Blogging About My New Book Elsewhere

February 5, 2018 in About Kelly, Books

I wrote a guest post about my new middle grade fantasy novel, Magic, Madness, and Mischief over at the YA Authors You’ve Never Heard Of blog.

Writing and Stubborn

April 18, 2016 in About Kelly, Books, Publishing, Writing

Writer World PSA: Rejections mean you’re doing writing right.
 
I have ~500 rejections, some very recent.
 
I also have 12 novels in print, 2 under contract, numerous short story publications, poems published, and even a science comic.
 
I had 91 rejections before my first sale. My 2nd sale was to a pro market that went under before it published. It was 6 years between my 1st short story sale and my 1st novel sale. Time and rejection are normal.
 
I started writing seriously in 1991. 1st short sale 1998. 1st novel sale 2005. Novels 11 and 12 came out in 2015. 13 and 14 are due to my editor in 2016.
 
I have 12 novels or partials out under submission right now reflecting 3 series and 3 stand-alones. I’m writing a spec book between the contract books just because.
 
Stubborn succeeds.
Don’t give up because your story got rejected. Don’t give up because you got a hundred rejections. Don’t give up.

Graphic Audio Fallen Blade Deal April 2016

April 11, 2016 in Books, Fallen Blade

Quick Note: GraphicAudio has a special deal going on through the end of April on a complete set of my Fallen Blade series in full cast audio with sound effects and music, like a radio play. I’ve been listening and these are really good productions. In particular, I adore what they’ve done with Faran. Use the 35% Off Code CDSET35 FALLEN BLADE CD SET

 

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School For Sidekicks: Launch Day

August 4, 2015 in Books, Science, Sidekicks, Silly

My newest book, SCHOOL FOR SIDEKICKS, launches today. Both figuratively and literally…

ETA: The extended rocket launch below the other videos:

More silly launch videos are on the way as soon as we can get them edited, so watch this space. In the meantime, here are a couple of notable reviews for the novel: Kirkus. Publisher’s Weekly, and an excerpt.

If you order before the weekend, you can get a signed and customized copy from Uncle Hugo’s where I will be signing on Saturday, and, of course, the book may be purchased at all the usual venues: Amazon, Barnes And Noble, Indiebound, BAM Powells

Launch Events:

On August 4th at 7pm at the Har Mar Barnes and Noble in Roseville MN, I will be reading and signing.

On August 6th at 3pm EST (2pm CST) I will be doing a reddit Ask Me Anything

On August 8th at 1pm I will be signing books at Uncle Hugo’s in Minneapolis MN. You can order in advance and have me custom sign things and then they will ship them to you, if you’re so inclined.

Also my short story The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts from an EPIC Autobiography, is up at Tor.com where you can read it for FREE! 

Friday Cat Blogging: Shamefully Shilling Edition

August 1, 2015 in Books, Cat Things, Friday Cat Blogging, Pets and other friends

What dis?

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The butler appears to have written a book… Say: out Aug 4th.

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At least he knows something about sidekicking. Also, fairly comfortable.

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Not very good at skritching ears though, 2 stars from kitty judge.

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For more info on the new book and my launch events see the post below.

Foxman Short, and School For Sidekicks

July 25, 2015 in About Kelly, Books, Events/Appearaces, Readings and Signings

My short story The Totally Secret Origin of Foxman: Excerpts from an EPIC Autobiography, is up at Tor.com where you can read it for FREE!

This is the first public taste of my School for Sidekicks universe which launches at novel length on August 4th with School for Sidekicks. Here are a couple of reviews for the novel: Kirkus. Publisher’s Weekly.

In related news, I will be doing a number of launch events:

On August 4th at 7pm at the Har Mar Barnes and Noble in Roseville MN, I will be reading and signing.

On August 6th at 3pm EST (2pm CST) I will be doing a reddit Ask Me Anything

On August 8th at 1pm I will be signing books at Uncle Hugo’s in Minneapolis MN. You can order in advance and have me custom sign things and then they will ship them to you, if you’re so inclined.

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Notes from Castle Flabbergasted

May 23, 2015 in About Kelly, Books, Sidekicks

So, my first novel for younger readers, School For Sidekicks, will be out on August 4th, and it now has two shiny starred reviews.

One from Kirkus.

And another from Publisher’s Weekly.

I’m delighted and blown away and generally euphoric.

See also: Notes from Castle Flabbergasted.

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In related news, a short story in this world will be out via tor.com July 22nd.

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Book Signing Saturday May 2 Lafayette IN B&N

April 30, 2015 in About Kelly, Books, Events/Appearaces, Fallen Blade

I will be at the Lafayette Indiana Barnes and Noble this Saturday, May 2nd, from 1:00-3:00pm signing books and chatting with readers for the Darkened Blade launch.

 

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Darkened Blade Launch Day

April 28, 2015 in Books, Fallen Blade, Publishing, Readings and Signings

Darkened Blade is out today! One bizarre and possibly self-protective quirk of my psychology means that every time I have a book out it comes as a huge surprise to me on launch day.

*panics* *runs around like poultry sans cranium* *deep breaths*

So, yes, Darkened Blade is the 6th and final book of the Fallen Blade series and it’s out today and it would be awesome if you all went out and bought it. Maybe even two—it makes a great present, slender affordable, shiny cover, good a paperweight, absorbs spills, etc.

And now I’m off to hide under a rock until my reading tonight at the Har Mar Barnes & Noble in Minnesota

If you’re wondering where else I might be doing things that involve the book or appearances in general. Here’s my current list of upcoming appearances.

More info on Darkened Blade on it’s own page here at my website which includes an excerpt. Or the the Fallen Blade series as a whole…

Oh, and here’s a recent interview I did at Scrivener’s Soapbox podcast if the Darkened Blade launch day scramble isn’t more than enough me for you.

Broken Blade Ebook $1.99—A Few Days Only

April 3, 2015 in Books, Fallen Blade

The Broken Blade ebook is $1.99 in most formats for a very limited time. BookBub has THE LINKS.