Some quick updates today. But first, if you haven't seen the STEELHEART teaser trailer, the prologue, or teaser chapters, please go give them a look! The release date is fast approaching, so think about preordering the book from your favorite vendor. (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Audible, Apple, Kobo, Google Play.) If you would like a signed and numbered copy, Weller Book Works will begin accepting orders on August 15th for delivery on or very shortly after September 24th. Mysterious Galaxy and Shawn Speakman's The Signed Page will also have signed books available to preorder, but they won't be shipped until I sign them in October.
Waygate Foundation has a new charity auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. They're auctioning off a rare production sample of a Ta'veren Tees t-shirt featuring Perrin Aybara, signed by Team Jordan and me. You can't buy a shirt with this exact design. The auction ends on August 21st.
The Kindle Daily Post has an interview with me about STEELHEART and other topics. Also, Inspiring Insomnia is giving away (US-only) an ARC of STEELHEART. I often mention giveaways like this on Facebook and Twitter when I see them, but sometimes the giveaways are over by the time I compile a blog post. So if you want to keep track of things like that, Facebook and Twitter are the best places to follow me.
The most recent Writing Excuses podcast episode is another microcasting one where we touch on the following topics:
- How do you manage your workload?
- Are writing contests worth it? Which ones are good?
- How do you make it clear that the weird aspects of your world are done on purpose rather than just being bad science?
- How do you know when to take a break from your writing?
- What are your word count suggestions for various markets?
SF Signal asked me to name two or three authors I feel haven't received the recognition they deserve. So I had to keep the list short, but you should check it out!
Tor.com's newest THE WAY OF KINGS reread post covers chapters 27 and 28. Chasm duty, Horneater stew, and smashing a lot of rock with a hammer.