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ANNOUNCEMENT! When the Hero Comes Home 2

May 1, 2013

When the Hero Comes Home

And I’m in it! I’ve been really excited about announcing the sale of my short story to the upcoming anthology When the Hero Comes Home 2. 

It’s the first hard scifi I’ve sold. And being in When the Villain Comes Home with authors I’ve admired since before I knew I was ever going to share my writing was an amazing experience. So the chance to do it again, to work with Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood and see the incredible stories that are going to come from these other authors just tickles me to my toes.

Now I get to be a part of When the Hero Comes Home 2, expected release August 2013.

Here’s the announcement from Co-Editor Gabrielle Harbowy‘s blog:

We have 29 excellent stories lined up for you, 8 of which will be available exclusively in the ebook version of the anthology.

The following listing is in alphabetical order by author.

* denotes ebook-only bonus stories

*Bagabones by Jacquelyn Bartel
Beginning by Jillian Boehme
Bringing Back Raby by Chaz Brenchley
After the Winds by K.T. Bryski
Living Bargains by Suzanne Church
Vasilissa’s Doll by Elaine Cunningham
The Last Perfect Heart by Fanny Valentine Darling
Remnants by Erin M. Evans
*Prince Goldgriffin Rides In by Ed Greenwood
*Closure by Gabrielle Harbowy
Jack Crochety by Larry Kay
Juan Carceres in the Zapatero’s Workshop by Derek Künsken
Safe Within You by Mercedes Lackey
Broken by K.D. McEntire
Narcolepsy by Bob Neilson
The Last of the Unicorn Hunters by Diana Peterfreund
Waiting For You by Leah Petersen
*Blood Runs Thicker by Mary Pletsch
*Come is the Wolf in her Wounding by Dan Rabarts
*The Return of Hobard the Vanquisher by Mike Rimar
The Hero of Abarxia by Deborah J. Ross
*The Stiletto by Maggie Sokoll
A Spray of Bittersweet by Andrea Stewart
Faces of the Revolution by James L. Sutter
A Sword that Heals by Clint Talbert
*Smoke and Feathers by Juliette Wade
Call of the Sky by Cliff Winnig
Faith by Chris Wong Sick Hong
The Clever One by Jamie Wyman

It should be available for pre-order soon. I’ll keep you updated!

Amazon Giftcard & a Book to Give Away and Some Interviews!

April 10, 2013

The lovely, talented, and award-nominated J.M. Frey interviewed me before the release of Cascade Effect. Check it out here. You can also enter the giveaway through the link at the bottom of the post, or here:

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And today I was interviewed by Peter Salomon, author of the fantastic and very popular YA Horror novel, Henry Franks. There’s a giveaway over there, too, for a copy of Fighting Gravity. Because you’ll want to read that before you get to Cascade Effect.  

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A Little Girl and a Jayne Hat

April 9, 2013

How very timely this post is, in view of the fact that Fox is attempting to shut down all rogue Jayne hat makers.

Bah humbug, and yay me in hindsight for never selling any of my Jayne hats.

us with hats

Ed Greenwood & me in hats. The others are just cool.

But seriously, I make Jayne hats all the time, and I take them with me to cons. (In fact, I usually make a few on the plane when I’m on my way to cons, and then at the table where I’m hoping very much to sell my books.)

I tend to set the finished hats on the table with the books I’m hoping to sell. People often comment on them, and sometimes they ask how much for the Jayne hat.

And that’s when I hand it to them and say “enjoy.” I don’t sell my Jayne hats. That would take all the fun out of them. The Jayne hats connect me to other Browncoats, people who are passionate enough that they’re willing to fork over money they could spend on the countless other cool things in the dealer’s room at the con. I love the feeling I get when I see how excited they are about it. And then when I go to a panel and there in the audience is the hat, perched lovingly on the head of the person I gave it to and who smiled because I did.

We all get our warm fuzzies out of it and, really, it’s one of the coolest ways I connect with other fans. I love my Jayne hats.

Recently I gave one to Authoress Anonymous, and made some available to her to give away to her readers. I enjoyed that very much.

But there has been one encounter that tops all the others for me. Here is the visual aid:

Sofia and hatIt was the last day of the con, the last hours, really. The dealer’s room was closing in less than an hour. We were all tired, we were all itching to pack up our things and just go crash somewhere. Oh, we were hoping to sell one more book or two, but the con attendees were crashing too. They were few and far between in the dealer room.

And then here was a group of ladies and one toddler. She was one of those cute ones who smiles when you smile at her, and she waved goodbye to me, vs. hello, but that was cool too, because I got a wave.

I can’t remember the exact chain of events, but somehow the last Jayne hat on the table was mentioned. This was one I wasn’t really expecting to give away because I’d made it too small, and it was child sized, not adult. But I asked the lovely little lady’s mom if she’d like the hat and her mom assured me she would. I asked permission to put it on her, and got it. I put the Jayne hat on the toddler’s head and she grinned at me.

My heart was very happy.

For the next 24 hours, I kicked myself at regular intervals for not getting a picture of her wearing the hat, or even getting anyone’s names. And then I got an email with the subject line: You did something nice for a friend of mine at Ad Astra, which linked to a blog post about it.

Little did they know that THEY had done something nice for me! I was so excited to see the blog post about the encounter, and to hear that Sofia was enjoying the hat that she had, in fact, been wearing all day. They were nice enough to send me a picture when I asked. And now you can see her, and her Jayne hat, and you can imagine me with a huge smile on my face.

Ad Astra was, as always, tons of fun and I saw many good friends and made many new ones. I had a great launch for Cascade Effect, and I sold many books. I was on three panels that were tons of fun, and sat in the audience for others that were great. But Sofia and her hat made my con.

This is why I love the fan community. KEEP IT UP, guys!

What Better Way to Celebrate a New Book?

April 2, 2013

Than by drinking and having a party!!

BookLaunch3In all seriousness, what better way to celebrate a new book than by drinking and having a party? Am I right? Or to celebrate the fact that books exist at all!

If you’re a teetotaler, don’t feel left out. Any beverage works, and you can party with us in spirit. To celebrate the Cascade Effect Launch, hosted by Futurecon, Good Times for Good Causes, we’re going to have lots of fun with Booze and a Book!

The kickoff day for Booze and a Book is Friday, April 5, 2013.

Starting that day, and through the weekend, post a picture on our subreddit of yourself (or a friend) with a book and a beverage. If you’re camera shy, post a short description.

The post with the most upvotes by Tuesday April 9 at 8:00 EST will win books and booze!

FG page books(Well, a $25 Amazon gift card and a $25 Visa gift card, because no way are we going to jail for alcohol trafficking or sending alcohol to a minor on the internet who told us he was 35.)

Follow the hashtag on Twitter #boozeandabookday, or join us on reddit.

Congrats to the Winners! There’s Still One More Chance!

March 28, 2013

The Goodreads Giveaway for Fighting Gravity is over and the signed copies are heading to the post office.

Congrats Angela and Val!

There’s still a chance to win CASCADE EFFECT! Get in on it in a hurry, the giveaway ends April 2.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Cascade Effect by Leah Petersen

Cascade Effect

by Leah Petersen

Giveaway ends April 02, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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