Monthly Archives: January 2014

Posted in ebooks, Essalieyan, grovelling apology, Queen of the Dead.

In the Touch thread, Hanneke asked a question which I’d like to answer here: I’ve been looking for it on Kobo every few days, and it hasn’t shown up yet, two-and-a-half weeks after publication day. Should I practise my patience a bit longer, or is this long enough to guess that someone at the publisher forgot to tick the ‘available to buy in the rest of the world’-box at distribution, or forgot to send it to Kobo, and send them an e-mail? If so, do you happen to have a name or an e-mail address for the publisher, where I could send my question? The short answer is: No. If you picked up Silence from Kobo, and you do not … Continue reading 

Posted in Audio books, DAW, ebooks, Queen of the Dead.

In theory, release day for Touch was the 7th of January. I say in theory because this only applies if you are not North of the border. We still don’t have copies at the store. But! The book has begun to make its appearances on bookshelves in the wild! So I am posting this a little bit late >.>. Touch is available. I’ve added links for the audiobook and the ebook (the inactive links are Kobo and Google, but I’m certain it will propagate out to both). In a week or so, I’ll post a more active spoiler thread – but this isn’t it :). Someone on facebook (whose name is Joey) posted pictures of Touch. I actually haven’t seen … Continue reading 

Posted in Miscellaneous.

In the FAQ comments – which I’ve turned off because I didn’t realize that I was getting comments there, and of course, since I was unaware, I’ve been ignoring them – there was one I would like to address a bit more publicly (I’ve addressed it in email, because the reader was kind enough to send email via the contact form when I failed to answer a comment I didn’t actually see). Do you have a place where you accept dona­tions to the author? I tend to read books from the library or buy them used, which means that authors don’t receive addi­tional royalties when I read their works. I like to make dona­tions directly to the authors whose work … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Worldbuilders.

Today, the Worldbuilder’s auction that includes Cast in Flame went live on ebay. I am going to quote what I sent with the manuscript itself. When Worldbuilders came around this year (2013), and Pat sent email inviting donations and contributions for his annual drive, I had my usual reaction: I looked at what everyone else was contributing, and felt inadequate. (Because: writer. Everyone else’s ideas always look exciting or interesting or original because they haven’t been living in my head for years.) But this year I had an idea. I mean, I had several, but this particular idea did not immediately strike me as feeble or uninteresting. (See: writer, above). I was, when I received the email, almost finished Cast … Continue reading 

Posted in DAW, Queen of the Dead, covers, chapters, Cliff Nielsen.

Touch is coming out this month, and I haven’t posted the sample chapter yet. In fact, I don’t think I’ve posted the cover. I was kind of caught up in writing with nose-to-grindstone (which should produce sharp noses, but, well, mine still only barely holds my glasses up). So: I have a cover image to show you. The artist is Cliff Nielsen, who was responsible for the cover of Silence. And I also have the prologue and the first chapter. (I read the prologue at Worldcon; it was considered depressing. Which, yes, it sort of is. It’s Nathan. Chapter one, however, is less so. So have both.) Touch preview. In a couple of months after Touch is published, I’ll have a spoiler heavy … Continue reading