I have been looking forward to this for what seems like a long time!
This week will be the launch of the US edition of The Inheritance.
This is a story collection by both of my writing names. I wrote as Megan Lindholm long before I became Robin Hobb, and to this day, I continue to write as Megan Lindholm. The short stories in this book are old and new, previously published and never before seen, and include a couple of Nebula finalists and a Hugo finalist. I’m rather pleased to see them presented together like this.
Details of where I will be signing are in the right column on RobinHobb.com but I’ll summarize them here:
University Book Store, Seattle, Washington on May 5, Thursday at 7 PM
Barnes and Noble in Olympia, Washington on Black Lake Blvd. on May 6, Friday at 6 PM.
Park Place Books, Kirkland, Washington on May 10th at 7 PM.
Powells Books at Beaverton, Oregon, on May 14th. An afternoon signing at 4 PM.
Garfield Book Company near PLU in Tacoma on May 18th at 7 PM. (This will be my first time to sign at Garfield Book Company!)
The usual format for these events is that I will do a brief reading, takes some questions, and then sign books. And, where it is feasible, hang around and drink coffee afterward and chat with people. These gatherings are my reward for being good and sitting on my chair with my fingers on the keyboard for most of the rest of the year!
I will be bringing ‘door prizes’ to all the signings. As before, your receipt from the bookstore is your entry. Just put your name on the back. It does not have to be a receipt for my book, just for a purchase in the bookstore.
Why do I do this? Well, it is my way of saying thank you to the venues that host writer events. When a bookstore puts on an event, it often requires moving furniture, setting up chairs, having extra personnel on site, and sometimes even staying open late. All of that consumes time and funds. So I like to encourage attendees to actually make a purchase, any purchase, at the store that is hosting the event.
I should add that I’m happy to sign any book of mine that you bring in, even if you bought it last week or fifteen years ago! You don’t have to wait and buy it during the event.