Plunder Of Souls blog tour buttonYes, 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.

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Plunder Of Souls bannerToday, I am happy to announce that the preliminary schedule for the Summer 2014 Plunder of Souls Blog Tour is up and available for perusal at the D.B. Jackson website.  This is a preliminary schedule not because I expect the dates on there to change, but rather because I expect to be adding more and more events all summer long.  Right now, I have more than two dozen stops planned.  Plunder Of Souls blog tour buttonI also have these cool new graphics that the wonderful people at Tor came up with — the banner up top and the “blog tour button.”  Don’t you love them?  I do.

A Plunder of Souls, for those who don’t know, is the third volume in my Thieftaker  Chronicles, which began with Thieftaker and Thieves’ QuarryThieftaker is available now in hardcover, paperback, ebook format and audio format.  Thieves’ Quarry is out in haardcover, ebook, and audio, and will be released in paperback on June 3.  For more on these books and all the thieftaker short fiction currently available, please visit my website.

I think it bears mentioning that blog tours are impossible without the generosity and forbearance of blog tour hosts, and I am so grateful to all the great folks who intend to welcome me to their sites this summer.

I am also happy to report that my appearances page (also at the D.B. Jackson website) has been updated with several book signing dates.  I’ll be doing a small book tour this summer in the Carolinas and Virginia; again, I hope and expect to add more dates as the summer approaches.  And I hope to see many of you along the way.

Today’s post appears at the Magical Words blog site — the site I maintain with fellow writers Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, John Hartness, James Tuck, Mindy Klasky, and others.  The post is called “On Publishing and Publicity: Setting Up a Blog Tour,” and it is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. This is not just a topic for established professional writers; if you are an aspiring writer looking to pump up the volume about your new project, you might find this post very helpful.  I hope you enjoy it.

It is officially fall, so I suppose that the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour has to be over. But the Fall Blog Tour is now underway and today I am all over the place.  I have my usual Monday post up at Magical Words, the group blog on the craft and business of writing that I maintain with Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Mindy Klasky, John Hartness, James Tuck, and several others.  Today’s post is called “On Writing: Outlining Vs. Pantsing Revisited,”  and it’s about the reasons I have grown more committed to outlining my books

My second post is at SFNovelists, another group blog that I maintain with over one hundred other published authors of fantasy and science fiction. This post is called “Thoughts on Giving a Reading,”  and it offers a bit of advice to aspiring writers getting ready to do their first public readings of their work.

Finally, I am a guest today at Mike Dariano’s blog, 27 Good Things.  Mike invites artists and recognized professionals in various fields to blog about three Good Things to Read, three Good Things to Watch, and three Good Things to Use.  It’s a fun site — I certainly enjoyed writing my entry.  So what things did I choose?  Well, you’ll just have to visit the site and see.

I hope you enjoy today’s posts.

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.

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!

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!

After a brief hiatus while I enjoyed some family time at the beach, I am back with another installment in the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour.  Today’s post comes on the eve of my departure for Calgary, Alberta, where I will be leading a writer’s workshop and appearing as Guest of Honor at WhenWordsCollide.  I’m very excited for my return to Calgary, and to mark the occasion I have written a piece about my preparations for the writer’s workshop, with an emphasis on patterns I have seen as I have read manuscripts.  The post can be found 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. Today’s entry is called “Lessons Learned While Preparing for a Writer’s Workshop.” I hope you enjoy it.

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.