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Today is the first of the english language release days for Maker’s Curse. The different regions like to release books on different days of the week, so it is easier to say “release week” than “release day”. But if you want to buy the ebook, it should be available today in all territories. So I can now use this wonderful image provided by Orbit…
Next Wednesday in Australia (Tuesday in the US) I’ll be participating in a live interview along with the very talented Devin Madson. (Author of We Ride the Storm – a book that I am currently reading and half wishing that everyone and everything else would go away so I can FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! It’s very good. Very, very good. I will be buying her first series as soon as I finish it, breaking my current Only Read From The To-Read Pile rule while laughing maniacally.)
Register at the link below to join us, ask questions and enjoy the unintentional live video hilarity (probably involving my cat dropping in or the sound of chainsaws as my neighbour cuts down yet another tree).
For US readers: 8pm Tuesday May 12th
For Australian readers: 10am Wednesday May the 13th
(That’s 1am Wednesday May the 13th, if you’re a VERY keen UK reader.)
Click here to register.
Today the Polish edition of Maker’s Curse has hit the bookstores. That makes, I think, the Polish edition the first one to come out. My lovely Polish publisher timed the release so that it would be available when I was at Pyrkon, but unfortunately Covid19 forced the cancellation of my appearance there.
So enjoy being the First in the World to get my new book, Polish readers! I hope you like this final book in the Millennium’s Rule Trilogy. I wish I was there, celebrating the release with you! But mostly I hope you are all safe and well.
I am very sad to have to tell you I won’t be coming to Poland in May. But I will, if all goes well, be attending in 2021.
Yep, Covid19 is the reason. Even if I could get travel insurance that would cover my travels during a pandemic, borders are closed, self-quarantine required for anyone returning to Australia from overseas, and I need to be available to help family if they get sick.
Please take care of yourselves and others during this difficult time. Follow the guidelines for slowing the spread of the virus, and please don’t hoard – or if you’ve already been caught up in the stockpiling fever, work out how much you really need then donate the excess to a charity. Be kind and generous to health workers, shop keepers and people whose income has dried up due to all the cancellations and closures.
Buy books. Most writers need second jobs in order to pay the bills and afford time to write, and many will have lost that income. (Not me, thankfully, so this is not a request that you buy my books in particular, just to support authors in general.) Publishing companies employ many talented people and buying books supports them, too.
After all, if you can’t travel in the real world then why not go on an adventure of the mind?