June 30, 2014
Today, the Summer 2014 A Plunder of Souls Blog Tour shifts into high gear, or at least into a higher gear. I have two appearances on the schedule today. The first is at the blog of my wonderful friend, Faith Hunter, who (along with Misty Massey and me) is one of the co-founders of the Magical Words blog site. The post is about creating rich, believable, compelling settings for urban fantasies.
I am also interviewed today at Fantastical Imaginations, a wonderful genre-oriented site run by my friend, Dominick Swennen. The interview covers a good deal of ground and was fun to do. I hope you enjoy it, as well as the post at Faith’s site.
And for those of you not keeping track of the minutes, as I am, the July 8 release of A Plunder of Souls, the third book in the Thieftaker Chronicles, is only eight days away!! Woot! And you don’t even have to wait that long to make sure that you have your copy ready; you can pre-order it now!!
June 27, 2014
The first week of the Summer 2014 A Plunder of Souls Blog Tour is winding down, with this post, which is not on the official schedule, but which counts anyway. My Blog Tour, my blog, my rules. This was a quiet week — next week things begin to pick up. I’ll be visiting the blogs of Faith Hunter and Kate Elliott, and I’ll also be a guest at Fantastical Imaginations, All Things Urban Fantasy, Black Gate, and Drey’s Library. And I’ll be starting a month-long appearance at my old virtual stomping grounds, Magical Words. There will be original content at all of these sites, so be sure to check in. For a complete listing of the blog tour appearances with links to the sites, go here.
As the July 8 release of A Plunder of Souls approaches, I have also started my teaser countdown on Facebook. Yesterday I linked to the short story that serves as a prequel to the new novel. The short story is called “A Spell of Vengeance,” and it can be found at Tor. com, where is was published in 2012. Also at Tor.com, you can find the first two chapters of the book. Starting tomorrow, and continuing on a daily basis until the release, I’ll be adding passages from the book to my Facebook page.
Finally, I would like to direct you to the appearances page on the D.B. Jackson website, which I have recently updated to reflect the latest plans for my signing tour, as well as another conference appearance, about which I’m very excited. In October, I will be an instructor at the Annual Conference of the South Carolina Writers’ Workshop. I’ve attended the SCWW Conference several times before and have always had a great experience there. I’m looking forward to this year’s meeting and hope to see many of you in Myrtle Beach. For more details, go here.
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend. And please preorder A Plunder of Souls!
June 23, 2014
Yes, perhaps that’s a lot of fanfare for a blog tour, but I’m excited and hey, it’s my blog, right? So, yes, the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour is underway, with a post today at the SFNovelists website. SFNovelists is a blog I help maintain along with over a hundred other published authors of fantasy and science fiction. It’s a great site, and a terrific resource for fans of the genre and for aspiring writers. My post today is actually about setting up and maintaining a blog tour, so for those of you interested in using social media as a promotional tool, it might be helpful. I hope you’ll check it out.
Today’s post comes as I prepare for the release of A Plunder of Souls, the third book in my Thieftaker Chronicles, which began with Thieftaker (Tor Books, 2012) and Thieves’ Quarry (Tor Books, 2013). The book will be released on July 8, two weeks and a day from now. So stay tuned, because the Blog Tour is just getting started, and there will be lots of new posts and even some book giveaways along the way.
June 3, 2014
Today is the release day for the paperback edition of Thieves’ Quarry, book II in the Thieftaker Chronicles. Paperback release days aren’t quite as exciting as hardcover release days (and I have one of those coming up for A Plunder of Souls, the third Thieftaker book, in a little over a month). Thieves’ Quarry has been out in hardcover for almost a year now, and it’s also been available as an ebook and an audiobook. So, this paperback release might seem like a bit of an anticlimax — a so-what moment. But the fact is, many readers can’t afford hardcovers. Some don’t have e-readers and don’t spend enough time in their cars to justify the purchase of an audio book. For them, the paperback release of a long-awaited novel is a big deal. So, I’m very happy to say that the paperback of Thieves’ Quarry is out and it looks great. I hope that if you’ve been holding off on buying the book to this point, you’ll check it out now. And I hope you enjoy it.