Category Archives: News

Robin Hobb news and updates

Robin Hobb at Legoland Discovery Centre, Birmingham, England

So this is a lovely snapshot of me, signing a book for Daniel Squirrell, in the Legoland Discovery Center in Birmingham, England.  As you can see, I have quite a line of readers waiting for autographs.

I feel that with this, I have reached the epitome of fame! Seriously, I cannot express how much this delights me!

I’m going to steal Daniel’s words to explain all this. He’s a Lego Model Designer.
Dan’s words: It’s Dan from MMM, we have previously spoken about the Lego versions of Fitz, The Fool, Bee and yourself that I have created for the new LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Birmingham, England. As you’re aware the scene is of the book signing you did on the release day of Assassin’s Fate. Customers in the centre will be able to view the scene looking into the windows at the bottom of “The Rotunda” model. If they view it in the right place they will see it from the point of the camera shot that I based it on (see attached). I’m so pleased to be able to do this, as a long-time fan of your work it’s such an honour to create a unique tribute in this way.

The attraction opens this Thursday 5th July. Adult Nights are usually once a month but the specific dates haven’t been announced yet.

Address – LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA
Website –
Facebook –


I can’t stop smiling about this!


The Rotunda Here I am with the real Daniel Squirrell Daniel Squirrel, Lego Model designer, hard at work. 


Pyrkon and Imaginales

Kat and I have quite a schedule for the remainder of May! On Tuesday, we will depart Tacoma and head for Poznan, Poland, for Pyrkon! Founded in 2000 by Druga Era Fantasy Club, Pyrkon has grown to be a ‘big tent’ fantasy event with guests, lectures and activities from the full spectrum of Fantasy.  In… Continue Reading

Free Farseer Poster

I know why you are here. You want to pre-order the Farseer coloring book from the Dabel Brothers, and get the free poster. The free poster is different from the one you have seen from Emerald City Comic Con.  But no spoilers here as to what it is! Here is the link!  Off you go!… Continue Reading

Paris Monday March 19th

Wow.  Salon du Livre in Paris was exciting and exhausting.  Lots of books, wonderful displays, and ongoing discussions.  I was at the J’ai Lu booth and signed for four hours!  Kat kept a rough count of people; I signed for over 270 readers!  Today my hand is a bit weary, but it’s a much quieter… Continue Reading

Getting the Little Stuff Done

I often hear from would-be authors, “But I just don’t have time to write.  I think about my book and my story all day, but I don’t get time to sit down at the keyboard.” Somethings that is horribly true.  Today is my day to be de-railed by minor tasks.  I need to take some… Continue Reading

Difficulties with Website Please Beware

Dear Readers, I have been informed that someone has been ‘phishing’ and harvesting reader information. I want to thank Doug for sending me the following information: It appears that the URL                /cs/crypt/ is hosting a phishing page that is harvesting user credentials. Several users here received emails… Continue Reading

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