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The Alchemist (and The Executioness) now available in ebook

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 in News | 1 comment

For those of you with an ebook reader, my novella “The Alchemist,” is now available in DRM-free ebook formats. “The Alchemist” originally started as a fun side project with my fellow author and friend, Tobias Buckell; we were both interested in writing something different from our normal work, and hadn’t tried writing fantasy before. We created the world together, and then each of us wrote a novella set in that shared world. Here’s the synopsis for the world: Magic has a price. But someone else will pay. Every time a spell is cast, a bit of bramble sprouts, sending up tangling vines, bloody thorns, and threatening a poisonous sleep....

SHIP BREAKER gets a new cover

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 in News, Ship Breaker, Writing | 4 comments

The paperback release of SHIP BREAKER seems to be making its way into the wild, a little ahead of its official Oct. 3 release day. Here’s the new cover, with all its shiny medals, and a more adventure-oriented design. I quite like...

Some thoughts after the National Book Awards

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 in Awards, Blog, Ship Breaker, The Windup Girl | 10 comments

Above: Myself and Jennifer Hunt, my fabulous editor; My agent extraordinaire, Martha Millard, myself, and Anjula, the one who believed in me before anyone; and finally, Sara Zarr, NBA judge and previous finalist, along with myself and Jen, throwing the Little, Brown salute. I had a ridiculously good time at the National Book Awards. Lots of readings and signings and fancy dinners and fabulous company. Alas, SHIP BREAKER did not win. But, you know, I’ve won a lot of awards this year, so I’m not complaining. When you’ve eaten as much cake with as much icing as I have, it’s hard to whine about not getting a third (or...

National Book Awards/NYC Signing and Reading

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 in Appearances, Awards | 5 comments

I’ll be in New York City for the National Book Awards this coming week. Unfortunately, most of the events associated with the awards are limited and/or closed events. However, I will be doing one public event on Monday night at Books of Wonder along with NBA finalists Kathryn Erskine (Mockingbird), Walter Dean Myers (Lockdown), and Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer). Should be a cool event. Details below. Author panel and signing with NBA Young People‚Äôs Literature Finalists Monday, Nov. 15th, 6-8pm Books of Wonder 18 W. 18th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave. New York, NY...

SHIP BREAKER is a Finalist for the National Book Award

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 in Awards, News, Ship Breaker | 5 comments

This is so cool that I feel like anything I say just diminishes it. Yes, it’s an honor. Yes, I’m thrilled and overwhelmed and delighted. Three days later, I still haven’t gone back to self-loathing and doubt, which might be a record for me. I feel hugely affirmed and supported by this, particularly as I work on my current project, and I’m grateful for...