Monday, September 15, 2014

Check out this book trailer...

This is why I want to be a big, popular author, so my publisher will spring for stuff like this...

Just yesterday I was talking to someone about book trailers, and imagining how cool it would be to have a really good one filmed. Let's face it, most book trailers aren't very good. I was saying I wanted one with actors and costumes and action. And then--because the gods love to torment us--I saw this one. I'm usually not into publicizing authors I don't know at all, but since I've heard of Ann Aguirre and have nothing against her, and since I admit I'm rather envious, I went ahead and posted this.

How cool would it be to have a book trailer like this made for The Bloody Chorus? I wonder if DAW would shell out the cash. Somehow I doubt it.


As of right this moment there have been 1111 comments published on this blog.  I just thought that was interesting, and it gives me occasion to thank all of you who've left comments here over the years.  That number would have actually been much higher, but I had to delete a ton of older posts about a year ago.

That's it for now. More later though :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ebooks Update

Okay, so some of you may have noticed that the kindle edition of The Jackal of Nar did in fact go on sale earlier this month.  Great.  I got my copy and love it.  Unfortunately, the other two books in the series did not go on sale as expected, and where nowhere to be seen.  Quite disconcerting.  Thanks to a nudge from my friend Nick, I fired off an email to my agent, who talked to the people at the publisher, and things are now straightened out.  Both The Grand Design and The Saints of the Sword will be available on Kindle on September 17th.  Strike up the band!  You can preorder them now, and then your life will be complete:

The Grand Design preorder link

The Saints of the Sword preorder link

What's that?  You've never read the Tyrants and Kings series?  Oh my god.  That means you've never met Renato Biagio.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hello? Anyone here?

Now honestly, I can't be too surprised if nobody answers. Fact is, I just haven't been around the blog at all lately, and I hope you can all overlook that.  As many of you know from Facebook, my father has been sick and in the hospital all summer, and I've been completely preoccupied by that and some other health concerns of my own.  It's been a very strange last few months, very frightening and self-reflective, and I have to admit that I'm a different person than I was before all this started.  I'm not even sure yet about all the ways I'm different, but I feel it.  Big events do that to us, and I guess those changes get peeled back and revealed over time.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Jackal of Nar ebook ready for pre-order

After a very long wait, the ebook for The Jackal of Nar is now available for pre-order up on Amazon.  The Tyrants and Kings books were originally supposed to be released as ebooks last month, but for some reason that schedule slipped to September.  Well, I just noticed that Amazon is now listing Jackal on Kindle for pre-order.  Cool!  That's the good news.  The bad (or perhaps just confusing) part is that neither The Grand Design nor The Saints of the Sword is listed for pre-order yet.  Not sure what's going on there, but will keep an eye on it and raise some hell if I have to!  Nicely, of course :)

Naturally I put in my own pre-order, as I always do when one of my books comes out.  I have an entire box of first editions of Jackal up in my attic, but having it available as an ebook--at long last--feels like progress.