There will be a BPF later, but I stayed up last night putting up the collection, Here Be Dragons, I have to do the Friday Book Plug intro for PJM and I have to pack because the Hoyts en masse are going to be at Denver Comicon this weekend.
If you’re there, come by the Wordfire press and say howdy. We’ll be giving away free signed copies of the hardcover of Gentleman Takes A Chance, if you spend a certain amount (I think it’s $50) on books at the table (not just mine!) There MIGHT be copies of others of my books as incentive, supposing I can find the boxes in the storage unit (this is not likely, but there’s a bare sliver of possibility.)
And if it’s not me you want to meet, but the author of Ninja Nun, say, or the outward repository of what remains of my sanity (my husband) I should be able to tell you where they are at any time. No word yet, on whether they’ll let me write while at the table, but I’m sort of hoping so, as I have novels to finish.
I won’t post from the con over the weekend, because the tablet of pokitude won’t do that (though maybe the eee-pc will) but I’ll try to take pictures for the AAR. I should be back mid afternoon Monday.
And here it should be taken as said that I’m putting up the Hun Sign (little helmet, horns, mustaches) asking for posts next week. I have one from Alma, and I might have a couple more I forgot (if I did remind me, though be aware sometimes I skip “posts that will set the blog on fire” when I’m too busy to call the fire department.) Bill Reader sent me one, then withdrew it, which is probably good? I don’t know, he seems to think we’re all fire breathers, including me.
Anyway, I need guest posts because starting Tuesday, husband is taking the week off, and we’re having an all-hands-on-deck final push to get the house ready to go on the market. Mostly because trying to write/edit/do almost everything over there by myself might literally be killing me.
We hope to get it all done, though we might need to call handymen for a couple of tasks if we can’t figure them out. And then I’m going to sleep three days. (Okay, sleep two days, hit the zoo and Pete’s one) and then I’m going to buckle down to a serious writing schedule, leaving the dusting/changing flowers/doing the lawn to the guys. Because, yeah, I must finish the Dragon trilogy, which yes, you subscribers will get to read in its first draft typo-ridden glory. I’m hoping Baen buys it, though. It screams “Baen book.” Of course, if it doesn’t go there, it will be indie. But I want to give Baen a shot at it, because unlike the Magical Empires, I think it has a chance to go big. (I love Witchfinder, mind, and Witch’s Daughter should be done this week [I know, it was supposed to be Monday, but the other house ate my weekend] but being the weird mix of regency romance and fantasy it is, I don’t think it has “widespread possibilities.” It has done as well for me as my traditional books, but only because I get a bigger share of profits. Not to say it couldn’t be a mega bestseller, but it would need major push, of the sort that houses don’t give unless you already have a track record.)
Dragons though… Dragons has potential.
By Dragons I mean To the Dragons, With the Dragons, For the Dragons, not Here be Dragons, which is a collection of all the short stories that have reverted (usually a year after publication) since the last collection (Wings) came out. There will be another in a year, because since mid 13 I’ve written almost twenty stories. (Blinks.)
Anyway, these are super packs of shorts and a bargain compared to the normal price individual or in fours (which I decided to stop doing — the fours or fives I mean. Because they’re, well, not very practical.)
Also on sale yet/still is Death of a Musketeer (till Monday.) Yeah, fussing with the cover again. Yeah, not right, yet. The problem is that there are so few historical mystery series that it’s hard to tell what the “pattern” should be. I swear I’m just going to do some architecture or something…
At some point I need to get someone to update my frigging Goldport Press site, but that right now is relegated to “house is for sale and I have a day a week to do that sort of thing.”
Oh, and because I like you and you’re kind o’ cute, I put The Big Ship And The Wise Old Owl for free for the next five days.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend.