Interviews, Previews, and Reviews

Lots going on as we approach the Sept. 1 international launch of The Painted Man. My trip to London for the launch (Aug. 28 – Sept. 6) is fast approaching, and I am a bundle of nerves and excitement for my first signings and live interviews, not to mention seeing the book in hardcover for the first time, and in stores, no less!

But for all that’s happening, I’ve had little time to blog for obvious reasons. So I’ll try to make this quick:

Dave-Brendon de Burgh, a deputy bookstore manager in South Africa who read an advance copy of the book asked me to do an interview for his South African SF blog. You can read the full text of the interview here.

***UPDATE*** You can also find my interview with Dave on the Fascination Books Website.

Also in the news, an Australian news site called Cairns posted a very positive book review of The Painted Man. I’ve been getting a lot of buzz from Australia. I need to make an excuse to go there. Fingers crossed for WorldCon in 2010!

Yesterday, I received advance copies of The Warded Man (the US version of The Painted Man), which include an amazingly glowing letter from my editor in the front, and a 7 page interview with me in the back. Look for free copies to be given away at the Del Rey booth at the New York ComicCon at the Jacob Javits Center on February 6-8. I will be on hand to sign them for you!

I have a post percolating about the sweet US cover, but here’s a quick look in the meantime:

Posted on August 14, 2008 at 10:55 am by PeatB
Filed under Interviews, Reviews, World Traveler, Writing

6 responses to “Interviews, Previews, and Reviews”

  1. Dude. The dork I played D&D with in college just got interviewed about his new breakout fantasy novel.

    By an Australian.

    Just when I think I have my head wrapped around your success, something new knocks me on my ass.

    Posted by Myke, on August 15th, 2008 at 5:39 pm
  2. Actually, that interview was by a South African. The Australian stuff is still to come. Look for it here:

    Posted by Peat, on August 15th, 2008 at 10:31 pm
  3. Hi there – I will be one of the UK fans attending the signing at Forbidden Planet. I’ll try not to foam at the mouth – I’ve heard such amazing things about your book, I can’t wait to read it! Good luck with the travels!

    Posted by Liz, on August 19th, 2008 at 12:46 pm
  4. Whoo hoo! That’s at least one book I get to sign! I’ll do it slow to savor the experience.

    Posted by Peat, on August 20th, 2008 at 5:47 pm
  5. I am so taking a picture of the line of fans at the signing and then posting it to the comments section just to show you up. . . that is, if I’m sober enough to operate a camera.

    . . .or even walk.

    Posted by Myke, on August 20th, 2008 at 11:40 pm
  6. Hey Liz! :-)Man Peter, you’ve gotta check out Wonderlands – I put the info of your book tour there too and it’s really full of wonderful people. 🙂 Liz is one of them. 🙂

    Posted by Dave-Brendon de Burgh, on August 24th, 2008 at 7:41 am