28
May

My new novel, BRAVO, will be released 22 July by Mulholland Books (mulhollandbooks) in both print and e-format.

This is the second in the Jad Bell series and follows directly on the heels of ALPHA. That said, the novel serves as its own entry into the series; you certainly don’t need to have read the first to enjoy this one (though it obviously won’t hurt if you did).

I’ve no idea of any appearance/signing schedule as of yet. I’ll let folks know as I learn it myself. I suspect any touring to be limited due to a variety of factors. I’ll let folks know which bookstores to contact if you’re seeking signed copies.

Those of you who’ve read my short story, “The End is Never Pretty,” will have met one of the main characters already. Those who haven’t and want to… I’ll be posting either the story or (more likely) a link to the story in the next couple weeks.

You can pre-order the novel just about anywhere that sells novels (except at Amazon right now - for a very good explanation of the Amazon/Hachette dispute, I direct you to this very good post by Jim Huang ), much as you can, say, pre-order LAZARUS just about anywhere that sells comics. If you are told this cannot be done, I’d advise you to take your business elsewhere.

Cheers!

28
Apr
pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 28, 1926: Novelist Harper Lee Is Born
On this day in 1926, Nellie Harper Lee was born in Alabama. Harper Lee has published just a single novel, but it is one of the most beloved of all American fictions. In 1999, respondents to a LIBRARY JOURNAL poll judged Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird the “best novel of the century.”
Celebrate Nelle Harper Lee’s 87th birthday by learning more about To Kill a Mockingbird with American Masters' The American Novel timeline. 
image: First edition cover - late printing.

One of the finest novels I’ve ever read.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

April 28, 1926: Novelist Harper Lee Is Born

On this day in 1926, Nellie Harper Lee was born in Alabama. Harper Lee has published just a single novel, but it is one of the most beloved of all American fictions. In 1999, respondents to a LIBRARY JOURNAL poll judged Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird the “best novel of the century.”

Celebrate Nelle Harper Lee’s 87th birthday by learning more about To Kill a Mockingbird with American Masters' The American Novel timeline.

image: First edition cover - late printing.

One of the finest novels I’ve ever read.

(via cortexiphankid47)

15
Apr
If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story.
— John Steinbeck
28
Feb
25
Feb
mulhollanduncovered:

When terrorists attack the most famous theme park in America, one man stands in their way …
Read an extract from Alpha here. 

This is a book I wrote. As in most cases, copy does not truly explain what happens between the covers.
I had a lot of fun with this one. I kinda chased every cliche I could think of and then sort of tackled it, tickled it, and tried to see what it was hiding. This is the first of the Jad Bell novels. The new one, BRAVO, will be out in July.
Please, check it out. It’s now out in mass market paperback, and it’s available in all manner of digital formats.

mulhollanduncovered:

When terrorists attack the most famous theme park in America, one man stands in their way …

Read an extract from Alpha here

This is a book I wrote. As in most cases, copy does not truly explain what happens between the covers.

I had a lot of fun with this one. I kinda chased every cliche I could think of and then sort of tackled it, tickled it, and tried to see what it was hiding. This is the first of the Jad Bell novels. The new one, BRAVO, will be out in July.

Please, check it out. It’s now out in mass market paperback, and it’s available in all manner of digital formats.

6
Feb
27
Jan

Things that Speedbump 

Working on something set in an established continuity today, and I found myself grinding to a halt when I realized I was going to have to have words come out of these characters’ mouths. And those words were going to have to sound RIGHT.

So instead of writing, I’m reading again.

Which is nothing to complain about, really.