Where to Get the Signed First Edition of Five Dark Fates

Hello, it’s me from two days before the release of FIVE DARK FATES! So obviously I am highly caffeinated and VERY disorganized, and I apologize for any lateness in posting this info. But for those who have asked, here it is! The definitive list of places and ways to get your copies of Five Dark Fates SIGNED

 

METHOD #1: Go to a signing, where I will doodle and personalize to your heart’s content. For details about where to find me, head to the EVENTS page of this website.

METHOD #2: Call and order a signed, personalized copy from any of the stores I will be at, before I get there. I will sign and doodle to your heart’s content when I arrive, and they will ship it to you!

METHOD #3: Get one of the excellent Five Dark Fates subscription boxes from Beacon Book Box or The Bookish Box! Alas, both of these I’ve just learned are SOLD OUT so I hope everyone who got one enjoys the excellent swag and merch!!!

METHOD #4: Nab one of the signed editions that I have lovingly scrawled in with many different colors of ink, from the retailers below. Will you get black? Red? Blue? Green? Purple? One of the rare bee doodles? Only one way to tell.

BarnesandNoble.com *signed edition available online only, while supplies last

BAM! *available in stores as of 9/3 and online

HALF PRICE BOOKS *available chain-wide, try your luck or call your local branch to check 🙂

Those links I listed there (except for the HPB one) will take you conveniently right to FIVE DARK FATES. I aim to please.

 

NOW FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF INDIES

*alphabetical by state, click links to visit store sites

 

ARIZONA – Mostly Books, in Tucson and Changing Hands Bookstores in Phoenix and Tempe!

CALIFORNIA – Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego and Chaucer’s Bookstore in Santa Barbara! *I ‘ll be signing in San Diego on 9/16, see Events page for details.

CONNECTICUT – Bank Square Books in Mystic! *I’ll be signing in Connecticut on 9/10, see Events page for details.

FLORIDA – Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach! *I’ll be signing in Pembroke Pines on 9/14, see Events page for details.

ILLINOIS – Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville and 57th Street Books in Chicago!

KENTUCKY – Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington and Crestview Hills!

MAINE – Bull Moose Bookstores in Scarborough and Waterville!

MICHIGAN – Schuyler Books in Okemos and Grand Rapids, and Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor!

MISSISSIPPI – Lemuria Books in Jackson, and Square Books in Oxford!

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord and Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith!

NEW YORK – Books of Wonder in NYC!

NORTH CAROLINA – Bookmarks in Winston Salem!

OHIO – Joseph Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Book Loft in Columbus and Jay & Mary’s Book Center in Troy!

OKLAHOMA – Best of Books in Edmond!

OREGON – Powell’s Books in Portland!

RHODE ISLAND – Savoy Bookshop & Cafe in Westerly!

TEXAS – Book People in Austin and Half Price Books in Dallas!

WASHINGTON – University Bookstore and Secret Garden Bookshop in Seattle, Liberty Bay Books in Poulsbo, Inklings Bookshop in Yakima, and A Book for All Seasons in Leavenworth! *I’m signing at University Bookstore in Seattle on 9/3. See Event page for details.

WISCONSIN – Boswell Book Co. in Milwaukee!

UNITED KINGDOM – Forbidden Planet in London! *I signed a bunch of bookplates and stock while I was there in June, so they will have some bookplate-signed editions! Which I feel are just as good 🙂

Go to any of these incredible stores to find the signed edition of Five Dark Fates while supplies last! Or order from any of them by phone or via their websites (best method varies by store).

And that, I think, is it. All of the ways and places you can get the signed first edition. I hope you love the conclusion of the series, and thank you so much for going on this journey with me and the Fennbirn queens.

 

Now I’m off to get more caffeine. -K

Oh Hey, it’s Been Almost a Year…

Yeah. I’m a bad blogger. That’s been established. So let’s just get this out of the way:

THE FIVE DARK FATES COVER IS HERE!

Oh the glory…oh the…Camden face

 

And a description, too, why not?

After the battle with Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Jules’s legion curse has been unbound, leaving her out of her mind and unfit to rule. Arsinoe must find a cure, even as the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist rests heavy on her shoulders, and her shoulders alone. Mirabella has disappeared.  

Queen Katharine’s rule over Fennbirn remains intact—for now. But her attack on the rebellion exacted a high price: her beloved Pietyr. Without him, who can she rely upon when Mirabella arrives, seemingly under a banner of truce? As oldest and youngest circle each other, and Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share, the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted.  

In this conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series, three dark sisters will rise to fight as the secrets of Fennbirn’s history are laid bare. Allegiances will shift. Bonds will be tested, and some broken forever.

 

The fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.

 

I am beyond excited for you to read this final installment of the Three Dark Crowns series. I’m also sad. And frightened. And…not done working on it yet. But it will come out on September 3rd, and I really love it. I love the cover, and the queens, and the familiars, and the island, and I’m going to miss it so much. There will probably be tour dates, and I hope you will join me at them and listen to me bawl. I have no information yet about any preorder incentives, but I am grateful for all of you who have preordered already, and any of you who do (links can be found on the book’s page here on the website), or who request it at your local library. Those things really do help an author’s career, and still really helps a series, even at the final book stage.

THE FINAL BOOK! Pardon me while I weep. There are so many things I’m going to miss about this world, and about this world’s readers. Fennbirnians, if you will. The fan art. The bookstagrams. The merch that I may or may not own too much of. BUT…maybe I won’t have to say goodbye to the world exactly…or not a complete goodbye. That’s very cryptic and I can’t say more yet, or anything for sure. It’s not about the movie though, for which I have no updates. Believe me, if I had any news about the movie that I was allowed to share, I would be SHARING IT LOUDLY.

Ditto for the Anna Dressed in Blood stuff (television, I think is the focus now). Fingers crossed, both projects are still developing.

Anyway, I really love you readers, and it’s been an honor, and I’m so grateful that you’ve come on this journey with Mirabella, Arsinoe, Katharine and Jules. And I’m going to stop now before I get too emotional before the book is even out. Geez.

In non-book news, we are still thawing out from the Seattle Snowpocalypse and I haven’t left the house in a week. This weekend I will neeeed a good burger and a pint of Guinness. NEEEED. The herd of pets are all well: Armpit McGee just had a bath, and we ran a DNA test on Agent Scully and discovered she is a Pow Pow Rotterman (Pit bull, chow chow, doberman, rottweiler. With low percentages of Australian Cattle Dog and German Shepherd.) Yesterday I made a frittata. It’s like, wild and glamorous around here.

Anyway, I’ll try to post more consistent news! Or at least, more than once a year.

Tell your mother I said hello,

Kendare

I’m Sick, and We’re Moving to Pickle Rick

Saturday, I woke up ill, and had to miss my plane to the Missouri Children’s Literature Festival. It’s their 50th this year, and I was excited to get back to Missouri, and honored to be asked as a guest. I rarely get sick. In the seven or so years I’ve been doing book events, this is the first one I’ve had to cancel due to illness. And of course, Monday rolls around, and I feel basically fine. This pisses me off.

So, if anyone was supposed to see me in Missouri, I am sincerely sorry, and hope to be asked back some other year. I had a presentation and everything. There were video clips.

Second bit of title business: We’re moving! To Pickle Rick! That’s what we named uursfitnessruimte.nl our new house. He’s green and a little bit yellow and sort of long, and he has a pickle ball court. The name was obvious. For those who do not watch Rick and Morty and have no idea what I’m talking about, this is Pickle Rick:

It’s from the episode where Rick turns himself into a pickle to get out of family therapy. Why aren’t you watching this show?

Anyway, we’re aiming to move at the end of April. If anyone has recommendations for ways to keep dogs and cats stress-free during a move, I’m all ears. Also, if anyone has pickle ball tips. Because I can’t have a court and not know how to play. From what I understand, it’s sort of like tennis, but smaller, and popular with the elderly. Prepare for many photos of me in a sweatband and a pickle ball uniform.

In the beginning of the month, April 3rd to be exact, just two days after Tyrion Cattister’s fifth birthday, QUEENS OF FENNBIRN comes out!  And, during my blog hiatus, the cover for TWO DARK REIGNS was revealed.

 

Just to clarify: QUEENS OF FENNBIRN is the bind-up of the prequel novellas ‘The Young Queens’ and ‘The Oracle Queen’.  TWO DARK REIGNS is a full novel, number 3 in the series of 4. Huge, sparkly thank yous to everyone who has preordered already. There are many cool Three Dark Crowns related things to come as the September 4th release gets closer. There won’t be any ARCs, but I’ll be at BEA/BookCon in May/June, doing something or other, and I’ve heard rumors of promo items down the line.

In the meantime, I’ll be finishing up Two Dark Reigns, one more edit after a huge re-write, then line edits, then final, final touches…then diving into book four. THE LAST IN THE SERIES I’M TREMBLING ALREADY.  Today though, I’m delving into a short story I need to write for the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired anthology HIS HIDEOUS HEART, to be edited by Dahlia Adler. My section will be inspired by his first published short story, “Metzengerstein” which I was horrified to discover I did not own. I have it now, and will spend the afternoon refamiliarizing myself with the text.

Also, I just remembered I own one of the soundtracks from Sailor Moon. So, that’s happening.

aaaaaand winter.

Fall has come and gone, leaving me with so many leaves to rake, and so many sad dog eyes staring at me because it’s raining and we can’t go to the park. Obi-dog and Agent Scully’s lives are, they assure me, the absolute worst. Also, BRB, I think I just heard Armpit McGee fall into the toilet.

Yep. But he’s OK!

Had a blast on tour this fall (thanks to everyone who came out and said hi). There were many highlights, but here’s one I won’t soon forget: finding a speakeasy in the back of a drugstore in Jackson, MS. I ordered a drink that tasted, no joke, like raw chicken. I sent it back. I never send anything back; I’m midwestern, dammit, but it seriously tasted like raw chicken. Katharine McGee and Jessie Ann Foley bravely tasted and agreed.

Also: stayed at a hotel in Austin for the Texas Book Festival and was plagued by nightmares and awoken at 4am by ominous loud whistling outside my door that continued off and on (and up and down the hall) for several minutes. Annoyed, I thought it must have been a bored member of the staff, and went back to sleep. Then in the morning, still unnerved, I googled the hotel and the floor I was on was reportedly haunted. Did I have a ghost experience? Can we just say I did, because I never have those.

THE YOUNG QUEENS novella comes out on December 26th in ebook:

And here it is in the UK:

I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the queens’ lives before we meet them in Three Dark Crowns. Speaking of Three Dark Crowns, work begins on the revision of Three Dark Crowns #3! Back in July, when I finished the first draft I tweeted that I thought about 60% of it was actually good! Oh how I look back on that tweet now, and laugh. And LAUGH. And then cry.

I’m staring down a January deadline in order to hold pace for our September release date, so I’m going to disappear down a writing hole and when I emerge will be pale, and nearly blind. I might pop out early if they decide to reveal the cover, or actual title. Until then, oh Three Dark Crowns #3:

Of course I say this to every book. Also, to every turkey.

The Skinny on Pre-Order Swag, Signed Copies, and Bonus Material for One Dark Throne

They’re so…PRETTY!

The Pre-order swag: It’s a deck of Three Dark Crowns playing cards! Some of the artwork is shown above. I can’t wait to get mine. I’m going to play all the rummy in the world. If you have pre-ordered, and are in the US, go here to submit your info and proof of purchase before 9/18 to receive a deck: Pre-order Swag

The Signed Editions: Okay, my intel on this is not the best, but you can definitely find signed copies around. Here’s a list of places you might be able to find them:

  • BAM
  • Indigo
  • Costco
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Target.com
  • Walmart.com
  • Some International editions
  • Barnes and Noble
  • BN.com

The Bonus Material: This is an extra bit of story featuring Katharine and Pietyr. It’s available exclusively from Barnes & Noble. They’ll sell these until they run out, but I don’t know how many they’ve ordered. They’ll also stock Signed Bonus editions until they run out of those. If you want one of these, go here: BN Exclusive Signed and BN Exclusive Only

Also, if you pre-order, thank you. I hope you love the second book in the series, and just…thank you. And did I mention THANK YOU? Of course I’m grateful for any and all purchases/recs, library orders, etc, but you pre-orderers are so impressively on top of things.

Ok. End of book stuff for this entry. Now let’s talk about my Game of Thrones sorrow. Spoilers ahead if you’re behind on Season 7

Seriously

Stop

Reading

Now if you’re behind on Season 7

 

That’s good enough, we should be alone. Alone, so I can SCREAM! You motherf*cking Night King I will have your stupid blue head on a pike for what you have done you stupid, mother*fucking blue-headed and did I mention motherf*cking? ASSHOLE. All I wanted was for Tyrion and Viserion to ride off together, just show their backsides to the rest of Westeros and go off to frolic, you know, by the sea.

But NO. You moronic, grinning, butt-faced Night King with your stupid blue head (You ain’t no Mary Poppins!) had to aim for the smallest dragon. The sweetest dragon. The dragon who landed on strangers and needed to be shaken off when he kept trying to get on Dany after he was too big. And now you must die. I mean, you were probably going to die anyway, but now I’m serious.

The only way I’ll forgive you is if you grow to love Wight Viserion so much that you turn your buttcheeks to the rest of Westeros and you take him and go frolic by the undead sea instead.

Rant over for now, to be repeated every time I see the MOTHERF*CKING NIGHT KING!

Waaah, Viserion! I don’t care if Jon is supposed to ride Rhaegal eventually. I’d rather it have been Rhaegal.

News Round-up, or, What a Crappy Blogger I Am.

I said I would update this blog monthly. Monthly! HA! I laugh in the face of monthly! Anyway, time and deadlines got away from me and all the big news I intended to post here was announced ages ago, so I’m just going to roll through everything I think I was supposed to mention. (I may have mentioned some already. But repeats? HA! I laugh in the face of repeats!)

How should we do this? Oldest to newest? Sure. Why not.

*In February (yes, February, for pete’s sake) THREE DARK CROWNS was optioned for film by Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, which I could not be more thrilled about because STRANGER THINGS! and ARRIVAL! and WOO! and AAAHH! I have no more news about this yet, but have spoken to some of the producers/execs and they are awesome. I’m just going to stay out of their way, help where I can, and let them do their awesome thing. Nice write-up here at Deadline.

*FOUR BOOKS INSTEAD OF TWO! Thanks to you, the readers, I get to useastaap.org write more Fennbirn books. I love you readers. Books 3 & 4 will be direct sequels, but I didn’t stretch the series further than was intended, I promise. ONE DARK THRONE still ends where it always would have. Now I just get to tell the after. Did I mention I love you readers?

*PLUS NOVELLA! In December, an ebook novella titled THE YOUNG QUEENS will arrive for any of you who are curious about the sisters’ childhood, their birth and their separation. Available for pre-order anywhere ebooks are sold, and also behind the link 🙂

*SIGNED ONE DARK THRONE and SPECIAL EDITION! I’m signing my wrists away and using many different colored pens for the signed edition of One Dark Throne. And Barnes and Noble will stock a special edition featuring an extra chapter! There are many details about this (the hows and wheres and whatnots) so I’ll write up an actual post explaining better soon. Or in 2 months. You know how I am.

*STARRED REVIEW from KIRKUS for ONE DARK THRONE! I just about fell over reading this review. I think my favorite part was “…already pitch-black tale shades even darker, as the queens’ cruel contest piles up an escalating (and grisly) body count.” MUAHAHA…HA. Read the full review here.

And that’s it for now! More to come, like perhaps pre-order bonuses, tour dates, and dare I say more stories. I’ll try to be better at updates. For now, enjoy this fine photo of Dylan Captain Morganing through Hawaii.

Yarr, fish ahoy! Yarr!

Minor news, with bigger news to follow, and Happy Birthday, old horse!

I was waiting to blog this month because there are some cool things in the mix for the Three Dark Crowns series that are yet to be announced. BUT! If I don’t blog now I’ll miss February, plus I need something to do for like twenty minutes before I can feed my pack their lunch and fix myself my daily cup of coffee, so here I am. I’ll just have to save the news for March. But it’s rad. And I want to talk about it. Now.

But I won’t. Restraint. It’s the name of the game.

ONE DARK THRONE got a nifty cover reveal over on the official series Facebook page. And oh! It got an official series Facebook page! Have you liked and followed it? I wholeheartedly recommend that you do, because it sounds like they have some excellent plans: announcements and quizzes and special content. My lovely webdesigner Rachel also added a One Dark Throne page to the site here, complete with pre-order links if you are so inclined (and for those of you who have asked, there have been rumblings about a pre-order campaign but I’m not sure yet. Save your receipts to be safe. Also THANK YOU!).

And I got a sneak peek at the UK cover (I’m thinking there will only be one this time) and it is lovely.

On a personal note, I’d like to wish my horse Lassie a very happy birthday. February 25th will mark her golden birthday, and on such a big occasion, I had to send her something special. So I sent her a box of cannoli made for horses. She’s an old lady horse now, but to me she will always be a baby. And a jerk. Oh, how she bites me.

And on a strange personal note, my parents found my old adoption paperwork and discovered my original name. k81 2097. Which I think sounds fantastic. Like I’m a cyborg. Henceforth I shall be called The k81, and if I ask you if you have seen this boy, you should run.

Now to feed the pack! And I hope to be able to blog next month with news!

Naked Cats, Release Date, and WTF 2016?

2016, you’re finally over. I knew there was a reason I didn’t like even numbers. I talked to my mom on New Year’s Eve and mentioned how glad I was the year was over, and she very sweetly asked “Why? Is it Trump?” And I wanted to say, “well sure but also remember that time you tried to kill yourself?” but honestly I think she’s blocked most of that out, and that’s fine, she’s doing much better now and I have appreciated all of the kind thoughts that came in after my last post and I apologize for this run-on sentence.

I didn’t need to tell her that celebrity deaths also sucked, and nor do I need to tell anyone else, but I will mention the one that affected me the most, and that was Alan Rickman. My adoration started with Sense and Sensibility and I never really got over it.

Admit it, that’s a sexy little hat

But, despite an air of relief that the year was ending, the holidays around here were pleasant. I made Giada DeLaurentis’s lobster linguini and standing rib roast, plus fennel, which we’d never had and discovered we’d rather just have celery. I received a very cool set of gifts from my serial killer-studying pal: a weaving made from one of my favorite chapters of Anna Dressed in Blood, and a crow sculpture made entirely of graphite so the whole thing is a pencil.

Dylan has named him Cro-seph

And last but certainly not least, we got a new baby. A five month old sphynx kitten named Armpit McGee:

 

He has no fur, and needs many bathings and face and ear cleanings, and sure, sometimes it feels like there’s an uncooked chicken running across my living room, but we adore him.

In writing world: edits on ONE DARK THRONE are nearly done, and we have a release date: September 19th, 2017 !! It’s available for pre-order already, and some of you have already ordered, which blows my mind. A million times, thank you. More news to come soon.

And I’m going to Chicago to chat with Veronica Roth about her new book CARVE THE MARK: February 9th at 7pm, Community Christian Church, hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop. It’s ticketed, and we’ll both sign after, I think.

Three Dark Crowns popped up on the NYT list again yesterday, print(#3!) and ebook(#2!), so that was awesome. Thank you to those of you who have given it a whirl.

And that’s my month. Keep on, keepin’ on.

A Season of Downs and Ups

I’m fairly crappy at keeping this place updated, but over the years I have done my best to post one new entry per month. A record for myself, if nothing else, of what the hell was going on. I haven’t posted an entry since July. Here’s why.

In August, my mom tried to commit suicide. She had been struggling with a fairly rapid onset of anxiety disorder since the spring. I’d been trying to help her, having some experience with anxiety myself. For a brief rundown, see this post I wrote for Psychology Today.

When I wrote that, I didn’t know we were a few weeks away from my mom overdosing, and my family in the ICU for 40 hours waiting for her to stop convulsing and die. She hadn’t meant to do it. Not really. She wanted to get our attention (even though she already had it, the anxiety convinced her she needed more. Such is the nature of that beast.). I cried and laughed bitterly to Dylan that my mom had accidentally killed herself. Bitter laughter, bitter tears. Four in the morning waiting by the phone half a country away while my dad and my brother and all my childhood friends camped out in the ICU. Five am watching Philadelphia on HBO which would have made me cry on a normal day (especially those songs, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, damn you and your sick mournful beats).

But my mom didn’t die. Sometime in the night they intubated and put her under, and 40 hours later they brought her back up, and she opened her eyes. The tough old bird came out of it with no lasting damage (a fricking miracle!), and I flew home to make sure she was placed in proper inpatient care. She wanted us to put her into a nursing home. She didn’t think she could ever get better. We knew that she could.

Fast forward six weeks, and by the time I was set to go on book tour, my mom was on her way back. We were, and are, cautiously optimistic. Her medication is working well, and it is good to hear her laugh again, and smart off again, and be a big sarcastic butthole again like I’m used to.

This beast of Generalized Anxiety Disorder came on fast and strong. From fine and functioning to total collapse inside the span of a year. Our denial of how bad it had gotten, and some of our unfamiliarity with the disorder didn’t help. But we know what to watch for now, and because of her experiences, a friend who also struggled with anxiety went to get treatment, so, silver linings, I guess. This season was almost much, much worse.

In the midst of this, I was gearing up for the release of Three Dark Crowns, pasting on my author’s smile (which is usually, seriously, quite genuine). And then it was in the world, and it debuted at #2 on the New York Times Bestsellers list (#5 on ebook!) and then I was on the road, hanging with incredible authors like Lauren Oliver, Zac Brewer, M.E. Girard, Renee Ahdieh (I think I had five panels with Renee this season!) and so many more. 3DC hung out on the list for six weeks, and continues on the national Indie list. Thank you to everyone who helped to put it there. It’s surreal, and to say I’m grateful for all of these things doesn’t quite cut it.

So there’s the ups. And they were big ups, after a big down. We came close. The fight continues. I apologize for the hiatus here. The plan is to return to normal now.  Smartassery and raucous dogs. Monthly posts. The sweetest co-writing cat in the world. And Lauren Oliver told me about a way to prepare a whole duck so I am totally doing that for Thanksgiving.

This is likely all I will say about this. I’m hesitant to post it, but I wrote that article about not being ashamed of anxiety disorders and I meant it, so a-posting I will go.

Crows, crows, crows! And reviews.

Crows, crows, crows! Is what I call out when I’m setting out their morning food. Not terribly original, I know. But they’re hard to name. They all look the same only slightly different sizes. In my head I call them Cro-heme, Cro-tein Shake, and Theodore Cro-sevelt, because I hate that stupid Geico weightlifter commercial.

They are out of the nest now, and eating our offerings on the regular. We have good luck with unsalted peanuts in shell and goldfish crackers my mom bought but didn’t eat. Oh no, she said, I want the regular goldfish, not the flavor-blasted. Well, I bought both, and she proceeded to scarf down the flavor-blasted and left me with bland, plain goldfish crackers! But I digress. The crows also enjoy tater tots, and certain lunch meat. They are picky about cheese. I’m eager to try giving them eggs, but if they ignore them then I have to go clean the yard before the dogs get to it and that sounds gross.

On to bookish stuff: THREE DARK CROWNS has received three positive trade reviews. Two with stars. That’s nuts! Plus many excellent blurbs.  I’ll get the Three Dark Crowns page updated soon, and Harper has already gotten them up on the Amazon page. Well, not the Booklist one, yet.

Three positive trade reviews. I feel very lucky. And like I paid someone off and just don’t remember doing it. But, there will be many bad reviews as well. Bad reviews that I hope sound like this: This book is not even a book! I couldn’t stand a single page and after I closed it I pooped on it! NO STARS!

That’s right. I want to get a no stars review from the Brita Water guy.

For those of you who don’t know, I read reviews of my own books. This is something that many writers manage to not do, as it can be quite unhealthy, like constantly refreshing your Amazon ranking (which I also do). Buuut, I can’t stop. Reviews are the Ennis to my Jack: I can’t quit them. Even if it is true that the right bad review on the wrong day can leave me shuffling around my house in mismatched socks asking the cat if he’s seen the last half of my sandwich. It’s all part of the process.

In two weeks, I’m off to GeekyCon, then back home until late September. My full schedule is up on the events page. I am having a launch gathering at University Bookstore in Seattle on 9/22. There will be cupcakes. Three flavors, one for each queen, and also just because I want to eat three different cupcakes. If you can’t be there but would like a book signed, call the store and they will make sure I sign and doodle. If you aren’t local, they will ship. All of the stores on the tour will ship, I imagine.

Thank you to anyone who comes out and sees us on tour. And as ever, a huge thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered Three Dark Crowns already. I thank you, my publisher thanks you, and Obi-dog thanks you, too, because he has to be involved in everything the little nose-beast. We are all very, very grateful.