So yesterday I turned in the final, final, final draft of DIRTY MAGIC along with the acknowledgements and dedication. This is always a very cool moment because the bulk of the work is done. I will still have copy edits and gallies to review in a few months, but for the most part it’s done. I wish this meant I have now earned a delicious hiatus from work to go recharge my batteries on a beach somewhere. Alas, there is another book to write. There always is.
As it happens, in addition to the second Prospero’s War book (tentatively titles CURSED MOON), I’m also working on a few of novellas for you guys. Novellas are fun because you can write new stories in existing worlds as well as experiment in new worlds. Right now I have Kate Prospero, Sabina Kane and new dystopian vampire world novellas in the works. I’ll definitely let you know when they’ll be released once I know.
I also have some cool appearance information. This July I have a story coming out in the CARNIEPUNK anthology, featuring the coolest authors in urban fantasy (yeah, I’m biased). My good friends at Murder by the Book in Houston invited me to come down to sign it when it came out, but I had an even better idea. I sent the bat signal out to the other authors in the anthology and several heeded the call. As these things normally go when you have a group of creative, easily excitable people, the original event grew into a book tour of sorts. We also invited our good friend Liliana Hart, whose first Urban Fantasy (BREATH OF FIRE) is coming out in June.
CARNIEPUNK Texas Tour Dates:
July 25 7pm A Real Bookstore in Fairview: Mark Henry, Nicole Peeler, Liliana Hart, Jaye Wells
July 27 4:30 pm Murder By The Book Houston: Kevin Hearne, Mark Henry, Nicole Peeler, Liliana Hart, Jaye Wells
July 29 Book People in Austin: Mark Henry, Nicole Peeler, Liliana Hart, Jaye Wells
Look, if you’ve never been to a book signing with this group of incredible people, you’re in for an experience. The last time Nicole Peeler and I signed together on tour we forced the entire audience to wear fake mustaches. The first time Mark Henry and I signed together, we drank from 40s of malt liquor while we talked. Kevin Hearne and I bought the entire book store a round of drinks and chugged beer from flagons at our last singing together. Can you imagine all of us together in one spot? I’m just saying maybe there will be shenanigans (there definitely will be shenanigans). So mark your calendars!
Also! I’ll soon be revamping my web site in preparation for the new series to launch early next year. Part of this process will be updating my FAQ. So if you have a question for me, be sure to leave it in comments and I’ll try to address it in the FAQ.
That’s all for now, folks!