happy birthday, fair coin!

FairCoin_2Hey, remember when Pyr Books published my first novel, Fair Coin? That was something like, two years ago. Almost exactly two years ago. Okay, it was exactly two years ago today.

If you had a time-traveling DeLorean, you could enter MAR 06 2012 into its time circuits and go back to pick the book up on its release day. (Thanks!) Don’t have a time machine? Well, you can still find Fair Coin in quality independent book shops and on the internet, even in 2014.

In the novel, Ephraim’s “wishing coin” completely changes his life, and the book has done the same for me — fortunately in all good ways. So far. The last year as an author has been particularly great, what with all the wonderful authors, librarians, teachers, and readers I’ve met; an amazing new audiobook narrated by MacLeod Andrews; and of course a shiny Andre Norton Award. No complaints here. Thank you to everyone who has read Fair Coin and reviewed it, recommended it, voted for it, bought it for a kid, shared it with a parent, and just generally been very supportive.

ttIt’s been two years, but I promise I’ve been working on new books, and I really expect to finish them any day now… Really, I’m not kidding. Stop giving me that look. Whether they get published is another matter, but I’m at least going to try to get my part done.

I also have written and sold a few short stories this year that should be published soonish in exciting collections, and I even have two recent story publications — a YA time-travel story titled “Shadows of My Future Self” in Inaccurate Realities #2, and a reprint of “Caution: Contents Hot” in Coffee: 14 Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic — so you could always look for those. And if you’d like to see me in person, check out my event calendar.

In the meantime, I hope Fair Coin‘s twos aren’t too terrible, especially since its younger brother is coming up on a birthday in about six months…

(BTW, by crazy random happenstance, today is also the birthday of Faircoin, “the first fairly distributed crypto currency”! You can use that to buy books, right?)

 

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  • Hi! You were very kind to correspond with me last year regarding my fantasy writing nieces and their pursuing writing careers. Nothing concrete for them yet as they are finishing university this term. They are getting somewhat used to the rejection letters. :)

    I did purchase Fair Coin and enjoyed it very much! It was the first fiction book I have read in over forty years! I was drawn into the story and the characters and read it non-stop every night in bed before going to sleep. I found it captivating and looked forward to bedtime each day!

    Thanks again for your kindness regarding advice for my nieces and continued success in your writing.

    martin

    • Hi Martin,

      Thanks for the update! Getting used to rejection is the first step to a long writing career :) Good luck to R & A as they move beyond university and keep at their writing.

      And I’m so glad you enjoyed Fair Coin. Particularly if it has gotten you back into reading fiction!

  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts on anniversary. Regards

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