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Upcoming Events

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the-bone-flower-throne-displaySo I have some upcoming online events that readers can participate in. Firstly, on Wednesday March 5th, Bryan Thomas Schmidt will “twinterview” me, meaning we’ll gather on Twitter and he will ask me questions about The Bone Flower Throne and writing. Come join us at 7pm mountain time at #sffwrtcht and ask me the questions you’ve been dying to ask. Be sure to use the hashtag #sffwrtcht when you participate so I can see your questions.

Secondly, I’ve joined authors Stant Litore and Arwen Elys Dayton in a free book promotion called Fantasy Across the Continents, Fantasy Across Time. To enter, visit Stant’s website and sign up for his newsletter, and he will randomly pick three entrants to receive complimentary copies of all three of our books in US Kindle editions (so it’s only open to US residents). All three books are historical fantasy set in unusual times and places: 10th century Mexico, Gospel-era Jerusalem, and ancient Egypt. The contest ends March 7th.

Awards Season – Show Me Your Novels!

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The Bone Flower Throne - cover 8-16The good news is it’s time to prepare for award nominations, and hey, I have something eligible this year! If you’re planning to nominate for either the Nebula or the Hugo (or any other award for novels) I hope you will consider my debut novel The Bone Flower Throne. It’s a feminist retelling of the stories of Mesoamerica’s most famous cultural hero, Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl, told from the POV of his sister, Quetzalpetlatl. To learn more, and read the first chapter, head on over to the book’s page.

The bad news is that I was terrible reader last year (I read only nine books in total), and I didn’t read anything newly published, so I have nothing of anyone else’s to recommend. I feel very bad about this. But my resolution this year is to read more books, and this is the perfect opportunity to do some Nebula and Hugo reading. However, I want to read only novels, because I love novels, and it will help me accomplish my Goodreads goal. So authors, show me your fantasy and science fiction novels that are eligible for the Hugos and/or the Nebulas! Don’t be shy; if you published a novel last year, whether traditionally, small press, or self-published, I want to know about it.

In the comments, please post a bit about your novel along with links to your webpage or where I can download a sample/buy it. And if you know someone who published a SF/F novel last year, please prod them into coming here and telling me (and my readers) about it.  I would like to have a nice long list of stuff to keep me busy. Please do not post about short fiction, novelettes or novellas.

I’m very much looking forward to reading your stuff!

Note: including a lot of links could land your post in the spam folder, but I’ll be monitoring it to make sure all legitimate posts go live.

Bone Flower Throne on Scalzi’s The Big Idea

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the-bone-flower-throne-displayI got the opportunity to talk about my new novel The Bone Flower Throne over at John Scalzi’s blog, so if you’re curious about what inspired the story and why it took me four years to get it finished, hop on over there and give it a read. Here’s a little sample:

I’m an Aztec geek; whether it’s history or mythology, I devour it all. It’s a love affair that began in college and has taken over my fiction writing life. It gives me immense joy to immerse myself into that world, digging up the forgotten treasures and intrigues, and finding voices and figures my high school history and English classes never bothered to mention.

Like Quetzalpetlatl, the most famous woman no one knows anything about: the woman the gods used to ruin Mesoamerica’s greatest hero.

Ebooks Available and Eating Authors

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So, over the weekend, the ebook versions of The Bone Flower Throne became available on both Amazon and Smashwords. You can purchase them for the low price of $5.99!

And today, over at Lawrence Schoen’s blog, I talk a bit about a memorable meal me and my family shared in San Antonio this last summer, as part of his feature called Eating Authors. Be sure to go check it out, so you can find out why the River Walk posts signs all over the place warning you not to feed the pigeons.

MileHiCon Schedule

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MileHiConI’ll be attending MileHiCon here in Denver October 18-20th, so you’ll be able to find me at the following panels:

Friday 18th:

4:00-5:00 pm – Author reading: Hilari Bell/TL Morganfield (Wind River B) – I’ll be reading from The Bone Flower Throne and I’ll be giving away a free copy of the book to an audience member

8:00-9:00 pm – Autograph Alley/MHC Meet, Munch & Mingle (Atrium)

Saturday 19th:

11:00-noon – Researching Fiction (Grand Mesa B-C)

Sunday 20th:

3:00-4:00 pm – Border Crossing: Non-Western Fantasy (Mesa Verde A)