If you live in Minneapolis . . .

I will be there in a few weeks.  I’m starting to gear up for ARCANA, which is a small conference run in Minneapolis, October 16th to 18th.  I’ll be there a day early for a signing at Dreamhaven on Thursday, October 15, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  I’m really looking forward to it!  Hope to see some of you there.

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39 responses to “If you live in Minneapolis . . .

  1. Amanda

    Yay! Minneapolis isn’t to far from where I live. I hope, hope, hope that I’ll have a chance to go, that would be such a great way to spend the weekend🙂

    Oh, and just a random little thought… I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of them, but Adam Hurst and Apocalyptica are both these wonderful cellists, and lately when I’ve been listening to either of their music I can’t help but think of Ivy. Adam’s songs seem to make me think of the more calm, lounging about, slow moving and sensual Ivy (which I absolutely love) and Apocalyptica’s music seems to make me think of Ivy when she’s vamping out, or being a tab bit more on the dangerous side (which I also love, then I again I just love Ivy period, hehe.)

    • Hi, Amanda.

      Mmm! A cellist as Ivy’s theme music! That has possibilities! I’ve not heard of them, but I’ll keep an ear out for them. 😉

      Hope to see you there!

      –Kim

  2. Alicia

    Hey Kim – I wish I was going to be in MN at that time. I am from there and my entire family live there. Miss it – it’s such a great State!!

    Anyhow – I passed the information onto a great friend of mine who actually introduced me to your Hallows series. I hope she’ll get a chance to see you.

    Love your blog BTW!!

    Take care

    • Hi, Alicia.

      Well, shoot. Maybe next time. And your friend can bring a book for you. As long as I know ahead of time, I don’t mind signing for friends. 😉

      –Kim

  3. Lisa

    Kim, you just made my day! I live only a few blocks from Dream Haven and am looking forward to stopping by there to meet you. 🙂 I am very excited since I hadn’t planned to go to the con, but would love to meet you.

  4. Corpse1001

    I look forward to seeing you again when you come back through Charlotte. My son and I had a good time on your last trip through. Since then I have gotten my wife hooked on your books. It has been nice to hear her laugh so much. She needs it.

    Any chances on doing a role-playing game license? I see a lot of people on game forums (myself included) that would love to see a game based on your work.

    Looking forward to the graphic novels.

    • Hi, Cropse.

      Mmm. No nibbles on the role-playing, but you never know. One of my writer friends has some action in that area, and I’m watching it keenly.

      It would be great to see you again if I get through Charlotte! I’m so glad that your wife is enjoying the books. We all need to laugh a little more than we do, I think. 😉 –Kim

  5. Stacey

    Is there any plans to come vistit us in Seattle?

  6. mudepoz

    Still trying to figure out if I am trialing a dog that weekend and where…. I really would love to come up there, it’s been a long time since I lived in that neck of the woods.

  7. Gothar

    Would anyone recommend to me the Valor Confederation series by Tanya Huff?

  8. Renee

    Just stumbled upon this site; it’s really neat. Any chance you’ll be in Florida anytime soon? No one ever quite makes it all the way here, usually stopping at Georgia. It seems as if this state is a repellent to all the creative minds I admire. Anyway, have a good time on your trip!

    • Hi, Renee. Thanks! I’m glad you like the website/blog. I keep them up myself. It’s a labor of love. I don’t have any plans for Florida soon, but hey, sun? Sand? My kind of place. 😉 Much of the reason an author goes to a bookstore or not depends on how well the store hosts events, and there is a definite “tour circuit” that most publishers stick to. Maybe someday! –Kim

    • Lurker

      When does said tour hit San Diego? I might have a book or 10 for you🙂

    • Not until late Feb, early March if all goes well. 😉

  9. Marsha

    I wish I could be at the book signing, but I have decided to draft a couple of friends and we are going to my hometown of Charleston for Halloween. I can’t wait! But that means that I will not be able to go anywhere else unless the office sends me. Not much chance of them sending to Minneapolis..a whole different region up there.

  10. Gothar

    Kim’s animal kingdom🙂

    I have a question about demon marks. It would appear that marker of a mark get a mirrored mark in the location of where they put the mark on the loser of the deal (markee🙂 ). So, wouldn’t of Rache had a mark when she gave a mark to Minias?

  11. Phil

    Hi Kim, wish i could get to Minneapolis, closest i’ve been is Wisconsin. I’m seeing snakes and spiders everywhere now at least in my mind, but those posts were a lot of fun , and now i’m helping a neighbor find her lost cat so the “wildlife” tales continue.

    I noticed the same thing Antonio mentioned about not explaining previous books too much when you write your newest one and I’ve really admired how you so skillfully work the background into the new book so new readers are caught up and those who’ve read the previous books can refresh their memories … even tho’ we usually remember all those delicious details quite well!

    Anyway, that’s just one of your many creative skills i enjoy!🙂 Have a fun trip to Minneapolis!! ~Phil

    • Rebecca B

      I agree with Antonio and Phil’s point about not rehashing the background to death. “Previously, in the last adventure of the series (see your local bookstore for a copy) we learned…” or some such intrusive phrasing really brings the narrative’s momentum to a metal-grinding halt.

      One of Kim’s strengths is her ability to drop the subtle hint judiciously when needed. She also doesn’t go too far and leave me puzzling over “Who the heck is this one?” questions too long. That’s just one of the reasons I love reading your works, Kim!
      Wish I could head up north and see you, but the boys might starve or OD on pancakes if I sneaked off and left them to the hub’s limited menu. I’m sure it will be a great weekend. 🙂

    • Thanks, Rebecca. 😉 I work hard on that. –Kim

    • Hi, Phil. Hey, no worries. I bet I’ll be closer to you someday, and if our paths never cross, I bet you’ve had more interaction with me here than you will _ever_ get at a signing. 😉

      Thank you for your words about my “catching readers up.” I work hard at that, and sweat over the details.

      –Kim

  12. Antonio Rich

    Finished Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim yesterday and I really enjoyed it. He has a much different voice than alot of the authors we talk about here, and that’s cool with me…

    I imagine at the beginning of a series there has to be a temptation to show alot of your cards, introduce all the supporting characters, explain all your ideas and tease the future…Kadrey introduced alot of characters and ideas, but i like that he didn’t “over-explain” every single thing. I may be reaching, but it seems a common trait of Diana Gill (editor) that her authors don’t dump alot of information on the reader.

    I notice that, unlike alot of authors, you don’t re-explain/summarize what happened in the previous book(s) at the beginning of a current story, or when we are re-introduced to a familiar character. I always feel the story kind of stops or treads in place when that happens.

    • Marsha

      I like that too. That’s why I tell everyone I introduce to the series to start at the beginning so they can follow the characters and story lines better.

    • Antonio Rich

      Hey Marsha. I’m reading Karen Chance right now, and i really like her and her books. But, she does the “information dump/re-cap” thing in every book. it’s no big deal i guess (i can see the value in it, especially if you don’t keep up like we book nerds do), but i prefer they don’t do it.

    • I’m so glad you liked it, Antonio! His voice was what impressed me the most, and I like the different and unusual. 😉 I think you’re right that lean info-dumps are a trademark of Diana’s authors. Personally, I can’t stand having to tell a story more than once, and I know it gets me in trouble when people think they can pick up the seventh book and know everything. But that’s just me, right? (grin) –Kim

  13. Linda (germany)

    Uhm…with *like always* I meant, like always I wish I could be there.😉

  14. Linda (germany)

    Wow. That sound’s great. I whish I could be there like always.
    Do you think Ivy will get her owls back? Someday? Somehow? I know, it’s because of Jenks but…
    Don’t know. I like the imagination. I think Ivy needs a dog, actually. Best friend🙂

    Isn’t that strange? Always reading whishes, thoughts and feelings about you characters?
    Oh and, I’ve got a question from a friend of mine. She’s not so good in english so she asked me to ask you. It’s a strange one.

    Does Ivy mumble while she is sleeping?

    Greetings from Germany.

    It’s a pitty that we don’t have hear some Steves.😉

  15. Joy

    Kim,
    Yay!! That is the closest to Fargo that you have ever come. A signing from my favorite author and a Vikes game sounds like an awesome weekend. Oh and I just wanted to remind everyone that Ms. Drake’s Dawnbreaker comes out today!! Is she going to get another tatoo if this one makes the NYT bestseller list? Oh and I am totally with Guy about the snake. They freak the s**t out of me. Have a great day. Joy

    • Lurker

      Have you guys recovered from the last game yet? Nice ending🙂

    • Joy

      Unfortunately that ending just fed Favre’s hero complex. I cannot stand the pansy. I wish he would get a minor injury that would knock him out for oh…the rest the season. Erg.

    • That’s right, Joy! Jocelynn Drake’s DAWNBREAKER came out today. I was waiting until Friday before I blew all the horns in the Drama Box so it would stay there all weekend, but no problem to bring it up sooner! (grin) You have a great day, too. –Kim