We’re still a year or two away from having our own internet store, but thanks to Griffin Barber, you can go HERE to get a Minion t-shirt. I would say that wearing this t-shirt will give you special rights and privileges at book signings, but since my minions unionized, I’m not allowed to lie.
I know I promised you a writing update in September, and I hate to break my word, but here’s a quick update early. I have finished writing the first draft of Lightbringer 3 and we now have a title!
Lightbringer 3 will be called The Broken Eye.
The coming months will be full of editing for me. First, large-scale revisions on my own, then it goes to my editor and we begin the many rounds of work there. As I said before, barring any changes and subject to the almighty publishing schedule, publication will most likely be summer 2014.
Last, as some of you have noticed, I’ve not been posting my monthly writing advice column as I’ve been spending all my time trying to finish Lightbringer 3. This will probably continue for a month or two, but after I’ve been doing edits for a few months, I’m sure I’ll have lots to say, so it will return sometime this summer. (Thanks for your patience on this. I’m just trying to prioritize what’s most important to most of you.)
When I’ve finished all the substantive edits and/or we have a firm release date for The Broken Eye, I will post another update on that.
Who has two thumbs and is the co-Guest of Honor at Bubonicon 45?
So, if you missed the Epic Tour of Awesomeness in 2012, and can’t wait until his next book tour, buy your Con tickets, book your hotel and prepare your books for epic-author-signage to Albuquerque, New Mexico on this August 23-25.
He’ll be participating in a number of panels and giving a special Guest of Honor presentation along with Tim Powers (the otherGuest of Honor), Diana Rowland will be Toastmistress, and Alan F. Beck is 2013′s Guest Artist. Other attendees include George R.R. Martin, Samwise Sykes, Mario Acevedo, Carol Berg, Adam Jarmon Brown, Craig A. Butler, Peri Charlifu, Steven Gould, Darynda Jones, Jane Lindskold, M.J. Locke, Victor Milan, Pati Nagle, Scott Phillips, Joan Saberhagen, Debbie Lynn Smith, Melinda Snodgrass, Gabi Stevens, S.M. Stirling, David Lee Summers, Ian Tregillis, Robert E. Vardeman, Carrie Vaughn, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis and Courtney Willis.
I’m very pleased to announce that The Black Prism has just been published in Hungary! If you’d like to order your copy now, go HERE. (A Hungarian translation of Perfect Shadow is also planned in the not-too-distant future.)
Thanks to all the dedicated fans who voted via Twitter, Facebook and comments on BookSpot Central, The Blinding Knife beat King of Thornsin a crushing victory. It wasn’t even close. I dominated: 50.7% to 49.3%. Okay, maybe I was nervous for a second or two.
And because CAPSLOCK likes it when I quote myself:
I won, I won, I WON! But I have one thing to say to the worthy @mark__lawrence: Neener neener neener! *ahem* I mean, “Good show, old boy.”
First, there were 64. Now, battered and bleeding, lacerated by readers’ votes and critics’ comments, only two remain. But…
It’s the battle of sharp pointy things!
No, but seriously. After losing The David Gemmell Award (twice), after losing to Victor Gischler in 2009 for this SAME AWARD, and after losing the Suvudu Cage Match last year, I think it’s my time. Look, people, I even put off my book a year so that next year you won’t have to compete with me! What more can I do?
No, but seriously, seriously, this BookSpot Central March Madness contest is just a lot of fun. It’s purely for bragging rights and to discover other books that lots of readers love. The opportunity to spank a fellow author is just icing on the cake. Don’t let me be spanked! I’m not into that. Go HERE to vote.
Author David Wolverton (pen name: David Farland) needs your help. His son Ben was recently in a long-boarding accident, and the Wolverton family does not have medical insurance. His son is in a coma, and to help cover the staggering medical costs, the SFF community is banding together to help. We’d love it if you’d join us. Here are three ways you can help:
1. Purchase Nightingale, one of Dave’s books which he owns full rights to, and will therefore make the most profit possible. (Go HERE.)
2. Use that same Amazon affiliate link the next time or the next few times you shop at Amazon. Even if you buy totally unrelated items, the Wolverton family will make 7-8% on your total purchase. (This won’t change the prices of any of the items you buy, it simply bumps some of Amazon’s profit toward the Wolvertons.)
3. Donate directly and find out more about Ben’s condition HERE.