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message 1: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 65 comments Mod
Leaving this one open for you, Ginn.


message 2: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Yes, believe it or not, I’m posting some news—really I’m just trying to prove to friends, relations and readers that I haven’t died beneath a heap of manuscript pages.

People who’d like a more personal verification of this fact might want to drop by the purls forum (http://purlsonline.forumotion.com/) June 3rd between12 and 3 in the afternoon, (pacific time).

Josh Lanyon, Nicole Kimberling, Astrid Amara and I will be there chatting about Irregulars, (and pretty much anything else; we don’t often keep on topic when the four of us get together).

In other news, my short story, Blood Beneath the King, will appear in an upcoming issue of Icarus Magazine (http://www.lethepressbooks.com/icarus...).

While writing the story, I had a great time brushing up on my Shakespeare and exploring fairy lore. I expanded on the ominous undertones of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to answer the questions I’d always had about the fate of the changeling boy who is carried off by Oberon at the end of the play.

At least that’s what I attempted. Obviously I’m not the bard but I did my best and I’m quite fond of the result. So I’m pretty excited and flattered that Steve Berman found a place for my odd little fairy-tale in his beautiful magazine....

So how was that for news? too much? too dull? Needs more pictures and an editorial section, doesn't it? :D


message 3: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 65 comments Mod
Yay, Ginn! You came by! I knew the trail of black licorice I left would eventually lure you here.


message 4: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 97 comments Grat news, dear Ginn! Thank you!


message 5: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Antonella wrote: "Grat news, dear Ginn! Thank you!"

Yes, I had no idea when I sent you a copy of Blood Beneath the King that it would get published... Maybe you're my lucky charm!


message 6: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Nicole wrote: "Yay, Ginn! You came by! I knew the trail of black licorice I left would eventually lure you here."

mmmmmhhh.... yuuuummmmmy licorice--stuck my teeth together there for a minute.)

Also could I get some coffee?


message 7: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 97 comments Ginn wrote: "Antonella wrote: "Grat news, dear Ginn! Thank you!"

Yes, I had no idea when I sent you a copy of Blood Beneath the King that it would get published... Maybe you're my lucky charm!"


Ehmm... I meant thank you *for the news*. I didn't want to make everybody envious because I've got the story already.

And I think I cut a poor figure with you, because I never comment after I read it: it is (obviously) excellent!


message 8: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Antonella wrote: "And I think I cut a poor figure with you, because I never comment after I read it: it is (obviously) excellent! "

I'm so glad that you liked it!
I was worried that it wasn't much of a gift after the lovely present you sent me. I still have it hanging in my office and lighting up the room.


message 9: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Silver Iris wrote: "Thanks for starting this thread."

Thank you for inspiring it! I'll do my best to keep it up, but feel free to poke me from time to time if you want any updates. :D


message 10: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Silver Iris wrote: ":)... I will poke you but don't worry not to often for an update. :D"

It's a deal! I'll count on your pokes, (and secretly look forward to them!) :)


message 11: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Silver Iris wrote: "Went to the link, the latest issue is Spring 2012. That isn't the one that the story is in is it? ..."

Sorry, no. I think it will be the fall Issue, but I won't know for sure.

Steve just asked me if he could publish the story and I agreed. As soon as he sends me a contract I should be able to tell you more...


message 12: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Silver Iris wrote: "Well I will poke you if you forgot to let us know. :)..."

Eeeepppp!
:D
(No, really, please do!)


message 13: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments This is just an update to say that the Summer Issue of Icarus is now out! It's issue number 13...You know, the alternative 'lucky' number!


message 14: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Silver Iris wrote: "Hey you and no one even had to poke you! Great news. :D"

I know! Just the pressure of being poked was enough!


message 15: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 65 comments Mod
Hey just popping in to announce that today we signed a contract to sell Japanese translation rights for Ginn's books Lord of the White Hell Books 1 & 2.

Congratulations, Ginn! (I can't wait to see the Japanese covers! I love the book design over there.)


message 16: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 97 comments Wow! Congratulations to author and publisher!


message 17: by Cleon Lee (new)

Cleon Lee | 7 comments Awesome news! Congrats, Ginn, Nicole. :)


message 18: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Nicole wrote: "Hey just popping in to announce that today we signed a contract to sell Japanese translation rights for Ginn's books Lord of the White Hell Books 1 & 2.

Congratulations, Ginn! (I can't wait to see..."

OMG!!!!!!!!!

At last I have an excuse to blast the Tom Waits song Big in Japan while strutting around the shed!!


message 19: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Lou wrote: "I'd like to see a graphic novel version."

That would be really cool. I'm always fascinated to see how differently people visualize the same world and characters.

Though it is a pretty long story... Some manga artist would probably be cursing my name after a few hundred pages. :D


message 20: by Ginn (last edited Sep 10, 2013 12:30PM) (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments lee wrote: "Just checking in to see if anything new is going on with either you or Nicole. :)"

Hey Lee!

My big news is that His Sacred Bones has been printed and I think it's being shipped out--I just got my copies and I was really excited to see all the extra stuff that ended up in it: not only a mini-story about John and Kyle but also a bunch of illustrations and a cartoon!

Other than that I'm finishing up the sequel to Lord of the White Hell... from the page count, it's looking like it might be printed as two books.

Elezar is too big to fit in one puny book! :D

I know that Nicole is doing some serious editing for BEB right now, but I'm hoping that she's also going to come out with another book soon. She really has a unique voice and I love her stories.


message 21: by Em (new)

Em Fantastic news about His Sacred Bones and I can't tell you how excited I am to hear about a new Lord of the White Hell book:) Yippee!


message 22: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 97 comments Great news! Thank you for telling us!


message 23: by Xing (new)

Xing | 4 comments Thanks for the update! It's so exciting to hear news about the new books. :)


message 24: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Em wrote: "Fantastic news about His Sacred Bones and I can't tell you how excited I am to hear about a new Lord of the White Hell book:) Yippee!"

I'm all pumped up myself, with all the big battles and drama--And I just might deliver it to the publisher ON TIME!!!
(knock on wood) :D


message 25: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments lee wrote: "...Thank you for checking in here with us.."

Thank you for giving me the nudge!

I get so wrapped up in writing sometimes that I fail to notice that months have passed... (You don't even want to know about the state my laundry gets in at times like this. ;D)


message 26: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Antonella wrote: "Great news! Thank you for telling us!"

I ought to thank you for being so patient!

I'm terrible about updates. Though maybe this way when His Sacred Bones arrives in mailboxes around the world it will be a happy surprise!


message 27: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Xing wrote: "Thanks for the update! It's so exciting to hear news about the new books. :)"

They are very close to done!


message 28: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Lou wrote: "Yay, for Elezar. I can't wait to put my hands on him. :P."

Well, he's definitely a couple handfuls right now!
;D


message 29: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 97 comments Ginn wrote: "... maybe this way when His Sacred Bones arrives in mailboxes around the world it will be a happy surprise! "

It will definitely be one!


message 30: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 65 comments Mod
Antonella wrote: "It will definitely be one!"

Hey Antonella! Do make sure you let me know how you feel about the extras at the back okay? I'm curious how they will be received. :)


message 31: by Antonella (last edited Sep 12, 2013 02:12PM) (new)

Antonella | 97 comments I will!

Ginn, do you know that Nicole spilled the beans about all your productions in the near future on Josh's thread? ;-)

ETA: *almost* all


message 32: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Antonella wrote: "Ginn, do you know that Nicole spilled the beans about all your productions in the near future on Josh's thread? ;-)
"


No the last I'd heard there was a race for last on the Holiday codas... The trouble those two get up to together! ;D


message 33: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Na wrote: "What ? Extras ?! *curious*
Is there an estimated date for the next Lord of the White Hell book ?"


EXTRAS!! The last print book is packed with them--including a Holiday coda, a cartoon and a bunch of illustrations that never made it into the digital books.
As an author it was really pretty cool to see it all. I hope readers enjoy it as well.


message 34: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Na wrote: "Is there an estimated date for the next Lord of the White Hell book ?"

I don't have a solid date yet except that the digital version will come out in 2014.


message 35: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments lee wrote: "My copy of His Sacred Bones has shipped and should be in my hands in the next few days. I can't wait for extras. I have actually enjoyed reading The Rifter in print more then I did reading the indi..."

I'm more of a print and paper reader myself.
I think with Rifter having it in three books --as opposed to 10 digital books--makes it easier to flip back if you want to refresh your memory or find some detail.

I hope you enjoy the extras!


message 36: by Sara (new)

Sara (sarsars) | 1 comments I made myself wait until I could order all three of the books at once - and now they're on their way. :) Five months since I finished the ebooks and I still haven't completely moved on from them, so I'm looking forward to a reread. (And a tiny bit of something new!)


message 37: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Sara wrote: "...I'm looking forward to a reread. (And a tiny bit of something new!) ..."

I really hope you enjoy the little extra story. I had a great time writing it.



message 38: by Bluesimplicity (new)

Bluesimplicity | 31 comments Ginn wrote: "I'm more of a print and paper reader myself. I think with Rifter having it in three books --as opposed to 10 digital books--makes it easier to flip back if you want to refresh your memory or find some detail."

I find this comment so interesting. I'm a HUGE ebook fan (have over 3500 ebooks) and I LOVE them. I think any avid reader who lives in a city and has to deal with smaller apartments definitely finds ebooks advantageous.

That said, when I really REALLY love a book, I ALWAYS order a paper (or hard)back copy. I like to do my rereading with an actual book in my hands. Something about the feel of the paper and that new book smell is so powerful, especially if it's a book you love. As Lee said above, I've been rereading the first two volumes in paperback and have enjoyed them more than the initial read on my Kindle. (I pre-ordered the last book, and am still eagerly awaiting for it to ship. Can't wait to finish the saga, and well...Extras?? **drools**)


message 39: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Bluesimplicity wrote: "I find this comment so interesting. I'm a HUGE ebook fan (have over 3500 ebooks) and I LOVE them. I think any avid reader who lives in a city and has to deal with smaller apartments definitely finds ebooks advantageous.

That said, when I really REALLY love a book, I ALWAYS order a paper (or hard)back copy...."


There's something almost magical about being able to access thousands of volumes with just one small device. I'm always impressed when a friend shows me all the choices they have on their nook, kindle or tablet. It's like carrying a library in your hand!

But I have to agree with you that there is also something very pleasing about holding a print book in hand, flipping through the pages. Something sentimental about the object itself.

Hopefully, you'll soon be flipping through the pages of His Sacred Bones and enjoying that 'new book' perfume! :D


message 40: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments lee wrote: "Mine came! :D"

Awesome! You're way ahead of the 'official' October release date.


message 41: by Bluesimplicity (new)

Bluesimplicity | 31 comments I just got my copy today!! **squees in delight and clutches book to chest** I'm seriously considering calling in sick tomorrow just so I can stay at home and lose myself in John and Kyle's world again. And the pictures!! PICTURES!!!!!

On a serious note, I know this was brought up previously, but has there been any further thought to turning any of your books (or any of the other titles from BEB) into audio books? You can blame your good friend Josh Lanyon for getting me addicted to them (the productions of his audio books are FANTASTIC!!!) and I'm just curious? Ginn? Nicole? Any future plans?


message 42: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 65 comments Mod
Bluesimplicity wrote: "I just got my copy today!! **squees in delight and clutches book to chest** I'm seriously considering calling in sick tomorrow just so I can stay at home and lose myself in John and Kyle's world ag..."


It has been discussed but we just don't know. :)

I am so happy you liked the pictures. I think my favorite is the one of the dog. :)


message 43: by Bluesimplicity (new)

Bluesimplicity | 31 comments Nicole wrote: "I am so happy you liked the pictures. I think my favorite is the one of the dog."

I LOVE the dog pic, but I have to say I think my favourites are the drawings of Vundomu. I always imagined it as a darker place, but I love the Giger-esque quality to the sketches. When you consider how John is able to move and control the earth around him, the entire place takes on a much more organic feel in my imagination, for all of its defenses and layers.


message 44: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 65 comments Mod
Bluesimplicity wrote: "Nicole wrote: "I am so happy you liked the pictures. I think my favorite is the one of the dog."

I LOVE the dog pic, but I have to say I think my favourites are the drawings of Vundomu. I always i..."


I know, right? You can see why I wanted to include the sketches. They're just too cool to not be shared.

Plus I really love books with pictures. :)


message 45: by Antonella (new)

Antonella | 97 comments Thank you so much! I've got the last book and I feel guilty when I see how much you spent on postage.

Thank you to Ginn for the lovely handwritten words.

Till now I only looked at the great pictures, because I'm reserving the vignette for the time I'll reread the whole lot.


message 46: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Bluesimplicity wrote: "I love the Giger-esque quality to the sketches. When you consider how John is able to move and control the earth around him, the entire place takes on a much more organic feel in my imagination, for all of its defenses and layers..."

That was exactly what I liked about the pictures too!


message 47: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Lou wrote: "Nicole wrote: "Plus I really love books with pictures. :) "

Pictures are the only reason I buy cookbooks."


Me too!
I don't really cook--which is for the good of us all; cran-liver cocktail, anyone? However I do have a terrible habit of just looking through the pictures and recipes in cookbooks with an almost pornographic fascination.


message 48: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Antonella wrote: "Thank you to Ginn for the lovely handwritten words...."

I'm so pleased that you got the book! And I really am thankful for all the support I've received while working on this project. You--and so many other readers--have been wonderful!


message 49: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Lou wrote: "Ginn, I saw this and thought of you."

That's so beautifully creepy! I love it!


message 50: by Ginn (new)

Ginn Hale (ginnhale) | 319 comments Long, long ago—this spring, actually—promises were made. Now it’s time to deliver, and I’m pleased to be making good and keeping great company!

The Irregulars gang has crafted a collection of Holiday Codas to put a little extra kick in your gingerbread! Josh Lanyon has graciously agreed to post them all on DECEMBER 5th at Just Joshin.( http://joshlanyon.blogspot.com/)

While you’re there you really ought to check out all of Josh’s delightful holiday stories and snap up a copy of KICK START!

Also on DECEMBER 5th FOR ONLY ONE DAY weightlessbooks.com (http://weightlessbooks.com/) will be offering the entire Irregulars anthology for $1.99 just to celebrate the release of the holiday codas!

But what about the rest of the month? Fear not!

Holiday Codas for Lord of the White Hell, Rifter and Wicked Gentlemen will each be appearing for the Advent Event at Live Your Life Buy The Book (http://liveyourlifebuythebook.wordpre...)


When exactly? I don’t know—that’s the fun of the Advent Event! Starting December 1st wonderful stories and all kinds of extras from a bevy of fabulous authors will be popping up every day to make us all just a little more merry!

Happy Holidays!


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