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Tag: McNally Robinson

Hear me read a Hallowe’eny poem

Looking for something both poetic and Hallowe’eny? (And who isn’t?) The Science Fiction Poetry Association has a page of audio files of SFPA members reading their Hallowe’en-related poems–and it includes a file of me reading “He Really Should Have Written,” one of the poems I wrote for Poet Laureate Gerald Hill’s “First Lines” project back …

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Read the first chapter of Lake in the Clouds!

Lake in the Clouds, Book 3 in my YA fantasy series The Shards of Excalibur, comes out in May from Coteau Books–which means it’s time for a little teaser. Here you go: Chapter 1 for your reading pleasure, just to whet your appetite. Sharp-eyed observers may also note that the title has changed slightly, from …

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One Song of the Sword signing down, two to go

I had a great signing of Song of the Sword Chapters Regina on Saturday–lots of people stopped to talk, and sold about a dozen books over the three hours, which is pretty good for these sorts of things. Next Saturday, June 28, I’ll be in Saskatoon, reading and signing at McNally Robinson at 1 p.m., then …

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Errant Dreams gives Magebane 5/5

Another nice review for Magebane, this one from Errant Dreams: Lee Arthur Chane’s Magebane is an original and delightful tale of epic fantasy and magic, steampunk science, adventure, tragedy, and love…. The mix of high fantasy and steampunk is one that I regarded with suspicion; such a blend is difficult to do well, such that …

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McNally Robinson likes Song of the Sword

A great review of Song of the Sword has appeared on McNally Robinson Booksellers’ website. Chadwick Ginther begins: If you think you know Arthur, Merlin and the Lady of the Lake guess again. Ariane is a troubled teen, starting a new life with her aunt in Regina. A new school would be hard enough, but …

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Song of the Sword on McNally Robinson list of Aurora-eligible titles that “excited the staff”

Too busy working on revisions for Twist of the Blade, Book 2 of the Shards of Excalibur series, to write a long post this morning, so this little self-serving item will have to do. As the title says, Song of the Sword shows up on a list of titles that “excited the staff” at McNally …

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An Aurora display at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon

Robert J. Sawyer spotted (and photographed) this “end-cap” display of Aurora Award finalists at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon. Note the multiple copies of Marseguro!* *Oh, have I mentioned recently that Marseguro is an Aurora Award finalist? The voting deadline is July 15! Don’t delay, vote today!

Terra Insegura is a bestseller!

Not, alas, on the New York Times‘s list, but at one store in Saskatchewan, anyway. It shows up as the fourth-bestselling mass-market paperback at McNally Robinson, which then translates into number nine on the overall bestseller list published by the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, which includes hardcovers. Thanks to Robert J. Sawyer (whose new novel Wake is …

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McNally Robinson posts an interview with me

Chadwick Ginther of McNally Robinson Booksellers (an independent chain with stores in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto and New York) has just posted a lengthy online interview with me on the company’s website. Here’s how it begins: CG: You’ve written a wide variety of works: SF, YA, Fantasy, as well as non-fiction for adults and children. Where …

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A nice new review of Marseguro…

…is now up at the McNally-Robinson Bookstore site. It’s by Chadwick Ginther. An excerpt: Regina Author, Edward Willett has filled his second novel with both memorable characters, great world-building and interesting science. The planet of Marseguro becomes a character itself under Willett’s stewardship, and the Body Purified, a frightening yet believable antagonist. Each of Marseguro’s …

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We came, we saw, we chapbooked

Today was the final day of the 2008 Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild‘s Online Youth Mentorship Program, and a fine day it was. The twelve teens who have been taking part in the program and the four mentors (of whom I was one) met this morning at St. James’s Anglican Church in Saskatoon and, with the guidance …

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Photo of the (Yester)day: Me reading in Saskatoon

I made the trek up to Saskatoon yesterday, killing two birds with one stone: I met with two of the girls I’m mentoring through the Saskatchewan Writers Guild’s Youth Mentorship Program, and then read from Marseguro at McNally Robinson bookstore. Both events were successful, although you have to wonder if it’s worth it when you’re …

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