Month: July 2009

Before I forget…

In all the excitement of the last couple of days (and once again, seriously — thank you all for the birthday wishes and general goodwill) …I almost forgot to post this. So here we go. Just in time. Stalkers take note.

This weekend, you can find me at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference out at Seatac with my Team Seattle homies. Behold. My grueling schedule:

    Urban Fantasy 101 with Richelle Mead, Caitlin Kittredge, Mark Henry, and Kat Richardson; Friday from 4:15 – 5:45 p.m in Emerald Ballroom F.

    Tailoring Fantasy & SF to Young Adult Novels with Richelle Mead, Lisa Mantchev, and Caitlin Kittredge (yes, I know I’ve never actually published any YA, but such is the nature of these things). Saturday from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. in Emerald Ballroom F.

    Steampunk 101 with Caitlin Kittredge, Lisa Mantchev, and Richelle Mead; on Saturday from 10:30 – noon in Emerald Ballroom F.

    Fantasy and Science Fiction: Worldbuilding with Mark Henry, Caitlin Kittredge, Richelle Mead, Lisa Mantchev, and Kat Richardson; Saturday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in room Mercer A&B (whatever that means; I’ll figure it out when I get there).

Anyway, if you make this conference, by all means come find us and join a panel or workshop audience. We don’t bite, and we’re lots of fun (more often than not). Somebody is bound to have props or schwag. It happens, yes. Almost every time.

Update on the Auction

001 See this picture, this one right here? That’s what I’m about to tote off to the post office.

The auction results were very, very good — and I’m (a). thrilled to have been able to raise some dough for Travis, and (b). happy to get some of this excess stock out of my home.

Only about half the people who bid yesterday have paid already (which is fine, and even a very good percentage, really); so this is only about half of what I’m going to ship, if all goes according to plan. I have found a box in which to tote all this good stuff down the street to the post shop, and I’ll be making that short jaunt very shortly.

If you have responded to the paypal invoice by right this moment (as I am composing this post), your package will go out today. If I receive it after this post, it will go out tomorrow morning (or whenever you get around to responding).

    General stats:

    • All told, there were about 200 bids.
    • The winning bidders have all been notified and invoiced.
    • Apart from the winning items, about 30 people wanted to claim a stray copy Dreadful Skin or Not Flesh Nor Feathers

DISCLAIMER: I have done my level best to sort through all this and respond to everyone, but I think the record will reflect that gmail is not always 100% reliable and furthermore, neither is paypal. Already, this morning I have failed to receive one paypal notification from someone who successfully paid for his product; so although I try to go through these things with a fine-toothed comb (that’s how I caught this particular problem), sometimes things slip through the cracks.

ERGO: If you never received any acknowledgment to your original email regarding a bid or a request for a stray paperback, please let me know. (Note: I have not responded to paypal receipts unless I’ve had a question.)

LIKEWISE: If, within a reasonable time frame, you do not receive what you ordered, by all means let me know and one way or another, I’ll fix it. This having been said, it’s worth noting the following.

THE FOLLOWING: Orders for stray paperbacks will be shipped media rate, because I do not have all the money in the world and I’m not taking any of the dough out of the Travis fund for postage. However, bid-winners’ books will go priority rate. Please take these things into account before you worry.

SO IN CLOSING: Thanks again to everyone who helped spread the word, who donated, and who bid and bought. I know you’re all wondering about the grand haul, but I hate to count chickens before they hatch — and as I said, many of the stray paperback buyers have not yet replied to the invoices (which is perfectly reasonable, it’s not even been 12 hours and I’m not holding that against anybody). But I will say this: At this moment, over $700 have come into the auction fund, and if all the invoices come through, as much as another $200 or so might be added.

So three cheers for the internet, eh?
And three cheers for my old pal Travis, who is just about the nicest son of a bitch I ever did know.



My outstandingly marvelous employer (and sometimes publisher) at Subterranean Press has freshly announced a new bit of awesome:

For a limited time only, he’s dropped the price of the paperback Dreadful Skin edition to $12. Offer ends tomorrow. Profits to go to his marvelous Travis-ness.

Please use paypal if at all possible, as it makes things easier on Subterranean’s end.

If you’ve put in for one of my ten-dollar copies, you’re still covered, no problem. But I’m effectively out of stock on these, so henceforth you should to go through the publisher instead.

So I post this to tell you that, and to send a hearty THANK YOU ALL for the signal boost, the bids, the donations, and the love. It’s enough to restore one’s faith in humanity, I tells ya — and tomorrow afternoon, I’ll tells ya what the haul was before I declare the event completed.