The first new thing will be evident to those of you reading this as a website (as opposed to those on iPads, who just see a list of blog posts, if mine is anything to go by). In the top right corner is a widget which you can use to get (well, not 'any', but I only had so much space for the caption) a range of my ebooks signed and personalised. (It's just those with an American Amazon identification number. London Falling will be added when the US edition is out in April.) It costs you nothing, and you get a PDF which you can file alongside the book. This rather neat service is called Authorgraph. Check out my available titles.
Speaking of authors, my publishers, Tor, this week got a bunch of us to share their writing tips, including myself, Cherie Priest and Mark Charan Newton. There's some great stuff there.
And there are two new interviews with me out there, one at Newsarama, addressing the end of Saucer Country, and the other a bit more wide-ranging, touching briefly on my whole career.
I thought I'd mention two things friends of mine are up to. Teresa Jusino has had a comic strip accepted for Monstrous, edited by Mariah McCourt, 'a collection of stories exploring body image through prose, comics, poetry, and art for women and girls'. I'm glad such a thing will soon exist, and I'm especially pleased to see comics in the mix.
And to celebrate the release of his new short story collection Space Magic, David D. Levine has been kind enough to provide me with two ebook copies as contest prizes. Here's the press release:
'This Endeavour Award-winning collection pulls together 15 critically acclaimed science fiction and fantasy stories that take readers from a technicolor cartoon realm to an ancient China that never was, and from an America gone wrong to the very ends of the universe. Including the Hugo Award-winning "Tk'Tk'Tk", the Writers of the Future Award winner "Rewind", "Nucleon", "The Tale of the Golden Eagle", and many other highly-praised stories, Space Magic shows David D. Levine's talents not only as a gifted writer but as a powerful storyteller whose work explores the farthest reaches of space as well as the depths of the human heart.' (And you can read more about Space Magic here.)
In order to win one of these ebooks, just post the answer to the following question in the comments section: what's the name of the fanzine David co-edits with his wife, Kate Yule? (Okay, so it's not one of those giveaway questions where the answer's on this page, but it's not up to the grueling standards of one of my Christmas quizzes either. I manually screen my comments, so if you post your answer while I'm asleep it may not appear until the morning, but don't worry, they appear chronologically.) First two correct answers win the ebooks and I'll reply with details of how to get them. Please specify if you want epub or mobi format.
Tomorrow I'll be diving back into the book, and during the week I'll hopefully hear about a couple of very exciting new comics projects, which I'm rather itching to tell you about. But not yet! Until next time, Cheerio!