S is Kid 2, KG is Kid 1.
So, while we are excited for the upcoming release of Iron and Magic, next Tuesday, I do have a bit of potentially, possible bad news. We really wanted the print edition to come out the same day as the E book but our awesome narrator, who shall remain unnamed (we want it to be a surprise) has found a mistake, not a typo really but we put the wrong person’s name in a scene. Now, the amazing team at NYLA was able to scramble and get this fixed in time for the E release, did I mention it’s June 26? However, this MAY delay the release of the dead tree version. We don’t know yet.
Also, there probably will not be an Innkeeper today because I am kidnapping Ms Ilona away to lunch and a yarn store in Wimberly. We will in all likelihood be working tomorrow and Sunday on the Diamond Fire novella but Brandi and I think she needs to take a short break and recharge.
That’s it, everybody happy Friday and have a great weekend.
Me: There is a massive wasp nest on our kitchen window. There are wasps crawling on it. And another one on the porch. I think we should get an exterminator.
Gordon, examining the wasp nest: Yep. You go on to the office, I’ll catch up.
Five minutes later.
Gordon, joining me at the office: Well, the wasp nest is gone. I knocked it down.
After I was gone to a hairdresser appointment for an hour:
Well, this explains everything.
You know how you take a few days off for vacation and there is a whole bunch of stuff when you come back? We spent some time dealing with all the cool and not so coll admin issues in New York, while visiting our agent, but we came back to more stuff. I swear, the emails are breeding. Gordon caught some sort of crud so I’m on my own today.
Business, business, business.
Okay, first things first. I’m supposed to tell you that Penguin Random House has a giveaway.
Boom, done. Check mark off my list.
Penguin Random House is also doing a cool promotion for KD with libraries at ALA. Apparently, there will be bookmarks with a code that will allow you to enter a giveaway to win two sets of books, one for the librarian and one for the library, so if you are a librarian interested in our work, please be on lookout for that.
On to Avon news, the new novella will likely be called Diamond Fire and because of the super-speed of the preorders, they are working up a cover ASAP, so we will share as soon as we have something.
If you are a member of IA Addicts on Goodreads, we are doing a Q&A there and answering all the spoilery questions.
As an aside, I just sent an “ARGH. Um… No?” as a reply to an email and Brandi somehow managed to turn that into a polite and professional message. Yay, Brandi.
Games: nothing solid yet; however, we might get a casual game based on Innkeeper novels. It will act much like choose your own adventure books on 1980’s, and when we have more info, we will let you know.
On the personal front.
Kid 1 is gainfully employed. Yay! That means we are watching Nyke, her doggie, for a little bit to let her get acclimated to her new schedule. I took a picture of the squad for you. We are missing the other grand-dog Artha, but other than that, they are all there.
As an aside, see that dirty floor? The office still hasn’t been fixed, so that will be on the agenda: get the office wall repaired, get it cleaned, and also get the replacement garbage disposal for the kitchen. I haven’t cleaned the house for a bit, so it’s badly in need of vacuuming. Also tomorrow is a physical and the closing with official signing of everything. Hopefully, we can close on the house and that will be that.
Well, I’m back to Hugh and the horrible battle. See you later.
We are doing some housekeeping on the website and you will see menu items moved around at the top. Please bear with us while we are getting our ducks in a row. We are trying to make the website more accessible to you and important things like free fiction and newsletter easier to find.
As an aside, I have learned this interesting fact: a fair number of people will either not click on submenu at all or will only click on submenu without clicking at the top menu item. If I had a dollar for every email we get asking us where our release list is – it’s under BOOKS at the moment – I could take Gordon and the kids out to a fancy dinner. 🙂 I know that website philosophy dictates that we do not make you click too many times, but I think we are going to do our best to do away with submenus as much as possible and just use the top menu pages as a way to offer the submenu choices. Submenus also tend to be awkward for mobile users.
So please hold on, as we are attempting to make sure that you have the least amount of clicks possible while still making everything visible. 😛 We also have some help in the office this morning.
If you have suggestions to offer, please feel free to comment. Or tell us a funny joke. It’s been deadline race here at Chateau de Gordon and we are all a bit crazed.
PS. I have typoed 9 times in this post. My brain is clearly running on fumes.