July 23, 2014
I was on the road yesterday, driving home from North Carolina after a fun and successful signing tour that began with a book launch party at ConGregate in Winston-Salem, and then took me to Rock Hill, SC, Gastonia, NC, Richmond, VA, and Raleigh, NC. Along the way I reconnected with old friends, and met some new ones. It was a great trip.
But I did miss out on telling you all about yesterday’s stops on the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour. So let me tell you about those, as well as about today’s stops. Yesterday I was the blog of my good friend Stephen Leigh, with a post about minor characters who assert themselves and become major characters. The post can be found here.
And finally, but definitely not least, I also have a post up at SFNovelists that touches on the best part of my recent signing tour: the fact that I was accompanied, at least for some of it, by my fifteen year-old daughter. That post is called “Notes from the Road: The Shared Journey,” and you can find it here.
I hope you enjoy them all.
July 14, 2014
We have a variety of fun stuff on the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour today, starting with free flash fiction set in the Thieftaker world on the blog of my wonderful friend Faith Hunter. That’s right FREE fiction, never available before. You can find that here.
I also have a new interview and book giveaway up on PNRradio.com in partnership with ILoveVampireNovels.com. Arial Burnz conducted interviews with me and author Tricia Skinner. My interview was far-ranging and a great deal of fun; I’m sure Tricia’s was too. And if you listen to the interviews you’ll also learn how you can win a free copy of my book or Tricia’s. So give it a listen. You can find the interview here. You can also find the interview as a podcast here.
Finally, I have a post up at Fantastical Imaginations about writing in different fantasy genres. That post can be found here.
So there you are: three different events at three different sites. And the blog tour rolls on. Enjoy!
July 8, 2014
Today is release day for A Plunder of Souls!! So go ye forth and buy the book — in book format, as an audio book from Audible, or as an e-book. Or as more than one of those!!
The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour makes several stops today to mark the release. I’m at Magical Words with a post about character development, specifically Ethan’s interactions with Sephira Pryce. That post can be found here.
I’m also at the blog of my friend Mary Robinette Kowal with a post about “My Favorite Bit” — the part of the new book that I love the most. It’s a feature Mary does on her blog with lots of authors and it really is a fun post. That one is here.
I hope you enjoy all the posts, and I really would be grateful if you went out and got yourself a copy of A Plunder of Souls. If you haven’t yet read the other Thieftaker books, that’s okay. Bookstores sell those, too . . .
July 3, 2014
The Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour rolls on today with a post at the blog of my great friend, the brilliant, talented Kate Elliott. Kate and I have known each other for many years and long ago decided that we are siblings separated at birth. (My birth, to be specific, since she is much, much, MUCH older than I am . . .) The post is called “Top Ten Things I Do to Help Me Write,” and it’s on the things I do to keep writing and keep at least semi-sane. The post is here. I hope you enjoy it.
December 30, 2013
Today’s post at the Magical Words blogsite looks back on the history of the site, as Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, and I prepare to initiate some changes to the site going forward. For those of you who have ever visited the site or commented on one or more of our posts, or even been curious about Magical Words, I hope you will stop by, learn a bit about where the site came from and join us as we step into our shiny new future. Today’s post can be found here.
Happy New Year to all of you. May 2014 be filled with contentment and joy, both professionally and personally.
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!
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.