Friday, November 29, 2013

Indie Bookstore Love on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Mary Shelley Black fans
at Georgia's FoxTale Book Shoppe.
I hope everyone is surviving or has survived the frenzy that is Black Friday (which I personally avoid like the Spanish influenza). I've decided to take this day to give a tremendous shout-out to the indie bookstores that have strongly supported In the Shadow of Blackbirds by either hosting me for a signing or supporting the novel in other generous ways. Please help me thank these wonderful stores by visiting their websites, having a look around, and buying from them if you're in need of a book this holiday season.

I'm sure there are other amazing indies that have been strong advocates for this book, and my deepest thanks goes out to them all.

I greatly appreciate the bigger bookstores as well, but when you shop at an indie store, your support of a local business helps your entire community. Thank you booksellers everywhere!

Shop Indie Bookstores

Book launch at Powell's Books.

St. Johns Booksellers signing.
Reading at Primrose & Tumbleweeds, an independent restaurant that hosts
Bards & Brews with Jacobsen's Books and NIWA.

Friday, November 22, 2013

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2013

Last night School Library Journal announced their Best Books of 2013 list, and I'm stunned and honored to announce that In the Shadow of Blackbirds is on that list! I'm absolutely floored, and so extremely grateful.

I'm also sitting on a few other exciting news items that I can't yet reveal, but to say the least, I'm incredibly thankful for my writing career this Thanksgiving season. Thank you, readers, for being so amazing and loving!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Where to Find Signed Copies

I just signed more copies of In the Shadow of Blackbirds at Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, and they're offering free shipping through Sunday, November 17. Online ordering is available at (The Powell's link will take you directly to the signed editions of my book.)

Signed copies will also be available next Friday at the Lloyd Center Mall Barnes & Noble in Portland, Oregon. I'm going to be making an appearance in the store as part of the Barnes & Noble Discovery Day events. You can catch me there Friday, November 22, at 3:00 pm. If you want to request a signed edition before I arrive, please call the store at 503-249-0800.

I've also signed copies of the book at the following Portland indies:

Please call those two stores ahead of time to check on the availability of the signed edition.

Happy reading!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Holed Up with Edits for THE CURE FOR DREAMING

I'm currently working on the revisions my editor requested for my Fall 2014 release, The Cure for Dreaming, so this site will be a little quiet during the month of November. I don't have any blog stops planned for the coming month either, but I'm extremely grateful to all the bloggers, bookstores, and librarians who featured In the Shadow of Blackbirds during their Halloween festivities.

I'm happy to report that both The Cure for Dreaming and the paperback edition of In the Shadow of Blackbirds should be available in time for next year's Halloween season. My publisher, Amulet Books, and I will be busy getting everything ready over the next several months, and you should hopefully be hearing more about both of those releases in the spring.