I'm working on a top-secret book that will be released in June 2013. It's a return to comedy and I'm super excited about it and can't wait to tell you what it is. But I have to wait. Because I signed a contract saying that I would. All I can disclose is that it will permanently establish my geek cred and I will finally feel worthy of attending Comic Con.
In the meanwhile, let's get up to date on things that are in my inbox.
First, tomorrow I'll be talking at Book Passage in Marin County. about Dark Companion. It may be my only Northern California event until next year, so if you want to meet me before my next awesome book is released, you should come!
Friday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
If you'd like to win an audiobook of Dark Companion, enter my contest, which runs through September 30.
In my email inbox, I found emails from guys about their projects, including Stefan Petrucha, author of the Hessius Mann urban fantasy series. He has a free excerpt from Dead Mann Running, book two in his series, at his website. Here's the summary:
Either I’m stubborn or it’s rigor mortis, but being dead didn’t stop me from being a detective. But it’s tough out there for a zombie. These days the life-challenged have to register and take monthly tests to prove our emotional stability. See, if we get too low, we go feral. And I’ve been feeling down lately myself.
So when a severed arm – yeah, just the arm – leaves a mysterious briefcase in my office, my assistant Misty thinks figuring out where it came from will keep me on track. But this job goes deeper and darker than I imagined. Turns out the people after the briefcase know more about my past life than I can remember, and even more about what I’ve become.Publisher's Weekly calls Stefan's new series "a must-read for urban fantasy fans."
free chapter at JukePop. Here's the description:
With an innocent girl dead, America's finest superheroic detective agency must find and destroy a sinister cult.I'm fond of superheroes and I love hard-boiled detective novels, so this sounds like fun.
Have you heard about crowdsourcing? Basically, it's online fundraising for various projects. I'm considering using crowdsourcing to fund my very important work creating a much needed robot maid in my garage. Also, those reports about my invention going on a "rampage" are greatly exaggerated. I got an email from Will Blesch, who asked me to spread the word about fundraising for his indie vampire film project, Requiem for the Night. You can visit Indiegogo to learn more about it.
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Clearly the theme is: dudes.