Today I kick off the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour with a post and a Thieftaker t-shirt giveaway. The post can be found at
, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness, Kalayna Price, and James Tuck, among others. In addition to the t-shirt giveaway, the post also offers a small post-mortem on ConCarolinas, and a discussion of the writing of sequels. It’s called “Potpourri: ConCarolinas Recap, Launching the Blog Tour With a Giveaway, and a Bit About Sequels” So come by and help me kick off this year’s virtual tour. Maybe you’ll win a t-shirt. I hope you enjoy the post.
I grew up just outside of New York City. I was a Yankees fan, a Knicks fan, a Rangers fan, a Giants fan. And, as a loyal New Yorker, I have spent much of my life rooting against teams from Boston — the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins (the Patriots too, but they haven’t really been the Boston Patriots since I was a little kid).
On the other hand, I lived for several years in Providence and all of my siblings lived for at least some time in the Boston area. So, while I grew up hating Boston’s teams, I have always loved the city of Boston. When it came time to set my Thieftaker books in a Colonial era city, Boston seemed the logical choice.
The terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon venue left me stunned and grieving, not only for the victims most affected by the bombings, but for the entire city. I still recall my sense of outrage, of violation when my beloved New York was attacked in 2001. I know what the people of Boston are feeling.
And so, it is with deepest sympathy and love and solidarity that transcends lifelong sporting rivalries that I embark on a fundraiser and giveaway to do my small part in helping Boston get back on its feet. Through a website called First Giving, I am hosting a fundraising event the goal of which is to raise $5,000.00 by July 2 (the release date for THIEVES’ QUARRY, and for the paperback reprint of THIEFTAKER) for the Boston Foundation and the One Fund of Boston. If you will help me raise the funds, I’ll make it interesting for you. Here’s how it works:
For each fundraising milestone we reach, I will be giving away prizes to lucky donors.
– When we reach $1000 raised, I will give away one signed uncorrected manuscript of THIEFTAKER. This is a collector’s item — a copy of the manuscript that was sent out to other authors who were asked to blurb the book before its release in 2012.
– When we reach $2000, I will give away one Boston Thieftaker’s Guild t-shirt in whatever size the winner wants. The t-shirt can be signed if the winner would like it to be.
– When we reach $3000, I will give away one signed paperback edition of THIEFTAKER. (This book comes out on July 2, so the giveaway will happen then.)
– When we reach $4000, I will give away one signed hardcover edition of THIEVES’ QUARRY. (This book will also be available on July 2 and will be given away then.)
– When we reach $5000, I will give away a second signed paperback of THIEFTAKER and a second signed hardcover of THIEVES’ QUARRY to one lucky donor. (Also to be given away on July 2.)
The donation site can be found here:
I hope you will join me in reaching out to the people of Boston, and doing our part to speed the healing process. And I hope that you’re one of the luck winners.
March 4, 2013
There is a HUGE contest underway. I’m part of it, and you do NOT want to miss it. A group of authors — 17 of us in all — are giving away books to some lucky readers. That’s right: you have a chance to win 17 books by 17 very talented authors (if I do say so myself), all of them writing in the fantasy or alternate history genres. (The image link below, and the website link will both say “16 authors,” but we have since added someone. Trust me: it’s 17.) These authors include, among others, Mary Robinette Kowal, David Liss, Kate Elliott, and yours truly, D.B. Jackson (David B. Coe). (I’m giving away signed copies of Thieftaker.)
The contest is called the Ides of March Book Giveaway, because the winners will be chosen on the Ides, March 15. For every 500 entries, we will give away one set of books; the more people who enter, the more winners! If you want to enter, go to this site.
And if you’d like to see the books you’re trying to win, check out this very cool graphic:
So visit the site, enter the contest, and good luck to you all!
July 24, 2012
The Summer 2012 THIEFTAKER Blog Tour continues today with my Release Party/Gift Card Giveaway at Bitten By Books. The event begins in about an hour and a half, and anyone and everyone can attend. You do not have to RSVP to be part of the event, to ask questions, or even to win. But if you RSVP in the next ninety minutes you give yourself extra chances to win. here is the link:
. When the event begins, I will post that link, too.
March 30, 2011
Reviews are out for After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar, which includes “The Tavern Fire,” my first publication as D.B. Jackson. I would steer you to the reviews with links, but I’m not going to do that directly. Instead, I’m going to steer you to the D.B. Jackson blog, where you can find those links as well information about a contest that’s underway at the After Hours livejournal page. Why am I doing this? Why be so annoying? Well, to be honest, I’m trying to steer a bit more traffic to D.B.’s blog, as well as his website. So check out the blog. Check out the reviews. Enter the contest. Buy the anthology! It all starts here.
December 15, 2010
Today is the last day to enter my website contest for a chance to win a signed, hardcover edition of The Horsemen’s Gambit, book II of my Blood of the Southlands trilogy. Just go to the website, follow the link to the Contests page, and answer the question! The book makes a great gift — for someone on your holiday list, or for you.
October 26, 2010
As of this morning there is a brand-new contest up on my web site. I’m giving away a signed, first printing, hardcover edition of The Horsemen’s Gambit, book II of Blood of the Southlands. The contest ends just before the holidays, so if you’re looking for that perfect gift for someone special, or just a special treat for yourself, enter the contest and maybe you’ll win.