July 24, 2013
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.
July 23, 2013
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.
July 22, 2013
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.
July 17, 2013
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:
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.
I hope you enjoy today’s event and the interview with Sephira. And best of luck in the contest!
July 15, 2013
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!
July 12, 2013
Yesterday was a travel day, so I neglected to post about the latest developments on the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour. But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have posts go up.
Finally, I thought I would mention that the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Signing Tour is also still going on. Tonight, Faith Hunter and I will be signing at the Books-A-Million in Gastonia, North Carolina, and tomorrow night I will be reading and signing at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, NC. Stop by and say hello.
July 10, 2013
I had a fun signing last night at one of the nicest bookstores I’ve ever seen — The Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia. Kelly, the shop owner was knowledgeable, professional, and incredibly nice, and we had a small but enthusiastic group of fans show up. Great fun. Today I drive to Charlottesville, Virginia where I will be signing this evening at Oakley’s Gently Used Books. Hope to see some of you there.
In the meantime, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour continues with a stop at the blog of Stephen Leigh. I first met Steve years ago at RiverCon in Louisville Kentucky. We hit it off right away and have remained close friends in the years since. Steve shares my passion for research and for writing historical fantasy, so naturally that’s what I wrote about for the post. I hope you enjoy it.
July 9, 2013
Today the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour stops in to visit with my good friend and colleague Benjamin Tate. (AKA Joshua Palmatier) We did an interview, with some interesting questions — and you can find it here.
Meanwhile, the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Signing Tour is in Richmond, Virginia today. I will be signing copies of Thieftaker and Thieves’ Quarry (and whatever else you might want me to sign) this evening at Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, beginning at 6:30. If you’re in the area, stop by and say hello.
Finally, the Blog Tour Schedule says that I am also supposed to be at Bitten By Books today, for an all day event and gift card giveaway. That event has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, July 16. Hope to see you all there.
July 8, 2013
It’s Monday, and as I roll toward Virginia to begin the Summer 2013 THIEVES’ QUARRY Signing Tour, the Summer 2013 Blog Tour rolls on as well. I will have a post up today at the blog of my kind and talented friend, Kate Elliott, on the ins and outs of doing historical research for writing. Kate’s blog is here.
And I will also be answering a few questions today from my friend Brandy Schillace, who I have already visited once on this year’s Blog Tour. I am most grateful to Brandy for having me back on her site, which is here.
I hope that you will check out both posts. And I hope to see some of you this week during the signing tour. More from the road as it happens.