Last week was Spring Break here, so between 3 kids and general chaos, I didn’t manage a Book News post, so this week’s is full of awesome! Remember, sometimes I add stuff throughout the day on Friday, so be sure you check back over the weekend too!
- The gals at Stellar Four take Gail Carriger’s new book ETIQUETTE & ESPIONAGE and break it down, Stellar Four style.
- Suspense author Dan O’Shea (and upcoming Exhibit A author) is at Sabrina Ogden’s blog talking about his first literary love
- Are you a fan of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series? Crime Fiction Lover’s got your guide to this wildly popular suspense series!
- Have you seen the cover to CURTSIES & CONSPIRACIES by Gail Carriger? —>
- Einstein was the luckiest SF writer ever, according to Tor.com
- I interviewed Debbie Viguié, author of the Witch Hunt series, and also MaryJanice Davidson (Queen Betsy series) at SF Signal
- It’s time for the yearly ALPHA SHOWDOWN at Vampire Book Club! Have you nominated your 5 faves??
- Tor.com has 5 nutty things about Stephen King’s upcoming sequel to THE SHINING, DOCTOR SLEEP
- I curated last week’s SF Signal MIND MELD on post-apocalyptic fiction and why we love it!
- Robert Jackson Bennett, author of AMERICAN ELSEWHERE, talks about writing strong female characters on his blog.
- The Booksworn is here! Check out this collective of authors which includes Teresa Frohock, Betsy Dornbusch, Kameron Hurley, Doug Hulick, and more. Seriously, it’s made of awesome.
- Writer’s Digest interviews Frank Bill, author of DONNYBROOK
- This week’s SF Signal MIND MELD is all about reboots! Necessary? Unnecessary? You decide!
- John DeNardo of SF Signal talks about suspension of disbelief in SF at the Kirkus blog
- Jeff VanderMeer interviewed Gwenda Bond at Omnivoracious
- Paul Weimer of SF Signal has some pretty awesome news! Get the scoop here!
- AUTHORS: Are you a writer of suspense/mystery/crime and think you can crank out a kickin’ short story? Shotgun Honey wants ’em for RELOADED: BOTH BARRELS Vol. 2, so go check out their guidelines and get crankin’!
- One of my favorite authors, Jesse Petersen, is the Event Chair for Oro Valley Relay For Life in Arizona which raises money for the American Cancer Society. This does, involve fundraising, and Jesse has decided to add a fun twist. She’s doing a raffle, and prizes include chapter critiques from publishers such as Pocket Books, Orbit, Samhain, private author meet and greets, book filled prize packs, and more! Most importantly, you’re helping out a wonderful cause, so head on over and donate! You’ve got until March 25th to donate, so HURRY!
- Paramount has acquired the rights for Nexus by Ramez Naam! How cool is that?? Here’s the deets!
- Sometimes the news sucks, and it’s with this in mind that on Wednesday, one of the greatest horror writers ever, James Herbert, passed away at the age of 69. He will be sadly missed.