Attending Convention: LibertyCon

This one is a new one for me.  It’s been nearly fourty years since I was in Tennessee last, and I’ve never been to Chattanooga.  It’ll be end-June, June 30 through July 2nd, but I’ll be coming in on Thursday the 29th . . . which’ll be here before I turn around, the way things are going around here.

It’s sold out at this time, I understand, but I’m totally up for meeting people for a glass of iced tea in and around the convention space if (a) you’re in the area and (b) hadn’t planned on necessarily attending the convention per se.  If they have day memberships, I’m having a kaffeeklatch on Sunday, I love those things.

I’m looking forward to it.  Here’s the convention’s web site:

Attending convention: Readercon

I’m just delighted to be attending Readercon again this year, after having been away for quite some time.  It’ll be in Quincy Mass in mid-July (July 13 through 16).

(I’ll remind you later . . . hee hee . . . )

Here is the Readercon web site:

Book Launch event at the UW Bookstore — April 6th

I’ll be coming to the University Bookstore in Seattle on Thursday, April 6th; I’ll be there at 7:00 to read from my new Jurisdiction novel “Blood Enemies.”  There’ll be postcards, and bookmarks, and a somewhat hyper author (that’s me) just brimming over with excitement and delight, because I’ve been looking forward to this event for So Long.

The University Bookstore is on the “Ave” in Seattle’s University District.  (There must be, er, a university somewhere near?)  Come early and visit the famous cherry trees in the Quad on campus!  Or, don’t come early, but do please come.

7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6th!  Book reading!  Book signing!  Ecstatic author bouncing off the walls!

I hope to see you there!

“Blood Enemies” Audio Book Released

It’s narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, who narrated the previous six volumes in the series.  I’ve just spent more hours than I maybe should have going from place to place with my hard-copy and queuing up the audio book just to hear Rudnicki read this part, and this part, and, oh, can’t forget this part.  Also this part.  And particularly that part.  It’s lovely, lovely, lovely.  Thank you Stefan!!

“Blood Enemies” release day celebration on Reddit, Tuesday April 4th, 5:00 p.m. PDST!

Please join me Tuesday, April 4th, on reddit, for an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event to celebrate the publication of the seventh novel in the “Under Jurisdiction” series (The Life and Hard Times of “Uncle” Andrej Koscuisko, who is Not a Nice Man) with an online Q&A starting at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (that’s 1700 hours; or 8:00 p.m., 2000 hours, for you lovely people on the east coast).  (And 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday the 5th in Beijing.)

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S REALLY HERE.  And the audio book from will be released tomorrow, too, with Stefan Rudnicki narrating.  Oh, I can’t wait.

Okay.  You can lurk and listen all you want (they tell me) without a reddit account.  When the time comes, you go to, where you will find my event announced under the title of “Twenty Years Under Jurisdiction:  Science Fiction in the Grand Tradition” when I go “live” around 4:45 tomorrow afternoon.  You will need a reddit account to participate actively in the discussion, but I recently opened a reddit account, and the process was painless/free/non-intrusive/immediate.  For that you go to

Oh, I hope you’ll come.

There’ll be a reading-and-signing on Thursday the 6th at the University Bookstore here in Seattle at 7:00 p.m — for people who are interested in coming to an in-person event.  I hear there may be cake.  Also postcards (I’ve seen it, it’s a beauty).  And bookmarks.

I never thought I’d see this day . . .

(If you can’t make it but you’d like a postcard, send me your snailmail address and I’ll send you three (grin).  All replies to this post are reviewed before they’re approved, so I’ll be able to ensure that your snailmail address will not be publicly posted.  Or else, you know, it’s the fifth level for me, at least.  And I’ll remove any “escapes” promptly.)

Please join me Tuesday on reddit

. . . because I’m having an “Ask Me Anything” event to celebrate the release of my seventh “Under Jurisdiction” novel, “Blood Enemies,” on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of my debut novel (“An Exchange of Hostages”).

Shortly before 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Savings Time (8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time) I’ll be loading a blurb and a link that will be on the front page at .  Click on that link to find me!  Ask me questions!  Mostly about “Blood Enemies,” and the “Under Jurisdiction” universe, and The Life and Hard Times of “Uncle” Andrej Koscuisko, who is Not a Nice Man!

I’ll be there until we’re done talking (grin).  Looking forward to seeing you there!  (You won’t need an account to listen in, but you need a reddit account to participate in the question-asking.  I have a reddit account.  It was a painless process.  The URL for getting an account is .)

(Also, there’ll be a reading/signing “launch party” at the University of Washington Bookstore in the University District here in Seattle at 7:00 p.m. PDST.  But I’ll be posting a reminder/plea for people to come to that event on Wednesday.)


Upcoming events: Launch Party! “Ask Me Anything” on reddit!

It’s hard for me to believe, but the official release date for “Blood Enemies” is one week from today . . . Tuesday, April 4th.  I have two events next week to tell you about:  virtual (AMA on reddit, coming up Tuesday) and, er, actual? at the University of Washington Bookstore on Thursday, April 6th.

My AMA is scheduled for 5:00 local time on the 4th (8:00 EST), and I’ll be back with more details on how to find it.  I’ve never been on reddit, so please come and keep me company; I’ll answer spoiler-free questions about “Blood Enemies” and any other questions you may have about the series over-all or previous novels.  It’s gonna be a good time.

I’ll be reading and signing at the University Bookstore next Thursday, April 6th, 7:00 p.m.  Here’s a link to the event!  Please come!