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September 24, 2015

Soon I will be travelling to–and through–the USA on the Zeroes Book Tour 2015! Twelve cities in fourteen days (see a previous post for where & when).


Anyhooo, through the wonders of modern technology, I will simultaneously be online for the UK-organised Zeroes Blog Tour 2015. Here are some details & homepage links (in case I have a total social media fail while I’m trapped mid-air someplace).


Blog Tour


Wednesday 23rd Sept

http://www.sugarscape.com/bookclub/

@Sugarscape


Thursday 24th Sept – PUBLICATION DAY in the UK!

http://www.serendipityreviews.co.uk

@serendipity_viv


Friday 25th Sept

http://queenofcontemporary.com

@Lucythereader


Monday 28th Sept

http://www.teenlibrarian.com

@mattlibrarian


Tuesday 29th Sept

http://www.bartsbookshelf.co.uk

@bartsbooks


Wednesday 30th Sept

http://solittletimeforbooks.blogspot.co.uk

@sophie_waters


Thursday 1st October

http://www.overflowinglibrary.com

@overflowingklc


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Published on September 24, 2015 06:27 • 16 views

September 3, 2015

Tour dates are in, & here is where Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & yours truly will be appearing. Starts in 3 weeks time & travels all the way from Sydney to New York City.


Hope to see you there.


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Tuesday, September 22

6:00 PM for 6:30PM

KINOKUNIYA BOOKS

Levek 2, The Galeries, 500 George St

Sydney, NSW 2000


LOS ANGELES, CA

Tuesday, September 29

7:00 PM

BARNES & NOBLE

1201 3rd St. Promenade

Santa Monica, CA  90401


SAN DIEGO, CA

Wednesday, September 30

7:30 PM

MYSTERIOUS GALAXY BOOKS

75943 Balboa Ave

Ste 100

San Diego, CA  92111


SEATTLE, WA

Thursday, October 1

7:00 PM

THIRD PLACE BOOKS

17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA  98155


PORTLAND, OR

Friday, October 2

7:00 PM

POWELL’S BOOKS, INC.

Cedar Hills Crossing

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd

Beaverton, OR 97005


PORTLAND, OR

Saturday, October 3

Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association

Booksellers only. Details to come!


FORT COLLINS, CO

Monday, October 5

7:00 PM

OLD TOWN LIBRARY

201 Peterson St

Fort Collins, CO  80524


ST. PAUL, MN

Tuesday, October 6

6:30 PM

RED BALLOON BOOKSHOP

891 Grand Ave.

St. Paul, MN  55105


GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Wednesday, October 7

7:00 PM

SCHULER BOOKS & MUSIC

2660 28th Street SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512


ATLANTA, GA

Thursday, October 8

7:00 PM

LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES

133A East Court Square

Decatur, GA  30030


NASHVILLE, TN

October 9 – 11

Southern Festival of Books

Details to come!


CINCINNATI, OH

Monday, October 12

7:00 PM  EST

JOSEPH BETH BOOKSELLERS

Crestview Hills Town Center

2785 Dixie Hwy

Crestview Hills, KY 41017


PRINCETON, NJ

Tuesday, October 13

6:00 PM

BARNES & NOBLE

3535 US Route 1

Market Fair

Princeton, NJ  08540


NEW YORK, NY

Wednesday, October 14

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

BOOKS OF WONDER

18 W. 18th Street

New York, NY  10011


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Published on September 03, 2015 19:46 • 6 views

August 23, 2015

Once the August/September migration of this site is complete, the new site will be here. It will look like the old site and work even better than the old site. You won’t even notice a difference!


But first: expect some issues & delays.


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Published on August 23, 2015 16:21 • 6 views

A note that while site migration occurs during August-September, some site functionality will be down and some email addresses will be replaced.


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Published on August 23, 2015 16:19 • 9 views

August 14, 2015

Book 1 of the Zeroes trilogy is launching at the end of September in the US, Canada, UK and Australia. I know, exciting, right?


If that’s not enough, French and Brazilian rights have also been purchased AND the English-language audio version is being put together right now.


If THAT’S not enough, there’ll be MORE Zeroes news later.


But first, some more covers. Behold the pretties!


Zeroes Australia

Zeroes Australian cover


Zeroes UK

Zeroes UK cover


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Published on August 14, 2015 20:00 • 11 views

February 19, 2015

February 1, 2015

Hello, blogosphere!


I realised I was running behind, & my colleagues have already managed to post this news, but just in case you came here wondering if it’s true: yes, it’s true! ZEROES will be launched on the world in 8 months.


ZEROES is the first book in a trilogy about six superpowered teens who are so not heroes.


ZEROES is written by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan & me. Most people want to know how three such geniuses could possibly collaborate together without colossal ego damage. The answer: booze. No, the answer: we each took ownership of two characters, with Scott providing overall Showrunner (i.e. Lead Writer) responsibilities. I know! Fun, right?


The first book will be launching in the US, Canada & UK via Simon & Schuster, & in Australia with Allen & Unwin on 29-September 2015.


That is all I can tell you! The rest is a secret.


This post does not condone the use of booze in creative endeavours.


Scott blogged: http://scottwesterfeld.com/blog/2015/01/zeroes/


Then Margo blogged: http://amongamidwhile.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/the-zeroes-trilogywesterfeld-lanagan.html


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Published on February 01, 2015 22:44 • 20 views

October 12, 2014

Hello blogosphere!


Here’s what’s been happening in publishing land so far this year for my stories:


Ticonderoga Press has announced the Table of Contents for the YEAR’S BEST AUSTRALIAN FANTASY AND HORROR 2013, & my story All the Lost Ones is being reprinted.


Year's Best Australian Fantasy & Horror 2013


All the Lost Ones is set in nineteenth century Venice, because I have fallen in love with the mess that was European unification. It was initially published in Exotic Gothic 5, edited by Danel Olson and published by PS Publishing. EG5 is two volumes of gothic awesomeness. Terry Dowling’s EG5 story, “The Sleepover” is also part of the YEAR’S BEST! You can read a brief excerpt from All the Lost Ones here, while you wait for the YEAR’S BEST to arrive. Aaaaaand you can pre-order the volume here.


Review of Australian Fiction has published my story The Executioner Goes Home.


At over 8000 words, this is a looong short story; a kind of paranoid rococo space opera meets isolated underground desert world, with bloodshed. You can read a brief excerpt here and buy the RAF issue for only AUD$2.99 here. You’ll also get an excellent paranoid Twinmaker story from Sean Williams included in the price!


Review of Australian Fiction also recently published my story No Mercy for the Executioner.


Entirely unrelated to the executioner of the above mentioned title, this is a kind of YA post-apocalyptic story with extra icing.


(Note on the executioner thing: sometimes you find yourself exploring a theme & then sometimes those stories, despite being written years apart, are published at around the same time. And you end up looking like a serial killer. It happens.)


Excerpt here and RAF issue here, with a dark conflict-of-civilisations story from Thoraiya Dyer included for $2.99.


That’s it! Apart from the secret stuff…


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Published on October 12, 2014 19:06 • 18 views

August 9, 2014

I’m updating my site! It’s been sooooo long since I’ve updated my site, I’ve almost forgotten how. If you find anything on the site that’s weird, wrong, or inadvertently funny, would you mind contacting me to let me know? I think the contact page still works.


In the meantime, I’m mostly on Twitter.


I’ve also set up a Facebook Author Page and an Amazon Author Page.


If you’re looking for my short story collections, they’re over at Twelfth Planet Press: A Book of Endings is available in paper (I know! so retro) and the more recent Bad Power is available in print or digital copies.


If you’re after my novellas instead, my Shirley Jackson-nominated novella in Ishtar (from Gilgamesh Press) seems to still be available on Amazon. My new novella, Waking in Winter, will be available from PS Publishing in 2015.


If you’re curious about my short stories, my most recent story is The Executioner Goes Home, published in Review of Australian Fiction Volume 9 Issue 2 (January 2014). I have another RAF story coming out later this year.


So that’s where I’m at!




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Published on August 09, 2014 05:04 • 27 views