Jaye Wells

I Resolve to Kick Ass

Happy 2012, my doves! I’m so excited to get this year started. I’ve got a new book out, some new proposals in the pipeline and I’m ready to kick some ass. How about you?

In the spirit of ass-kicking I have a couple of news items for you:

1. My good friend and colleague Anton Strout runs an awesome podcast for Fantasy and Science Fiction folk called the Once and Future Podcast. He asked me to be his first victim for 2012 and we had a surprisingly deep conversation about the writing life. Anton’s also giving away a copy of SILVER-TONGUED DEVIL to one listener. Check it out here.

2. I have two book signings planned this week at my favorite independent book stores onthe planet. The first is at A Real Bookstore in Fairview, TX this Friday at 7 p.m. The second is at Murder by the Book in Houston on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., where I’ll be signing with Martha Wells and Kimberly Frost. It should be a blast! If you’re not near these stores, fear not! You can contact either one and preorder a personalized copy ahead of time. See their sites for contact information.

I know you’re all wondering if I have New Year’s Resolutions. The truth is, I do, in fact, have many. I originally shared them on twitter, but I will reshare them here for posterity.

Jaye’s Top 11 (that’s right, 11) Resolutions for 2012
Resolution #11 for 2012: Finally take a stab at a Choose Your Own Erotic Amish Adventure novels. CHURNING JEDEDIAH’S BUTTER will be huge.

Resolution #10 for 2012: Start calling yourself a “Cultural Icon.” If you repeat it while rocking in the fetal position it will come true.

Resolution #9 for 2012: Pick up Kool-aid from Walmart. Start a cult.

Resolution #8 for 2012: Enough posing. Commit to your research. That’s right, it’s time to finally kill a man.

Resolution #7 for 2012: Chase more trends. Dare to be derivative!

Resolution #6 for 2012: Finally bite the bullet and hire a helper monkey. I will name him Jasper.

Resolution #5 for 2012: Lose five lbs. of adverbs.

Resolution #4 for 2012: Every time I get a one-star review, I will parade around my neighborhood in a sash declaring me “Queen of Sucktown.”

Resolution #3 for 2012: Turn every book signing into a surprise Reader Fight Club.

Resolution #2 for 2012: Write the first urban fantasy told totally in haiku.

Resolution #1 for 2012: Start a literary feud with Chuck Wendig.

As you can see it’s going to be a busy year. What are your resolutions besides “read more Jaye Wells books”?

3 Thoughts on “I Resolve to Kick Ass

  1. Mostly just training for any impromptu Reader Fight Club action I may run into…

  2. JayeWells on January 3, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

    Chelsea, you made me spit coffee all over my desk. Well-played.

  3. Louise on January 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

    Hmmm, try to read less books and finish up my bachelor’s degree and teaching credential. I read over 200 books in the Goodreads Challenge 2011 and that count didn’t include the favorites that I re-read (some more than once). Must. Read. Less. Books. Or else I won’t get my school work done. Oh well. I can sleep next year after I graduate. 🙂

    LOVED Silver-Tongued Devil. Some serious sh*t hit the fan and Sabina kicked much booty and learned a lot about herself too. The Other roller derby was too cool! Thanks for another great Sabine Kane book!! Looking forward to Blue-Blooded Vamp.

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