I’ve been living in Philly for three years, and in all that time I’ve been meaning to attend one of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society meetings. Well, now I have the perfect excuse, because I’ll be the speaker at this week’s event! If you’re in the area, come on by:
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
3014 Walnut Street
General meeting begins at 8:00 p.m. and is open to the public, Program begins at 9:00.
Apparently I get to speak about anything I want! Any requests?
I should probably mention that I’m going to be at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia this weekend! Seemed like I should attend, since it’s in my own city and all; however, I’m keeping a somewhat low profile, because I have a big deadline looming on Monday.*
So if you’re attending ALA too and would like to see me, your best bet is to drop by the SFWA table in the Exhibit Hall (Booth #409) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. I’ll be there to answer your questions about SFWA from 11–12, then signing…things…from 12–1. (My books won’t be available for sale there, as far as I know, but you can bring copies — and I’m happy to sign free bookmarks and book plates, while supplies last.)
Also, I put together a short guide on stuff to do in Philly, things to see, and some restaurants I like near the convention for SFWA members, but thought it might be useful to a broader audience too. If you want it, download it here (PDF). It is not fancy.
See you at ALA?
*If anyone wants to meet up to write with me near the convention, let me know. I’ll be there all day Saturday and probably Sunday morning.
I’m thrilled to be joining the wonderful folks at the Pub(lishing) Crawl blog, where I will be blogging once a month about topics of interest to readers and writers. They were kind enough to invite me to join their ranks this year, along with new members Janice Hardy and Adam Silvera. I have had the pleasure of hanging out with several of them in real life, and even more often on Twitter, so I think this is going to be a great experience.
Check out Susan Dennard’s flattering welcome in today’s blog post, and enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of my books in any of its available formats: hardcover, eBook, or audio book!
I’ve “borrowed” a TARDIS for October so I can make it to all these events. It’s the only way to travel! Don’t worry, I’ll bring it back before anyone even notices it’s gone…
I’ve just updated my events page with some of my upcoming signings, conventions, and other appearances. Next month marks the one-year anniversary of Quantum Coin being published(!), and it looks like I may be even busier this October than I was for the book launch! I also expect to be busy working on various new writing projects while all that’s going on, plus there’s always the day job, so I’m thinking I’ll probably need to go into hibernation after this for the rest of the winter.
My next appearance is this Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Woodbury Fall Arts Festival in Woodbury, N.J. I’ll be reading excerpts from my books and/or from my recent YA fantasy short story, “The Grimoire Girls”, in two 15-minute blocks, as well as selling and signing books nearby. So stop by for my readings at 11:45 a.m. (at the Broad Street Stage) and 1:15 p.m. (at the Railroad Avenue Stage), and catch other authors this weekend, including YA authors Jennifer Walkup, Kristine Bowe, and Phoebe North and middle grade author Rita Williams-Garcia.
Do check my schedule for details on all my other appearances; I’ll be all over the place, including the PA, NY, and DC areas. Here’s a short list:
- Friday, Oct. 11 | Capclave, Gaithersburg, MD
- Saturday, Oct. 12 | Columbia University Alumni Author Book Fair
- Sunday, Oct. 13 | New York Comic Con
- Friday, Oct. 18 | The Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, PA
- Monday, Oct. 21 | PaLA Conference, Seven Springs, PA
Be seeing you!
Good news, everyone! We’ve just sold the audio book rights to Fair Coin and Quantum Coin to Audible! Special thanks to my fab agents at JABberwocky who made this possible, Eddie Schneider and Lisa Rodgers.
I’m thrilled because I basically want anyone who might be interested in my books to be able to enjoy them in whatever format they like, and I know lots of people prefer audio books over paper. I also love being read to, and I’m excited to see another interpretation of the stories I wrote. But this deal is especially nice because the duology will finally be available in the UK!
I don’t have any details yet on who will be narrating the books or when they’ll be available, because this pretty much just happened. I doubt I’ll have any input on who the reader will be, but hey, I’d get a kick out of it if Tom Welling or Dean Cain read them.
Who do you think would be the best reader for the audio book versions of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin? And what’s your favorite audio book?