Back from SDCC just in time to be bowled over by editorial notes. Looking forward to a day when this is no longer like being hit over the head with a two-by-four, but then again that might not be an actual day that comes. I may have to give up on that as yet another foolish dream of youth (youth itself, more sensible than I, quit years ago).
So yes, kind of dizzy from it all. Not much else to report beyond, still here, send chocolate.
Anybody going to San Diego Comicon? I’ve got a bookstore event and a panel. Here are the details:
Thursday, July 9th, 7pm — Barnes & Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego — “Get Pop Cultured” panel discussion with Arwen Elys Dayton and Mariko Tamaki. Signing to follow.
Saturday, July 11th, 2-3pm — SDCC Panel Room 9, “Keep YA Weird.” Followed by group signing at table AA09
Really looking forward to it! Please do come and say hi.
And by “fishing” I mean “writing.”
I am almost done with the first draft of Tess in Boots (title subject to apocalyptic change without notice). I just need to make one last, frantic push. As a result, I’m going to be off the internets, probably until the end of next week.
I know you’ll miss me. You may imagine me riding my bike up Headache Hill during my off-hours, whistling “A Pretty Little Bonny Lass” and cackling to myself.
I’ll be back.
Just a reminder that I’m giving a reading at the Capilano Library in North Van this coming Friday, May 15th, from 7-8pm. Full details here. They do like folks to register in advance, and Kidsbooks will be selling both Shadow Scale and Seraphina.
This is my last scheduled event for a while, so if you’re in the Greater Vancouver area and haven’t seen me yet this spring, I hope you’ll come on out!
* Over at the Lytherus Book Club they’re reading Seraphina and Shadow Scale. Part 1 of the Seraphina discussion is up today, and tune in tomorrow for more. If you leave questions in the comments, I will be answering them in person soon.
* In other news, I remind you of my Burnaby event AGAIN. Because it’s going to be awesome. We’re practising our songs tonight. If you’re planning to go, please do click that link and RSVP, because the room only holds 60 (including me and the madrigal choir).
* My North Vancouver Capilano Library event, which was cancelled due to circumstances most dismal, has been rescheduled for Friday, May 15th! I hope all the readers who were sad to miss me in March will be able to make it in May.
Those two great metropolises! Whaddaya mean you never heard of Burnaby?
Here are my events upcoming, in greater detail than previously:
April 24th (tomorrow!) – 7pm – panel discussion with authors Arwen Elys Dayton and Melissa Grey at Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson, Naperville, IL. Discussion, Q&A, and signing.
April 25th (Saturday!) – at C2E2, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
- 1:45-2:45 — panel: WTF Is Going On? Room S402
- 3:00 — signing at Table 18
April 28th (Tuesday!) – 7pm at McGill Library, Burnaby, BC – a very special reading, featuring not just me but my beloved Madrigalians, recorder consort, and Renaissance flute, plus the world premiere of “Blessed is He Who Passes, Love” by Karen Jessica New. Signing afterwards. Books will be available for purchase.
Why look, I was on the teevee! Specifically, on the SPACE Channel’s InnerSpace show, talking to host Teddy Wilson at Bakka Phoenix Bookstore in Toronto. I talked to him for ten or fifteen minutes, in fact, and they trimmed it down to just two — understandable, but slightly sad because we’d had a nice convo about prog rock. That Floyd reference at the end wasn’t quite as out of left field as it seems, see.
In other news: I’m at C2E2 in Chicago next weekend! I will post more closer to the time of. Life has been forcing me to step lively these last few weeks, but I’ll be back with you more regularly as soon as I may.