Monthly Archives: April 2007

Up to no good

I’ve now got two items on the publicity schedule for Poltergeist, a panel discussion about paranormal elements in mysteries at PNWA and a reading and signing at U-Books. Still not a complete schedule, but I’ll update the Appearances page as … Continue reading

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UK at last

Indeed my agents did excellent work during the London Book Fair and this morning we all agreed on a deal with Piatkus Books Ltd (British publisher of Zoë Sharp, Mary-Janice Davidson and JD Robb) for all three of the current … Continue reading

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Bye-bye blue

Alas, the blue hair is no more. Something weird was happening and the color was starting to bleed upward–it’s not supposed to do that–and the length had gained that fateful micron or two that allowed it to get caught in … Continue reading

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Non Sales and No-Profit Sales

Got several comments to the previous post that have prompted me to write more on the topic of no-profit sales. I have let my publisher know about the eBay thing. We’ll have to wait and see what they do. But … Continue reading

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eBay: Poltergeist

Yesterday I found a listing for a Poltergeist ARC (bound galley) on eBay. It appears to be the real thing as the photos and description are identical to mine. Technically, they aren’t supposed to be sold, though collectibles are often … Continue reading

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Back to the old country

Spent some time waiting in lines at the Postal Orifice today (my local branch is actually pretty decent, but I still find the service as a whole unpredictable and suspect.) Along with the obvious beggary forms for the government’s financial … Continue reading

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Almost a book!

Looky what I got in the mail today–galleys! Click on the images for bigger versions. These aren’t great pix, since I had to use the macro mode and it made the shapes a bit fish-eye bent–the real thing is nice … Continue reading

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Space Virus!

I’m pleased to be able to say that Taz does not have insulinoma or some other weird life-threatening disease. He does, however, have some kind of cold/flu resulting in a “fever of unknown origin”. This does not make Taz happy … Continue reading

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Worry, worry….

Kind of worried about Taz the ferret today. He’s been shivering and acting a little confused lately. Today he’s dragging his back feet a little. We have an appointment with Dr. Kamaka–the ferret vet–tomorrow, but I’m more than half expecting … Continue reading

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Where’s my bed…?

Blargh… so tired…. Norwescon was mostly fun–I don’t seem to have the same kind of fun or memorable moments that my buddies have, but at least I come out of the whole thing exhausted…. And Beth Meacham told me to … Continue reading

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BlueHair

Yes, my dears, here it is, my blue hair: Not too bad, I hope. The blond parts look lighter in person and the blue’s a bit crooked, but it’s hard to do hair this long….

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An Evening with Jim Butcher

(and another evening….) So. Through the intervention of my lovely friend Richelle Mead, to whom I owe increasing amounts of writer Karma happiness, I got to make the acquaintance of Jim Butcher. Yes, the Jim Butcher of Dresden Files and … Continue reading

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