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a year ago today

Pulp-O-Mizer_Cover_ImageWow, has it really been a whole year since my first novel was published? The official release date for Fair Coin was March 6, 2012; sometimes it seemed like that day would never come, and now it’s hard to believe my debut year is over :)

It was an amazing year though. In some ways, being an author was exactly the way I imagined it, and in other ways, it was very surprising. Fortunately, the unexpected things were mostly good! It has been wonderful meeting so many people who love books and young adult fiction: the readers, bloggers, librarians, book sellers, other writers, agents, publicists, editors…

Most of all, it’s always humbling and thrilling to realize that people are reading Fair Coin and Quantum Coin. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of seeing reviews, e-mails, drawings, and tweets about the books. No, really—even the lukewarm or “bad” reviews. Thank you, all!

There have been a lot of high points, some even quite recent. I usually mention squee-worthy reviews on the Facebook page and Twitter, and archive them on my website, instead of blogging about them. But I think a few of them are worth highlighting, if you’ll indulge me for another moment:

“(Fair Coin) is fabulous from start to finish… …I recommend it to you highly.”
Charles de Lint, F&SF, Mar/Apr 2013

“I really liked Fair Coin, and the smart universe the author created.”
— Felicia Day, Goodreads

And of course, an oldie but a goodie:

“Tired of cookie-cutter young-adult novels? The cure awaits, in the shape of E.C. Myers’ astounding Fair Coin — a book which, among other things, achieves the feat of seeming like a dark fairy tale and a clever science fiction epic, rolled into one.”
Charlie Jane Anders, io9 (2012 Summer Reading List pick!)

Happy anniversary, Fair Coin! You’ve done me proud.

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for your consideration

Source: http://english.turkcebilgi.com/Darkwing+DuckI’m comfortable enough with the fact that authors have to promote themselves, but I like some aspects of that reality better than others. I don’t like doing the “hard sell,” and I don’t like awards season. But I would also feel remiss if I didn’t mention my award-eligible works, because hey, I’m proud of them, and this is the first time I have an actual novel as a contender.

So I humbly submit my first novel, FAIR COIN (Pyr, 2012), for your 2012 awards consideration. There is plenty of information about it right here on this site, with links to most of the reviews the book has received, including this outstanding one from io9.

FairCoinBookcuthttp://ecmyers.net/novels/faircoinbookcut-4/If you are a SFWA member, I would be honored if you would include FAIR COIN among your nominations for the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book on your Nebula Award ballot. Ballots are due tomorrow, Feb. 15 by midnight PST!

If you are a voting member of the 2013 Hugo Awards, to be presented at the 2013 Worldcon, please consider adding FAIR COIN to your ballot under the Best Novel category.

As it happens, I am also eligible this year for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. Voting ends March 10 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Thank you for your consideration!

Best,

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a surprise twist I didn’t see coming

When words fail to describe how you feel, a screencap will do.

I had some other things I’d planned to blog about today, but when you find out that io9 has not only reviewed your novel, but given it a great review, that kind of distracts you from everything else.

I usually make many stops at io9 throughout the day (except for the one day I’m on it, apparently–Google Alerts, you fail), so I consider being featured there, with even the tiniest mention, as one of the ultimate, nigh unattainable achievements for a geek like me. Achievement unlocked. My book is on the front page! (I took a screenshot. It happened.)

But most of all, I’m thrilled that in her review, Charlie Jane Anders really gets the book in the way that every writer hopes readers will, and I’m so glad that she enjoyed it enough to recommend it to others. And call it crack. Well, don’t say she didn’t warn you.

There’s also a spoiler warning, so proceed with caution.

 

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