Thursday, July 29, 2010

Look What Just Arrived

Today I received a large package from Gollancz (my UK publisher). *cue the dirty thoughts*

Done? Okay, here are the UK covers for Shadow's Son in hardcover (left) and trade paperback (right). I think they came out awesome.

Thanks, Gillian!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Shadow Over the U.K.

According to Amazon, Shadow's Son is now available in England. So cheers to my new friends across the pond!

If anyone sees the book in a brick-and-mortar store, please let me know.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Iron Maiden Metal Gods

Whew! I saw my all-time favorite band in concert last in Pittsburgh with my brother and father. This was my fifth or sixth Maiden concert, and wow, they only get better every time. I've been a Maiden fan (Maiden-head?) since the early, early 80's, so seeing them live is the second-closest thing I get to a religious experience. (If you have to ask what the first-closest thing is, you aren't old enough to be reading this blog.)

Anyway, my voice is hoarse from shouting the lyrics, my ears feel like they've been packed with concrete, and I didn't get home until 3:30 in the morning, but I can't stop smiling today. If you haven't listened to IM, go buy a CD pronto and get in on the best music in the past 30 years.

Up the Irons!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Aaron's Books

This awesome indie bookstore hosted me for a book signing last Friday, which was also their Five-Year anniversary (they had cake!). It was a great experience. The store is situated on the main drag of Lititz, PA. A lot of people came through the store while I was there. We even sold enough copies to make Shadow's Son their No. 1 bestseller last week -- yes, I am a bestselling author somewhere.

The owners (Todd, Sam, and young Sir Aaron) and bookseller (a fellow Pennwriter!) Vicky Burkholder are about the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. If you live in Lititz, you probably already know that. If not, stop in and say hello. They have a great selection of new and used books, and a playroom in the back for the kids while you browse.

If you happen to pick up a copy of my book while you're there, I wouldn't mind.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Borders Display

I was astounded to be tagged with this photo by my friend Will Horner, taken at the Borders Books in Wilmington, DE.

I will appearing at said Borders store on July 16th (6 pm).