How did it get to be February 1? I’m buried on a bunch of projects, with more coming up. (Yes, Retrieval Artist fans, the third novel in this cycle is proceeding apace.) Before I forget what day it is again, I figured I’d better share this timely information.
First, I’m participating in a book bundle done on bookbale.com. My novel, Alien Influences, which was a finalist for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award, is in the bundle, along with books from Kevin J. Anderson, Brad Torgersen, Brian & Jan Herbert, Mike Resnick, L. Neil Smith, and Robert J. Sawyer. The coolest part of the bundle, at least in my opinion, is that the organizers included a Leigh Brackett novel. Leigh Brackett’s books are hard to find. And yet, you’re all familiar with her work. She wrote the screenplays for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye and Rio Bravo. Like previous book bundles I’ve done, this is a set-your-own price deal. Minimum for six novels is $2.99. If you want to add the Resnick and the nifty Leigh Brackett, the minimum is $10. So, go, get some DRM-free books, and enjoy!
Since you’re already buying books, WMG Publishing has just set up their pre-order page for the long-awaited Smokey Dalton novel, Street Justice. You can preorder both paper and ebook formats. (And book dealers, there’s ordering information for you too.) Or, if you prefer to hear Mirron Willis read the book to you, you can preorder the audio edition here. The book will be released on March 18.
And, as many of you who read my business blog know, we’re in the process of redesigning websites everywhere, including this one. I’m going to put up some pages for WMG workshop sign-ups this weekend, but I’m adding this notification to this post because the information is time-limited. This is from Dean’s site. If you have any questions or want to sign up for workshops, please contact him through the links below (or the e-mail listed here):
There is still room in the February workshops. Pass the word to anyone you think might be interested. The workshops start on Monday and I’ll be sending out information to everyone signed up. If you are signed up and don’t get an e-mail from me before Saturday night, please e-mail me at dean at deanwesleysmith.com.
Class #26… Feb 3rd … Character Voice/Setting
Class #27… Feb 3rd … Pacing Your Stories
Class #28… Feb 4th … Cliffhangers
Class #29… Feb 4th … Openings
Class #E-2… Feb 5th … Designing Electronic Books
Class #30… Feb 5th … Genre Structure
Class #31… Feb 6th … Pitches and Blurbs
Class #32… Feb 7th … World Building
New Audio Workshop starting in April. And two new lectures this month. For more information, hit the links below.
It’s winter, we’re having fun. That’s why so much workshop activity right now. It will settle down soon.
I think that’s enough for now. Enjoy some books and take a few classes before the weather gets nice again. And brace yourself for website changes. I know I am. 🙂