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Update to Autographed Books

University Book Store is  having some growing pains with their new database/operating system.

The Glitch is that the ‘comments’ box is not appearing sometimes when readers are ordering a book.  Hence you cannot request an autograph or say how you’d like the book signed. And the second glitch is that sometimes the site is saying the bookstore is ‘out of stock’ on books they definitely have!  They are working on fixing it.

But until they do, there is a work around. I’ll put the extra step in bold, and offer my sincere thanks to readers who are patient with us.

So.  To get an autographed book sent to you:

Go to the University Book Store website.
Click on Books.
Then click on Search Books and enter the Robin Hobb title you want.
In the course of buying the book you will be offered a ‘comments’ box.  In the box, please note that you would like the book to be signed.  If you want a dedication, such as ‘To Joe’ be sure you put the EXACT words you wish me to write.

If no ‘comments’ box appears, or if you are told the book is out of stock, please complete your order anyway.
Complete the process of buying the book.

Then send a back-up email to:

In the email be sure to tell them you have ordered the book, and you would like it signed, and tell them exactly how you want it signed.

If the book is truly Out of Stock, their ordering people will quickly tell you so

Then, just as before, 

Duane will contact me, and I will drive to the store and sign and dedicate the book for you.  There is no charge for having the book signed and dedicated.
If your purchase is over $20, the store will mail it to you, book rate, for free. in the US.
You will have to pay the postage if you want it sent by a faster method or if it is being shipped overseas..


And we thank you for your patience!







The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince/ The Rain Wild Chronicles in Taiwan/ New German edition of Assassin’s Quest

Some days, there is just so much good news to share that it’s hard to know where to start! The UK paperback edition of The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince is available to order.  It’s a skinny book, not a massive tome, but it tells an important part of Six Duchies history.  Within those… Continue Reading

T’is The Season: Autographed Books

Over the last four days, my mail box and Kat’s have been flooded with queries.  At this time of year, we are just as busy as you are. Unfortunately, we cannot send a response to every one of these.  Even if I could magically put another two hours in the day for email, my arthritic… Continue Reading

Nanowrimo Secret Writer Hints!

In November, many diligent souls decide that they are finally going to write that novel that has been clattering around in the back of the brain for years.  And for reasons unknown to tortoise writers like me, they decide to attempt to do it in one month! It takes me a year to write a… Continue Reading

Time is running out!

Just a reminder that if you want to get a hardback copy of The Book of Swords signed by me, you had best pre-order it now. This is an anthology edited by Gardner Dozois, and featuring some top notch writers.  (No, I’m not bragging about myself! )  Just look at some of the names!: ,THE… Continue Reading

An Interview with Shadowdance Magazine

Last month, Kat and I attended Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland.  And we had a wonderful time there.  But prior to that, we had visited first Poland and then Germany, countries I had never visited before. While we were at Worldcon, I did a number of interviews. This one is with Shadowdance, a Bulgarian online magazine… Continue Reading

The Book of Swords: Fitz in the 3rd Person

You have to admit, that’s really pretty!  The publication date is October 10, but you can preorder it now. I have a story in this anthology called Her Father’s Sword.  And in it, for the first time, I wrote about Fitz as others might see him.  I hasten to add that while Fitz plays a… Continue Reading

Meeting Polish readers on August 4

It looks as if I will have a chance to meet with Polish readers.   On Friday, August 4, at 6 PM, I will meet with readers at Empik Junior.  (Oh, I hope that is correctly written!)  Marszalkowska 116/122 in Warsaw, Poland.  I will be happy to sign books, but I will also bring some… Continue Reading