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Exciting News! Coloring Book and Italian Publication! Visit to France!


Excuse my terrible photography!  It does not do this poster justice.

Coloring Book from Dabel Brothers Publishing!  How to get this poster!

At Emerald City Comic Con, I was very pleased to announce that the Dabel Brothers will be bringing out a coloring book for The Realm of the Elderlings!  The above poster is a sample of the art that will be used in it.  I was able to sign and distribute a number of these posters at the convention.

For the people who could not be at ECCC, or were too late to get one, do not despair!  There is a way to get one, and it can even be done almost instantly, without paying any postage.  Visit the Dabel Brothers Facebook at  “Like” their page there, and then send them a private message via Facebook.  They  will give you access to a downloadable file for a 11×17 and 18×24 poster.. You can take either or both files to Walmart, Kinkos or Staples and have it printed!  Or to another printing service, I’m sure!

Blood of Dragons to be translated and published in Italian

Other wonderful news is that after many bumps and delays, Fanucci has agreed to publish an Italian translation of Blood of Dragons!  They will also republish the other three volumes of the Rain Wild Chronicles in paperback!  I’ve had many queries from Italian readers about this, so I am so very happy to see this happening!

See you in Paris, Lyon or Bordeaux?

In just a few days, Kat and I will be departing for France!

On March 15, at 6 PM, you will find us at La Librairie de Paris, 7 Placed de Clichy, 75017, Paris, to sign books for you.

On March 17, we will travel by train to Lyon.  From 3 to 6 PM, we will meet readers and sign books at FNAC Bellecour, 85 Rue de la Republique, 69002 Lyon

On Sunday, March 18, we will be at Livre Paris.  At noon, there will be a conference, and from 2:30 to 6:30 PM, I will be signing books at the Pygmalion/J’ai Lu stand.

On Tuesday, March 20, we will visit Bordeaux!  There will be a book signing from 4 to 7 PM at Mollat Bookstore, 15 Rue Vital Carles, 33080 Bordeaux.

On Wednesday, March 21, please find us at the Rainer-Maria Rilke library, from 4 to 6 PM, to sign books and meet readers.  88 Boulevard de Port-Royal, 75005, Paris

On those days that look empty, I will be doing interviews!

And if you cannot find time in your schedule to meet me in Paris, remember that we will return for IMAGINALES in May, in Epinal, France.  Perhaps we can meet there!






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Difficulties with Website Please Beware

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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… Continue Reading

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