself), and you should be able to pick it up at any major bookstore.

My sincerest thanks to everyone–family, friends, coworkers, editors, and readers–for helping me get this far. I hope you enjoy the book, and I hope you’ll all be with me for many years to come.

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Feb 022010

Hey, folks. As we come ever nearer the release of The Conqueror’s Shadow, I want to take a moment to look ahead to other novels–and to offer a contest regarding one of them. :-)

I need your help in coming up with a name–well, technically a title–for a character in my upcoming novel, The Goblin Corps. You could win both an acknowledgment in the book and a free, signed copy of either The Goblin Corps or The Conqueror’s Shadow.

Click here for details.

Looking forward to hearing what you come up with. :-)

Additionally, Expeditious Retreat’s Freeport Companion for 4E is out now.

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Jan 192010

Hey, folks. Next week, I’ll be participating in an online RP session with other Random House authors and a few selected fans, but open to watch by pretty much anyone.  Details available here.

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Jan 062010

Hello, folks, and welcome to a new year and–depending on how you interpret your calendar–a new decade. I hope you all had a great holiday season.

As we enter 2010, I’ve got a new D&D book available: The Plane Below. This book, which presents the Elemental Chaos to DMs, is my first time serving as lead designer on a WotC book. Here’s hoping everyone finds it enjoyable.

I’ve got a large article coming up in Dungeon Online as well, as part of the Domains of Dread series. Link to that forthcoming as soon as it goes live.

I’ve also finally hopped aboard Twitter. You can follow me there, as well as on my LJ and Facebook. I don’t expect to be tweeting all that often–mostly professional announcements and the like–but still, if you’re on Twitter, I’d love to have you aboard.

Last but not least, we’re at T -7 weeks until the release of The Conqueror’s Shadow. I am, as you may well imagine, getting rather frantically psyched.

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Dec 082009

I’ve just sold another novel. 8-)

Pyr–the sci-fi/fantasy imprint of Prometheus books–will be publishing my novel The Goblin Corps. Too early yet in the process to discuss release dates or anything, but as soon as I know, you’ll know.

This makes Pyr the second publisher, after Bantam, to which I’ve sold an original (non-shared-world) novel. The official announcement can be found here.

This, as I’m sure you can well imagine, makes Ari a happy boy.

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Nov 232009

Welcome, everyone, to the new and improved mouseferatu.com. The change and upgrade are long overdue, and I’m thrilled that they’re finally in place. (Many thanks to Eugie Foster for contributing her expertise.) Feel free to click around, see how things look, discover some new upcoming books. And if you find anything that doesn’t seem to be working properly, by all means, let me know.

So, what news? I’ve got two new articles–Power Play: Martial and Class Acts: Invokers–up on WotC’s Digitial Initiative. In larger news, Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons is out and available. I love how this book turned out, and I think it’s even better than the first Draconomicon. And in even bigger news… Well, more on that shortly. 8-)

Hope everyone who celebrates it had a great Thanksgiving.

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Oct 302009

Happy Halloween to everyone out there.

No major news to report–this is mostly an “I haven’t updated in a while” post–but I hope to have some shortly. If nothing else, several of the D&D books coming out in the next month or two are partly mine, and I’ll link to those as they’re released.

My agent and I have a new novel making the rounds of publishers. Wish us luck.

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Sep 182009

So, another Gencon has come and gone, another month (and change) has come and gone.

First, as was announced at GenCon, there’s a 4E mega-adventure named after the original Tomb of Horrors coming out next year, on which I did most of the plotting/design and a good chunk of the writing. More on that as it gets nearer.

Similarly, by now you’ve probably all heard that next year’s D&D setting is Dark Sun. Well, what you probably haven’t heard is that I’m doing some work on that as well. Again, details when I can.

The cover for The Conqueror’s Shadow is now up on various sites. Again, that’s due out in February of next year from Bantam.

Finally, if you’re in Austin, or are planning to fly in for the con, I’m going to be at the Magic: the Gathering Pro Tour. I’ll be doing book signings for Agents of Artifice. Laura Resnick, author of The Purifying Fire, will be there as well. Not yet sure what my schedule looks like; more on that soon.

And that, I think, is everything I can discuss for the moment. Lots of things in the hopper that may pan out; wish me luck, and I’ll tell you as soon as anything solid happens.

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Aug 062009

Due to some last-minute finagling, I’ll be attending GenCon this year after all. Not only that, but it appears I’ve got a signing.

On Saturday, from 11:30 to 12:30, Laura Resnick (author of the Magic: the Gathering novel The Purifying Fire) has a signing scheduled in the TCG Hall. Although my name’s not on the schedule–that whole “last minute” thing–it looks I’ll likely be joining her there to make it a joint signing. While the focus is obviously on the Magic novels–her own, as well as Agents of Artifice–I can’t imagine they’d stop you if you wanted me to sign one of the other books I’ve worked on. (And if you wanted to pick up Agents of Artifice while you were there, just because, I wouldn’t exactly be offended.)

I’m also hoping to attend the 4E Extravaganza seminar on Friday at noon, though I’ll just be there as a guest, not part of the panel.

Hope to be seeing at least some of you there!

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