Had someone ask on the ol’ social media why preorders are a big deal and it reminded me that it’s not really common knowledge outside the sphere of the publishing biz. I do know other writers have explained it and I probably have before, too, years ago, but it won’t hurt to share the info again. So here goes:
Preorders are super turbo mega helpful to authors. That doesn’t mean you have to do it, or if you don’t do it you’re doing it wrong. Y’all should read and shop however, whenever,
Yay! Dates and times are all confirmed! No cities are a repeat of the BESIEGED tour in July, so between the two tours I’ve seen a good chunk of the country this year. Of course I still can’t make it everywhere—sorry!—but perhaps you can round up some peeps and road trip to see me if the scheduling gods are kind. Even though this tour is for A PLAGUE OF GIANTS (which I really hope you’ll give a try), I’d be delighted to sign anything from the Iron Druid Chronicles as well.
Oct. 15 in S
Haven’t thrown a party for a few books now, but I thought it would be fun to do it again. I’m talkin’ about TACOS and BOOKS here. Or fajitas, in this case, which you can turn into many tacos.
For books 4-6 of IDC I had shindigs where folks could get a signed book without standing in line to see me. Instead, they’d enjoy some spiffy food and drinks and I would come around to see them!
Thought we should do that for A Plague of Giants, so let’s roll! We’re having a special pre-re
Hey everyone! Hope you’re enjoying BESIEGED right now, which has so much stuff set between books 8 and 9 that you can consider it book 8.5. But here’s the cover for book 9, SCOURGED, which will be out April 3!
Super chuffed about this—the wraparound image has some Irish stone ruins on there. That’s right…Atticus back in Ireland! Woohoo!
Hope you’re excited as I am! I should probably finish writing it now, huh?
For this tour I wanted to try to visit places I’ve never been before, especially some places out east, and I’m happy to say we’ve put together a pretty spiffy list. Only Boulder is a repeat visit; every other stop will be my first time there!
If you’re in driving distance of these places I hope you can come for a visit since I obviously don’t get there often! And bring your friends, please! Make an event of it. You’re welcome to bring books you already own though it’s appreciated if y
I’m excited about touring for BESIEGED because every single city on the tour (except for the last) will be a city I’ve never visited before! Since I’m based in the west it’s tougher for me to get out east very often. Or, you know, at all. So I told my publisher I wanted to make a special effort this tour to head east since folks out that way have been very patient. Plus I want to meet them! And ride on a train. I want to see if the snacks are different from airplanes. Or if I even get sn
Woohoo! It’s a scared, shaven Atticus with his archdruid, Owen Kennedy! Lookit Owen’s fist! The brass knuckles. The brass knuckles! I love it so much. That’s the cover of Besieged, out July 11!
This particular tableau comes to you courtesy of the story “Haunted Devils,” narrated by Owen.
I should mention here (in case you missed it on the cover) that this is not the next Iron Druid novel. It’s a novel-length collection of short stories you can think of as book 8.5, since five
It’s a new year! Yay!
I have lots of words coming out this year for y’all and a buttload of projects in the works. Stayin’ busy over here!
On July 11, you’ll get BESIEGED, stories of the Iron Druid Chronicles. It’s essentially book 8.5. It has four stories set in the past—adventures in Egypt, Jacobean England, and California during the Gold Rush—and five that are all set after the events of STAKED. Most of the stories are Atticus & Oberon, but you’ll also get tw
It’s my birthday! I’ll probably have cake later! SO YAY!
Broadly speaking, I think many of us would agree it was a miserable trip around the sun, but for me, anyway, there was this bright spot: I got to write something with a bit of novelty to it. After first asking my editor, Tricia, if she’d be cool doing this old-school, I wrote one of the short stories to be published in BESIEGED entirely on a 1956 Olympia SM3 typewriter, and she agreed to edit it by hand too. We were going t
Hoo boy, do I have deals for y’all!
Signed books are spiffy gifts, so you can get 20% off all my titles until Dec. 15 by using the coupon code SHENANIGANS during checkout: CLICK HERE to get signed IDC for cheap!
BUT WAIT. THERE’S MORE. A bunch of other awesome sf/f authors are also running awesome deals for their signed books through Dec. 15! You could totally get all your holiday stuff done right now! Just click on the author’s name below to head to their sale. Brad Beaul