I’ve got one more day to get ready for Thrillerfest. I’ve been to every one except for last year. Am looking forward to seeing my New York friends, as well as writers I haven’t seen for a couple of years. Sad that a few regulars — Robert, Stephen, Graham, Brett
First, what do I love about Germany? The best stuffed animals in the world… beautiful tin toys… my camera, and my car, with that sweet steering that makes driving in LA fun. And… it is one of my biggest foreign territories! The Germans are wonderful readers, someone needs to figure
I spent the weekend in San Diego at the Historical Novel Society Convention. Some wonderful writers of historical fiction were there: Susan Vreeland, Harry Turtledove, Cecilia Holland, Diana Gabaldon. This is the kind of group that can get in a spirited discussion over something that happened a LONG time ago.
So my agent did a recap of territories sold so far and included two that I couldn’t find in her emails to me. One is the land of tulips and the other is Taiwan. She claims she told me about these after the BEA Random House Intrepid party while we
Found out today that the auction closed for the Korean foreign rights. They came in at one of their highest bids in a long time, according to my foreign rights agent. It thrills me to no end to think that my book will be read in countries I’ve never even
I’ve been intensely busy getting ready for my first BEA visit (Book Expo America). This is the biggest book fair in the US, an event mainly for the industry but with various free events around the city too. My publicity department contact sent my schedule yesterday. Everyone at my publisher’s
Dr. Who, that is. Last night’s episode of the long-running BBC series, Dr. Who, was simply brilliant. Why? Always look to the writing. Neil Gaiman, creator of Sandman, author of Coraline, and The Graveyard Book, and many more delights, wrote the episode. I had the pleasure of meeting him a