But first – it ain’t on the Amazon page for The Dinosaur Lords yet, but Claire "The Editor" Eddy emailed me today to tell me that the mass market paperback is due out in May, 2016!
T. REX’S BLOOD HUNGER CANNOT BE ASSUAGED!*
(Photo Credit: “Dino Blood Moon” by Billah Muhammad, from the Inhabitants of Burque Facebook Group)
Also we got a release date for Book II: The Dinosaur Knights: it hits shelves July 5th, 2016!
But wait! There’s more! So much more.
Because I just sent the manuscript for The Dinosaur Lords Book II: The Dinosaur Knights to Claire “The Editor” Eddy, rewritten as per her highly helpful editorial notes.
Yes, we’re going back -
But for what?
Only just a RUSH SECOND PRINTING FOR THE FREAKIN’ DINOSAUR LORDS!!1! Is all.
Can I get a mighty RAWWWWWWR!!?
Yes, like unto the proverbial bad penny.
So my Worldwide Launch Party for The Dinosaur Lords happened at George R. R. Martin's Jean Cocteau Cinema. And it was swell!
Every Man A Dinosaur Lord! And Every Woman A Dinosaur Lady!
(Photo credit: Greg Derrick)
I went up early on the train with my Friend and Companion, The Artist Known As WYLD, and we loafed around Santa Fe for a spell. Then we went to the signing and I had a Hell of a time. Thanks to all of you for coming out, and everybody at the Cocteau who made it possible! And of course, special thanks to my long-time friend Melinda Snodgrass for doing a masterful job interviewing me.
We still make a great team.
According to the suave ticker on my home page installed by equally-suave Webmaster Supreme Ron Miles, as I write this there are less than twelve hours till the senses-shattering official launch of The Dinosaur Lords!
Cool! But nope.
(Image credit: Dinosaur Cowboys)
But one week from today it’s my birthday – and an even more momentous occasion.
It’s the Official Worldwide Launch Party at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, NM, held there by the personal invitation of theater owner George R. R. Martin himself!
You may not be aware, but I actually have an Official Logo. And it’s this:
Look for the Blue Triceratops Head!
A few months after I started writing The Dinosaur Lords on my birthday (August 3rd, for those keeping score at home) in 2003, my late friend Randy Clark suggested I needed a logo. I decided there could be but one choice: my favorite dinosaur, Triceratops horridus, in a fetching shade of blue.
Yes, The Dinosaur Lords launches one week from today! RAWR!!1!
The postcards, visible at the top of the picture, arrived on my porch this morning from Tor Books, courtesy of my publicist, Leah Withers. The bookplate, lower left, and business card (front and rear view, lower right), came in last week. They’re done by my good friends Sara M. Harvey and Matt Schwartz at J & J Printers, Inc.
Ain’t they purty?
So, this happened:
A mere dozen years in the making!
Yes, it’s my very first actual hardcover copy of The Dinosaur Lords.
You may all now please to join me in a most triumphant Tyrannosaur Roar! RAWWWWWWR!!1!