At the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, Plus One Press is holding a joint launch party for The Sleeping Partner and Tales from the House Band (a Plus One music-themed anthology in which I have a story). Should you happen to be in the neighborhood, it’s on Saturday, October 29, at 3pm.
And then, on November 13, Borderlands Books in San Francisco is hosting the Norcal launch of the two books from 3-5pm (there will be cake. Also, perhaps, singing. And certainly reading). Again, if you’re in the neighborhood, do please come!
This is the first time I’ve had a launch party. I don’t mean that to sound pathetic: my first five books were published as part of a 4-book-a-month line of Regencies, and there was no publicity at all. A friend and co-worker of mine who did PR for the programs I ran got me an interview with the Boston Globe, but other than that, the books went out, got sold, and that was the end of it. The publishers I’ve had since then have done more than that–reviews, arranged interviews and the odd reading, things like that. But this is my first launch party, and I’m pretty chuffed.
Plus, Tor (the publishers of the first two of Miss Tolerance’s adventures) have just told me they intend to do Point of Honour and Petty Treason as e-books (along with The Stone War, my dark urban fantasy novel–that’s right, my imagination contains multitudes).
So October is shaping up to be a pretty nice month. Hope yours is as good!