This and that

* 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.


Coming soon: Chicago and Burnaby

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.


Shadow Scale on InnerSpace

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.


My fabulous editor

I have sung his praises before. Indeed, I’ve never been coy about acknowledging that Seraphina and Shadow Scale wouldn’t be the books they are without him.

Well, aspiring writers, you’re in luck: now he’s freelancing. If you’re looking for a professional editor for your work, Jim Thomas is the best you could ask for.

Even if you’re not looking for an editor, you should go look at the picture on his About Me page because the caption just about made me fall out of my chair laughing.