Back to the Rain Wilds again

Another busy day.  I have writing to do, weeding to do, a house to tidy and an airport run to make.

So, of course, I’m here, doodling around when I should be working!

As you may have noticed, I’ve changed the userpic for the journal.  The above shot is from the book trailer for The Dragon Keeper.  It’s a closeup of Thymara.  Makeup is by Cast of Thousands, operated by Tacoma artist Tim Peirson.  I’ve been very impressed with his work, and he has been a pleasure to work with.  There will be more on this later when the trailer is completed and uploaded.  For now, I will add only that I was incensed by a chance remark:  "You can’t do film in Tacoma. There’s no talent pool." 

What?!

So, the book trailer is definitely a very Tacoman production, featuring Tacoma talent exclusively. Not that I have anything against Seattle or Olympia or any other pool of talent.  I think that creative people everywhere ought to be given a chance to succeed.  I especially enjoy, however, working with local people on things like this.

Progress on The Dragon Keeper?  It will come out from Voyager in the UK and  Australia in late June, early July.  I’m also now scheduled to do a book tour of the UK from July 4 to July 12. And I’ll be spending an extra week afterwards just to wander around London a bit and see the sights.  Scroll down slowly and with great pleasure, enjoying the scenery along the way, to see Jackie Morris’ cover art for The Dragon Keeper.

Dragon Haven, the concluding volume, has been turned in, but not yet edited. At the current time, I’m working on a story collection that is due December 2009, and on a longish story for the anthology Star Crossed Lovers, edited by George RR Martin and Gardner Dozois.

More later, and in a more timely fashion.

It has come to my attention that I am apparently ‘twittering.’

Heads will roll!

Robin

13 Responses to Back to the Rain Wilds again

  1. User pic

    Hm. Apparently I didn’t manage to change the user pic. Well, I’m too lazy to go back and fix it. Just wander over and look through my pics if you want a peek.

    Robin

  2. I enjoyed the slow scroll down on Jackie Morris’ site immensely, enough so that I sent the link to my family to enjoy. Looking forward to your book.

    And it does look like you successfully changed your user pic.

  3. There’s plenty of talent in Tacoma! I did community theatre there for years, over at Tacoma Musical Playhouse on 6th Ave. Sure, they get actors/actresses from surrounding areas, but a lot are from Tacoma.

    Anyway, good luck with it all, and have a great time in the UK!

  4. I’m really looking forward to seeing this book trailer! The images you posted on your MySpace look exactly the way I imagined the rain wilders.

    And Kat strikes me as a wicked little leprechaun that burrows into your office to wreak havoc. It’s incredibly entertaining.

  5. Phew!

    Well, that’s a relief. For a minute there I thought you were diametrically opposed to all the Saskatchewan talent out there and then I, too, would have to be offended. In all seriousness though, it’s good to hear you’re supporting local talent first. The idea that Seattle, Vancouver or L.A. talent would be better then local, for whatever reason given, would be grossly unfair to local artists who are willing to do the work just as competently and, in some cases, at better prices. Kudos to you and Kudos to Cast of Thousands for doing such an excellent job!

  6. Re: Phew!

    Oh argh! I am flying to Cumbria in July but only on the 12th! I can’t possibly miss you again! But my flight is already booked! Oh *flblblbl* < censored ^^

    Following you on twitter now. I only just joined too.

  7. Re: Phew!

    The assistant has been volunteering time up at the EMP in the new Henson exhibit. She has, perhaps, been spending a little too much time being the voice of the muppets there, for she has apparently transferred this skill to twittering on my behalf. :0!

    Robin

  8. You’re also contributing to Star Crossed Lovers? From what I’ve already heard of it, it’s going to be an extremely wonderful line up of authors. Reading this has made my day!

    (I’m also very much looking forward to Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven, and everything else associated with your name 😀 )