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Kim Harrison’s Comic Con New York schedule

I’m posting late this morning, partly because I’m dragging after my second stint out at Nicola’s to get all the preordered INTO THE WOODS signed.  So-o-o,  If you ordered before yesterday, know that yours is ready and waiting to go out.  The last date to order and hope to get it on the drop date is October 3rd.  You can still get one after that, but it won’t arrive on that magical day.  -laugh-  If you want one, check out the original post.  HOW TO GET YOUR SIGNED INTO THE WOODS  As I said, I’ll be going back one more time to Nicola’s to sign.

Also, I have the okay to share my NYCC schedule!  My PR person outdid herself, and I have something on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so if you’re going, there’s a better chance our schedules will mesh.

Thursday, October 11
JUSTICE IS SERVED: 5:00PM – 6:00PM, 1A14
Cops, P.I.’s, government agents and regular Joe’s (or Jane’s) fight for all that is good and just in these Science-Fiction and Fantasy tales, even if the villains are vampires, telepaths, and the magically gifted. These protagonists solve crimes, kick-ass, and don’t let anyone–supernatural or otherwise–stand in the way of justice. Myke Cole, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Jacqueline Carey, Christopher Bennet, G.T. Almasi, Kim Harrison, and possibly one more, who is still unconfirmed.
 
Friday, October 12

10:00-11:00 Blood Crime signing at the Del Rey booth #1120

1:15-2:15 PM  Justice is Served Panel Autographing  Tables: 2, 3, 4

3:00 PM
TITLE: Into (and Out of) the Hollows
Unbound Author Stage.  This is my solo panel.  I’ll be talking about the last few books in the Hollows, and what might come next.
 
Saturday, October 13
1:30-2:30 PM  Room A108
 Panel—“Hocus Pocus: Magic & Monsters in Science Fiction and Fantasy”
Science-Fiction and Fantasy authors discuss the costs and consequences of “magic” in their novels. Moderator Beth Revis will have authors Andrea Cremer, Jacqueline Carey, Jocelynn Drake, Kim Harrison, Max Gladstone, Cecil Castellucci, Victoria Schwab, and Richard Kadrey dishing about the scary, hairy, and dangerous creatures that lurk in the worlds they have created.
2:45-3:45 PM
Hocus Pocus Panel Autographing Tables: 2, 3, 4
4:30-5:30
Booth Signing—HarperCollins Booth #1004, with Richard Kadrey, Jocelynn Drake, and Brom

So, that’s it, other than its national Cheeseburger day.    Munch, munch, munch.

And as a final thing to make you go Hummm.  Guy ran into a poll this morning that said 86% of people polled feel that Christmas needs to be advertised no sooner than Nov. 1st, and of that 86%, 47% would prefer it to be advertised after Thanksgiving.  I’ve not seen any snowflakes yet, but I’ve seen the Halloween costumes.  Where’s my candy!

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Kim’s got her signing pen Where’s Into The Woods?

That’s right, the copies of INTO THE WOODS are in, and I’m making a run down to Nicola’s before the weekend to sign some stock early because . . .  ah . . . you guys really responded to the signed/autographed book offer, and . . . ummm . . . there’s a lot of them to do.  (happy smile)  Wow, I’m tickled.  This has turned out fantastic.  And it’s not over!

It is totally not too late to get one of these signed, even personalized to you, and if you order it from Nicola’s before the weekend, there’s a good chance I can do it then.  If not, I’ll be making another run or two down to Nicola’s before the drop date.   If you’re interested, follow the link here to the original post that details out how to order.   If you’re getting it signed or personalized with a note to you, be sure to give me the particulars in the comment box.  It’s all explained at the original post.  How to Get Your Signed/Personalized Into The Woods.

International orders, just call them at 734-662-0600

Also, HarperVoyager will be accepting unagented manuscripts for two weeks in October.  This is a very rare chance to get your COMPETED manuscript into the hands of an editor.  I’ll talk about it more tomorrow, but here’s the link to the press release.  HarperVoyager accepting Manuscripts for October 1-14

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Days until INTO THE WOODS

My Into the Woods countdown has clicked from months to days, and I’m getting excited!  It could be because of the chance to bring you all the previously released Hollows extras in one spot, but if I was honest, it’s the new stuff, the handful of ideas that had been simmering in my “cabinet of awesomeness” for the last five to ten years, the chance to bring a breath of life into them and see if there was another epic-long story hidden in their kernel of ideas–or just a novella.

I know I’ve brought this up before, but if you are not going to be at Comic Con NY, the only way right now to get one of these bad boy’s signed is through Nicola’s.  If you put your oder in by the third of October, they will even try to get it to you by the drop date.  It just doesn’t get easier than that.  How to order  International orders are okay, but you have to call them. ( 734-662-0600)  And remember, Ann Arbor is in the Eastern Time zone, so no 3am calls please.  🙂

I’ll be the first to tell you that Rachel is a hard act to follow, and if you want a look at what you’ll find in the new stuff, you can get one of the stories, Pet Shop Boys, early.  It’s been released as a reduced price e-book along with the first chapter of Ever After.  There’s like a dozen platforms you can read this on, so I’m going to list the top ones only.

Amazon:  Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

Barnes and Noble: Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

iTunes: Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

Sony: Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

Kobo: Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

As a personal note, I’m pleasantly exhausted this morning.  I woke up Sunday, trying to decide if I was going to my home improvement store to get some block for a new landscaping effort and suddenly realized I had 40 daffodil bulbs coming in about a week–and the bed I wanted to put them in was covered in mulch and hadn’t had a shovel in it in the last three years.  So I boxed up the mulch and started digging.  Surprisingly there were no major roots to contend with, but I had to slow down to pull out about five quarts of a rather interesting bulb, the white version of Glory of the Snow.  Most of them were too deep to flower, and I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to put them back in the ground or into the composter.  Ahhhh, who am I kidding.  I’ll put them back in the ground.

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Will you be at Comic Con, NY?

If you’ve been lurking here for a while, you probably know that I’m going to Comic Con, honored to be a literary guest this year.  My schedule is starting to fall into place, and if all goes well, I should be on the floor most days at least once, so if you can only go one day, the stars are aligning.  Also, unless something completely falls apart, there should be copies of INTO THE WOODS at the Harper booth.  This is my only chance to get out and sign for this bad boy, and I’m excited about it.  (If you want a signed copy and can’t make NY, I’ve got something going with Nicole’s.  Info here:)   🙂

My proposed panels are not just about vampires, which has me doing the happy dance.  There is so much to this job other than vampires, and getting to touch on other stuff is a relief.  Needless to say I’m getting excited about wedging my butt out of my chair again.  You can check out the Comic Con Website for more info

I spent a good portion of my day yesterday clearing my office of stuff that needed to be filed, sorted, tossed, stacked, and moved into storage. I have three places to put things now, and keeping it straight can be a challenge.  Odd thing is that my office doesn’t look any cleaner.  I’m just glad it’s Friday.

I was going to send you to Audiable today.  A reader came to me with the Truth books being on sale for under five dollars for an audiobook, but when I went to check it out, I don’t see that price.  I think it’s for people already subscribed to them.  But if audiobooks are your thing, they seem to have a standard offer going of 7.49 for any of my titles if you “sign up.”   If you’ve not heard, the Truth books are the very first thing I wrote, (seriously, the first friggin’ thing ever,)  full of telepathic dragons, abandoned castles, and a father’s love for his daughter stretching past death.  It’s very much traditional fantasy, and Alissa is not Rachel in a dress but her own person.  Maybe I should have given her a crossbow instead of a kestrel. . .  Ahhh, hindsight.  (snerk)

If you’re interested . . .

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Two teasers for the price of one

Teasers, teasers, teasers!  I got ’em today, two for the price of one!

I have been relentlessly teasing almost a year over the collection of Hollows and non Hollows shorts and novellas that culminated in INTO THE WOODS.  It’s a big one, with all the previously released bonus Hollows shorts and anthology novellas, plus a new one with Trent and Jenks stealing Lucy.  But what I’m most pleased about is the other 200 or so pages of entirely new, non-Hollows stuff.

See, I know I’m not a one-trick pony, but Rachel is a hard act to follow, so I took a summer to develop a few solid ideas that I might want to work with for the next five or six years as well as to remind myself how to write outside the Hollows.

But I said two sneak peeks, didn’t I?  Well, one of the novellas in INTO THE WOODS, Pet Shop Boys, has been released as a major teaser ebook.  Included in it is chapter one of EVER AFTER.

Here’s how you get yours:

Amazon:  Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

Barnes and Noble: Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

iTunes: Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

Sony: Pet Shop Boys with Ever After chapter

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Signed Into The Woods-One Way To Do It

I seldom get out to tour for the books that come between the usual spring releases, and though I’m going to Comic Con NY October 11-14, I wanted one more chance for you to get a signed copy of the first Harrison compilation. This is the one with all the extra Hollows shorts and novellas that have been published up to now.  In it, we see Ivy frame a man for murder–the same who goes on later to kill Kisten.  We see Daryl and see how she and Ivy met.  There’s Ceri’s abduction, and why blue butterflies figure into Al’s psyche.  Why Ivy gave Mia her wish, and what Mia did with it is in there.  How Pierce gave Rachel her first feeling of true independence is explained.  And of course, Trent and Jenks rescuing Lucy.  (Go Trent and Jenks!)

Then there are the new pieces, bits of thought that I played with as possible future series.  If you want a peek into how the creative mind works . . .  Well . . .  here you go.  I’ve got three novellas and one short, all different worlds, all different magics, all hopefully different feels to them: Pet Shop Boys from a guy’s point of view about the perils of winter solstice parties; Spider Silk, a is-she-isn’t-she kind of horror story; and Grace, who’ve I’ve been talking about ever since I’ve had a blog–which is actually before they had a word for it. (I’m thinking 2001?)

It’s a fabulous collection of old and new, and I’m very pleased to be able to do this.  As I said, there will be some at Comic Con for me to sign, but I didn’t want to limit availability, so Nicolas in Ann Arbor has taken on the task of being my signed-book outlet.  So . . . if you want one of these bad boys signed, here’s what you do:

1.  Go to their ordering site and order a book.  I’ve got the link at the end here.

2.  Work through the order form until you get to the “pay me” part.  Way down at the bottom you’ll see a box that looks like this.

3.  In this box, you write in “Please have Kim sign my book”  ORRRRRRRR  “Please have Kim sign my book to __________”  and fill in the blank with who you want me to personalize it to.  The first will get you my signature, the second will get it personalized to you with a note.

4.  If you don’t put anything in the box, you’ll get a book but no signature.  🙂

5.  International orders are okay.  Call them at 734-662-0600

6.  If you want it by the drop date, you have to order by October 3rd.

7.  Here’s the link to get you started.  Nicola’s signed Into The Woods offer

I am very grateful for Nicola’s for doing this for us.  I know it’s a pain to try to get these out to you so they will land on your door on the publishing date, so please don’t wait for the last moment to order.  The books have to be sent from Harper early, and if you place your order late, there is that extra shipping time to deal with.  You’ll still get your book, but it won’t be on the drop date.  I will do my part by getting there to sign them a few days before the drop date, but again, you have to order with enough time to actually ship it to you.

I hope you enjoy this collection.  I had a surprisingly good time putting it together.  🙂  Lots of stuff I’ve been wanting to get out on paper finally made it.  Phew!!

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Trent and Jenks novella sneak peek!

I would have given you warning, but it happened faster than I thought it would, and i09 has posted a very long excerpt of MILLION DOLLAR BABY.  (Whoo-hoo!  It feels close!) This is the new Hollows novella in INTO THE WOODS, and is the missing chapters of Trent’s and Jenks’s elf quest to rescue Trent’s child.  It was a treat writing from Trent’s point of view, and though he doesn’t think of Rachel often, when he does, it’s telling.  You can read a large portion at their site.  i09-book excerpt

Feel free to pass this link on.  I won’t be getting out to help the book’s numbers apart from Comic Con New York, and I’m afraid a lot of people are going to miss it, especially since it’s right between regular releases.

PS  I kinda like the artwork that went with this article, showing Rachel right between reality and the ever-after.  Coolieos.

Also, if you missed it, the wallpapers are still available.

You can get them at my website, or go to Harper.  They’ve got a fab PW review up as well.  

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Into the Woods wallpaper

To celebrate the release of the first Kim Harrison compilation, Into the Woods, (10/9) the graphic team at Harper has created for you a fabulous wallpaper for your personal use.  I have three sizes to make it easier to fit your various screens.  The smaller one is here, but the two big, beautiful, fill your mega-screen shots are at the website at the Into the Woods page.

I was really excited to see this come available, partly because of the tremendous detail in the tree roots.  The intertwining, organic growth in the closeup is fabulous, and I’m so pleased that the team at Harper was able to find a way to show off the artwork like this.

So here’s the smallest version, still a whopping 640 X 480  the other two are at the website. 

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Little old, little new

I’m working steady on rough draft, hitting a milestone of sorts by finishing Rachel’s first day.  Most of the books take up a week or less of real-time, generally hitting five or six days.  I’m also just about at the 100 page mark, which is very cool.  My chapters are really long on this one, but I’ll be trimming on the next run through, and it will shrink.  Chapter six starts with a brand new day which should be refreshing, but she actually never got to bed, so she’s a bit cranky.  Someone died unexpectedly, but it was a vampire, so she’ll be okay.  -laugh-  Who killed her brought out an interesting aspect I hadn’t thought to touch on, adding to the issues at hand.  That’s one of the things I like so much about rough draft.  That, and it doesn’t have to be good yet.  And believe me, it’s UGLY!  🙂

Something kind of fun this morning for you if you’re a member of FB.  William Morrow, who is part of Harper, is giving away prize packs for the next two weeks.  I’ve no idea what’s in there, but it might be worth a look.  Here’s the link to enter.  14-days of prizes

I also got my ARCs of INTO THE WOODS, which I’ll be giving away come September.  They are beautiful!!  And seriously I think they are the longest page-count book I’ll have on the shelf.  More than 500 pages, split about equally between old/new Hollows, and new non-Hollows stories.

Indibooks
Barnes and Noble
Books-A-Million
Harper Collins
Amazon

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Bit of news-and a bat adventure!

Last Friday, I implied that I’d have some news for you, nothing big, but fun, and then I forgot about it in a haze of Monday morning madness until a reader prompted me.   So for all of you who have been dying to know, I heard back from my editor on INTO THE WOODS, the compilation of Hollows and new stories that I wrote last summer, and they’re going to do a special promotion in early September, releasing one of the new stories in an e-book format for a minimal cost.  (There is so much new stuff in the collection that they can do this and not compromise the value–I am tickled.) It’s kind of like buying one track to an entire album, and I’m seriously curious as to what happens.  The story they plan on releasing is very different from anything I’ve ever written.  If I can say one thing, it’s that I had a fabulous time last summer putting together a collection to show that Ms. Kim is not a one-voice writer, and that whatever comes after the Hollows will stand on its own.

But it doesn’t happen until September, which is why I was kind of downplaying it.  The real story today, which almost bumped the INTO THE WOODS news into Wednesday, is that I had a bat in the house last night.

Okay, so Guy and I sitting in our kitchen, (which has a couch in it and a TV instead of an eating nook.  Lovely set up.)  and we’re watching A Bugs Life.  This is the one where Flick the ant makes a bird, and at the end it’s swooping around, scaring the grasshoppers.  Got the picture?  Swooping thing on a string, scaring grasshoppers at night?  Just at that part, something about the size of a robin darts over us at the TV, and back again. Not really believing it, we both turn, and yeah, it’s coming back at us.  Now, I’ve seen bats before.  I even pulled one out of my hair once when it landed on me in the middle of the night when I was sleeping in my own little bed.  It was the size of a mouse, the way a bat should be.  But this thing darting through my kitchen last night was huge!  It really had to be the size of a robin, and I had a good ninety seconds to watch it.

Thing Two was with us, and I was really proud of how the both of them reacted, working with me to slowly got the bat pined into a smaller and smaller area, turning off lights and closing doors and opening others, forcing this HUGE bat back outside.  We recently had some vents put into the attic, and I think that’s how it got in.  Someone is coming out to check and plug the hole.  It was kind of fun working together to get him back outside, but I’d rather not do it again.

Oh, by the way, my so-called alpha dog is a complete chicken.  She went and hid under the bed, leaving the beta to jump at it to try and catch the bat until we got her safely out of the kitchen.

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