Minicon 50: Here I come


Starting tomorrow I’ll be in Minneapolis (or, technically, Bloomington) for Minicon 50! And look at the list of illustrious guests:

  • Tom Doherty, publisher of Tor
  • Larry Niven, classic SFF author and Magic card
  • Michael Whelan, illustrator of approximately 100% of the best fantasy book covers you’ve ever seen
  • Brandon Sanderson, epic fantasy juggernaut

Oh, and me. If you see me, say hi! I’ll get in on Friday afternoon and be there through Sunday afternoon.

Me in my local newspaper


On Friday I had a very nice interview with a reporter from our local paper. He was a young guy, with an interest in fantasy and science fiction, and I felt like things went swimmingly.

Me, reading a book during our interview.Here’s the article itself, which I am very happy with. He managed to cover linguistics, my genre reading habits, where the story came from, and the specific inspirations from this story in a relatively short space, and I thought it reflected really well on the book.

And of course it publicizes very well for a reading I’ll be having at the local indie bookstore in about two weeks. Nice!

Storm Tour wraps up


The torrential rains have died down to a patter, and the thunder has finally drifted off into the west. Up above, the sun may finally be peeking through the churning clouds. Yes, the Storm Bride blog tour is winding down, with our last two stops both occurring today:

Lilaina Osborne has a very nice review up at On Writing.

The Indie View has an interview with me which includes some interesting discussion of the historical antecedents of the events in Storm Bride.

And that’s all. The storm is over. You can come out now and enjoy the sun.

Storm Tour: Week Three


That ominous rumbling you hear overhead means that it’s time for another Storm Tour update. This week, we unleashed torrential rains and terrifying blasts of lightning on three more bloggers around the web:

Over at Kelly Smith Reviews we have a very nice review and interview, including Facts About Me that you might not have known.

JeanzBookReadNReview has another promotional blast.

And finally, a thorough review at Illuminite Caluginosus.

The storm finally seems to be abating, but the tour will continue for one more week! (And there will be more reviews after that, never fear.)

Storm Tour: Week two


The Storm Tour continues! This week the storm blew through three more places, wreaking havoc and destruction as it went.

The Gal in the Blue Mask has posted a review of Storm Bride and an interview with me.

Darusha Wehm has another interview with me, using a completely different set of questions.

And finally, another review over at Big Al’s.

Once again, I apologize to all people negatively affected by the flooding, lightning, hail, and earthquakes associated with the Storm Tour. You may address your complaints to the Powers, not that they ever listen.

The Grand Tour commences


Alas! Alack! I am two days late to properly commemorate the true start of the tour, but nonetheless: the Storm Bride blog tour has begun, which features a whole pile of blogs with reviews of Storm Bride and guest posts by yours truly. So far, we have visited the following:

How to write a blind character in one easy step over at Mary Fan’s “Zig Zag Timeline”.

A meditation on parenthood and transformation at Big Al’s Books and Pals.

An interview with Keshlik at Long and Short Reviews.

I’ll be updating periodically throughout the tour with links and other announcements. Enjoy!