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: