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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Sep 152011
 

The Tome Show interviews Erik Scott de Bie and me about the Neverwinter Campaign Setting. In the process, we might have accidentally been entertaining a time or two.

Thanks so much for having us on, guys. :-D

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Sep 152011
 

Hey, guys. My Easiest Contest Ever will be coming to a close at 11:59 PM on Monday, September 19th. Entries received after that point will be disqualified.

If you haven’t entered yet, do so. There’s still time, you can win free books, and the contest really is as easy as it’s purported to be. :-)

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Sep 072011
 

Dragon*Con has come and gone. I’m exhausted, but I had an absolutely fantastic time. Thanks so much to everyone who came out, everyone who stopped to talk or get a book signed, and everyone who decided to give The Goblin Corps a shot. We sold out of convention copies, so we’re doing something right. :-D

Had a fantastic time meeting so many other Pyr authors, and picked up several books that I can’t wait to read.

I’ll be ending my Easiest Contest Ever in about, oh, a week or so. So if you haven’t entered yet, your time is running out. It really is as easy as advertised.

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Aug 282011
 

So, ArmadilloCon is over, and I had a really great time. Thanks so much to everyone who came out, and everyone with whom I shared panels.

And next weekend, Dragon*Con. My schedule so far is pretty preliminary, and additional events may (or may not) appear. But for the moment, it looks like this:

Friday, 3:00 PM: Signing, Pyr Books booth. You can buy The Goblin Corps there, or you can bring your own copies of anything of mine, and I’ll be happy to sign. (I’m sure some of the other vendors there will have my other novels, but I can’t swear to it, or say which ones.)

Saturday, 3:00 PM: Signing, Pyr Books booth, as above.

Saturday, 5:30 PM: Novels Based on Games panel (i.e. the panel that might as well have been created specifically for Ari’s experience). Not sure where this one’s located yet, to be honest.

Sunday, 2:30 PM: Pyr Books “Burning Bright” panel, where you can hear lots about what Pyr’s got coming up and what they’re about, as well as meet a bunch of Pyr authors. Hyatt, Greenbriar room.

I realize that’s a pretty light formal schedule, but I’ll be looking at getting on a few more panels (and attending a few in the audience, as well). More importantly, I will be spending a lot of time at the Pyr Books booth. I mean a lot. So even if it’s not during one of my official/formal signing times, please feel free to stop by. If I’m there, I’ll be more than happy to chat or sign. :-)

Also, just FYI, I’ll be wrapping up my Easiest Contest Ever not long after I get back from Dragon*Con. So if you haven’t entered yet, now would be a really good time to do so.

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Aug 252011
 

My schedule for ArmadilloCon, which begins tomorrow. (gleep! :-o ) Click here.

I’ll also be at DragonCon, which begins next week. (Double-gleep! 8-O ) No schedule yet, but soon (I hope).

My Easiest Contest Ever is still running, and still has plenty of room for more entries. Get on that! It’s easy! (You know it’s true, ‘cuz it’s in the title.)

And finally, since I’ve gotten some questions suggesting that some people missed the earlier announcements… The Goblin Corps is now available on both Kindle and Nook. The novel page has links to both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, so either format’s easy enough to get to. (The page also has a free PDF excerpt, which is notably longer than the previews offered elsewhere. It contains the entirety of both the Prologue and Chapter One. So if you’re still on the fence, maybe that’ll help shove you off.) ;-)

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Aug 202011
 

The Goblin Corps is now available on the Nook, from Barnes & Noble. Click here. :-)

(And don’t forget, it’s available on the Amazon Kindle, as well.)

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