My wonderful publicist has set me up with six readings in the Bay Area, as follows:
- Sept. 25 (the launch): Cody’s Books, Berkeley
- Sept. 26: M is for Mystery, San Mateo
- Oct. 4: A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland
- Oct. 13: Book Passage, Corte Madera, at 4 p.m. (changed from the 12th)
- Oct. 17: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco (changed from the 18th)
- Oct. 30: Books Inc., Alameda CANCELLED
This last weekend I was a panelist at the Book Group Expo in San Jose. A wonderful event! I really enjoyed meeting the other authors – and a panel is so much easier than a reading. It’s more comfortable to present as a team rather than a solo flyer, and answering questions is more fun than reading a chapter from your book.
Initially, Crown created the fire cover. I liked this because the wood shape against the fire is mysterious and Rorschachian. But apparently it doesn’t look literary enough (and could even be mistaken for fantasy genre), so the cream-colored cover with the small demons woodcut is the official cover now. I think this was ultimately a good decision!
P.S. Now that I've uploaded the "fire" cover, I'm seeing that it's coming in as a wonderful eerie blue... something to do with me converting a PDF to a jpeg and it being rasterized. Let me scout around for a true-color version, or if worse comes to worse, I'll scan in my galley. But I kind of like it in blue!
P.P.S. Here's the galley.
P.P.P.S. I looked at an older post and saw that I had referred to my newborn as "preternatally wise." Pretty funny malapropism... getting the word "natal" in there. I meant, of course, preternaturally.