Signing Today!

February 26, 2010

The Dark-Eyes' War, by David B. Coe IThe Horsemen's Gambit, by David B. Coe‘ll be signing books today at the University Bookstore in Sewanee, Tennessee.  Noon to 2:00.  If you’re in the area, please stop by and say  hello.

My wonderful agent, Lucienne Diver, is blogging today at Magical Words, the first in what will be monthly appearances by Lucienne.  Today’s post is about the business of word counts in novels.  Come visit the site and join the conversation.

My friend Blake Charlton, who has his debut novel, Spellwright, coming out from Tor on March 2, is guest blogging at http://magicalwords.net today.  It’s a very funny post, and also an uncommonly insightful one.  Come on over and join the conversation.

A Post About Being a Writer

February 23, 2010

Today’s post can be found at http://www.sfnovelists.com, the group blog on speculative fiction that I maintain along with a group of over one hundred published authors of fantasy and science fiction. The post is called “How I Know ’m a Writer” I hope you enjoy it.

A Post About Writing Problems

February 22, 2010

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, A.J. Hartley, and Stuart Jaffe, among others. The post is called “Writing Your Book, part IV: The Leading Edge of the Slog” and it’s about the problems one can encounter early on in writing a book. I hope you enjoy it.

And check in at Magical Words all week. In addition to our usual roster of bloggers, we have a couple of guests this week, including agent Lucienne Diver and new writer Blake Charlton.

The Dark-Eyes' War by David B. Coe (Book III of Blood of the Southlands, jacket art by Romas Kukalis)Another Tuesday in February, another book release.  Today is the release day for The Dark-Eyes’ War, the third and final book in my Blood of the Southlands trilogy.  The second book in the series, The Horsemen’s Gambit, was reissued in paperback two weeks ago.  Book I, The Sorcerers’ Plague, has been out in paperback for about a year now.  So, if you’ve been waiting for the final book, it’s available now.  If you haven’t yet started the series, this is a great time to dive in.  Sample chapters of all three books can be found at my website,http://www.davidbcoe.com, as can maps of the Southlands and all sorts of other goodies.

A couple of links for you (in addition to the ones above).  First, I have a guest post up at the blog of Lucienne Diver, my wonderful agent.  Check it out here.

If you’re interested in buying The Dark-Eyes’ War, you can do so from AmazonBarnes and NobleBorders,Books-A-Million, from one of the many great independent bookstores that carry it, or directly from the publisher.

So, I hope you’ll check out the books, and I thank all of you who have been so supportive of the Winds of the Forelands and Blood of the Southlands books through the past 10 years.  With this book, the saga ends.  At least for now.  I’m at work on new stuff now and will keep you posted about those releases as they approach.  And someday I’ll go back and do more with the Forelands/Southlands universe.  But I did want to say thank you for your interest in the books.

A Post About Branding

February 15, 2010

Today’s post can be found at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, A.J. Hartley, and Stuart Jaffe, among others. The post is called “Shameless Self-Promotion and the Wonderful World of Branding” and it’s about my newest release and the realities of today’s publishing business. I hope you enjoy it. Oh, and by the way, the contest that’s up on my website — http://www.DavidBCoe.com — ends today! Visit the site and maybe you’ll win a signed copy of my upcoming release, The Dark-Eyes’ War!

Hmmmm….

February 12, 2010

I received my copy of Outdoor Photographer today, and on the cover, along with the other article teasers (“Choose an Ultimate Nature DSLR”, “Are Sensors Better Than Film?”) was this one:

“Shoot Digital Like Ansel Adams” (They bolded his name.)

What’s next?

“Use a Word Processor Like Charles Dickens

“Record Your Own CDs Like Ludwig van Beethoven

“Film Your Own Dramas Like William Shakespeare

Win a Signed Book

February 10, 2010

The Dark-Eyes' War, by David B. Coe (book III of Blood of the Southlands, jacket art by Romas Kukalis)We’re less than a week from the release of my newest book, The Dark-Eyes’ War, the third and final installment in my Blood of the Southlands trilogy (Which began with The Sorcerers’ Plague and continued with The Horsemen’s Gambit).  The Dark-Eyes’ War will be released by Tor Books as a hardcover original next Tuesday, February 16th.

Now, I’m hoping that all of you will go out and buy the book (yes, the “Buy” buttons are finally back on the Amazon site).  That would be great.  But for one lucky reader, that might not be necessary.  I have a contest up on my website right now, and the winner gets a free signed hardcover copy of the new book.  All you have to do is go to my site, follow the link to the sample chapters of the book, and, after reading them, answer the contest question.  That’s all there is to it.  So give it a try.  And next week I’ll be posting more about the new release.

Jon Stewart is my Hero

February 9, 2010

This was classic.  Last night, The Daily Show lampooned this past weekend’s Tea Party Convention, and it did so brilliantly.  Watch the first segment, if you don’t believe me.

This is especially cool, because the convention so richly deserved to be lampooned, whether because of Tom Tancredo’s xenophobic rant, or Sarah Palin’s mindless keynote in which she mocked Barack Obama for using a teleprompter while glancing down at the crib notes she had scrawled in pen on the palm of her hand.  This is the future of American politics?  I don’t think so.

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