Grrrrrrrrrreetings and salutations, O Internets. Today is a frabjous day for me, as it is the day that A Natural History of Dragons
goes on sale in reputable bookshops everywhere!
(The ones who started selling it early are also probably reputable. They just jumped the gun a bit, is all.)
Don't forget that I will be participating in the Month of Letters Challenge
; check that link for details on how to get your own hand-written letter from Lady Trent. You have all month!
There are going to be a lot
of sightings of me around the Internet for the next month and more, as I undertake a blog tour for this book. Rather than spamming you with links every time an interview or guest post goes live, I'm going to collate them into round-ups. As of today, we have the following:A giveaway at Jim Hines' blog.
He provided an excellent blurb for A Natural History of Dragons
, so Tor sent him four finished copies of the book, of which he is giving away three. But wait, there's more! He has signed the back of the book, under his blurb, and I am sending him stickers so they can be autographed by me, too. In fact, it's possible that Daniel Fox (the blurber beneath him in that photo) will also
be contributing. If you can snag one of these, and then track down Melanie Rawn and Todd Lockwood, you'll have the most thoroughly signed copy of this novel in existence! To get a copy, head on over to Jim's blog and write your own blurb for the fake book Mary's Angels
(previously featured in his Aicardi Foundation fundraiser)."Why Do Dragons Look Like That?"
A PW Tip Sheet, wherein you can see some of the interior sketches from the book, and read my thoughts on why I chose those parts of the story to be illustrated."An Interview with Lady Trent, Dragon Naturalist"
From the Tor/Forge newsletter, an in-character interview of Lady Trent, by a muckraking journalist of her own world. :-)"The Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe"
An entirely silly interview with me, featuring seventeenth-century profanity!Blog Critics interview
-- and finally, a more serious and thorough interview, where I talk about academia and female protagonists.
Finally, a quick reminder that tomorrow I embark on my book tour
. If you're in Seattle, Portland, San Diego, or San Francisco, please do stop by and say hi!