Release Week Round-Up

I’m four days into the release of Spear of Light, which means I’m a pleased and exhausted author.  Here’s a round of some of what happened: three reviews, one reading (three to come), three giveaways, a preview, guest blog post and an interview. Thanks so much to everyone at Pyr, and to all of the bloggers and interviewers and reviewers and friends who came to readings and all of that. Thanks to everyone who tweeted, posted, cross-posted, and commented.  It’s an ecosystem.  Everyone matters.


You can read a bit of Spear of Light over at Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist.


My Life My Books My Escape reviewed it first.  Love the blog title by the way – My favorite escape has always been reading. Of course, now writing is also a great escape from time to time. There is a giveaway of Spear of Light. 

The Exploding Spaceship reviewed Spear of Light.  Bonus review of Adam Rakunas’s Like a Boss – he and I are touring together.  Also a nice review of Infomancy, by Malka Alder.

Bibliosanctum also reviewed Spear of Light.  There is a giveaway of the duology!

Night Owl Science Fiction also has a review.

Thanks SO MUCH to all reviewers — the formal ones like this and every review on Goodreads and Amazon and anywhere else. They matter so much to us authors.  There’s really no words for the influence of each and every review and rating in our current society.

Spear-of-Light_coverOther Giveaways:

If you join my mailing list, you’ll have chance to win book one – Edge of Dark. If you already have that book, I’ll substitute.  Most important, I’m really trying to build a nice mailing list to keep people informed (and I promise not to spam!). Help me out?

Other Media:

Guest Post, “Stories of Your Future” at Fantasy Cafe

Interview at SFF World

Mention at io9

Readings so far:

I got read with Madeline Ashby and Adam Rakunas at the University Bookstore. My favorite record of the event is Liz Argall’s picture-posting.

Readings still to come:

Bike-ride reading with Adam Rakunas from Magnussen Park to Log Boom park and back.  Easy fun largely flat ride all on trails, with readings, bathrooms, and a rest at the turn-around point. 13 miles round trip. Tomorrow at noon – start at Magnussen lot W6 (go in through the main entrance and go straight). Look for Adam on the coolest group-ride cargo bike ever.

Reading in Portland (Beaverton Powell’s) with Adam Rakunas. Tuesday the 14th.

Reading in San Diego — April 23rd. Mysterious Galaxy.

The-Usual-Path-to-Publication-Cover_MEDIUM-WEB-300x450Because sometimes all good things happen at once:

Two other exciting things happened in the same week as the Spear of Light release (while nothing else came out for months before!). The bounty of spring I guess:

I have a story in Neil Clarke’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year.  This is very cool, since I think Neil is one of our best SF short fiction editors out there.  I was really pleased when he picked “Iron Pegasus,” which first came out in Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s excellent anthology, Mission Tomorrow.

I have an essay in Shannon Page’s The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories about 27 Ways In.


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