Here’s my schedule of events for the U.K. leg of my tour. We expect to have Facebook event pages with more information on all of these soon. Also, we’ll be attempting to duplicate the U.S. book signing etiquette/what to expect post.
And those of you in Scotland: You owe me. My wife and I gave up our vacation days to come see you! That’s love.
United Kingdom Tour Dates:
Tuesday 25th September: Waterstones Birmingham New Street, 7pm
Brent has a great new interview up over at Fantasy Book Addict. He shares some exclusive news about The Lightbringer Trilogy, discusses a (small) spoiler about The Blinding Knife, and talks about living the dream as a writer.
In order to celebrate and promote the release of The Blinding Knife on the 11th of September, Orbit is sending me on my biggest book tour ever.
A book tour is the one time in an author’s life when he gets to pretend to be cool. Roadies, cocaine, thousands of screaming fans, panties thrown on stage… EDIT Driving yourself, coffee, tens of polite fans, washing your underwear in the sink… It’s the life.
I confess, it does always take me a few days to adjust to that fiery orb in the sky when they take me out of my hobbit hole. So if you see me blinking and wincing a lot, it’s probably that. Or the psychotropic drugs. Or possibly the PTSD from my edits. But most likely it’s the Hobbit Hole Eviction Shell Shock. (Henceforth, HHESS.)
This will also be the first time, ever, where I get to do an international book tour. And because it’s so close–I will be stopping in Seattle, after all–this year the tour will include Canada! EDIT Oops, no, no. They’re whispering in my earpiece…
England! I am returning! I know: you haven’t been the same since I left in 1997. Those months we had together changed me, too. So, without further ado, here’s my book tour schedule. (That’s shhed-you-ul, in UK-ese.)
If you are unable to come to any of my book tour stops (and I’ll be announcing those in two weeks), but you still want to get your hands on a signed copy of The Blinding Knife, here’s a way you can do it:
The Signed Page is a business I’ve worked with before. Basically, they bring copies to me, I sign and personalize them, and then they send them to you. (Well-protected, so those books don’t get beat up.) The Signed Page also ships internationally, and they are accepting pre-orders now.
Go HERE to get your signed copy of The Blinding Knife.
Orbit is featuring The Black Prism e-book as their Orbital Drop for July. It’s available to download for just $2.99 all month! Be sure to check out their page HERE, which has handy links so you can download it to your preferred e-reader.
Be sure to “like” the Orbital Drop on Facebook or sign up for the newsletter to stay updated on each month’s latest e-book deal.
Note that article does have the blurb for The Blinding Knife, which has spoilers for The Black Prism. So, if you haven’t read The Black Prism yet, just trust me when I say Library Journal thinks I’m the best thing since Dante.
EDIT: Looks like we jumped the gun a bit. Mondadori is still finalizing some of the content and the final home. It should all be up today or Monday! The actual URL will be http://www.losmundosdebrentweeks.com/.
Or should I say: Nuevo libro, página web, y página de Facebook en español? (Once again, I appreciate Google Translate!)
That’s right, for those of you who have been following my work in Spanish, El Prisma Negro has just been released. You can check it out HERE.
My publisher in Spain has also just opened a new Spanish-language website for me as well! Check out brentweeks.es and let me know what you think in the comments. I’m also hoping to add some exclusive content over there, so be sure to check for updates.
And if you’re on Facebook, “like” my new Spanish Brent Weeks page HERE so you can all the latest updates.
First up, new writing advice for the month of June HERE. I’m doing things a little bit differently this month by answering a slew of questions in shorter form. Among the topics: overcoming self-doubt, agents and online publishing, and brainstorming.
Second, I’ve just completed an interview with the excellent Shawn Speakman of Suvudu.com. It’s all about book covers: The Blinding Knife cover, how it came together, and some of my favorite book covers out there today. Go HERE for the interview.
Last but not least, I’ve got a new poll at right. (Not that I’m taking orders here, but I’m curious to see what you’re most curious to see.)
Ooooh! Isn’t it pretty? Here is the final cover of The Blinding Knife:
I think that the colors are stunning–and with this series, that’s the most important thing. Lots of great drama here, too. Nice light and darkness to make the colors stand out even more–in my opinion, just a wonderfully striking cover. I did vote for a non-hooded man, but… well, win a lot, lose some. 😉 What do you think?
The Blinding Knife is book 2 of the Lightbringer Series, which began with The Black Prism. The Blinding Knife will be released in early September.
Oh, new poll on the right, too.
UPDATE: Doh! Forgot to give the artists credit! Big, big thanks to Lauren Panepinto, Shirley Green (photo), and Silas Manhood (photo illustration). UPDATE 2: links to artists’ pages.