truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
There's a podcast interview with me here.

Did not win World Fantasy Award, meaning that, at the end of this awards season, my batting average is .250 (1 in 4). Which is not great for a ballplayer, but still above the Mendoza Line.

Thank you to everybody at WFC who took the time to tell me how much you liked The Goblin Emperor. I appreciate it deeply.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (cats: nom de plume)
So, yeah, I'm gonna be at Sasquan. If you want to find me, here are the places and times to look.

Standard disclaimer: I am both very shy and very near-sighted.

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Autographing - Katherine Addison, Alma Alexander, Elizabeth Bear, Marissa Meyer, L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Stanley Schmidt, Catherynne M. Valente
Friday 14:00 - 14:45, Hall B (CC)

Reading - Katherine Addison
Friday 16:00 - 16:30, 304 (CC)

Fantasy and Supernatural Noir
Saturday 12:00 - 12:45, Bays 111C (CC)
Dark speculative and (frequently) dark detective works are best-sellers these days. Our panel talks about early supernatural noir and where it's headed now.

Diana Pharaoh Francis, Richard Kadrey, Katherine Addison, John Pitts

Demigods, Chosen Ones & Rightful Heirs: Can Progress, Merit & Citizens Ever Matter in Fantasy?
Saturday 16:00 - 16:45, 300A (CC)
Science fiction often centers around meritocracies (or at least "knowledgetocracies") but fantasy? Not so much. Or, as Dennis famously said in Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "…Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony." Has fantasy ever overcome this classic trope? Can it?

Darlene Marshall (M), Anaea Lay, Mary Soon Lee, Setsu Uzume, Katherine Addison

And then the Hugos. Eep.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
The Goblin Emperor is a Locus Awards finalist in the Fantasy Novel category. (!)

In other news, I will be attending part of Sasquan (Friday through Sunday--I just don't have the stamina for the whole thing.)

I will also be part of a thing at ALAAC: RUSA's Literary Tastes Breakfast. The program description tells me that I will see [livejournal.com profile] papersky there, WHICH IS AWESOME.

Further bulletins as events warrant.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
I have donated a signed hardback of The Goblin Emperor to the Con or Bust auction. Should you feel like wandering over there, don't forget to check out the many other awesome items up for bid.

Hugo

Apr. 4th, 2015 05:04 pm
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
The nominees for the 2015 Hugos have been announced. The Goblin Emperor is on the list for Best Novel.

I find this all very very weird. Good weird! But weird.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: katherine)
So, yes, I will be attending the Nebula Awards Weekend this year. I will be attending as Katherine Addison, given that Katherine Addison is the one nominated for the award, not Sarah Monette.

As you might expect, this is a rather peculiar feeling.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
The Nebula nominees for 2014 have been announced.

The Goblin Emperor is one of the nominees for Best Novel (!!!!!).

Congratulations to everyone on the list!
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
The Goblin Emperor is the ALA's best Fantasy for Adult Readers on their 2015 genre fiction reading list.

This seems like a good time to link back (once again) to my Buy, Read, Talk post, because it bears repeating: if you want to support an author whose work you love, buy the book--or ask your library to buy the book, that's equally awesome--and tell people about it. I'm not talking specifically about me here (though obviously I'm not gonna say no), but about any author; this is the most widely applicable piece of advice I think I've ever given.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
The Goblin Emperor has made it to the semifinals of Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Fantasy. (!!!)

Also, I have turned on the Ask the Author thing on the Author Profile page, so if you want to ask a question about The Goblin Emperor, click and ask, and I'll do my best.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
The Goblin Emperor is now available as an audio book from Tantor Audio.

(I am SUPER EXCITED. This is the first time any of my books has been made into an audio book, and it's something I've lusted after for years.)

Please help spread the word, as I know many people find audio books fit better into their lives than text-on-paper/screen books.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
The last of my guest posts is live at Bibliosanctum, on the court intrigues of the elves and the goblisn.

ICYMI, the master list of all the guest posts and interviews I did for The Goblin Emperor is here.

Also, thank you to everyone who invited me to write something for them!
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: katherine)
Just a quick reminder that the Bitten by Books chat/AMA event avec moi (as Miss Piggy would say) is today, starting at noon CDT. If you RSVP, you get 25 entries in the giveaway contest: 5 copies of The Goblin Emperor up for grabs. (As I'm writing this at 7:57 a.m. CST, Bitten by Books' site seems to be down. Hopefully, this is a transitory problem.)

Please drop by the chat. I would love to see you all there!
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: katherine)
The Goblin Emperor has gone back for a second printing!

On MAY SIXTH I am doing an AMA-type event at Bitten by Books. We kick off at noon CST and I would love to see you there! ETA: if you RSVP here you get 25 entries in the giveaway contest (5 copies of The Goblin Emperor to give away!) when you show up for the event.

I've done guest posts at:


And interviews with:


I will have at least four more guest posts and a podcast interview appearing like daffodils in the month of May.

And just a reminder, because seriously this cannot be said enough times, to help the career of ANY WRITER YOU LOVE, Buy, Read, Talk.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: katherine)
I will be at C2E2 on Saturday (April 26), doing a panel, All Things Fantastic, and an autographing session, both with Mary Robinette Kowal, C. Robert Cargill, Douglas Hulick, Steve, Bein, and Simon Green.

Guest post for Daniel Libris on worldbuilding.

Guest post for the Tor/Forge Blog on rules vs. guidelines.

Guest post for Speculative Book Review about The Goblin Emperor and the Wars of the Roses.

And guest post for No More Grumpy Bookseller about The Goblin Emperor and Elizabeth I.

I also did a live interview with Dungeon Crawlers Radio and a guest post for SF Signal, but neither site will talk to me at the moment.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
FIRST, Happy Book Day to Felix Gilman, whose book The Revolutions also comes out today. I don't know Mr. Gilman personally, but I admire his writing. And The Revolutions sounds awesome.

SECOND, Happy Book Day to me! To celebrate, my invaluable webtamer has put up the map of the Ethuveraz on katherineaddison.com.

THIRD, there's also a FAQ. I'm sure that more questions will need to be added for The Goblin Emperor, but I haven't been asked them yet.

FOURTH, John Scalzi graciously let me do a Big Idea post about fantasy and technology.

FIFTH, for Forces of Geek, I did a post about inventing languages.

SIXTH, for Tor-dot-com, I wrote a post about coming-of-age stories and quests.

SEVENTH, I also did the Pop Quiz at the End of the Universe for Tor-dot-com and can't remember if I posted the link or not.

EIGHTH and furthermore, there's a Q&A up at Riffle.

NINTH, if you haven't had enough of me yet, there will be other guest blog posts cropping up as my gracious hosts' schedules permit. I will, of course, post links.

TENTH, not one atom of this post is an April Fool's joke.

ETA: ELEVENTH, Tor-dot-com's That Was Awesome feature, in which I explain why you should be reading Scott Lynch.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (writing: airship)
So, things are gearing up for the official street date of The Goblin Emperor, which is tomorrow.

I have a guest blog post at Tor-Dot-Com: The Emperor and the Scullery Boy; [livejournal.com profile] mrissa has a review of the book, and also, I did a Q&A; and there's a very in-depth review from the Jaded Consumer (beware spoilers).

I am also doing a slew of guest posts for other blogs; I will provide links as they happen.

And it seems like a good time to link to my Buy, Read, Talk post: what readers can do to help an author's career. (Again, that's not just my career, although that's obviously where my vested self-interest lies.)
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (sock elephant)
Five of the six promised books are on their way to (or possibly have already arrived in) California, Oregon, Washington, and Estonia. (Also, the book from the Con or Bust auction went to Scotland. I love it when my books are world travelers!)

Zafar, if you are reading this, I owe you a book! Please email me at semonette (at) gmail (dot) com so we can work out the details.
truepenny: artist's rendering of Sidneyia inexpectans (sock elephant)
First, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE who suggested a name. You are all awesome, and I love all your suggestions.

In fact, not only was I not able to choose ONE correct name and ONE favorite, I couldn't even manage to choose TWO.

THEREFORE.

The sock elephant's name is Eleftheria Ada Lavanda Snodgrass, and her nickname is Elsu.

Eleftheria Snodgrass was suggested by Zafar (who does not have an LJ account), and I combined it with Ada Lavanda from [livejournal.com profile] aerinha, because (a) I loved both names and (b) she just seems to need a ridiculously long dactylic name. On the other hand, you can't call somebody Eleftheria Ada Lavanda Snodgrass all the time. The nickname Elsu was suggested by [livejournal.com profile] nipernaadiagain.

My three favorite names, in no particular order, are:
1. Aerandir (@MollyKanHas)
2. Galahadral ([livejournal.com profile] ejmam)
3. Madame Socky-Trunk ([livejournal.com profile] neko_san)

SO. Zafar, [livejournal.com profile] aerinha, [livejournal.com profile] nipernaadiagain, @MollyKanHas, [livejournal.com profile] ejmam, and [livejournal.com profile] neko_san, you have each won a copy of The Goblin Emperor! Email me at semonette (at) gmail (dot) com. Put "sock elephant" in the subject line so I know what it's about. Then tell me:

1. Name and shipping address. (I will ship anywhere in the world, no need to worry.)
2. Do you want the book personalized? (If you don't, no harm, no foul.)
3. IF YOU DO, to whom? (If there's a particular version of your name that makes you happier, please specify it.)

Once I have your information, I will send your book to you as quickly as I can.

Again, thank you to the winners, and thank you to everyone who made a suggestion. You have all brightened my life considerably, and I appreciate it.

Eleftheria Ada Lavanda Snodgrass thanks you, too.

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