Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Making progress

Sometime things don’t go as you planned. For example, I had planned on revising one of the novels I’ve written last year. But as I was about to begin working on that novel, I got an idea for a new story—the kind of idea that keeps you awake at night. The kind you just can’t stop thinking about. You know the kind. So I decided to start writing an outline for it (on account of it now being an idée fixe) while revising another book…well, next thing I knew I was entirely focused on that outline instead of finishing the work I had planned to do. Long story short, the outline is now completed and so is the first chapter, which I penned down this morning. Sometime things don’t go as planned, but everything turns out okay in the end. ;)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chapters in Kamloops

I had the most wonderful time at the Chapters in Kamloops. Everyone there was amazing! I have many thanks to give: first, a big thank you to Roz Goldstein for organizing the event; what a cool lady! I also want to thank all Chapters’ employees for being so nice with me and for promoting my books with such enthusiasm, Kendra Coupland for welcoming me so warmly, and Chris Lindsay for his great marketing advice (keep writing, Chris). I can’t wait to go back and see you all again, guys.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Book signing in Kamloops

On Saturday, September 26, from 11:00 to 2:00, I will be doing a book signing at the Chapters in Kamloops this time. I invite everyone to come chat with me.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The King’s Daughters on ebook

The King's Daughters is now available in ebook format through Webscription.net along with The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year III by Johnathan Strahan, An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat by Glen Cook, The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, and The Mall of Cthulhu by Seamus Cooper.

All these titles are included in the Night Shade Books September 2009 bundle, but they can be purchased separately as well.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Chapters in Kelowna

I had a great time at the Chapters in Kelowna. People there were so nice, and the Chapters’ team made me feel very welcome. A big thank you to Karl Sebok for organizing the event. :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Book signing in Kelowna

On Saturday, September 19, I will be doing a book signing at the Chapters in Kelowna. I will be there from 10:00 to 3:00, so if you are in the area I invite you to come see me. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Back at work

After a month-long break from writing, I am now back at work, refreshed and energized. So much so, I’m doing double duty, revising one novel while outlining another—not mentioning the promo I have to do for THE KING’S DAUGHTERS. Woo, I’m multitasking my ass off.

It’s good to be back, though. :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Writer and Aurora award winner Christian Sauvé, of christian-sauve.com and Fractale Framboise, is not only a fellow French-Canadian, but also a friend, which makes his review of The King’s Daughters all the more meaningful to me.

Here’s an excerpt: “This is one of those books where it’s a relief to find the first chapter of the next volume included as a teaser: Amir is changing quickly, and his follow-up adventure Death in the Traveling City promises much.” More

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Interview with Jeremy Lassen

Over at io9, there’s a very interesting interview with Night Shade Books' very colorful (check out the snazzy copper zoot suit) editor-in-chief Jeremy Lassen on the future of book buying.

Go give it a read! Here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

SF Creatives meeting

Lynda Williams and I will be hosting another SF Creatives meeting, 7 pm, September 10, at Books & Company. Bring what you are reading and your ideas. Discussion is the goal. Participants read five minute selections from their favorite authors or their own works in progress, but socializing with people who share your interest is the common theme. Drop in, introduce yourself, and share an hour with us.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Upcoming appearances

I have two book signings scheduled for this month, so far. As it stands, the first one will be held September 19, from 10:00 to 3:00 at Chapters in Kelowna; and the second September 26, from 11:00 to 2:00 this time at Chapters in Kamloops.

Also, I will be attending V-CON Oct 2, 3& 4. I plan to drive to all these places, so let’s hope my vehicle holds up. :/