Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meet 47North Author Melissa F. Olson

Today I welcome fellow 47North author Melissa F. Olson to the blog! Melissa writes urban fantasy -- her short story Sell-By Date, an introduction to her Scarlett Bernard series, releases today. Read on:

Neve: Tell me about your books, Melissa – what drew you to writing an urban fantasy series?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Order a Personalized Copy of My Books

Uncle Hugo's is a science fiction bookstore here in Minneapolis. They've just celebrated their 40th anniversary, which makes Uncle Hugo's the "oldest independent science fiction bookstore" in the U.S.! Needless to say, forty years is a long time to be in business, especially in the publishing business, so a big congrats to Don Blyly--you can read his take on How's Business? in this store newsletter. The store is next door to its mystery twin, Uncle Edgar's, and is packed from floor to ceiling with new and used books. It's an excellent place to find out-of-print and vintage books.

Uncle Hugo's is also the one place you can get signed copies of my books (unless you run into me somewhere). They do ship, so you don't have to come by in person.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Runestone Incident Release Day!

It's finally here -- release day for The Runestone Incident! This is the second book in the Incident series (and my third book in all). You might think that the long wait between the final proofs (mid-October) and release day (today!) would get easier with each successive book… but it doesn't.

Friday, December 27, 2013

I'm Giving Away Advance Copies of The Runestone Incident

Hope everyone is having a merry and relaxing holiday season. Look what landed on my doorstep, like a Christmas present from my publisher -- the advance copies of The Runestone Incident (Book 2 of the Incident series)!

Here are the ARCs, looking all snug in their box:

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Kate Danley: Writer, Actor, Playwright

I'm very pleased to welcome Kate Danley to the blog today. She's a USA Today bestselling author, an actor, and a playwright. She shares sage advice about the business of publishing, including why being a writer can be easier than being an actor. Read on: 

Kate, tell me about Queen Mab.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Author Fair this Saturday

Just a quick reminder that I will be at the at the Galaxie Library in Apple Valley this Saturday (November 16), from 1-4 pm. It's an author fair, so if you have some free time on what promises to be a gray autumn weekend, drop by to say hello or get a book signed or enter the book raffle. There will be a guest speaker, Lorna Landvik, and four free Loft workshops to choose from: Writing Children's Books, Novel Writing, Writing & Illustrating Children's Books, and So You Want to Find an Agent. More information can be found hereHope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Guest Post by Jeff Wheeler: Here There Be Dragons

The great 47North blog swap of 2013 continues! I'm on Jeff Wheeler's blog today (talking about History's Mysteries, or where to look for the story) and he is here to tell us how maps help shape his books. Read on:

There is something essential about having a map in a fantasy world. Back during medieval times, a cartographer would reach the edge of their known world and often draw a picture of a dragon or a sea serpent with the label, “Here There Be Dragons”—meaning, in short, “I have no idea what’s over here.”

I write fantasy fiction and maps have always intrigued me and are a key part of my writing process. Just as the story evolves, so do the maps as I continue to build the world and explore new areas. Let me illustrate how this works using the world of Landmoor as an example.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Conversation with Anne Charnock

Today I chat with Anne Charnock, author of A Calculated Life, a Dystopian vision of corporate life in 21st century, which releases this week. We conversed about her switch from journalism to fiction and the ups and downs of the writing life.
Without further ado:

Neve:  Anne, congrats on your debut novel -- I'm looking forward to reading it! What prompted the switch from science journalism to science fiction? Was fiction writing something you had always wanted to try, or did you wake up one morning with the idea for A Calculated Life and it took off from there?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Meet Fellow 47North Author Steve McHugh!

Today I interview fellow 47North author Steve McHugh. Steve writes fantasy, lives in England, and self-published his first two books before they were picked up by 47North. Read on:

Q: Tell me about your books, Steve – what drew you to writing a dark urban fantasy series?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

News This Second Week of August

A heads-up about a new feature on my blog - starting September first I'm going to have once-a-month guest posts from fellow 47North authors, which should be fun. They'll talk about their books and so on, and maybe reveal some things I'm curious about (such as whether they read their Amazon reviews). Since 47North publishes a wide variety of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, expect an equally wide variety of personalities and opinions. (I mean that in a good way.)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Title and Pub Date Reveal

For anyone who's been wondering about what's happening with the sequel to The Far Time Incident, I have a quick update:

  1. The title of Book 2 in the series (drum roll please!) is The Runestone Incident.
  2. The expected publication date is February 11, 2014