I suppose the most surprising news is that I am still alive. I didn’t disappear or in some other way make myself unable to post, other than the obvious ‘too busy to think about much of anything else.’ I apologize, dear reader, (on the offhand chance I have one left) and promise to make a better effort for it in the future.
Keeping up with Appearances:
I’ve got two big appearances this year, and they’re still on the up and coming list — interested readers, viewers, paparazzi and others can find me at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN. I’ll be signing copies of Sails and Sorcery in Author’s Alley, at the Fantasist Entertainment table. Also at GenCon, I’ll be sitting on a pair of panels “The Art of Terror and Fear” (Friday at 4 p.m.) will also feature my good friend Tim Waggoner, and promises to be terribly entertaining. And if you’re more into the practical-yet-esoteric side of the pen, you can catch me in the panel “Writing by Tarot” (Saturday 11 a.m.).
My other big public appearance this year is World Fantasy — this time in sunny and warm Calgary, Alberta (Canada for those South of the Border). Once again, I’ll be an easy guy to find — the knitting will make its required appearance. I’m already looking up yarn shops where I can add to my already-too-large stash. Because someday I might want a sweater knit entirely from Canadian sheep.
Kudos to Cool Kids
Special congratulations to the brilliant and talented Alice Henderson, whose novel Voracious was picked up by Jove / Penguin and will be released in February 2009. Pre-order it now!
Simon Wood, master of Mystery and climber extraordinaire saw the release of his new book recently. We all Fall Down is available from any reputable seller of dead-tree editions, so get out there and buy it.
Rich Dansky, game designer, writer and cad has a story in the new anthology from James Lowder Worlds of their Own. This has the bonus of being available at GenCon, so if you’ve come all that way to see me, you’d better be grabbing a copy of this for yourself!