Liaden Universe® InfoDump No. 84

You (yes, YOU!) are invited to a stellar event!
Sharon Lee will be launching her first singleton fantasy novel, Carousel Tides, from the town that inspired it, Old Orchard Beach, Maine on Saturday, October 30, from 7 – 9 p.m. at Beggar’s Ride Studio and Gallery, 39 Old Orchard Street. There will be readings, raffles, good stuff to eat, beautiful things to look at, and convivial company.

For those who would like to tarry for a day or two on either side of the event – it doesn’t get any better than October at the Maine ocean – The Seaview Inn at 65 West Grand – right on the beach! – offers $20 off rack to book launch attendees who say the Secret Word (to find the Secret Word, go here:  when making their reservation The discount will apply for the length of your stay, so come early, stay late! This offer is good for phone reservations (1-800-541-8439) and reservations made off the Seaview website , but you must remember to include the Secret Word.

Steve and Sharon will be hosting a warm-up reception at the Seaview on Friday, October 29 from 7 – 9 p.m.  If you would like to come to this event, please RSVP to liadenuniverseATgmailDOTcom (where AT and DOT are replaced by The Usual)

I am very grateful to Jean Peterson Kamfonik, captain-owner of Beggar’s Ride for hosting the book launch; Becky, the front desk manager at the Seaview Inn, for her help; Steve Miller for his generosity and love over the last 30 years; and Old Orchard Beach, for inspiration.

Ghost Ship Pub Date Set
Baen has set the publication date for Ghost Ship in August 2011!

Publishers Weekly reviews Carousel Tides
As seen in the September 27 issue of PW:

“A tourist town in Maine hosts a war of faerie magic in this engaging urban fantasy. The fireworks begin when Kate Archer returns to Archers Beach, Maine, to search for her vanished grandmother, Bonny Pepperidge, and to assume Bonny’s role as Guardian of Fun Country, an amusement park whose carousel animals are actually exiled fae criminals. Almost immediately, Kate runs afoul of neighbor Joe Nemeier, a drug smuggler who sets his assassins after her. Then she learns from the local earth spirits that Bonny may have discovered the whereabouts of Kate’s mom, newly escaped form a pursuing demonic captor. Lee brings these disparate subplots together in a pyrotechnic finale that plays out magically behind the ordinary facade of smalltown Maine life, evoking much of the romance and magic of her popular Liaden series.”

Where in the world are Lee and Miller
Steve will be at AlbaCon, October 8 – 10 in Albany NY

Sharon and Steve will be signing at the Barnes and Noble Marketplace in Augusta, Maine on Saturday, December 4, beginning at 1 p.m.

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