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September Update

Finishing up Harper’s book, Tribes, this week. Which means given time needed for edits and formatting etc, odds are it might not come out exactly in September, sorry. Might be the first or second week of October. The print volumes for the first 4 Twenty-Sided Sorceress books are  out first week of October, so it’ll be like double bonus?  Shiny hardcover 20sided. I am going to hoard ALL the copies.

Tribes has been scary and awesome to write. It’s longer than any 20sided book so far (you peeps asked for longer books, I’m doing my best to deliver while still keeping up action and fast pace that I love so much, hehe), and maybe the nerdiest thing I’ve written, which you know is saying a lot.  I’ve only done a little cosplay, so I had to do tons of research for various characters in this. I did almost lose part of a finger (3 stitches!) to making a bunny fur bikini once, but I’m not great at sewing or crafts unless you count painting D&D minis (and I’m only decent-ish at that). Anyway, enough rambling about a book you can’t read for at least 2 more weeks, sorry!

Brood Mother, the last Gryphonpike Chronicles novella (there will be 4 novels, it isn’t the end of GPC just end of novella length GPC) is basically done but again needs edits etc and I set it aside to work on Tribes.

Dungeon Crawl, Book 8 of 20sided, will be out by Christmas/Holidays. I’m not going to give a harder deadline than that until it is done, for obvious reasons.

Also have a couple other crazy projects in the works that I’ll be excited to announce. Tease? Why yes.

So that’s the September update.

Big Announcement!

I’ve sold the print rights to The Twenty-Sided Sorceress to Saga Press! They will be putting out two collected editions, one with the first four books, one with the books five through seven.

Sorceress comps for realsies

What does that mean for the books? It means you can get them in hardcover or trade paper! It also means that very shortly, the paperback versions of the individual books will disappear. The ebooks are still up and for sale of course and nothing will change there.

For details, see the reveal post on the Barnes&Noble Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog!

To pre-order the first volume (books 1-4 in Level Grind):

Click here for Amazon

Click here for Powell’s

Click here for B&N

 

To pre-order the second volume (books 5-7 in Boss Fight):

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection

I have just released a new science fiction and fantasy collection. It contains ten short stories.  Some of these have appeared in anthologies, but the majority of the collection are brand new, never before seen stories.

If you want to pick it up, here are the links:

Get it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OHO8JNA/

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Meanwhile, I’m working like crazy on a new series I’m really excited about. The first two books will be out in July. Now, back to writing!

 

The End is Nigh Arrives!

I have a story in a totally awesome anthology edited by J.J. Adams and Hugh HoweyThis is the first of a triptych of post-apocalypse anthologies.

My story was singled out in a recent review of the anthology on Wired.com, here’s an excerpt:

“Some stories hit with more force than others. “Goodnight Moon,” by Annie Bellet — a relatively quiet story about a group of astronauts saying their goodbyes and awaiting the end from their base on the moon — is both my favorite of the anthology and the one that wrecked me most thoroughly.”

Read the full review (and one of the stories free!) on Wired.com.

This anthology is chock full of amazing stories by award-winning and bestselling writers.  Here’s the table of contents:

Introduction by John Joseph Adams | “The Balm and the Wound” by Robin Wasserman | “Heaven is a Place on Planet X” by Desirina Boskovich | “Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders | “The Gods Will Not Be Chained” by Ken Liu | “Wedding Day” by Jake Kerr | “Removal Order” by Tananarive Due | “System Reset” by Tobias S. Buckell | “This Unkempt World is Falling to Pieces” by Jamie Ford | “BRING HER TO ME” by Ben H. Winters | “In the Air” by Hugh Howey | “Goodnight Moon” by Annie Bellet | “Dancing with Death in the Land of Nod” by Will McIntosh | “Houses Without Air” by Megan Arkenberg | “The Fifth Day of Deer Camp” by Scott Sigler | “Enjoy the Moment” by Jack McDevitt | “Pretty Soon the Four Horsemen are Going to Come Riding Through” by Nancy Kress | “Spores” by Seanan McGuire | “She’s Got a Ticket to Ride” by Jonathan Maberry | “Agent Unknown” by David Wellington | “Enlightenment” by Matthew Mather | “Shooting the Apocalypse” by Paolo Bacigalupi | “Love Perverts” by Sarah Langan.

If you love great SF, and especially stories about the end of the world, pick this up.  Thanks!

Book Signing, Anthology Sales, and More!

 

First, I am pleased to announce that I have a story in Fiction River #5: Hex in the City, which comes out today.  It is available at Amazon in both Paperback and Kindle, as well as on other sites like B&N and Kobo as ebooks.  There are a ton of great authors in this, including Jay Lake, Nancy Holder, Annie Reed, and others.

 

Next, I have a story coming out in an anthology though Baen next year.  The anthology is a military fantasy one, titled Shattered Shields and edited by Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt. Here are the details and table of contents:

Ashes and Starlight (Runelords) by David Farland

The Fixed Stars (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire

The Keeper of Names by Larry Corriea

The Smaller We Are by John Helfers

Invictus by Annie Bellet

Rising Above by Sarah A. Hoyt

A Cup of Wisdom by Joseph Zieja

Words of Power by Wendy N. Wagner

Lightweaver in Shadow by Gray Rinehart

Hoofsore and Weary by Cat Rambo

Vengeance (Frost) by Robin Wayne Bailey

Deadfall by Nancy Fulda

Yael of the Strings by John R. Fultz

The Gleaners by Dave Gross

Bonded Men by James L. Sutter

Bone Candy (Black Company) by Glen Cook

First Blood (Paksenarrion) by Elizabeth Moon

And finally, I’ll be signing books in Vancouver, WA at Vintage Books (6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661) on December 21st at 1pm.  I’ll be there with other authors and it should be an awesome time. Please come by if you are in the area!

Forthcoming

As I said before, I’m super busy catching up on all the work that fell by the wayside this last six months.

But here’s a little preview of what to expect from me (and Doomed Muse Press):

First, the Pyrrh Series.  Avarice, the first novel, will be out in October with the next three books following in 2013.  The series is basically “Law & Order” with swordfights.  Who wouldn’t love that? And check out the awesome cover by Nathie.

 

Then, in November, the first book of the Lorian Archive Trilogy will be out.  You can read the first 3rd of the novel for free (see the sidebar under Casimir Hypogean) or the finished book will be available in November.  The rest of the series will come in 2013.  The series has lovely covers done by the awesome Tom Edwards:

New Cover and Sale!

I sold an SF novelette to GiGaNotoSaurus, it’ll be appearing in June.

I also got the cover for the second Lorian Archive book.  The trilogy won’t be published for a little while longer (but should all be out this year, barring life catastrophe, knock on wood).

Have some shiny:

(Cover done by the awesome Tom Edwards)

Quickie Update for November

My NaNo rebel project is not going well. I’m stuck trying to figure out if this story needs to be told in 1st or in 3rd person.  So I’ve switched back to the novel (the sequel to A Heart in Sun and Shadow).  I’ve never written a sequel before. It’s tough writing one for a book that is published, too.  I can’t change details that were set in the first novel, so I’m constantly having to recheck the older book for things.  I think I might take a couple hours today and make a quickie world bible or at least a list with the relevant details.  I wrote the first book before I’d really nailed down how I prefer to write novels and I have zero cohesive character notes or world notes at all (which is something I started doing AFTER I wrote this one).  It’s odd to go back and look at a work that I did a couple years ago.

In other news, I sold another story to Daily SF.  This is my tenth fiction sale in less than two years (first sale was in December of 2009).  Five of those have been to Daily SF. I guess it is true, you just have to find an editor who loves what you write and then sell them as much as you can. I’m glad so many stories of mine have found a home with Daily SF. They are a great publication (delivered to your email! Go subscribe! /end plug).

 

Oh, and I crossed the 1,000 books sold mark for my e-books.  Hopefully the next 1k doesn’t take quite as long, but it is definitely a mile-stone.

So that is what’s up with me.  Now, where did I put that outline? Back to writing!