Australia bound!

Well, almost.  The plane doesn’t fly until Tuesday, but I’m already packed!  A trifle eager?  Of course I am!

Thanks to SupaNova and my publisher, HarperCollins Voyager, I’ll be spending the first part of April in Australia.  I’ll be visiting Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.  In the cities of Brisbane and Melbourne, I’ll be doing the weekend events with SupaNova.  Between those cities, I’ll be doing a reading and signing in Sydney.

A quick summary of the appearances is right over there.  See?  No, over there on the right hand side of the screen.  🙂  For details on the events, click on the tab at the to of the page labeled appearances.  I’m hoping to meet a lot of readers, both old and new, and help to launch a couple of books by Australian authors; more on that shortly!

My own book that I’ll be reading from and signing is a collection of stories by both Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm.  The Inheritance is my collaboration with myself, and in some ways it is a time line of my writing.  In addition to stories that include Hugo and Nebula finalists, I’ve added introductions to each tale that give a bit of background on who I was when I wrote each story and what provoked me to write them.  There are stories both old and new here, some previously unpublished.  (The lovely cover art is by Jackie Morris.)

Some of my Australian readers have received postcards from me to let them know in advance that I’m headed toward their continent.  To those who responded to me via email or at my newsgoup, thanks so much for the warm welcomes.  And yes, I do hope to visit Perth again someday!

See you soon!


12 Responses to Australia bound!

  1. Aww too bad your not coming to Adelaide 🙁 We sell a LOT of your books there and it would have been lovely to have you in for a signing.

    I hope you enjoy Supanova!!! and your time in Australia!!

  2. Looking forward to your sydney visit so much! I think I’m going to be on my own though, I havent been able to coerce anyone into coming with me, unfortunately. 🙁
    But there’s still time!
    So your sydney visit is on the 6th of april? The man who I bought the ticket off said the 18th and the Facebook page said the 8th.
    I’m fairly confused 🙁

  3. Lucky Australians, is there any chance you might be visiting UK this year as well?
    I am immensely enjoying “The Inheritance”! Must say, I’ve always found it hard to read short stories as they usually end just as I get into the story but this time it’s different; I get right into them and the endings are indeed satisfying 🙂

  4. I really hope you read this cuz I’m seriously dying for any news on this subject….but WHEN is the NEXT novel in your Rainwilds series coming out?

    Are you really just going to leave the readers/fans of this series hanging just like that? I want to know what happens to Sintara and her keeper Thymara.

    I’m really curious as to if you will explore the relationship between Sedric and Carson or will you just keep teasing the readers?

    What about Kalo and the other dragons. I think its a crying shame that there has been no word on this wonderful universe that you started…I hope you can change that soon.

  5. Weronika, you really made my day with that comment! Thanks so much.
    Shorter works are by far much harder for me than writing in the novel form. So I’m so glad you found them satisfying!


  6. Wow, I can see why! You’ve sent me scrambling for my schedule as well!
    April 6 at 6:30 is when I’ll be meeting readers to read, answer questions and sign books in Sydney.
    If you look over to the right, you’ll see a summary of my schedule. But at the top of the page, if you click on the tab labeled ‘Appearances’ you will find the details of when and where!
    I’ll look forward to seeing you, Nicole!


  7. Hi James!

    If you’ve read both Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven, then I fear you are in for a bit of a wait. I am hard at work on a manuscript that will be two more books about the Tarman Expedition, but I think we are about a year away from publication of the first one.
    If you’d like to give The Inheritance, the new story collection a try, you will find a Rain Wilds story there, one that goes back to the very beginning of how that rather inhospitable area came to be settled.

    With best wishes,


  8. Hi Robin, I’m reading the Liveship Traders for the first time and I’m loving it. I’ve only read The Farseer and The Tawny Man series before so I’m quite a new fan. But I’m going to buy your other books as well, you are truly an amazing writer and it’s such a joy reading about your characters.

    Can I ask, when you are writing books like the Liveship Traders where there are more than one main character; how do you write it? Do you write the entire story in the order its read (like Wintrow first, then a little bit about Althea, then Ronica, then Vivacia, then Kennit and so on) or do you write everything from Wintrow’s perspective in on go, and everything on Althea etc. and then you just puzzle it together?

    And do you plan your storyline completely and everything regarding your characters before you start writing? Or do you just get an (brilliant) idea and then start writing it and see where it takes you?

    I’m sorry for the questions, I’ve always been fascinated by how writers work … 😳

    Anyway, congratulations on ‘the Inheritance’. I’m going to order it from amazon soon (I’m quite excited to see your work as Megan Lindholm as well).

  9. Hi!

    I live in Melbourne, Australia, and I’d love to come and see you! I’ve never been to something like SupaNova… How would you be found there?? o_o

    Definitely going to seriously look into going. I read three of the Authors who will be present in Melbourne. Score!


  10. Hi Lizzie!
    I’m looking out at a lovely Brisbane morning! Today will be my first experience at SupaNova, so I’ll know more this afternoon. I expect there will be an events guide for each SupaNova and I’ll hope you can find me listed there.

    I’ll look forward to meeting you in Melbourne!


  11. The first thing you should know is that every writer does things his or her own way. So, however you attempt writing, you are not wrong!

    I like to write chronologically, moving from one character to another as the story progresses. My choice is based on ‘which character is in a position to give the reader the best view and understanding of the events.’ Then I go from there.

    This is a brief response as I have to run out the door in five minutes! But there is a lot to discuss in this area. Ping me back here if you want me to go into this inmore depth!

    Off to conquer Australia!