Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fourth Hardcover Printing for ASHFALL!

I recently heard that my debut novel, ASHFALL, is going back for its FOURTH PRINTING IN HARDCOVER! (Yes, I'm shouting. Sorry. I'm very excited.) Many thanks to all the readers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers, teachers, and reviewers who've helped make ASHFALL so successful. I'm grateful beyond words.

 If you'd like my thanks in person, please show up at one of my upcoming events--here's the current May and June schedule:

5/23, Illinois, Centralia Regional Library, 515 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801 (618) 532-5222. Reading, signing, and taekwondo demo from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

5/23, Illinois, Character's Beyond Books, 204 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801 (618) 532-1111. Writers' workshop from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

5/24, Indiana, Aurora Public Library, 414 Second Street, Aurora, IN 47001 (812) 926-0646. Reading, signing, and taekwondo demo from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

6/5 - 6/7, New York, Book Expo America--look for me in the Publisher's Group West/Tanglewood Press booth or at the Author Speed Dating event on 6/6 from 11:45 to 1:45 p.m.

6/16, Illinois, Frankfort District Public Library, 21119 S. Pfeiffer Rd., Frankfort, IL 60423 (815) 534-6172. Reading, signing, and taekwondo demonstration from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

6/23 - 6/25, California, American Library Association--look for me in the Tanglewood Press booth, #2372. I'll be signing on 6/23 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the booth.

6/25, California, Oceanside Public Library, 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054 (760) 435-5600. Signing, reading and taekwondo demo from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

6/25, California, Barnes & Noble, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside CA 92054 (760) 529-0106. Signing, reading, and taekwondo demo from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Today (5/15) is the last day to bid on an ASHFALL prize pack at the Pens for Paws charity auction. You get a signed first edition of ASHFALL, a signed advance reading copy of the sequel, ASHEN WINTER, 5 months before it releases, an ASHFALL poster, and shipping anywhere in the world. Bid here until 5/15 at 11:00 pm Eastern. Here's the prize:

Tomorrow (5/16) I'll be doing a joint signing with the fabulously talented Amy Carol Reeves at Bookmamas in Irvington (Indianapolis, Indiana). Here's her debut novel, Ripper:

And finally, my friend and critique partner Robert Kent has an excellent post on ASHFALL up today--it's well worth a read.

(Robert must have shaved the beard before I met him.) Enjoy!