Would you read my novel? Would you consider writing a blurb for it?
Unfortunately, I’m not accepting any blurb requests at this time.
- Please do not contact me directly about your book (ie on Facebook), as I will automatically decline.
- Please do not send books to me that I haven’t requested, as they will be disposed of without being read.
Are you available to speak to my book group, or at my school, university or library in person?
No. While I’m flattered that you would consider inviting me, travel and speaking engagements are distracting enough that they get in the way of writing books, and that’s where I’m putting all of my energy these days.
Are you available to speak to my book group, or at my school, university or library via Skype?
No. While I’m flattered that you would consider inviting me, I am currently under a lot of deadlines and cannot commit to Skype calls.
Is there an educator guide or study questions available for Ship Breaker?
Yes! Little, Brown has created an official Ship Breaker study guide. There are also several other study guides that independent teachers and librarians have created around the web. Googling should turn them up.
Do you do interviews or Q&A?
Yes. I prefer to do these over the phone rather than over email. Please contact Night Shade Books at publicity (AT) nightshadebooks.com for interviews regarding my adult science fiction, or my publicist Hallie Patterson at Little, Brown, regarding my young adult and middle grade work: Hallie.Patterson@hbgusa.com.
Are you available to write a short story for XYZ anthology/magazine/__?
Unfortunately, I’m completely swamped with other deadlines and am not taking on any short story work for the foreseeable future. My book editors are banging on my door with axes, and I would prefer not to be chopped into pieces.
Would you send me a signed photo?
No. I don’t have any photos to send. I’m rather astounded that this one gets asked as frequently as it does.
Are signed books available?
I’m not selling signed books directly at present. However, Townie Books of Crested Butte has signed books and are happy to ship. They’re a fantastic indy bookstore, and owners Arvin and Danica may be able to help you out.
The last time I checked, they had the following signed books in stock:
Ship Breaker, Trade Paperback
The Drowned Cities, Hardback
Pump Six & Other Stories, Trade Paperback
The Windup Girl, Trade Paperback
Will you sign books or bookplates if I send them to you and pay the return postage?
Unfortunately, I am no longer signing books or book plates.
How do you pronounce Paolo Bacigalupi?
TeachingBooks.net has a recording of me saying my name: http://www.teachingbooks.net/pronounce.cgi?aid=13340