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New Atlanta Burns Cover, And Other Saucy News Nubbins



Official description:

It’s Atlanta’s senior year of high school, and she is officially infamous. Not only has she saved herself from a predator, brought down an untouchable dogfighting ring, and battled a pack of high-school bullies, but she’s also proclaimed to the Internet her willingness to fight for anyone who needs help. And Atlanta can’t believe what’s coming out of the woodwork. From an old friend to a troop of troubled girls with connections to a local fracking company, there’s definitely fire in the water. As always, the girl with the unforgettable name is not afraid to burn it all down if it means making things right. But as high school races toward its inevitable end and the hornets begin to swarm from all directions, Atlanta must decide how much of herself and her growing group of friends she is willing to risk…before it’s too late.

Book comes out February, 2016.

You can pre-order it right now.

Cover Contortions

Read for Pixels is a campaign to raise funds to help stop violence against women globally.

This year, Jim C. Hines has come out of retirement and entered the arena with a promise that, should the campaign get $10,000 in funding, he will once more do a cover pose — where he apes the pose made by a contorted woman on a SFF book cover in the tradition of gender-flipping.

Well, this year I have been challenged.


And in a fit of abject foolishness, I have accepted this challenge.

Which means Jim and I will do a cover pose battle, and you can help choose the cover.

But all that only happens if the campaign makes $15,000 in funding by its date.

And it only has a couple weeks left.

So, get on over there and make it happen. Donate here.

The Mockingbird Killer Has Returned

Last month, Blackbirds returned to print.

And this month, Mockingbird is back.

(The Cormorant returns in February if you wanna pre-order.)

So, so, so excited to have these so they can get in people’s hands.

You can find the paperback at most bookstores. I think the hardcover has a much shorter print run for both books, and my understanding is you can only get those through Amazon or BN online. And believe you me, the hardcover editions are sexy-sexy.

Go make grabby-grabby.

And don’t let Miriam Black touch you.

(Miriam Black book trailer here, if you haven’t seen it.)

Thunderbird Delayed?

Is Thunderbird’s publishing date changing? Maybe. I’ll let you know when I have more info, but the goal would be to do something a bit more innovative with the publishing schedule for the final three books — something that gets them out in more rapid succession so that there’s not a year between books (which was the original goal). I actually just finished edits on that book and they were the weirdest set of edits — like, they were heavy edits, but nothing fundamentally changed about the book. Not a rewrite, just a great deal of massaging — a stronger edit to lift the book toward theme, toward better language, toward apt character.

Meanwhile, some don’t realize that there’s a novella set between Cormorant and Thunderbird called “Interlude: Swallow.” It’s part of a trio of tales by me, Kevin Hearne, and Delilah S. Dawson! It’s called THREE SLICES and you should go shove it in your brain-mouth.

Event in Charlotte, NC

I’m going to be doing an event at Queens University in Charlotte, NC on November 19th. 8pm, open to the public. Come say hi! Or throw things at my head. Nice things. Like wads of money and rare birds and various gems of various sizes. Event deets here.

The Oklahoman Reviews Zer0es

A great review right here if you care to read it.

(Note, the review is a bit spoilery.)

“What follows is a white-knuckle race to discover the truth about Typhon and stop it before it’s too late. “Zeroes” is one of the most satisfying hacker novels to come down the fiber optic pipeline in a long time.”

Check out Zer0es at Indiebound, Amazon, or B&N.

And Finally, The Shield!

The Shield #1 is coming out THIS WEEK.

*breathes into a bag*

My first real comic! Me and Adam Christopher, holding hands and leaping into the FOUR-COLOR MAELSTROM, BABY. Woo! Nothing can stop us now.

A round up of some Shield-related media:

Entertainment Weekly!

Bleeding Cool!

Adventures in Poor Taste!

And a cool review from Graphic Policy:

“The story by Adam Christopher and Chuck Wendig, unfolds a spy thriller, hurling the reader the reader into a world of high stakes politics and secret identities. The art by Drew Johnson is luminescent and drawn with realistic tones, which serves this action packed narrative. Overall, probably the best comic to come out of the Dark Circle imprint and one that is long overdue.”

Also, Adam and I will be doing a couple events together! He’ll be touring the US for his new Tor novel, Made to Kill (which is rad and you want it), and he and I will be doing an event at KGB Bar / Red Room in NYC with WORD bookstores on November 3rd. Then, a week later, we’ll do a thing at Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA. That’s on November 13th (FRIDAY MWA HA HA HA) and you can find out more here. Hope to see you at one of the events!