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Assassin’s Quest in Hardback and The Wilful Princess in paperback!

Wonderful news!

If you are on Twitter or Instagram or Tumblr, you have already been bombarded by me with this news.  But I’m going to announce it yet again.  Just in time for gift giving, HarperCollins UK has brought out a lovely 20th anniversary edition of Assassin’s Quest, the third book in the Farseer Trilogy.  Handsomely bound and printed on good quality paper, it features interior art by John Howe.  You can enter to win a copy via Instagram.  Or you can refuse to play the odds, and simply purchase one here at the Harper Collins UK site.


But wait, there’s more!

This has previously only been available as a hardback.  Soon to be released is a paperback edition, still featuring the incredible illustrations by Jackie Morris. The process by which Jackie came to do cover art for the UK books is a tale full of serendipity; you can read it hereThe Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince recounts a lost bit of Buck and Six Duchies history.  How is it that the royal bloodline  occasionally produces a child with an affinity for the Wit? And how did such a useful magic come to be so despised?

This paperback is now  available for pre-order.

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

Europe and Worldcon!

Kat and I are barely home from San Diego Comic Con.  It feels as if we just have time to unpack the suitcases, run the laundry, and repack them again before we are off again. On August 2, we will depart from SeaTac in Washington and begin our journey.  We will arrive in Warsaw, Poland on… Continue Reading

San Diego Comic Con July 20 to 23rd

It’s coming up fast! Bronchitis knocked me down for a bit, and I feared I’d have to stay home. But it seems to be clearing up and I’m taking it easy, so I expect to be there and to have, as usual, a wonderful time there.  Office Kat will be traveling with me. Do stop… Continue Reading

The Bouquet

One of my grandchildren is two, nearing three years old.  And she picked me some wildflowers.  Lacking a handy vase, we put them in that all purpose container, a Mason jar. I’ve never had a real knack for flower arranging, nor photography. But my eldest grand daughter is a whiz at both.  Alex stepped in… Continue Reading