Not had a good health week 🙁 Got slowed down in final bits of getting Thicker Than Blood ready for publication. The book is nearly here, but just a little longer. Sorry peeps. Don’t worry, I’ll post freaking everywhere as soon as the file is live in the stores.
Book 6: Thicker Than Blood is nearly ready. It’ll be out this month (September). I know I said August, but the plans of mice and writers, eh?
Health stuff continues as it was. My life is an episode of House, basically, except I haven’t coded on a table yet. It’s slowing down the work a lot, but books are still being worked on, no worries. It is just unlikely for the near future that I’ll be able to keep up the pace of releases I had last year, so it will probably be at least 3 to 5 months between books going forward, sorry! I don’t want to release anything I’m not 100% happy with, so hopefully the wait will be worth it.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t read the first three Twenty-Sided Sorceress books for some reason or have friends or pets or dolphins or whatever that haven’t read them, there’s a special sale going on now where you can get the bundle for $0.99. This is only good through Sept 6th!
Health issues still putting me down a lot, sorry guys. I need a little more time. This is the last delay, I promise. I won’t even give a date, we’ll just say early August, but it might be before end of month. The book is almost there. I just want it to be perfect and I have so little energy thanks to this ongoing illness that everything is taking longer than expected.
Thank you all for understanding and having patience!
Hey peeps. You can find me at Worldcon in Spokane this year at the following panels. I’ll also be signing at various times at the Doomed Muse Press booth in the Dealer’s Room (it’ll be hard to miss I think, we have great banners this year), and I might run a pick-me-up session or two of Pathfinder/D20/whatever if I get enough interest.
What Makes an Effective Cover Image?
Thursday 14:00 – 14:45, 302AB (CC)
Of course you can judge a book by its cover. That’s why we have cover artists! They aim to catch our eye amidst the cacophony of other titles on the bookrack, and they can make us step aside and shudder when done oh-so-poorly! But how do they attract our attention and convey the message when the title is ambiguous? When the author is an unknown? When it is a well-known series with recognizable characters? Learn some of the issues and challenges that face our interdisciplinary panelists as they beguile us into opening the book and reading that first sentence…
Mark J. Ferrari (M), Annie Bellet, Stephen Segal, Karen Haber, Lee Moyer
We Won: How SF, Fantasy and Comics Have Taken Over TV
Thursday 17:00 – 17:45, 300C (CC)
Not very long ago it was hard to find any SF on TV, let alone good SF. But today, every night has multiple shows. Some of the most talked-about shows on TV — Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead — are genre shows, Doctor Who is a worldwide phenomenon, and even shows that started as thriller shows like Person of Interest are clearly SF. Agents of Shield, Grimm, The Flash, Gotham, Orphan Black … the list goes on. And what about the shows that start of promising and collapsed quickly (Twelve Monkeys)? Is the zombie-takeover of TV starting to peter out?
Darlene Marshall (M), David Peterson, Andrea G. Stewart , Annie Bellet
Kaffee Klatche – Annie Bellet
Friday 14:00 – 14:45, 202A-KK2 (CC)
Join a panelist and up to 9 other fans for a small discussion. Coffee and snacks available for sale on the
Requires advance sign-up (*my note- there might be swag!)
Game Mastering 101
Friday 17:00 – 17:45, 303A (CC)
What are the basic tools and approaches for running a game of D&D, or other role-playing game? What are the fun-ruining pitfalls to avoid? And how can practice as a gamemaster help inform writing, reading or other elements of fandom?
Annie Bellet , Brian Campbell , John Welker
Self-publishing — How to Market Your Work
Saturday 16:00 – 16:45, 303A (CC)
Your manuscript is done, you’ve found your printer, uploaded your files, and your book is done. Now how the heck do get people to buy it? Successful self-published authors share their methods.
Sarina Dorie, Doug Farren, Kameron Hurley, Annie Bellet
Thicker Than Blood is going to be delayed until July 21st.
I’m sorry, peeps. I know how much you all want to read this book (and it’s my favorite that I’ve done so far, so trust me, you really do), but I’ve been really sick all month and the book isn’t ready. I refuse to release something I’m not 100% confident in, so please have patience. Life happens, and I’d rather take a couple extra weeks with my betas and editors to make sure this book is everything I know it can be.
Thank you for understanding.
People kept asking me for a box set for the Twenty-Sided Sorceress series, and so it is now a thing. Justice Calling, Murder of Crows, and Pack of Lies are all collected in a single ebook now for easy binge reading.
In other news, Justice Calling is free again and will be for the summer since the response was so awesome from my birthday free run with it. So tell all your friends, because the first hit is still free. *grin*
Hey, just a quickie note since I’ve had some people ask *when* in June The Twenty-Sided Sorceress book 6 will release.
I was aiming for the 16th, but due to some health issues and need to give my editor and beta readers time, the book will be out on June 30th. I know, I know, only technically still June, but hey… solid release date now.
There is no pre-order option on this book. Given how shaky my health has been this year, I didn’t want to lock myself into a date and then have to delay like last time.
Anyway, mark your calendars (or just sign up for the new release newsletter if you haven’t) for June 30th. I’ll have the cover reveal and hopefully a release date for book 7 in July as well.
Thanks for staying on this crazy journey with me!
My post-apocalyptic short story Goodnight Earth is out today in Lightspeed Magazine. You can read it for free here: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/goodnight-earth/
It’s May 1st, which means the third and final volume of The Apocalypse Triptych is out today!
It includes my story Goodnight Earth, which takes place a considerable time after the events in Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Stars.
Not just me though! This volume has stories by Elizabeth Bear, Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Hugh Howey, and many other kickass authors. Totally worth picking up.
My story will also be reprinted in Lightspeed Magazine this month, and available online on May 12th.
I’m turning 34 in May. For my bday, I decided to put Justice Calling free for 34 days to celebrate. I also shaved my head. I get weird around my birthday, what can I say?
Anyway, if you haven’t tried the 20sided Sorceress series yet or have friends who haven’t or something… free book! Just for May though, then I’ll probably make it cost a whole $0.99 again. *grin*
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