August 21st, 2006

Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

I have a cartload of things to do before we leave for Worldcon tomorrow..., naturally, I am here, blogging.

I've cleared the decks, quite literally - I spent a lot of yesterday hip-deep in papers, sorting them out, which printout beolonged with which notes for which novel, gathering up all the addresses I have accumulated along the way and putting them in my address book, sorting out travel arrangements for both thiupcoming con and the Alaska trip after that (cruises are complicated), etcetera. I've got a clean desk and what remains to be done is to check in to my flight via the web and I'm kinda sorted out at that end - this afternoon I have to go to the bank and get some actual, yanno, MONEY which might be useful on a trip away from home and go and mail a sheaf of bills and tell the mail guy to hold our mail for a week while we're worldconning, and then mom is coming in later today to house- and cat-sit. All very efficient and organized but this means my head is in the ARRANGEMENT space and not con space. I guess I"ll have to get into the ZOne, as it were, when I'm twiddling my thumbs on the plane tomorrow. The good news is that I have a teetering pile of giveaway stuff - you know, fliers, things like that - so I'm prepared on THAT front, and I'm also in possession of an actual copy of the first Worldweavers book which is GOOD because I"ll have it to wave around at the con, so I'm okay for props. The rest... I'll have to wing it.

Man. Five panels, a signing, a reading, a kaffeeklatsch, and I've promised to do stints at the SFWA table and the Broad Universe table, and there's twenty eight OTHER things going on at the same time, and we have breakfast with the rasfc crowd, and dinner with friends, and lunch with someone else, and Disneyland to fit in somewhere, It's going to be a hellaciously BUSY couple of days.

I'm starting to look forward to it. Maybe the Zone isn't that far away, really, and I'm skating on the frnges of it already...

If anybody reading this is going to be out there and hasn't already got arrangements in place to get together, find me somewhere and holler hello, would you?

(Hypnotic voice: Coooooooome to my reeeeeeeaaaadiiiiing. There's prizes!)
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Bloggery recommendations

Trudi Canavan just pointed folks at my blog, so here's me returning the favour - I've got a short list of Australian fantasy writers and their respective blogs on my Links (eyes right, folks, right there in the margin). ALl of them are published both in Australia and otherwhere (USA, UK, etc) so you can read their blogs, and then sally forth, if you like what you see, and buy their books.

Good reading, y'all.
Jin Shei Cover from sgreer

Okay I KNOW four posts a day is overkill, but...

...hey, it's Worldcon Eve, practically, and one needs to make sure that one is on the radar, as it were.


Keeping up with the editions.

It's been a busy few months, and it will continue to be busy into fall.

Already in: The Italian paperback edition, the Spanish and Catalan editions, we're still waiting for word from the Czechs who were also supposed to be publishing in the summer.

Coming Very Shortly: The UK paperback edition of "Embers of Heaven" (September 4), and the Portuguese edition of "Jin Shei" (September).

Coming Soon: the Dutch edition of "Embers of Heaven" (November 2006), the German edition of "Jin Shei" (fall 2006)

Coming Next Year - Firm Dates: "Worldweavers 1: The Gift of the Unmage" (late February 2007)

Coming Next Year - We Think (Unconfirmed Dates): the Lithuanian, Turkish and Brazilian editions of "Jin Shei", possibly the Czechs if they're running late, and sometime within the later half of that period, Worldweavers 2.

Watch this space for further updates - and if something's coming up in your language or your area, preorder! Numbers rule, in this industry....