Last day of March. On Tuesday of this coming week, April 3, we will be exactly 13 weeks away from the July 3 release of THIEFTAKER. I’m sure that sounds far away to you, but I have been waiting for this for a long, long time, and to me it’s getting tantalizingly close. I’m starting to plan a signing tour through the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. I’m working up plans for a blog tour. I’m sending out review copies and getting the book on the radar of friends, colleagues, booksellers, and critics. I’m having postcards made — I should have them in time for Marcon next weekend. I’m also working on having Thieftaker t-shirts made. I hope to be selling them (and giving away a few) later this spring.
In short, that July 3 release date (perfect, by the way, for a story that takes place on the eve of the American Revolution) is the professional focus of my entire year. I have an Ethan Kaille short story coming out in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show in another week or two. I have a second Thieftaker story scheduled to appear on the TOR.COM website in the weeks leading up to the book release. I have yet another Thieftaker story under consideration — hopefully it will be published later this year. And I plan to release at least one or two others on the D.B. Jackson website in the next couple of months.
So while that release date seems a long way off, things are starting to happen around here. I hope that you’ll check the website and this blog regularly. And I hope you’ll pay special attention to the author appearances page on the website. It’s going to be a fun spring and summer.