Feb 012012

I’ve run contests before, but never anything remotely like this. I said I had a few more major announcements coming? This is one of ‘em. :-)

Allow me to present to you the Crossing the Streams Contest. Running from now to the end of February, this contest–or rather, series of linked contests–involves not only myself, but about fifteen other authors. Most winners will win a signed book, from the author whose contest they won. (And yes, you can enter more than one author’s contest.) But one of you? A single lucky “super-winner” will receive a free signed book from each and every author involved.

Yep, really. :mrgreen:

Click on over to the contest page, not only for rules on how to enter the contest here on my site, but links to the contest pages of everyone else involved. (A few of them may not quite be live yet, if you’re clicking on these on our first day, but try again in a couple of hours.) Get going, and good luck. :-)

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Jan 312012

So, for a while now, I’ve been talking about a tie-in novel that I’ve been writing. I said it was for a property that I’d never worked with before, and that it was the first novel attached to said property. Well, I’m finally allowed to talk a little about it.

How many of you are fans of the Darksiders series of games? :-D

Set millennia before either of these games, Darksiders: The Abomination Vault is the first novel to explore the past activities and development of the Four Horsemen (only some of whom even vaguely resemble anything Biblical), servants of the Charred Council and protectors of the Balance between Heaven and Hell, Good and Evil. You can find out a little more about it over at the official announcement.

This book was an absolute blast to write. It’s easily the most cinematic/action-oriented of my books thus far, and I’ve tried to make sure it’s accessible even to people who aren’t familiar with the games. I really hope you guys have as much fun with this as I did. :-)

More when I’m allowed to reveal more. (And also more announcements, unrelated to this one, in the near future.)

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Jan 302012

Hey, folks. Hope you’ve been having a good new year thus far.

Although it’s a bit early, Thief’s Covenant is now available from some online vendors. If you’ve been waiting to get this one, wait no more. Links to the major online sellers can be found on the book’s own page.

(Oh, and yes, there will be Kindle, Nook, and other e-versions. They’re just not up yet.)

Second, Tales of the Far West, a short story anthology to which I contributed–along with quite a few other amazing authors, including Scott Lynch!!–is also available in e-formats, with print coming shortly. Click on over to that page for details.

Finally, keep on eye on this site. I have a couple of major announcements coming in the next few days. :-)

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Dec 132011

Heya, folks.

False Covenant–the second Widdershins adventure and sequel to the forthcoming Thief’s Covenant–is starting to show up for preorders. You can find it at Amazon and Barnes & Noble now, and it’ll shortly be at other vendors as well.

Also now available for preorder is the short fiction/original music anthology Foreshadows, which includes a short story of mine. Click on over to their site for details.

And finally, back to False Covenant for a moment, allow me to present the cover, once again provided by the esteemed and inestimable Jason Chan! Hope you love it as much as I do. :-D

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Nov 162011

If you’ve been waiting to pick up The Warlord’s Legacy until it came out in mass market paperback, your wait is nearly over. That edition of the second Corvis Rebaine novel will be released in late December, and is available for preorder pretty much everywhere.

Additionally, the German edition–called Die Tochter des Kriegers–comes out at the end of this week, and should be available from most vendors that carry German-language books. I’ve included the cover, below.

(I find it hysterical that Blanvalet commissioned an entirely new cover for The Conqueror’s Shadow, but went with an only slightly modified version of the leather-clad posterior-focused shot from the original of The Warlord’s Legacy.) :mrgreen:

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Nov 072011

So, I’ve been sitting on this for a while, mostly until we had everything signed and formalized. Now that it’s done…

Please say hello to Jessie Cammack of the illustrious JABberwocky Literary Agency. JABberwocky represents an enormous number of truly talented authors, and I’m absolutely thrilled to count myself among them. Jessie will be representing me in most matters moving forward; if you need to contact her (legitimate offers/questions only, please), you can find all necessary contact info for the agency here.

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Oct 242011

If you haven’t checked out Shock Totem yet, you really should do so. They’re really a very good addition to the weird/horror fiction market.

The bad news is, their fifth issue is delayed until next July. The good news is that, when it comes out, it will include a story written by the very author whose words you are now reading. ;-)

“In Deepest Silence” is one of my forays into semi-Lovecraftian territory, but I’ve done something that I like to think includes a new (or at least not uncommon) addition to that particular sub-genre. I’m indebted to the folks at Shock Totem, and delighted they enjoyed the story as much as they did.

I should also say that “In Deepest Silence is a minor milestone for me. It’s not my first published short story by any means–but it is my first published short story to go through a traditional submission/slush pile scenario. All my others to date have been either assigned to me (such as with RPG-related stories) or appeared in anthologies to which I was invited.

Yes, it seems like a stretch to call that a “milestone,” but I think other writers will understand why that feels like a big deal. (Or not. Maybe I’m just that crazy.)

Also, while I can’t say what it is yet, you folks might be interested in knowing that I’m currently in the midst of working on another tie-in novel–and it’s not for any of the properties I’ve ever worked on before. Stay tuned for more annoyingly cryptic announcements soon.

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Oct 192011

Hey, all. Bunch of little stuff today.

First and foremost, congratulations to my contest winners: Alec Austin, Fobok, Richard Auffrey, and Shane Noble. (And again, thanks so much to everyone who entered.) Guys, I’m afraid I haven’t been able to get your books in the mail yet–schedules appear to be things that happen to other people, not me :oops: –but I should have by the end of the week. You’ll be glad to know that, unless I’m misremembering, everyone got their first choice. :-D (Obviously, if you asked for a book that’s not out yet, it won’t be in the mail by the end of the week.)

October 20th addendum: All the books, except those that haven’t been released yet, went in the mail today. If you haven’t received your books within two weeks (or four, for international), shoot me an e-mail.

Second, the web site SF Signal has a regular feature called “Mind Meld,” in which they ask a bunch of authors a question about genre. This installment’s question is “What are the most interesting societies, alien or otherwise, in SF/F?” You can see my take, as well as quite a few other authors’, by clicking here. Thanks for the invite, guys.

Finally, Broken Time Blues–the anthology of speculative fiction set in the 1920s, and including my short story “The Purloined Ledger”is now available on Kindle. And it’s really inexpensive, too. You’re missing out if you don’t get it. Seriously, I’m getting a hard copy because I’m one of the contributing authors, and I still bought it on Kindle, too. :-)

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Oct 072011

Hey, guys. I’ve sent e-mails to the four selected winners of my contest, but I haven’t heard back from all of them yet. If you entered, please make a point of checking the e-mail address you used.

Once I’ve heard back from everyone, I’ll announce the winners formally. In the interim, thank you so much to everyone who entered, and if you didn’t win, don’t despair. I promise I’ll be doing more contests in the near future. :-)

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Oct 032011

Hey, folks. Got a new–and in some cases, really weird–interview up at the Agent Incite blog. Had a lot of fun with this one. You can read it here.

Also, I owe you guys an apology. I’m sorry it’s taking me so long to pick winners from my contest. Entirely my fault.  :oops:   I’ll try to notify winners later today or tomorrow.

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