On the Shelves at Powell’s

Spotted in the wild at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon. I’m happy to see they’re still on bookstore shelves!

Of course, I’m even happier when I see them on the shelves in people’s homes! ūüôā

Story Behind the Book: Volume 5

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The non-profit, online literary magazine Upcoming4.me has a regular guest feature called the Story Behind the Story, in which authors and editors write about what inspired their latest books. The folks at the site collect those essays every year or so and turn them into a book, with all proceeds going to the UK charity Epilepsy Action.

The latest volume is out now, and includes an essay by yours truly about the story behind my novel Dying Is My Business. It also features essays by Charlaine Harris, Sarah Pinborough, Paul Witcover, Phil Rickman, Steven Brust, and many more, over forty essays in all.

It’s an excellent collection of essays that benefits an excellent cause, so if you’d like a copy you can pick it up from Amazon¬†in both trade paperback and e-book. (I’m told they’ll be making it available from other retailers and for other e-readers shortly, so keep an eye out for that.)

Strangers On a Train

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My friend, the ever-watchful J.T. Petty, snapped this pic of a man reading Dying Is My Business on the subway last night.

It’s been a dream of mine to see someone reading one of my books on the New York City subway, so thanks to J.T. I can finally cross that off my bucket list!

The Unintentional Sadness of Google Alerts

At this point, my Google alerts are all just pointing me to illegal torrents of the Trent novels, not reviews or mentions. It’s kind of depressing. Had those novels sold better, there would have been a third volume. Instead, the series is essentially dead in the water. I can’t blame illegal downloads for the poor sales, I can’t blame¬†anything other than the fact that the story¬†just didn’t resonate with enough readers, but it still stings a little.

Not that there won’t be a third Trent book someday, likely self-published — the trilogy needs to be finished — but it’s not my immediate priority. My immediate priority is to get more novels out there. New novels.

 

 

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