Did you know this Halloween will be the 50th anniversary of the Turn? That is, if genetically altered tomatoes had actually carried a deadly virus that wiped out a quarter of the world’s population. We went to the moon instead. Probably a good choice.
I won’t be celebrating this momentous occasion apart from perhaps a quiet salute with a hot cup of cider, but I will be getting out this February to mark the publication of the Turn, where I finally tell you all about it. (There is a small bit in the Hollows Insider, but as they say, the winners of a war write the history, and you’ll find a few, ah, incongruities.)
It’s a short tour, but I’m getting back to the West Coast after what seems like a very long time. I hope to see some of you readers out there as I’ll be signing not just the new book, but The Drafter series as well. The Operator comes out just a few months before it, so I’m hopeful that the stores still have them on the shelf.
If I missed your city, you can always get a signed/personalized book through Nicola’s. Orders for The Turn placed by Jan 23 will ship the week of Feb 7th. Also, Nicola’s is the ONLY place you will get a signed/personalized hard cover of The Operator, (out November 22.) It is a mass market, but I whined, and I got a few bound up in hard cover for the library trade and you diehards. Talk about exclusive. I do believe there will be fewer than that hardcover run of Fistful of Charms.
Monday February 6 – Nicola’s, Ann Arbor, MI – 7 PM
Tuesday February 7—University Book Store, Seattle, WA —7 PM
Wednesday February 8 –Powell’s Books (Cedar Hills location), Portland, OR –7 PM
Thursday February 9 –Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA –7 PM
Friday February 10—Barnes & Noble, Sacramento, CA – 7 PM
Saturday February 11 – Joseph-Beth, Cincinnati, OH – 7 PM
Also, I’ve begun to harvest my pumpkins, which means there will be another chance to enter to be in the running for a Turn ARC. More on that later.