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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 is open each one, sign the bookplates, include a short note of thanks, and pop them into the mail.  If I say it fast, it sounds pretty easy!  But I’m running out of different ways to say, “Thank you for being interested in the books!” and “Thank you for being a reader.”  I suppose I could just put in the bookplates all by themselves, but you know, I really do want to write that note and say Thanks.  This kind of encouragement is wonderful for a writer.

So, if you’ve sent a note to Chase (Please see my earlier post about how to do that!) then soon your bookplates will be on their way. And when you read my note, even if it’s not particularly elegant, please do know I mean those words of thanks!

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

Watching My Language in 2017

In my opinion.  Some.  Sometimes. Often. It seems to me. Those are just a few words and phrases that I intend to deploy more often in social media posts in 2017.  I am doing this in the interest of world peace. It seems to me that recently I’ve been reading more and more absolute statements on… Continue Reading

Rambling thoughts on Boxing Day

Boxing Day. In the UK and Australia, the day after Christmas is often called Boxing Day. I’ve known this since I was a kid, but never really wondered what the origin of the name Boxing Day was. The most common explanation seems to be that it comes from a British tradition among wealthy families.  On… Continue Reading

L'ASSASSINO LA VENDETTA

I am very pleased to announce that Fool’s Quest, entitled in Italian  L’assassino, La Vendetta is now available from Sperling and Kupfer.   And because the two covers look so stunning together, I have to share this one for Fool’s Assassin, with its Italian title L’Assassino. Il ritorno Sperling and Kupfer have planned a Blog… Continue Reading

Looking Ahead DEC 2, 2016 I Ask You Anything on Reddit Fantasy

Thanksgiving is behind us!  Black Friday has been ignored.  I’m already looking forward to December. How many of you have visited https://www.reddit.com/r/Fantasy/ ?   Reddit bills itself as the Front Page of the Internet.  But the Fantasy section of Reddit is my front page, closely followed by the r/robinhobb section. And in December, they are doing… Continue Reading

Blame the Neanderthals

Hold Onto The Light I made a promise and I’m late fulfilling it. Hold on to the Light is a set of posts discussing depression, especially among the arts community. I’d promised I’d give a few thoughts on this . . . several months ago! Before you read this; If you suffer from depression, and… Continue Reading

Cosplay Contest results and Happy Hallowe’en!

Well, the candy bowl is by the door, the lights are set, and as soon as it gets a bit darker, I’ll put the spooky light inside my porch gargoyle’s mouth to welcome Trick or Treaters.  Hallowe’en is one of my favorite holidays!  I love the neighborhood kids in costume, the spookiness of the wind… Continue Reading