Most triumphantly! And therefore, of course, also roar:
You knew this was coming. Hope you covered your ears.
I have not one but two triumphs to celebrate, and they are T. rex-mighty ones indeed!
1. Yesterday I paid off the mortgage on my house, which I bought in 1987.
2. I just a handful of minutes ago sent off the proposal for a brand-new novel – the proposed first volume of a Dieselpunk trilogy – called The Diesel Magi, to my Super-Agent, Kay McCauley, at the request of my editor at Tor, Claire Eddy.
And I am stoked.
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, 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.
That’s where, for the first two days I’ve been trying it, my pious resolve to follow my new tentative work/doing schedule – so I can start getting on top of things, you know? – has gone the moment I checked my email.
Today it’s because of this:
As I told Tor, the toy dino is a stroke of genius.
And now HOLY CARP MY TWITTER FEED IS BLOWING UP.
The phrase, “May you live in interesting times”may be a curse, but it’s never been traced to China at all. And the Pinyin character for “Crisis” does not mean “Danger + Opportunity.”
Cool story, bro.
… But that doesn’t mean there ain’t a lot of truth to those concepts.
The good news?