It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post for the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour (yes, it’s September, but it’s still summer officially . . .), and in that time I have attended DragonCon, and been busy on a couple of other fronts that I can’t discuss just yet but hope to announce soon.  Today, I am happy to point you to an interview I did with Garrett Calcaterra about writing professionally in the current market.  Originally, Garrett interviewed me for an article he published at Black Gate Magazine that touched on these issues and focused not only on me, but also on fellow writers M. Todd Gallowglas, Wendy N. Wagner, and Patrick Hester.  Today, the full interview is available here, on Garrett’s website.  I hope you enjoy it.

After a bit of a hiatus, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is back with a post about conventions — specifically DragonCon (which I will be attending next week) and WorldCon.  The post can be found at SFNovelists, the group blog I help to maintain with over one hundred other authors of fantasy and science fiction.  It’s called “A Quick Guide to Making the Most of Conventions.”  I hope you enjoy it, and I hope to see many of you at DragonCon next week!

I’ll be attending the con as D.B. Jackson. During the weekend I will be on panels (Urban Fantasy Track, Writer’s Track, Alternate History Track), I will have a reading and an autograph session, I will be in a booth in the exhibition hall selling books, and I will be at parties and in the hotel bars having fun and chatting with friends old and new.  Come by and say hello!

Once again, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is at Unusual Historicals, this time for a Q&A, and of course, the THIEVES’ QUARRY giveaway.  Leave a comment or ask a question on the post and you’ll be entered to win a signed hardcover copy of the newest book in the Thieftaker Chronicles.  So check it out and enjoy!  Here’s the link:

http://unusualhistoricals.blogspot.com/2013/07/guest-blog-db-jackson.html

Today on the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour, I am at Unusual Historicals with an excerpt from the new book, and a chance to win a free signed copy!  Follow this link to the site, and watch for the interview I’ll be doing with the good folks at Unusual Historicals this coming Sunday.

The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour has me back at Drey’s Library today, where I am July’s featured author.  My post today is about my choice of pre-Revolutionary Boston as the setting for the books of my Thieftaker Chronicles.  Drey has been a wonderful host, and I am so grateful to her for welcoming me onto her site.  I hope that you enjoy today’s post, as well as the other posts I’ve done for her site, and I hope as well that you will enter the contest to win a Thieftaker t-shirt.

The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour stops today at SFNovelists, the group blog I help maintain as part of a group of over 100 published authors of speculative fiction. This newest post is about the little details I like to use to help breathe life into my historical fantasy novels, the Thieftaker books (Thieftaker and Thieves’ Quarry). The post is called “The Little Details that Make Historical Fiction Come to Life.” I hope you enjoy it.

The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour resumes today with a post at my “home” blog — the Magical Words site.  Magical Words is 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, and James Tuck, among others.  Today’s post is about a recent significant change in my career:  I have a new editor at Tor Books — Stacy Hague-Hill.  I’m very excited to work with Stacy, but the change does not come without a certain amount of trepidation.  That’s what the post is about.  I hope you enjoy it.

It’s hot, it’s muggy; the full weight of summer seems to have settled over the entire continent.  There is no escaping it.  Or is there?  I will not claim that the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is a cure for the heat, but it might well be a cure for the Summertime Blues.  Today I am back at Drey’s Library, where I am the featured author for July.  My post today is about my favorite reads, and it is an overview of some of my favorite books in speculative fiction.  I hope you enjoy it.  And I hope that while you’re visiting the site, you’ll enter the contest to win a Thieftaker t-shirt.  (To enter, scroll down the linked page to the entry form.)

But that’s not all the Blog Tour is offering by way of giveaways:  My Deadly Destinations post is still up at All Things Urban Fantasy.  The post is a tour of 1760s Boston with Ethan Kaille as your tour guide.  And if you leave a comment, you will be entered in a contest to win copies of Thieftaker (paperback) and Thieves’ Quarry (hardcover).

Yesterday, Sephira Pryce was interviewed at Bitten By Books, and we started a contest to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  That contest is still going for another day and a half, so visit the site, and then check out the Rafflecopter link to make sure that get as many entries in the drawing as possible.

Finally, Pat’s Fantasy Hot List has joined me for a giveaway that again includes copies of both books in the Thieftaker Chronicles.  Just visit this page and follow the instructions.

So there you go.  You might not feel any cooler, but with a few cool posts and a chance to win some prizes that heat might just be a little easier to take.  Best of luck!

Today is a very special day on the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour.  I am at Bitten By Books for an all-day book launch and giveaway.  Actually, I’m not there — Sephira Pryce is.  For those of you who don’t know, Sephira is the nemesis of my hero, Ethan Kaille, in the Thieftaker books.  She is the most renowned, influential, and successful thieftaker in Boston; she is also ruthless, dangerous, cruel, keenly intelligent, and charmingly alluring.  I hope you will stop by to ask her a question or two.  Here is the link:

http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=64742

The event at Bitten By Books includes a giveaway for a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card.  Here is the rafflecoptor widget that will enable you to enter the contest.  You can also access the giveaway at the link above.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ODJlMmZkN2E1MTJhNDQwNWU0YmYzNDMxNTI5M2FjOjExMw==/

I hope you enjoy today’s event and the interview with Sephira.  And best of luck in the contest!

I am home from a very successful signing tour, and so thought I would use today’s installment of the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour to offer a sort of post mortem on my trip. You can find the post, “Anatomy of a Signing Tour,” at http://magicalwords.net, the group blog on the business and craft of writing fantasy that I maintain, under the name David B. Coe, with fellow authors Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness, and James Tuck, among others.  I hope you enjoy it!

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