Originally I’d planned to post a little about writing Soul Hunt, specifically the darker parts of it, not just in terms of content but mood. Evie’s passage through this part of her life is not an easy one, and there were some elements that ended up being more sensitive to me than I expected. It was meant to be a very serious post.
However, all seriousness has been pre-empted by last night’s release party and proof that I have the best fans ever:
There was a party! And cake! And I read from Soul Hunt! And there was cake! And people liked it! And did I mention the cake? Because it was there!
You are all fantastic. Thanks to everyone who braved the slush and wind to come out to Pandemonium, everyone who’s commented and written and said hello, and all my wonderful readers. Any time I start to fret and doubt, all I have to do is remember how awesome you are.
We’re up to our necks in snow here (okay, only in a few drifts, but it sure feels like that deep), and so what’s the natural thing to do when snowed in a few days after Christmas?
You might think it’d be to curl up playing Xbox games with the resident organist and eating gingerbread cookies for breakfast, but you’d be wrong.
Well, partly wrong.
Okay, so it’s my first impulse too, but it’s not what I’m doing right now. Instead, I’ve posted on the Supernatural Underground group blog — a haven for the Harper paranormal authors — and talked a little bit about hearing voices. Character voices, specifically.
Go on and take a look. Me, I’ve got work to do — that snow needs shoveling, and the gingerbread keeps giving me funny looks.
I’ve been interviewed by Melissa at My World in Words and Pages concerning Soul Hunt, research, short stories, and more. If you’re curious about what’s to come in the next book — oh God, that’s barely more than a week from today — then go on over and take a look. Thanks again to Melissa for the interview!
You know, if I end a post “more about that later today,” I should really remember to take care of that before shutting off the Internet and settling in for an evening of pizza and Middleman episodes with the resident organist.
As it is, my news isn’t all that big, unless you’re in the Boston area. I’d just like to give the Soul Hunt release party its own post. Pandemonium Books and Games will be hosting the reading and signing on Tuesday, December 28, at 7:00 PM. Come by and heckle listen to an excerpt of Soul Hunt, then wander around Pandemonium and get yourself some new books for the new year!
(And does anyone else think that “Soul Hunt at Pandemonium” sounds a little like what you’d find on a list of party games in the Underworld? Right next to “Charade Night at Dis.”)
As you can see, I’ve finally started tinkering with how I want this blog to look. I’ve updated the bibliography (good Lord, that was old) and streamlined a few things, but it’s substantially the same.
To top it off, I’ve finally joined Facebook. In terms of Internet privacy, this is probably a bad thing, and I’m afraid I’m going to be stumbling through it for the next few days, trying to figure out how it works. I don’t think I’ll ever be very active on it — at least I hope I won’t be, considering the potential it has to be a hideous timesink. And since there’s this manuscript that needs work (and the short story, and the other short story, and the other manuscript…) I think I’ll need to watch my time carefully. So that means no Farmville. Probably.
And why am I doing all this? Well, there’s this book coming out…and more about that later today!
Good God. How did it turn into December? (And why are there three empty cartons of eggnog in the kitchen?) The days draw in, the nights get colder, the frost heaves heave, and we all start looking forward to that one special day…that’s right, the release date for Soul Hunt!
The third Evie novel comes out on December 28, just in time to pick up copies for people who haven’t gotten gifts yet — or for yourself, as a “made it through the year!” gift. Follow Evie as she deals with the consequences of Wild Hunt, the changes, the debts…and the bargains she makes to survive those consequences.
And if you’re in the Boston area, come down to Pandemonium Books and Games on Tuesday, December 28, at 7:00 PM for a reading, signing, and general festivities. I don’t know that I’m allowed to have eggnog on hand, but I can promise good company and great fiction. (I know, it’s no substitute for eggnog.)
If you’re not in the Boston area, and you just can’t wait to get your hands on a copy…well, I might be able to help you out. You see, I’ve got a couple of e-ARCs here, and I’m happy to send them to, say, the first three commenters who request one. These are for e-books, though, so if reading on a screen is not your thing, you may have to wait until I have the bound copies in hand. The other thing I’d request from anyone who gets an e-ARC is that you post about it — Facebook, Livejournal, your own blog, whatever you like. Review it if you like, roast it if you like, but just a mention would be very nice (even something along the lines of “this is a book”).
So…who wants one?