Dreadnought’s Birthday

Dreadnought Revised Cover Today Dreadnought is officially released into the world! It seems like just yesterday that I wrestled the first few chapters into position … and now, it’s a real live book out there in the world where anyone can pick it up and give it a read.

This is terrifying in a general way (what if people don’t like it?) and exciting in a big way (yay! my ninth book is born!), with a dash of nerve-wracking (God, I hope people buy it) and a side of relief (I no longer have to say “It’s coming soon!”).

With all my heart, I want readers to enjoy it. That’s the most important thing to me, right now – that if you pick up this book, and if you sit down with it for an afternoon … you come out the other side with a smile on your face. If you do enjoy it, I hope you’ll share it; and as always, I greatly appreciate those of you who leave reviews in the pertinent places.

Such reviews are invaluable. They are a service to writers and other readers alike.

And now for the part where I answer all the pressing questions to which I have answers. If you have a question which is not addressed here – you can comment on my website or Livejournal, or send me an email, and I will do my best to track down a satisfactory response.

(Perhaps this is a good time to re-link this post from earlier this year – wherein I discuss the things which writers do and don’t control in the publication process.)

*ahem* So. Yes. Here goes.

And now, because someone always asks – no, I have no preference with regards to where or how you buy your books. It doesn’t matter to me in the slightest; do whatever works best for your budget and your convenience. And by all means, feel free to link this post around – or make posts of your own mentioning Dreadnought.

Finally, I just want to say a big, fat, epic THANKS … to everyone who takes a chance on this book. Thank you for your interest, your time, and your investment. Thank you for making it possible – this book and all my other books, too – because without you readers and book-buyers, all this blood, sweat, and tears is just so much shouting in the dark.

16 thoughts on “Dreadnought’s Birthday

  1. Nicole

    I picked it up at a Borders in Boston on Sunday, and am halfway through it now. :)

  2. Jonathan

    yeeeeee i’m reading it right now!

  3. Oooh, lovely! I absolutely loved Boneshaker and have been waiting for you to return to its world. I don’t know how I can wait for the European release of November 5th…

  4. James Floyd Kelly

    Just picked up my copy at B&N this morning. Looking forward to reading it.

  5. Drew

    The precious….must havesssss yessss!! XD

  6. Congratulations, Cherie! I preordered from Amazon and hope to get it in the mail today. As with Boneshaker and Clementine, I will post a review on my blog – docsavagetales.blogspot.com after reading.

  7. Thank you so much, everybody – and I really hope you enjoy the reading :)

  8. Patrick

    I just picked up Boneshaker a few weeks back. I am about a third through it and I am thoroughly enjoying it. More than likely, I will be picking this one up and, with some luck, Clementine which also looks intriguing.

  9. Happy book birthday, Cherie! Still waiting on my copy to be delivered, but am very eager to delve right in. :-)

  10. heather

    Love the fact Kate Reading is doing the narration for Dreadnaught. She’s a perfect voice for this genre. So far, it’s great! thanks.

  11. I wouldn’t call it taking a chance. I really liked Boneshaker, I see it as more of an investment. Can’t decide if I will wait to find an ebook outlet that will deal with australians or just order the paper copy from the book depository.


  12. Dom

    Picked it up at Boston airport last night and so far really enjoying it! The girl at Borders said “I didn’t know we had any SteamPunk!” :-)

    I must admit that as a non-American, I had to Google-map some of the towns to get a feel of the circuit Mercy is taking – any fans want to post a map?

  13. pulled the audio books for Dread and Boneshaker off of Audible and absolutely loved them both. It’s everything I enjoy – the old weird west – zombies and airships all rolled together. Keep up the great work.

  14. Aw, thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed them :)

  15. Frank Colombo

    Loved Dreadnought, you cost me good night’s sleep. I finished just after sunrise. Nice sunrise, though
    Now I’ve got to read the rest of your stories. 9th book
    I got some to look forward to

  16. Derek

    I really like this series, and I hope you write more, flesh this world out into more territory. I really like the style, and the strong female heroines. Its like Aliens meets Jules Verne in Wild Wild West. Zombies and Steam Giants, huzzah!


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