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 21, 2014
Happy Monday, everyone! Today, the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour visits the journal of fellow author and history geek Beth Bernobich. Beth’s newest novel, The Time Roads, will be out later this year — it’s a great book and I recommend it. For today’s post, Beth asked that I take some time to write about the women in the Thieftaker Chronicles, and so I have written about Kannice Lester, Janna Windcatcher, and, of course, Sephira Pryce. I hope you enjoy the post.
And later this week, I will be hosting a live book launch event at Bitten By Books, the paranormal site that recently gave A Plunder of Souls, the third Thieftaker novel, a five-star review. At the launch event, I will be giving away a $50 Amazon gift card to some lucky fan, so start accumulating your chances to win by RSVPing for the event here. Good luck!
July 16, 2014
Another day on the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour, another couple of posts. Today, I’m visiting another writer friend, Alyx Dellamonica, with a post about the things I read as a child. It was a fun post to write — a chance to reminisce. You can find the post here. I hope you enjoy it.
I’m also back at Drey’s Library, where I am the featured author for July. Today’s post is about building the relationship between Ethan Kaille, the conjuring, thieftaking hero of my Thieftaker books, and Sephira Pryce, his beautiful and deadly rival and nemesis. That post can be found here. And while you’re at Drey’s Library be sure to enter the contest to win a free signed copy of the newest Thieftaker novel, A Plunder of Souls!
Two big posts up today in the continuing Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour. The first is at Magical Words, the site on the craft and business of writing that I co-founded and still maintain with my friends Faith Hunter and Misty Massey. The post is on the origins of A Plunder of Souls in the short story “A Spell of Vengeance,” which was published at Tor.com in 2012. You can read the post here.
The second post is at All Things Urban Fantasy, who have welcomed me back for the third straight year. I’m grateful to them. This post is a fun one: it’s an interview with Ethan Kaille, the hero of the Thieftaker books, conducted by the Boston Gazette, the leading Whig newspaper of the time. And it gets better: in addition to the post, there is also a contest. I’m giving away a signed, hardcover copy of A Plunder of Souls to some lucky reader! So visit the site and enter the contest!! And good luck.
February 19, 2014
Today, I am back at Magical Words, the blog on the craft and business of writing that I co-founded with Faith Hunter and Misty Massey, writing about creating characters, and celebrating the release of the newest Thieftaker short story, “The Price of Doing Business.” The story can be found today at Tor.com. It is about Ethan Kaille’s first encounter with the lovely and deadly Sephira Pryce, who would become his rival in thieftaking and his arch nemesis. The post can be found here. I hope that you will check out both the story and the post, and I hope that you enjoy them both.
November 4, 2013
Today’s post is up at Magical Words, the blog on the craft and business of writing that I maintain with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness and several other wonderful writers. The post is called “On Writing: Creative Intersections–Point of View and Dialog”. It’s a follow-up to a post I wrote a few weeks ago about the ways in which staying true to Point of View can help us address so many of the problems that come up when we write. As the title implies, this time around I am looking at ways in which POV can strengthen our use of dialog in stories and books. I hope you enjoy it.
October 14, 2013
“…Point of view is the nexus of character and narrative; it is the place where our character arcs and our story arcs come together. It is how we inject emotion and meaning into our plot points. But what struck me so forcefully at this summer’s conventions and writing workshop, is that POV is also the answer to so many problems that we run into as writers when working on a novel.”
Check out the post to read more!
August 26, 2013
Today the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour is back at Magical Words, the group blog on the craft and business of writing that I maintain, as David B. Coe, with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, John Hartness, James Tuck, and Mindy Klasky, among others. Today’s post coincides with the dropping off of my oldest child at college for her freshman year. So it is called “Grist For the Mill: Emotion and Creativity,” and it is about using personal experience and emotion and memory to strengthen the emotional content of our books and stories. I hope you enjoy it. And I hope to see many of you at DragonCon later this week!