I’m trying to spend less time online and more working. Book 5 is a bit behind. I know it’s not due until October 1, but August has just become The Busiest Month of My Life, so I’m trying to get more done ahead of time. My publicists and I are waiting on confirmations for some things before we can set a few more in place. Things actually start in July and then heat up. Although some things are still in flux, right now we have confirmed or conditionally confirmed:
Interviews online with AmberKatze’s Book Blog (date TBA) and Bitten By Books (interactive chat and fun stuff at BBB May 28)
Mass signing in Salem Oregon at Escape Fiction July 18
Comic Con, San Diego, July 23-26. Pro status not yet confirmed, but I will be signing books with Roc/Ace group and with the book room’s Mysterious Galaxy (Vanished is unlikely to be available but we’ll see.. The rest of the new paperbacks will be there though.)
Pacific Northwest Writers’ Summer Conference, Seattle Airport, July 30-Aug 2 (working on getting pre-release copies of Vanished.)
U-Books, Seattle WA, Aug 4 (Vanished launch date!)
Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Aug 8
Powells in Beaverton Aug 11 (and casual hanging around)
Midnight Brew Interview Online Aug 13
Murder by the Book, Houston TX, Aug 14 (note this is a change from the original announced date of Saturday, Aug 15) drop-ins and hanging out will happen on Saturday until I have to head for the airport in the late afternoon/early evening.
Barnes and Noble at The Grove, Los Angeles CA, Aug 21
Booksoup, Los Angeles CA, Aug 24
Connie Martinson Talks Books (cable TV show taping, air date not yet known)
National daytime TV! Date is not set yet, but we’re hoping for earlier rather than later in the month. (I’m so excited!)
Various radio interviews, including markets in the Northeast, Chicago, Toronto, NPR, and the Southeast Specifics are still being arranged.
Dragon*Con, Atlanta GA, Labor Day weekend, Sept 4-7
Also still in the works, signings at: San Francisco CA; La Jolla CA; Santa Barbara CA. Maybe a few other things… not sure yet. On the fence about: Bouchercon, Indianapolis IN, mid-October; World Fantasy Convention, San Jose CA, Hallowe’en Weekend.
So far the hiring of independent publicist Josh Jason seems to be paying off. And my Penguin publicist, Roseanne Romanello, has been fantastic, too. Everyone’s busy as a hive full of bees, but it’s all good stuff so far!
Now… back to work!