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The State of… not Monday

Monday’s usual blog update will not happen, since I’ll be in Newport, working on Book 3, drinking Awful Awfuls from the Newport Creamery, and avoiding soaking up the sun. (I have a big floppy hat and a stern warning from my dermatologist)

Awful big. Awful good. Seriously, best milkshakes *anywhere*.

Awful big. Awful good. Seriously, best milkshakes *anywhere*.

I’ll be without internet access for the most part (yay for productivity, sad face for Twitter), so I probably won’t be updating again until after ConnectiCon. For anyone attending who would like to say hello, here’s my set schedule:

Panels:

Friday 1:30p – 2:30p: Worldbuilding in Fantasy & Scifi 101 – Panel 7

Friday 7:00p – 8:00p: Cross-genre Writing – Panel 8

Signing:

Saturday 1:00p – 2:00p: M.L. Brennan Autograph Session – Online Media Guest Hall

I’m really excited about being on these two fantastic panels – I only know that Michael J. Sullivan is on both, which will probably give him the distinction of being the first author who I publically geekspaz out on since becoming a published author myself. (authors who I publically geekspazed out on *before* getting published myself? Um… let’s not dwell on that list…)

Also, if you are going to be at ConnectiCon on Saturday? PLEASE come see me during my signing session! I’m really looking forward to meeting some of the great people who I’ve bumped into on Twitter and through blogs, and I can even promise some swag!

Emphasis on “some,” but still – check out what just arrived in the mail today:

Came out even better than I’d hoped for! Thanks, Moo.com!

Came out even better than I’d hoped for! Thanks, Moo.com!

My Generation V business card! They are actually very cool to hold – the perfect size for sticking in a pocket or wallet, but the cardstock is really nice and the picture actually doesn’t do justice to how well the cover photo turned out! I’m really happy about these. So if you come say hi to me at my signing, but either don’t have your copy of Generation V or don’t have the spare money to buy it that day (though my publisher is sending a whole BOX to the convention, which, let me tell you: pressure), come over and I will sign one of the cards for you! I’ll also have a few of the Ace/Roc samplers that has the first chapter of Generation V in it, and I’m happy to give those out to the first 25 people who ask me. (and, I cannot stress this enough: ask me *while I’m carrying them* on Saturday. You can probably ask me for the business card if you run into me at any point in the con, since I’ll have a bunch in my pockets)

Next time I update, then, I’ll be able to talk about Newport, hopefully I’ll have some solid work done on Book 3, plus I’ll be able to talk about my FIRST CONVENTION!

Remember – in my absence, please harass friends, loved ones, and random strangers to buy my book.

Yawning baby fox entreats you to purchase Generation V!

Yawning baby fox entreats you to purchase Generation V!

Weekend notes

Hitting the road this weekend for a trip up the New Hampshire. Limited internet access, and hopefully a chance to put in some solid work on the Iron Night edits.

Hope everyone has a great few days, and a few last links:

There’s an interview posted today over at SciFiChick.com along with a chance to win a signed copy of Generation V.

Plus a very nice review over at All Things Urban Fantasy — four out of five bats can’t be wrong, people!

So if you’ll have any free time over the weekend, wouldn’t you like to curl up and meet this Fortitude Scott guy that everyone in my links is talking about? Of course you would.

Baby black panther thinks you should buy Generation V. Who can argue with baby black panther?

Baby black panther thinks you should buy Generation V. Who can argue with baby black panther?

Five days to go!

Only five days to go, and things are incredibly exciting and busy for me! The very nice publicity rep at Penguin gave me a list of every blog that he’d sent an advance copy of Generation V to, and I contacted a bunch to ask if it would be possible to do an interview, or a giveaway, or some kind of guest post, and everyone has been hugely supportive and wonderful. So I have a lot of stuff coming up the pipeline (including some really fantastic interviews that were so much fun to do) over the next week or so.

Exciting stuff for today:

Check out the Top Ten list I did over at All Things Urban Fantasy. They are also hosting a giveaway, so if you would like to win a free signed copy of Generation V, check it out there!

Everyone should also check out Kirsten’s review of Generation V over at A Book Obsession. Four out of five butterflies can’t be wrong!

I’ll be posting again tomorrow, but for now — wouldn’t you like to pre-order Generation V? You know that you would!

Cross-dressing Data wants you to pre-order Generation V.  And you should.  Because he's cross-dressing Data.

Cross-dressing Data wants you to pre-order Generation V.
And you should.
Because he’s cross-dressing Data.