I did a Reddit AMA yesterday (you can find the entire text here & there were great questions).
I enjoyed all the questions but I wanted to highlight this exchange.
A reader asked if I was going to be at Worldcon/Sasquan this year and, when I said I was, wrote:
i’m so unbelievably stoked for sasquan. my first con, and a ton of authors who i really respect are going to be there. i’m not sure i’m going to be able to keep my cool.
To which I replied:
Once a newer writer sitting next to me at an autographing said she thought I was being really gracious and patient with the people coming up with books for autographs.
I said, “Are you kidding? I feel like grabbing each one and shrieking, ‘omg thank you for reading my books!!!’ But I keep my cool and don’t.”
There’s a giveaway at Reddit until Wednesday (tonight) evening for THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT.
In other news, the CEs (copy edited manuscript) for BLACK WOLVES dropped into my inbox yesterday a month before I expected it. Well. That’s my next week sorted when i was already working gangbusters on the first draft of the second YA novel. Now I feel guilty for complaining although at the time I did get a massive 6 hour stress headache (I’m feeling better now as I went paddling).
Here’s a cool post over at A Dribble of Ink that shows the evolution of Julie Dillon’s art from black and white sketch to color illustration to the cover of THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT. I find this kind of process amazingly cool.
I believe an interview with me by Paul Weimer should be up at SF Signal (probably it will post while I’m asleep), so I’ll just link to SFSignal for now.
When do you think you will be in the Southeast USA.?
I wish to get my Kings Dragon book signed, and to meet you.
Great work The Crown Of Stars.
Jeff, thanks so much.
Southeast USA . . . I just don’t at the moment know. Because I live in Hawaii I do not travel that much (expensive). I do have two novels coming out later this year, and I do plan to attend Sasquan/Worldcon in Spokane, Washington, in mid August, but at the moment that (and Sirens Conference in October in Denver) are my only confirmed appearances. I will be sure to broadcast it prominently on this blog and elsewhere if/when I do make other bookstore or convention appearances.