1. Today is the Official (Paper) Book Release of A Liaden Universe® Constellation, Volume One, which includes 17 short stories and an Authors’ Foreword. The stories are: “To Cut an Edge,” “A Day at the Races,” “Where the Goddess Sends,” “A Spell for Lost,” “Moonphase,” “Pilot of Korval,” “Breath’s Duty,” “The Wine of Memory,” “Certain Symmetry,” “Balance of Trade,” “A Choice of Weapons,” “Changeling,” “A Matter of Dreams,” “Phoenix,” “Naratha’s Shadow,” “Heirloom,” and “Sweet Waters.” OR the stories from the original Adventures in the Liaden Universe® chapbook series, numbers 1 through 8, PLUS “Sweet Waters,” from the chapbook Calamity’s Child.
2. I am this year participating in the Clarion West Write-a-Thon fund raiser. It’s sort of like a walkathon, only writers solicit sponsors for words written/goals accomplished instead of miles walked. The whole thing is explained here. If you’d like to sponsor me as I complete Carousel Seas, you may do so here. If you’re a writer, please consider signing up to participate.
3. I have received confirmation that Carousel Sun, the sequel to Carousel Tides, continuing the story of Kate Archer, the Guardian of Archers Beach, on the Maine Coast, will be published on February 4, 2014. Mark your calendars.
4. The new segment of the on-going Liaden Universe® World Tour is coming together nicely, with stops in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey confirmed. The tour will kick off on Halloween at Pandemonium Books, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and finish at PhilCon, November 8-10. The entire tour will be posted once the last couple loose ends are nailed down.
5. Here, have a baby ferret