It's going to cost $500 to fix the car, which is painful but much less devastating than I was afraid it was going to be. So at least today I'll have a car back! I'll console myself with Project Runway tonight.Book Stuff
Re above, if people wanted to buy my ebooks reprints of Wheel of the Infinite
, The Death of the Necromancer
, City of Bones
, or The Element of Fire
, now would be a good time. (These are self-published reprints, so the money goes directly to me, and gets used to pay my utility bills every month.)
There are a couple more reports of people receiving their preorders of Stories of the Raksura I
so that's very exciting! To me, anyway.
On libraries, the_other_sandy
says: Just an FYI from a librarian--libraries don't loan out books through interlibrary loan until they've owned it for 6 months so the taxpayers who actually paid for the book can have first crack at it. For the first 6 months after a book is published, you're better off filing a purchase request. Libraries really do take those seriously.More Appearances:
I'm doing a signing at Murder by the Book
in Houston on Saturday November 8 at 1:00 pm. If you aren't in town, you can use this page
to order books in advance so the store can get them in and get them signed by me and ship them to you. That includes all three of the Books of the Raksura
(including The Cloud Roads
which is back in print) and the paperback of Star Wars: Razor's Edge
(they might be able to get the hardcover too, but you might have to call them and ask for it). If you wanted to get a set of signed Raksura books, say as a Christmas or other holiday present, for yourself or someone else, this would be a great time to do it.
Other appearances include:
Saturday September 27, 2014.
Martha will be on the Fiction Writing panel at the Waco WordFest, 10:30 am to 11:45, at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX.
Saturday November 15, 2014, at 2:00 pm.
Martha will be doing a signing for Blade Singer
with Aaron de Orive, at the Barnes & Noble Arboretum in Austin, Texas.
February 13-15, 2015.
Martha will be a panelist at ConDFW
in Dallas, TX.
May 22-25, 2015.
Martha will be a panelist at Comicpalooza
in Houston, TX.
I'm hoping to be able to afford to go to the WorldCon in Spokane (August 2015), but I don't know if I can get on programming yet.Online Writing Classes
* Last chance to sign up for online writing classes with fantasy author Judith TarrSome Links
* Beyond Angkor: How lasers revealed a lost city But back in the 1860s Angkor Wat was virtually unheard of beyond local monks and villagers. The notion that this great temple was once surrounded by a city of nearly a million people was entirely unknown.
* In Defense of Clair Huxtable & the Angry Black Woman In TV & Beyond by Janet Mock
I think it's hard now for people to realize what a huge important deal Claire Huxtable was on TV back then, just for women in general, especially young women. It was moments like this that led Slate to call Clair Huxtable "one of TV's great feminists" in celebration of The Cosby Show's 30-year anniversary on Saturday. Jason Bailey wrote, "Clair Huxtable was an ideal to strive for. Why would you not want to be—or be with—a proud, brilliant woman who was both a mother and a professional?"
* 100 Year Old Black Film Discovered
by Diana VeigaIt's amazing when hidden treasures and gems are discovered! The New York Times reported that what may be the earliest surviving film with a Black cast, made in 1913, was found in the film archives of the Museum of Modern Art.