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Review Contest!

My next novel, THREADING THE NEEDLE, will be released on July 5th, but I’ve designed the following contest so that the lucky winners will get an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) of the novel in JUNE! Nearly a full month early! That way, a few of you can enjoy it before the rest of the world. (And hopefully help spread the word about it when it does hit the shelves at local bookstores.)

So, what do you have to do in order to have a chance at one of the ARCs? Simple: Just write a review of SHATTERING THE LEY, the first book in the series, and post it on Amazon.com. It doesn’t have to be a complicated review, just let everyone know what you thought of the first book. A few sentences, that’s it (whatever the minimum requirements are for posting a review on Amazon.com). I’d like to get the reviews on Amazon.com up as high as possible (50 would be a good number) and this is one way for all of you to help, with a chance at an ARC as well.

Official Rules for Entry: Post a review on Amazon.com. Then send an email to jpalmatier@sff.net with a copy of the review in the message along with your name. That will get your name in the drawing for the ARCs to be sent out in June. If you’ve already posted a review, don’t fret, you can simply send me an email with a copy of the review and that will count as your entry. So only one review/entry per person. I’ll send everyone who emails their review entry a response, so everyone will know that they’re in the drawing. Deadline for posting a review and sending me an email is June 10th, 2016. I will not count any emails that arrive after midnight EST on June 10th, 2016. [Extended due to the email sent out by DAW on May 31st.]

So, get out there and post that review! Then send me an email with a copy of it, and you’re in the running for an ARC of THREADING THE NEEDLE! Good luck!





Threading the Needle Back Cover Copy:

The Nexus—the hub created by the Prime Wielders to harness the magical power of the ley lines for the city of Erenthrall, the Baronial Plains, and the world beyond—has Shattered, the resultant pulse cascading through the system and leaving Erenthrall decimated, partially encased in a massive distortion. The world has fared no better: auroral storms plague the land, transforming people into creatures beyond nightmare; silver-white lights hover over all of the major cities, the harbinger of distortions that could quicken at any moment; and quakes brought on by the unstable ley network threaten to tear the earth apart. The survivors of this apocalypse have banded together in desperate groups, both in the remains of Erenthall and without, scrounging for food and resources in an ever more dangerous world.

Having survived the initial Shattering, Wielder Kara Tremain and ex-Dog Allan Garrett have led their small group of refugees to the Hollow, a safe haven in the hills on the edge of the plains. But the ley system is not healing itself. Their only option is to repair the distortion that engulfs Erenthrall and to fix the damaged ley lines themselves. To do that, they’ll have to enter a city controlled by vicious bands of humans and non-humans alike, intent on keeping what little they’ve managed to scavenge together.

But as soon as they enter the streets of Erenthrall, they find themselves caught up in the maelstrom of violence, deception, and betrayal that the city has descended into—including the emergence of a mysterious and powerful cult calling themselves the White Cloaks, whose leader is called Father . . .

The same man who once led the terrorist group called the Kormanley and brought about the Shattering that destroyed the world.
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Welcome to “Crossing the Streams 2014,” a multi-author book giveaway! Some of you are familiar with this concept, as we’ve run this once before; for others, this’ll be the first time. Either way, here’s what’s what:

I, and nearly two dozen other speculative fiction writers--mostly novelists, but some short story and comic writers as well--have thrown in together to create something huge for you guys.





Here’s how it works:

Each individual author involved is running a contest on his/her own site. The specific details vary from author to author; the contest I run on my site might be very different than the one on James’s site, or Marcy’s site.

However, each contest has a few details in common. Specifically, each of us will select two winners from the contest on our own site. Each of those winners will receive one signed book, free, from the author whose contest they won. So, for instance, if you win here, you’ll win one of my books. If you win on Paul’s site, you’ll win one of his, etc.

But . . . that’s not the big prize. Once the contests have ended, all the authors involved will get together and choose one single “super-winner” from all the entries on all our sites combined. This one lucky individual will receive a signed book, free, from each and every one of the authors involved.

So, somebody out there is going to win around twenty free books.

You can only enter each author’s contest once, but you may enter multiple contests. So you could enter here, on Matt’s site, on Jason’s site, etc. Heck, you can enter on everyone’s site, if you want. (And even if you aren’t selected as the “super winner,” you might win more than one of the individual contests. You never know.)

You can find a complete list of the authors involved, as well as links to their sites, below. But first . . .

How to Enter my Contest

Again, these are just the rules for my contest. The rules for entry on other authors’ sites might be very different.

For me, it’s simple. All you have to do is take note of my next book, SHATTERING THE LEY, the first book in a new series, hitting bookshelves everywhere in July 2014. Here’s the cover copy, to get you interested in the book:





SHATTERING THE LEY:

Erenthrall—sprawling city of light and magic, whose streets are packed with traders from a dozen lands and whose buildings and towers are grown and shaped in the space of a day. At the heart of the city is the Nexus, the hub of the ley line system that powers Erenthrall and links the city and the Baronial plains to the rest of the continent and the world beyond. The Prime Wielders control the Nexus with secrecy and lies, but it is the Baron who controls the Wielders and the rest of the Baronies through a web of brutal intimidation enforced by his bloodthirsty guardsmen and unnatural assassins.

When the rebel Kormanley seek to destroy the ley system and the Baron’s chokehold on the continent, two people find themselves caught in the chaos that sweeps through Erenthrall and threatens the entire world. Kara Tremain, a young Wielder coming into her power, who discovers the forbidden truth behind the magic that powers the ley lines, and Alan Garrett, a recruit in the Baron’s guard, who learns that the city holds more mysteries and more danger than he could possibly have imagined . . . and who holds a secret within himself that could mean Erenthrall’s destruction . . . or its salvation.


Want more? You can read the first chapter of the book at the exclusive cover reveal at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist! Click on over and check it out!

SHATTERING THE LEY is available for preorder at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

So, to enter the contest, send me an email at jpalmatier@sff.net with “Crossing the Streams” in the subject area. In the email, give me the title of the book currently available that I’ve written (either under my real name, Joshua Palmatier, or my pseudonym, Benjamin Tate) that you’d like as your prize if you win my portion of the contest. Here are the options:

The Skewed Throne Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
The Cracked Throne Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
The Vacant Throne Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
Well of Sorrows Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
Leaves of Flame Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble

Your entry must come to the email jpalmatier@sff.net, not by any other method or e-mail. I will select two winners chosen at random.

And of course, everyone who enters is also in the running for the random “super-winner” selection.

Entries must be received between February 19 and March 19, 2014.

And that’s it!

Prizes: Again, my two winners, and the super-winner, may choose any one of my books currently in print. If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to ask via jpalmatier@sff.net.

The Rest of the Gang

There are over a dozen of us involved in this contest. You can find names, and links, here. But if you click on over to one or more of these sites, don’t just look at the contest page, okay? Everyone involved in this contest is a great author or artist. So take a few minutes. Poke around. See if any of their work intrigues you. Maybe even buy a couple of books. I know they’d all appreciate it.

Thanks, and good luck.

* Ari Marmell
* Betsy Dornbusch
* Darrin Drader
* Dave Gross
* Erik Scott de Bie
* Erin M. Evans
* Erin N. Hoffman
* Gabrielle Faust
* Howard Andrew Jones
* James Sutter
* Jeff Salyards
* Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell and Jeffrey J. Mariotte
* Matt Forbeck
* Paul S. Kemp
* Richard Lee Byers
* Saranna DeWylde
* Wendy Wagner
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Earlier this month, we had a contest here where readers could win an autographed copy of The Silent Dragon by Irene Radford, the first book in her new series The Children of the Dragon Nimbus. Irene has just gotten in touch with me to announce the two winners! Here's the official word from Irene:

Congratulations to "Lightofthemoon12" aka Frances Tinney and [livejournal.com profile] jollymoon aka Ed Parton for being first in with all the correct answers to the treasure hunt on Irene Radford's website. I have already contacted the winners to arrange delivery of the autographed books.

Thanks to all who entered We'll try something similar with my next book. The Broken Dragon, Children of the Dragon Nimbus #2" by Irene Radford due out in about a year from DAW Books.


Congratulations, Frances and Ed! Stop on by after you've read the book and let us know what you thought of it! The book discussion for this book will be going up shortly.



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Ok, so I haven't seen many reviews out there for After Hours: Tales from the Ur-Bar--thanks to those of you have reviewed it!--so I figured we'd run a contest. All you have to do is read the anthology and post a review on either Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com, or on your blog and/or webpage. It doesn't have to be a hardcore indepth review. Just mention whether you enjoyed the anthology or not, perhaps pick out your favorite couple of stories, etc. A few sentences is enough for the contest. The winner will be drawn at random from the all entries received. The deadline is May 2nd. If you write a review, you need to let me know here in the comments, with a link to the review (or just say it's up on Amazon or B&N, I can find those). If you've already posted a review, you can still enter, just let me know where the review is with the link. Or better yet, repost it to remind everyone!

Oh, and the winner will receive a bag of special AFTER HOURS M&Ms!



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As part of the promo for the After Hours: Tales From the Ur-bar release, I figured I’d highlight all of the contributors to the anthology individually. And while we’re at it, run a contest as well! So here’s the deal, to enter the contest you have to either friend the [livejournal.com profile] afterhoursurbar community here on LiveJournal OR you have to like the After Hours: Tales From the Ur-bar Facebook page (search for the title of the anthology to find the page). If you do both, you’re entered into the contest twice! The contest will end March 31st, 2011. Prizes will include copies of the contributors books (sometimes entire trilogies), After Hours: Tales From the Ur-bar M&Ms, and perhaps other prizes. They will be awarded by random drawing from those who’ve liked or friended the appropriate pages. If you’ve already friended or liked the pages, then you’re already entered into the contest! Find out more about the anthology at its website: http://www.sff.net/people/benjamintate/afterhours/afterhours.html.





And now for the second contributor: S.C. Butler ([livejournal.com profile] scbutler)! Sam’s contribution to the anthology is the short story Why the Vikings Had No Bars, which takes the Ur-bar a little farther north and a few years forward in time. Here’s the official description:

“Why the Vikings Had No Bars” by S.C. Butler: When the Ur-Bar appears outside Hedeby, Odin can’t resist “helping” introduce the bar to the locals . . . with a typical Viking brawl answering the question of why the Vikings had no bars.

I’ve known Sam since we met at a convention (I can’t remember which one), probably at the bar (which would explain why). I loved his Stoneways Trilogy, enough to blurb the third novel before it came out. Excellent books. Here’s his author bio from the anthology:

S.C. Butler is the author of the Stoneways Trilogy: Reiffen’s Choice, Queen Ferris, and The Magicians’ Daughter. A relative once complained to him about all the underage drinking in his books, but who ever drank the water in the Middle Ages? His favorite drink is a glass of Pinot Grigio, and his favorite place to drink it is the bar deck of the Lawrence Beach Club on a summer evening, with two hundred yards of sand and fifty miles of the Atlantic Ocean spread out before him.

A copy of his first book, Reiffen’s Choice, is being offered as one of the prizes in the contest, so skip on over and friend or like the appropriate pages for your chance to win!



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As part of the promo for the After Hours: Tales From the Ur-bar release, I figured I’d highlight all of the contributors to the anthology individually. And while we’re at it, run a contest as well! So here’s the deal, to enter the contest you have to either friend the [livejournal.com profile] afterhoursurbar community here on LiveJournal OR you have to like the After Hours: Tales From the Ur-bar Facebook page (search for the title of the anthology on Facebook to find the page). If you do both, you’re entered into the contest twice! The contest will end March 31st, 2011. Prizes will include copies of the contributors books (sometimes entire trilogies), After Hours: Tales From the Ur-bar M&Ms, and perhaps other prizes. They will be awarded by random drawing from those who’ve liked or friended the appropriate pages. If you’ve already friended or liked the pages, then you’re already entered into the contest! Find out more about the anthology at its website: http://www.sff.net/people/benjamintate/afterhours/afterhours.html.





And now for the first contributor: Benjamin Tate ([livejournal.com profile] benjamintate)! Ben’s contribution to the anthology is the short story An Alewife In Kish, which sets up the origin story of the Ur-bar and how Gilgamesh comes to be its immortal bartender. The anthology stories are set up in chronological order, so this is the earliest, set in ancient Sumeria. Here’s the official description:

"An Alewife In Kish" by Benjamin Tate: Condemned by the gods to spend her life serving others, the alewife Kubaba tricks Gilgamesh into taking her place as the undying guardian of the Ur-Bar.

So who is Benjamin Tate? Well, here’s his author bio from the anthology:

Benjamin Tate was born in North-Central Pennsylva¬nia and is currently a professor living near Endicott, NY, teaching at a local college. He began writing seriously in graduate school, using the fantasy world of his novel Well of Sorrows as an escape from the stress. His goals in life are to travel Europe, sail the Mediterranean, visit Aus¬tralia, and preside over a small kingdom from a castle on a hill while occasionally bombarding the villagers below with catapult fire. His favorite drink is a White Russian--preferably with top shelf vodka.

You can find out more about Benjamin Tate at his website: www.benjamintate.com. Well of Sorrows is available in trade paperback at the moment, and will be released in mass market paperback in May 2011. One of the trade versions of the book is available as a prize in the contest!



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Yay!! The German release of The Skewed Throne, retitled Die Assassine, has officially hit the shelves today! If you're in Germany, read German, check it out! And if you're not in Germany but you read German, check it out online. And if you don't read German, but you know someone who does, please let them know about it. I know some of you have already done this and I thank you profusely. It would be spectacular if the book took off in Germany.





I've been running a contest, giving away copies of the hardcover US edition of the book for the last 10 days, and the winner for the last day is . . . [livejournal.com profile] evaleastaristev! Congrats! Send me your address either here on LJ as a message or at jpalmatier@sff.net. Give a name if you'd like it personalized, otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

And for the rest of you, never fear! There will be future contests. In fact, there's going to be a new contest right now! This contest was inspired by a situation that arose at the last signing, in Paramus, NJ:

The signing went on for four hours, but as invariably happens, when it came to an end and everyone was packing up, we had a rush of people who wanted to know what was going on, etc. We usually sell books at this point, and this time wasn't an exception. Someone wanted me to sign a copy of the book for them, so I asked their name--"Dave"--asked them to spell it (just in case, I never assume it's spelled the usual way), and they said "D . . . A . . . V . . . E" with a smile. I started to sign the book and Dave asked, "Do you prefer Josh or Joshua?" I said that it doesn't matter, Josh is fine with me . . . and promptly signed the book "To Josh."

*headdesk*

I got a new book and signed that one to Dave, of course, and then I bought the book I'd screwed up. So, I have a paperback copy of The Skewed Throne signed "To Josh" . . . and I figured I'd run a contest with that as the prize. Why not?

To enter, simply comment here with a reason why YOU deserve a book signed "To Josh." The entry with the best reason, whether I decide it's the most humorous or simply the most deserving (if your full name is Josh Joshua Joshuapus, for example), is totally up to my discretion. So give me your best response and we'll see who gets this special copy.

And finally for today, I had a few of you ask why the one panel didn't go so well . . . it was a combination of things. Mostly though, I went into the panel with the idea that it would be about HOW to write gender issues (it was called "Writing Gender Issues"), with us giving tips and tricks on how to do that, ways to be careful on how you treat those issues yet still allow yourself to be free to write what you want, etc. Instead, it ended up being a discussion of the issues to some extent. I figured I was on the panel because I'm a man who wrote a first person, intensely personal story of a woman and part of the panel description was about that (men writing women, women writing men). But we didn't spend much time on that before it became more about sexuality representations in novels. Which is fine as a panel topic, but I don't think it was the intent behind the panel. Since I wasn't that prepared for that, I kind of sat back after I'd had my say on the "men writing women" issue at the beginning and let the panel run its course.

But anyways, I'm back. I need to do some work on fallout from the con (contacting people, sending out projects, etc) today, get the prizes ready to mail for the contest winners (since I was away for a good chunk of the contest), and begin to obsessively watch the Amazon.com.de ranking numbers for Die Assassine. *grin*
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Ah, Sunday at a Worldcon. We are all zombified, staggering around with only a semblance of life. *grin*

I woke up early and had dinner with my editor. It went well. I'll be sending out the ploty synopses for three books for her to look at and hopefully I'll get a yes on at least one of those projects. Much other business discussion occurred as well. We then headed back to the con and my day of panels, signings, and a kaffeeklatsch began. The first panel was on "Writing in a Culture Not Your Own" and that panel went well and was well attended. I then had a short break that ended up being a long discussion with a freind [livejournal.com profile] newguydave while he had some lunch before heading off to his writer workshop session. I went back to the con and pitched an anthology idea to someone, so hopefully that will get sold and off the ground. I had my signing (some people showed up!) and my kaffeeklatsch (a person showed up!), then wandered down to the art show to talk to good friend Deb and Kev, since it was unlikely I'd see them again this con. After that I hit my last panel "Writing Gender Issues," which was not so good for various reasons, and by then I was ready to call it a day. I met back up with [livejournal.com profile] newguydave and we went to Schwartz's for a smoked meat sandwich (yum) and then drinks and dessert. By the time we were done with that, it was nearing midnight, so I crashed.

Today, I'm going to pick up my promo stuff that wasn't picked up during the weekend and then I'll head out for the long drive home. It's raining now, of course, because I'm going to be driving. Oh well. It was a good con overall.

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And now, the last day of the contest.

The winner for Sunday is [livejournal.com profile] comradecharlie! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's only day left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne for this one last day. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.
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So yesterday was my light day at the con. I got up and around and headed over to the Delta hotel for the writing workshop. Basically, three aspiring authors had submitted their material for critique and I'd read them and now we were getting together for two hours to go over what everyone thought. Except that our session went longer than two hours. We needed three. I think it's simply because everyone had some good things to say on all three of the projects. In any case, once we finished I had a break and went back to my room to take a small rest and to change for the DAW dinner. The DAW dinner is always spectacular and is at a good four-star restaurant. I always feel like I'm on Top Chef. And last night's dinner was no exception. I sat between the two Pats: Patrick Rothfuss and Pat the Blogger, from Pat's Fantasy Hotlist. Since I was on a corner of the table, I also got to chat with Kristen Britain and Betsy Wolheim (one of the editors from DAW). I think a good time was had by all and the food was excellent. There were three courses and I had the wild mushroom pie (with beef tartar and foue gras), guinea hen (with assorted accoutrements), and a chocolate club sandwich with pineapple french fries. I would have liked to have tried the white asparagus soup as well, but . . . *shrug* The dinner usually runs for three to four hours, so by the time this one was done I headed back to my hotel and crashed. Mostly because I have a meeting with my editor this morning and need to be somewhat coherent and awake. *grin*

But you don't care about that! You want the contest. So here it is!

The winner for Saturday is [livejournal.com profile] calendula_witch! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 2 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next two days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 2 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.
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Day 2 of the con! And it was hectic. I started by wandering to the green room, which had no food. I snacked on a fibre bar I'd brought with me for just such an emergency. Then I wandered toward the dealer's room because I had a signing at the SFWA table there at Noon. But I ran into a bunch of people along the way (the great thing about cons) and chatted and chatted and eventually made the Noon signing, where I met even FURTHER people (mostly DAW authors) and verified that, yes indeed, no one in the dealer's room had my books for sale. In fact, no one in the dealer's room had many English versions of the book for sale at all. So after the signing I attacked the lone dealer with new books, Indigo (Chapters), and plied them with my business card and asked if they could find some and bring them in. I think they did, but I'll verify that today.

Then I ran to my 2pm reading, running into people along the way. The reading went well, but long, and I read last, so I had to rush to my 3:30pm panel on "Preparing to Write a Series," while at the same time stopping by the "DAW Presentation" (which I couldn't attend obviously) to let my editor know that I couldn't attend and why. The panel went well, with George R.R. Martin moderating, and other panelists Laura Anne Gilman, Fiona Patton, Mindy Klasky, and M.D. Benoit. I THEN had to run to a 5pm reading by David J. Williams, because it was going to be the only chance to see him here. While all of this was happening, my editor tried to call and tell me they were getting together at around 8:30pm after the Aurora awards to go to the parties. So I had dinner with David J. Williams and a few fans and then hit the Aurora awards, arriving at the very end. I spent the rest of the evening with my editor, but not at the parties. We never made the parties. We hit the bar instead and tried absinthe (not as green as you think, and tastes like licorice) and talked long into the night, but not about writing or publishing. I crashed around 1am.

Again, I'll report on the panel after the con with my thoughts on the topic.

But now, the on-going contest!

The winner for Friday is [livejournal.com profile] unpissenlit! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 3 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next three days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 3 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.
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Well, I survived the 6 hour drive, which was uneventful until I hit Montreal itself where, about 5 miles from the hotel, everything came to a dead stop on the highway. And it started pouring rain, just when I needed to start looking for signs. Why didn't it rain on the 170 miles stretch on the same road? Hmmm?

In any case, I registered, ran into a ton of people, checked out the dealer's room (lame), put out promo stuff, went to a reading by friend and fellow OWWer Ian Tregellis (the first book of his trilogy is coming out from Tor in April 2010), went to the Opening Ceremonies, then HIT THE PARTIES! *grin*

Last night was the Tor party, so I spent most of the night there, talking to Ian. Just to name drop, George R.R. Martin was there. Neil Gaiman was there. Tom Doherty was there. I didn't talk to any of them because mostly they were surrounded by groupies and fans, but still. . . . *grin*

I got back to the hotel room around 2pm, talked with my roommate S.C. Butler ([livejournal.com profile] scbutler), and crashed. I had no panels or anything yesterday. Here's my schedule for today:

12Noon: SFWA Table Signing
2pm: Reading
3:30pm: Preparing to Write a Series

There were requests for posts on my panels topics, which I plan on doing after the con. These posts will be mostly my thoughts on the topic, but I'll take notes if anything interesting gets said and report on that, too. Now, off to the con!

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But first, the on-going contest!

The winner for Thursday is [livejournal.com profile] dogzilla30! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 4 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next four days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 4 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.
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First, here's my Worldcon Schedule! I'm packed (mostly) and ready to go! I'll mostly be on the road today, but I'm taking my laptop with me because, of course, I need to keep the contest going while I'm there. I'll try to keep people apprised of all of the antics and activities of your favorite authors while I'm there. I'm going to take a camera as well, but if past experience is any indication, not many pictures will get taken. I'll be too busy having fun!

Friday, August 7th:

12Noon: SFWA Table Signing: Joshua Palmatier
2pm: Author Reading: Joshua Palmatier
3:30pm: Preparing to Write a Series: Joshua Palmatier

Saturday, August 8th:

11am: Writing Workshop: Joshua Palmatier

Sunday, August 9th:

11am: Writing in a Culture Not Your Own: Joshua Palmatier
1:30pm: Signing: Joshua Palmatier
2pm: Kaffeeklatsch: Joshua Palmatier
4:30pm: Writing Gender Issues: Joshua Palmatier

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Small update on the novel and short story: I managed to cut the short story down to 6997 words, so I'm under the 7000 words limit. Sort of. I sent the short story in by email, and actually forced myself to go to the post office and mail the revisions to Shattering the Ley. So all project that had deadlines are out the door. I'm hoping to generate a few more projects while in Worldcon, so it's not just all fun and games, just mostly fun and games. *grin*

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And now, the on-going contest!

The winner for Wednesday is [livejournal.com profile] amguynes! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 5 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next five days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 5 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.

CONTEST!!!

Aug. 5th, 2009 08:13 am
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I finished the main revisions on the short story "Mastihooba" yesterday . . . but I still need to cut some words. Out of the 800 I needed to cut when I started the revisions, I'm down to only needing to cut 250 at the moment. I'm going to go through the story one more time today and see what I can do, but if I can't get it down to 7000 exactly (or less) then I'm going to send it in and hope it's fine with the editor of the anthology.

In addition, today I have to PACK! For Worldcon, that is. Which means I need to prepare. And I'm doing the writers workshop while I'm there, so I need to read the three submissions for my section, and . . . and . . . and . . . well, you get the idea. So I'm off to get some of that done, I hope. I'll post my finalized Worldcon schedule tomorrow, before I hit the road.

Oh, and one last thing: I got the email today from Germany that my Amazon.com.de order of the German edition of The Skewed Throne, Die Assassine, has shipped! Hee!

And now, the on-going contest!

The winner for Tuesday is [livejournal.com profile] jongibbs! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 6 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next six days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 6 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.
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Yesterday I sat down and wrote that one additional scene for the novel Well of Sorrows . . . and then I printed it out, boxed it up, and got it ready to mail to my editor. The revisions are officially DONE unless I find something horribly wrong before I get the package mailed and need to reprint something.

After that, I turned to the short story Mastihooba and started the revisions on that. There are five scenes and I got through four of them yesterday. The last scene needs the most work of course, so I'll tackle that today. I need to cut it down by 800 words to get it under 7000 words for the anthology. Yesterday I managed to cut 300 words or so. I'm hoping the revisions on the final scene will take care of those last 500 words.

One thing I noticed about these revisions as opposed to the novel revisions is that for a short story I pay much closer attention to individual words. I must have asked myself "Is this word really necessary?" at least a thousand times yesterday. It's much closer and more detailed work. For novels I'm usually looking at the sentence, paragraph, and scene level. Some individual wordage is also done, but not to the same extent as at the short story level.

I'm still happy with the story though, which is good. It feels . . . solid. And feels like it's coming together rather well. I'll get the last scene done today I think, then wait and reread it all again tomorrow before sending that in. I'd like all deadlined, writely things DONE before I head off to Worldcon.

And now, the on-going contest!

The winner for Monday is [livejournal.com profile] vespican! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 7 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next seven days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 7 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.
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So, what's been happening with the revisions? They're done, right?

Well, yes and no. The run-through of the revisions are done, yes. I've been through the entire book and changed everything that was on my list. But some of the things on that list weren't necessarily that specific of a change. Remember the multiple levels of changes. The bottom-level of changes were easy to fix, since they were things like "mention a knife in chapter 12, need to set the knife up in chapter 5." So you go back to chapter 5 and add in a sentence or two about the knife and walla! you're done. The mid-level revisions are less specific, but still easy to cross off the list. These were things like "add in a few scenes from Garius' POV after the meeting to get across the politics of his race." So you find a spot after the meeting where you can squeeze in a few scenes without interrupting the flow. But notice that "add in a few" part. There's some wiggle room there. How many scenes are necessary? How many do you need to get the point across? And Garius is a new POV character in this revisions as well, so you have to spend some time developing his character and backstory a little while you're explaining the politics of his race in those scenes. (Remember, every scene needs to do two or more things.) And then the top-level stuff, like "add in more about the Andovan culture!" Vague. How much do you add? How much is enough? Have you pushed the line and added too much? Did you info-dump? When can you safely cross this off the revision list?

As you can see, in the mid-level and top-level stuff, there's some leeway as to whether or not you're "done" and can cross things off the list. So what I've been doing the last few days is NOT actively working on the revisions, but actively THINKING about the revisions and asking myself, "Is what I did to fix this enough? Too much?" And overall, I think what I did was fine. You can drive yourself crazy thinking about this, so at some point you have to just say, done. There's only one thing that I think I need to "fix" before I do the official print out and send this back to DAW and my editor, and it has to do with Garius and his POV scenes that I added. Like I said, he's a new POV character in the book, so I can't just add the scene that tells of the political situation for his race. I need to develop his backstory a little bit, give him a life, give him motivation, basically make him a full-fledged character, even if I only have a few scene to do that. I did that during the revisions (he has a warrior son who's angry because of the death of his brothers, while Garius' wife just wants the fighting to end because she's already lost three sons to the war, and doesn't want to lose Garius or her other son, etc). I also added in alot more about the culture of Garius' race, to worldbuild, all in two scenes. BUT . . . I think I need to add one more scene, toward the end of the book, from Garius' POV. Basically, the role of this scene is to wrap up Garius' storyline a little bit. I made him a character, I gave him a storyline, and that storyline needs to have a conclusion of some sort.

Today, I will go back to the end of the novel and find a good spot to insert a scene from Garius' POV where I can finish off his story and that of his race. At least for this book.

In addition, I'm going to start revising (and hopefully finish revising) a short story called "Mastihooba" for that anthology I was invited to participate in. So revisions continue today!

But you probably don't care about that. You want to know about the contest!!! So here we go:

The winner for Sunday is [livejournal.com profile] shartyrant! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 8 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next eight days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 8 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.
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The signing yesterday was a blast! Thanks for everyone who stopped by the store, especially those of you here from LJ who we got to meet in person (for the first time or not). There was the usual frivolity, along with cookies, donuts, lots of drinks, and lots of sales. At the dinner afterwards, we were thinking about names for the group, since it's a good group and we hope to continue doing signings and events together. We came up with "The Magnificent Seven." We may need more time on this. But eventually we may even have a webpage set up for us all. In any case, there was also discussion of signings in other places besides NJ, so keep your fingers crossed. Maybe at some point we'll make it outside that state. (Yes, we did have a signing in Binghamton, NY--the first signing for the group I think--but otherwise we've only been in NJ. That will change.) We did make a few good contacts for other signings and events, so keep watch here.

And now for the contest: We have a winner for day 1: [livejournal.com profile] blood_of_winter!!! Congrats! Send me your address and a name if you want it personalized either as a message here at LJ, or at jpalmatier@sff.net, and I'll get the book out to you. But there's still nine more chances to win! The contest as described yesterday (with minor adjustments):

I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next nine days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 9 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.

CONTEST!!!!

Aug. 1st, 2009 06:41 am
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OK, for the very, very, very last time, I promise: A SIGNING IN PARAMUS, NJ!!!!


MULTI-AUTHOR SIGNING!


AUGUST 1st, 2009
Noon-4pm @
Borders Express
Paramus Park Mall
600 Paramus Park
Paramus, NJ 07652
including:
S.C. Butler; Barbara Campbell
Laura Anne Gilman; Jackie Kessler
Joshua Palmatier; Anton Strout



Hope to see a few of you there!

And now for the contest: I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next ten days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Stop by and see me in Paramus if you can, enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 10 days, and buy my German book!

That's all. Carry on.
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First up, Julie E. Czerneda--who has a new book out this month, Rift in the Sky--is offering up a copy of the book as a prize over at the [livejournal.com profile] dawbooks community. In addition to entering her contest by commenting with what you think the answers are, any comment automatically enters you into the running for the montly free DAW paperback for July! So two contest entries in one over there. But you have to enter at that post to be qualified.

In addition, and to my utter shock, I've been put on programming at Worldcon. I figured I'd registered a little too late to be included in the planning process. Here's my tentative schedule for the con so far. I need to discuss this with my partner to see if we'll be there for all of the days and whatnot, but if there are any changes made to this, I'll announce them when it's a little closer to the con. But here you guys go. They seem to have really thought about what panels I'd be good for, based on what I write. I'm impressed.

Friday, August 7th:

2pm: Author Reading: Leah Bobet, Elaine Isaak, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Joshua Palmatier will do readings for this hour and a half event held in P-512AE. (English)

3:30pm: Preparing to Write a Series: M.D. Benoit, Laura Anne Gilman, Joe Haldeman, Mindy Klasky, Joshua Palmatier, and Fiona Patton discuss the following in a one hour event held in P-522B: How does a writer plan to write a series? Or is it unplanned until you sign the contract? Writers discuss how they set up and wrote novels that are part of a "series." (English)

Saturday, August 8th:

11am: Writing Workshop U: M.D. Benoit and Joshua Palmatier will run a critique session for previously submitted manuscripts at this two hour event held in D-Vitre. (English)

Sunday, August 9th:

11am: Writing in a Culture Not Your Own: Emma Hawkes and emma_in_oz, David D. Levine, Joshua Palmatier, David Sklar, and Kaaron Warren comment on the following for this one hour event held in P-522B: How does a writer get into the head of a character from a different culture, race, planet, gender? How can writers include diversity in their writing without using stereotypes? Or should they not try at all? (English)

1:30: Signing: For 30 minutes, Joshua Palmatier will be nailed down at a table and will sign copies of his books, or whatever else you have for him to sign. But never fear, if you miss him at the official signing, you can catch him at the succeeding Kaffeklatsch, where he'll also be willing to sign whatever you've got. I'm not sure where the signings are going to be held. It only says "other" in my information. It also says I'll be signing for twelve hours and thirty minutes, but I'm assuming that's a typo. (English)

2pm: Kaffeeklatsch: Come drink coffee, hot chocolate, or even a White Russion with Joshua Palmatier for this day long *ahem* I mean one hour event held in P-521B. Ask anything you want, all those burning questions. You may even get a coherent answer. (English, or an approximation thereof)

4:30pm: Writing Gender Issues: Jason Bourget, Jane Carnall, Lila Garrott-Wejksnora, Anne Harris, Nancy Johnston, John Kessel, and Joshua Palmatier answer the following questions for this one hour event held in P-513B: How do writers approach gender and gender issues? What’s taboo? Can women write men and men write women without making a mess of it? How do you write a story that explores gender issues without hitting the reader over the head? (English)

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So that's my schedule according to them. And OMG, I've got a reading with Guy Gavriel Kay! *pause while I hyperventilate* Someone might actually be there! So who else is going to Worldcon?
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OK, I've thought about what I could do for a contest for the German foreign sales rights of the Throne of Amenkor series. Some of the ideas included:

1. Getting people to post pictures of themselves in lederhosen.
2. Beer drinking contest. Who can stay standing the longest!
3. Best translation of some text written in German. Naughty text of course.
4. Best video of people dancing/singing to German folksongs.

All of these were way too complicated to arrange, or way too expensive. So I decided to keep things simple. All you have to do to enter is post a comment to this post and you'll be entered into a random drawing for a copy of "Die Assassine", the German edition of The Skewed Throne. You have until November 21st to post your comment. Everyone who posted a comment congratulating me on the sale in this post or the follow-up post have already been entered into the contest and do not need to post again. A winner will be selected sometime after November 21st. The prize will be sent as soon as I manage to get my hands on my author copies, which won't be until sometime next year, but you can brag about eventually owning such a copy to all of your friends. I'll sign the copy of course. *grin*

So that's it. I'll probably run another contest when the book is actually released. But for now, comment and possibly win! And have a tankard of virtual German ale with me to celebrate!

************

PS--Dont forget about the "Spirit of Giving" contest still going on, as well as the free book you could win by commenting over at the [livejournal.com profile] dawbooks blog, where I just posted a discussion about R.M. Meluch's U.S.S. Merrimack science fiction series, since the newest book in the series Strength and Honor is one of the new releases this month.

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