Author Archives: Robin Hobb


Thanks to everyone who has been querying about dates and places. This is what we know as of March 22!  I will update as we get more information.

FIrst, in late April and eary May, I will be visiting bookstores in the UK, to read from Assassin’s Fate and to sign books.

In mid May, I’ve got a couple of readings and signings scheduled for the US.

And I have plans to attend Denver Comic convention, San Diego Comic Con and Phoenix Comic Con as well.

And in  August, I hope to be in Helsinki, Finland for the World-Con!

Sunday, April 30
12:30 PM  Signing
128 Princes Street, Edinburgh
Edinburgh West End
7:00 PM Talk
Waterstones, 153-157 
Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW

Monday, May 1
1:00PM Signing
12 College Lane,
Liverpool, L1 3DL
6:30 PM Talk
91 Deansgate
M3 2BW

Tuesday May 2
12:30 PM Signing  
24-26 Orchard square
S1 2FB
6:30 PM Talk
1/5 Bridlesmith Gate
Nottingham NG1 2GR

Wednesday May 3
12:30 Signing
Unit 72
Midsummer Place
Milton Keynes
7:00 PM Signing  
Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Ave
Thursday May 4
12:30 Signing
24-26 High Street
B4 7SL
7:00 PM Talk
Waterstones Oxford
William Baker House
Broad Street
Friday, May 5
12:30 Signing
United Reform Building
89a Broad Street
8:00PM Talk
The Paragon 
7 Bladud Buildings
Saturday May 6
12:30 PM Signing
1 Charles St

May 12  
7:00 PM 
University Book Store
Seattle, WA

May 15
7:00 PM
Powells Books
Beaverton, Oregon

Packing up the website! Farewell,

You probably won’t notice any difference, really. But for many years, my websites ( and have been hosted on   And sadly, is closing up shop. I want to publicly thank them for late night instant tech help. For walking me through setting up my email, not once but several times until it… Continue Reading

It’ Snowing On Me

The weather report said it was going to rain most of the day and turn into snow tonight.  But when I read that this morning, the snow had already begun to fall. I live in Western Washington.  We do get snow, but it comes, it stays a few hours and it melts. Usually. I grew up… Continue Reading

oops! We ran out of book plates!

Just a quick note to say that you took us by surprise with the level of response. We ran out of bookplates! Chase is on it, and put the order in at the printers already. So as soon as more bookplates arrive, we will be sending them on their way. In the meantime, I’m not… Continue Reading

Plain Speaking

This will probably antagonize some people. But I feel obliged to say it. Advocating violence against people who disagree with you is WRONG.  I don’t care how ‘wrong’ the other person is, taking it to violence will not change that other person’s mind, nor make those who agree with that person reconsider their own viewpoints.… Continue Reading

Subscribe to your local Newspaper

Why?  Why bother?  Don’t you get plenty of news on your phone and laptop and tablet? I’m sure it’s easy to share what should be the private agony of public people getting divorces or fighting for child custody. Easy to see pseudo-news about new ways to color your graying hair, You find the heart warming… Continue Reading

What I Did Over My Weekend

So. This is what my coffee table looks like now.  Lots of people requested bookplates, from all over the world.  Far more than I had expected.  But Chase has been very organized. These envelopes are all stamped and addressed, with bookplates inside and notes on names for signing them. So all I have to do… Continue Reading

Not My Sherlock

Or, why Spin-offs, remakes and reimagining most often don’t work for me. I’m rather late to the party on the BBC Sherlock, so this post may be less than timely.  I spend a great deal of time at my little farm where we have internet, but not cable television. My TV viewing here is limited… Continue Reading

Autographed Book Plates again

Especially around the holidays, I receive requests for signed books.  I always feel a bit sad to tell readers that I am not able to either sell and ship to  them an autographed book, nor can I allow them to mail be a book to me for me to sign and return to them.  We have… Continue Reading

Pensacon 2017

Hello there! This is Chase, an assistant here at the Hobb offices, I come with news of an upcoming con! We will be arriving in Pensacola, Florida for Pensacon on February 17-19th. We will be hanging out around the WordFire press booth with Kevin J. Anderson and others, as well as wandering around and fulfilling our curiosities.… Continue Reading