So on Wednesday I fly away off to America (again! good lord is the woman never at home!). To Kansas City, actually, for the Romantic Times convention, where I can wander about and talk romance novels and young adult fiction and books books books with everyone in sight.
THE TIMES WHEN YOU CAN FIND ME (and my Untold chapter ones!)
THURSDAY May 2
The Professional Liar Panel
Moderator: Kelley Armstrong
Panelist(s): Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Caine, Leanna Renee Hieber, Colleen Houck, Jeri Smith-Ready, Rachel Vincent
Location: Ballroom Level
Room: Chicago A
(We give away prizes if you can tell we’re lying! Also, reveal awful secrets about our lives. I believe that nobody will ever think I’m lying because whatever terrible thing I’m accused of will seem pretty plausible.)
FRIDAY May 3
Stop Wasting My Time
‘We had such a resounding demand for another marketing panel that we’re once again tackling the ever-shifting publishing landscape for YA authors. From e-books and anthologies to group tours and conventions, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of some of these options, as well as the more traditional library and store signings.’
Moderator: Kelley Armstrong
Panelist(s): Sarah Rees Brennan, Heather Brewer, Rachel Caine, Sophie Jordan
Location: Mezzanine Level
Room: Chouteau B
(Other brilliant authors talk about strategy. I will also share my strategies. I will perhaps at some point be quietly smothered by the rest of the panel, for my own good and the good of others.)
And on Saturday May 4, I will be sitting in the Teen Alley hoping people come chat to me, and at the Teen Day Partay!
But I shall not be in America long. I am in fact going to be in London very soon.
On Tuesday the 14 May, at Foyle’s in Charing Cross at 6:30, to be precise!
I am lucky enough to be emceeing for the lovely and talented Rachel Caine, and I shall also be happy to answer any questions and sign any books for me. (And I shall have prizes there also. )
Also, the first of The Bane Chronicles, the series of e-short stories starring Cassandra Clare’s (powerful, immortal, bisexual and snarky) Magnus Bane, is out. What Really Happened In Peru, by Cassandra Clare and, well, me.
Not only is it out, but it hit number four on the New York Times bestseller list.
I have said this elsewhere, but know not what else to say: I am so humbled and grateful, I feel like there should be another word for it. Gratebled. Humbful. ANYWAY. Cassie and Maureen have been fancily bestselling before, for they are beautimously fancy ladies, but this is my very first time on the New York Times list. It is awe-inspiring. Cassie called me to tell me and I screamed down the phone: I maybe took all her hair off with my screech.
I know that I owe this to all the loyal fans of Magnus, and to my lovely Cassie and Maureen.
Moreover, the audiobook of What Really Happened In Peru was read by Cabin In The Woods star Jesse Williams, who did an absolutely fabumazing job, and the audiobook of The Runaway Queen, written by Maureen and Cassie and out in May, is going to be read by Les Miserables and Vikings star George Blagden, who we met at Wondercon and who is a dote.
Who can even cope with all these things? I just put my head down and try to finish Tell The Wind and Fire in a timely fashion, but I did want to say that for all those who come to see me and read my writing, I am truly thankful.
And of course if you have any questions about any of this, I am here.