In the Pacific Northwest? Want to see me talk about whatever? Or come get a signed copy of one of my books?
I’ll be at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing on November 9th at 4pm signing books (as will an awesome line-up of other SF/Fantasy authors!). Get the details here: http://www.powells.com/events/6272/
Here’s my schedule for Orycon, Portland Oregon’s Science Fiction and Fantasy convention.
Fri Nov 7 3:00:pm
Pseudonyms, Genre and Branding
Can one writing name encompass, say, space opera, high fantasy, military scifi and erotic romance? When to fracture your writing identity, how and why.
(*)Annie Bellet, Theresa (Darklady) Reed, Leah Cutter, Mary Rosenblum
Fri Nov 7 5:00:pm
Fri Nov 7 6:00:pm
Getting Your First Professional Sale
An author can struggle for months or years before achieving their first success, but even after writing their opus, they can be tripped up by a process which is both entirely new to them and yet critical to their success. This panel describes what an author may experience as they revel in their first success.
(*)Shawna Reppert, Annie Bellet, Erica L. Satifka, Kristin Landon, Devon Monk
Sat Nov 8 2:00:pm
Sat Nov 8 3:00:pm
It’s Not Selling!
Oh no! Your book is sliding off the list–ALL the lists! Don’t worry, there are things you can do to turn things around.
(*)William Hertling, Annie Bellet, Frog Jones, Phyllis Irene Radford
Sat Nov 8 3:00:pm
Sat Nov 8 4:00:pm
Do your minor characters take over the scene? Or do you have the opposite problem where they all seem the same or are faceless automatons? Learn the tricks of the trade that help writers populate their fiction with believable, interesting characters that don`t overwhelm the scene.
Doug Odell, David Bara, Annie Bellet, SD Perry, Kier Salmon
Sat Nov 8 4:00:pm
Sat Nov 8 5:00:pm
How to Write a Series
Where to start, and how long of a series you can (or should?) write. How to make it interesting, different, and hopefully successful.
Steve Perry, J. A. Pitts, Annie Bellet, Phyllis Irene Radford, Ken Scholes
Sat Nov 8 7:00:pm
Sat Nov 8 8:00:pm
Speeding Up Your Output
Fast writing is not necessarily bad writing, and more words per day equals more stories for your readers. Discuss methods for upping your daily word count without sacrificing quality or your life.
Scott Alan Woodard, Annie Bellet, Shawna Reppert, Jennifer Brozek, (*)Leah Cutter
Sun Nov 9 11:00:am
Sun Nov 9 12:00:pm
Hybrid Vigor: Choosing Both Traditional and Self-Publishing
Don’t believe the True Believers on both sides of this non-existent divide: you can be both a traditional AND a self-published writer. Learn how to let the project choose the path.
Annie Bellet, (*)Anthony Pryor, Elton Elliott, John Hedtke
Sun Nov 9 12:00:pm
Sun Nov 9 1:00:pm
Audiobooks and Podcasts
Selling the rights, ACX, hiring a narrator or–gulp–doing it yourself!
Todd McCaffrey, Mark Niemann-Ross, Annie Bellet, (*)William Hertling
Let sleeping dogs lie. Wolves, on the other hand…
Recovering from a broken heart and coming to terms with her family history, all sorceress Jade Crow wants is to resume running her comic book store and gaming with her friends. With a town full of strange wolf shifters, a hundred-and-fifty-year-old peace accord hanging in the balance, and the Justice who broke her heart back in her life, Jade’s plans go out the proverbial window.
Wolves are killing wolves, innocent human lives are caught in the crossfire, and not everyone in town is who they appear to be. As the bodies stack up and the doubts build, Jade and her friends race to find the true killer.
And then Jade’s evil ex-lover makes another move…
Pack of Lies is the third book in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress urban fantasy series.
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The Twenty-Sided Sorceress book 4, Hunting Season, has a cover now, thanks to the epically talented Ravven.
I’m also experimenting with pre-orders on Amazon for this book, so it’ll technically be available for purchase (as a pre-order, which means you aren’t charged until it comes out AND it will automatically beam down into your Kindle or Kindle App on release day) before book 3 comes out, which is a little weird, but publishing is a weird business.
So yes, release dates!
Pack of Lies, book 3, will be the first full-length book in the series (all books going forward in this series will be full-length novels) and releases on October 14th.
Hunting Season, book 4, releases on December 9th. You can pre-order it on Amazon if you so desire.
Book 5 is TBA but won’t be out until 2015, probably early spring.
That’s right. The next awesome Apocalypse Triptych anthology is live and available for immediate delicious consumption. It has my story, Goodnight Stars, in it, which is a continuation of the story from The End is Nigh.
Here are the details:
Famine. Death. War. Pestilence. These are the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the End of the World. In science fiction, the end is triggered by less figurative means: nuclear holocaust, biological warfare/pandemic, ecological disaster, or cosmological cataclysm.
But before any catastrophe, there are people who see it coming. During, there are heroes who fight against it. And after, there are the survivors who persevere and try to rebuild.
THE APOCALYPSE TRIPTYCH will tell their stories.
Edited by acclaimed anthologist John Joseph Adams and bestselling author Hugh Howey, The Apocalypse Triptych is a series of three anthologies of apocalyptic fiction. THE END IS NIGH focuses on life before the apocalypse. THE END IS NOW turns its attention to life during the apocalypse. And THE END HAS COME explores life after the apocalypse.
THE END IS NIGH is about the match. THE END HAS COME is about what will rise from the ashes. THE END IS NOW is about the conflagration.
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THE END IS NOW table of contents: INTRODUCTION by John Joseph Adams | HERD IMMUNITY by Tananarive Due | THE SIXTH DAY OF DEER CAMP by Scott Sigler | GOODNIGHT STARS by Annie Bellet | ROCK MANNING CAN’T HEAR YOU by Charlie Jane Anders | FRUITING BODIES by Seanan McGuire | BLACK MONDAY by Sarah Langan | ANGELS OF THE APOCALYPSE by Nancy Kress | AGENT ISOLATED by David Wellington | THE GODS WILL NOT BE SLAIN by Ken Liu | YOU’VE NEVER SEEN EVERYTHING by Elizabeth Bear | BRING THEM DOWN by Ben H. Winters | TWILIGHT OF THE MUSIC MACHINES by Megan Arkenberg | SUNSET HOLLOW by Jonathan Maberry | PENANCE by Jake Kerr | AVTOMAT by Daniel H. Wilson | DANCING WITH BATGIRL IN THE LAND OF NOD by Will McIntosh | BY THE HAIR OF THE MOON by Jamie Ford | TO WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD by Desirina Boskovich | IN THE MOUNTAIN by Hugh Howey | DEAR JOHN by Robin Wasserman.
The second book in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress series is now available. I know, I wrote a sequel to something ( and I’m currently working on book 3). Everyone keel over in shock. Then go get it and tell your friends. Here are the details (and the super awesome cover by Ravven).
They say you can never go home again. If only that were true…
Game store owner and nerd sorceress extraordinaire Jade Crow knows death stalks her in the form of her murderous ex-lover, Samir, a sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her power. With the help of her friends, and sexy tiger-shifter Alek, Jade trains for the inevitable confrontation.
Until her estranged father shows up begging for help. Someone or something is murdering the crow shifters of Three Feathers ranch and her father believes sorcery is the only way to stop the killings.
Faced with an unknown foe, a family that exiled her decades before, a deepening relationship with Alek, and Samir’s ever-present threat, Jade will need all the power she’s gained and then some to stop the Murder of Crows.
Murder of Crows is the second book in the Twenty-Sided Sorceress urban fantasy series.
My new urban fantasy series is launched! The series is along the lines of The Dresden Files or The Iron Druid Chronicles, with a heavy dash of gamer/nerd tossed in. Book one is out now (links to follow in this post) and books two and three will be available in August. Here’s the details, with the shiny cover done by Ravven, description, and links to get it for yourself. Please feel free to share this post!
Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress.
Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho. After twenty-five years fleeing from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers, quiet suits her just fine. Surrounded by friends who are even less human than she is, Jade figures she’s finally safe.
As long as she doesn’t use her magic.
When dark powers threaten her friends’ lives, a sexy shape-shifter enforcer shows up. He’s the shifter world’s judge, jury, and executioner rolled into one, and he thinks Jade is to blame. To clear her name, save her friends, and stop the villain, she’ll have to use her wits… and her sorceress powers.
Except Jade knows that as soon as she does, a far deadlier nemesis awaits.
Justice Calling is the first book in The Twenty-Sided Sorceress urban fantasy series.
Brand new bundle of nine awesome books, including the first book in my brand new Urban Fantasy series! If you like kick-ass heroines and urban fantasy, keep an eye out for this amazing box set.
Here’s the cover:
Here’s the description of the box set:
Nine by Night: A Multi-Author Urban Fantasy Bundle of Kickass Heroines, Adventure, & Magic
Nine books. Nine bestselling authors. Nine heroines that take names—and chances—while confronting dark foes, whether by force of arms or magic, that threaten their entire world.
Over two thousand pages of epic reading await! Let the adventures begin.
From NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author, SM REINE, WITCH HUNT –– Shaman on the run. Isobel Stonecrow speaks with the dead…for the right price. She brings closure to the bereaved and heals broken hearts. But when she resurrects someone for the wrong client, she ends up on the OPA’s most wanted list.
From NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, CJ ELLISSON, DEATH’S SERVANT –– Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his werewolf alpha one too many times. He returns to Virginia to find work and meets a young waitress, Raine. As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle.
From bestselling author, LINDSAY BUROKER, TORRENT –– When Delia chose to major in archaeology, she imagined herself as the female Indiana Jones of the Southwest. She didn’t imagine herself stumbling across decapitated bodies in old mine shafts or learning that monsters are real…
From bestselling author, ANTHEA SHARP, SPARK –– What if a high-tech game was a gateway to the treacherous Realm of Faerie? Superstar gamer Spark Jaxley’s life might look easy, but she’s part of an elite few who guard a shocking secret; the Realm of Faerie exists, and its dark magic is desperate for a foothold in the mortal world.
From bestselling authors BOONE BRUX and CJ ELLISSON, DEATH TIMES TWO –– The V V Inn has a ghost problem. New grim reaper, Lisa Carron, accepts the job. She quickly learns the hotel is full of the dearly departed—and she’s working for vampires. Throw in Asa, a young vamp hot enough to melt the Arctic ice, and Lisa realizes she’s way out of her element.
From bestselling author, JC ANDRIJESKI, ROOK: ALLIE’S WAR EPISODES 1-4 –– Like most humans, Allie distanced herself from Seers, a race of human-like beings discovered on Earth. Yanked out of her life by the mysterious Revik, Allie finds out her blood may not be as “human” as she thought, the world is nothing like it appears to be…and she has more in common with Seers than she ever wanted to believe.
From bestselling author, ANNIE BELLET, JUSTICE CALLING –– Gamer. Nerd. Sorceress. Jade Crow lives a quiet life running her comic book and game store in Wylde, Idaho. After twenty-five years fleeing from a powerful sorcerer who wants to eat her heart and take her powers, quiet suits her just fine. Surrounded by friends who are even less human than she is, Jade figures she’s finally safe. As long as she doesn’t use her magic…
From bestselling author, JESI LEA RYAN, ARCADIA’S GIFT –– Teenager Arcadia (Cady) Day’s family tragedy unleashes a hidden power. After experiencing what can only be called a psychic episode, her home life crumbles. As her emotional control slips away, Cady begins to suspect that her first psychic episode was just the beginning…
From Urban Fantasy author, KARA LEGEND, WILD NIGHT ROAD –– One innocent hex sets off a chain reaction of trouble among the shifters of the Kinraven that threatens war between werewolves, seraphim and witches. Lilith Darke will do anything to be free of her seraphim master. All hell breaks loose when rival packs face off only to discover a new, deadly threat that will take all their magick to survive.
The Fae. Find them here in all their forms–dark and mysterious, light and winged, shifters and schemers. From the faery lands of the ancient Isles to the uncertain streets of the modern world, six strong heroines risk everything to face magic, binding and the impossibility of forbidden love that will forever change their lives.
6 full-length novels in a LIMITED EDITION box set!
Nearly 500 reviews across the individual books, with a 4.4 star average.
INFLUENTIAL MAGIC – Deanna Chase
A HEART IN SUN AND SHADOW – Annie Bellet
QUEEN MAB – Kate Danley
BLOOD FAERIE – India Drummond
BRIDE OF FAE – L.K. Rigel
HEARTSONG – Phoenix Sullivan (a box set exclusive!)
Buy it on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/faeryhearts
Buy it on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/faeryhearts-ibooks
Buy it for Nook: http://smarturl.it/faeryhearts-bn
And also look for the sequel to A Heart in Sun and Shadow, The Raven King, coming 2016!
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:
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!