Friday, December 18, 2009

Thomas Riley Is Here

Thomas Riley has officially and undeniably arrived. I'm kind of speechless right now, mostly because I now have a ton of work to do. If you could equate man hours into tons, well, I might have two tons.
Here's what the cargo ship parachuted in yesterday:

With that said, I want to thank all of my pre-order people for being so kind and patient. I know it was a long wait for some of you, but finally they have arrived and are on their way to you at this very moment.

Alright, if you haven't ordered a signed book, you can now have one shipped to you right away. Click here for instantly shipped signed copies. (Don't forget if you want them personalized please make a note of how you want it signed in Paypal.)
Click Here to get your signed copy.

And what's this I hear??? You have not enlisted as a Sky Pirate yet? The pirates have already gotten their first contest... so don't miss out.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

First Quarter Tour Dates


As you all know, I'm booking up 2010 with book related events. When I say I'm booking it, I'm literally booking every free moment I could possibly have. As of now I have one weekend off until March. So, if you are in any of these cities or events, come by and say hi. (Maybe we will have something special for you.) Especially if you happen to be wearing your Sky Pirate Flight Credentials.

So here it is... I need to name this don't I? If you have a suggestion on what I should name the 2010 US tour... drop me a line.

Also! I'm always looking for more dates, signings, events or whatever is out there. So if you have an idea, let me know. This list is ever evolving and I plan on filling my life with this stuff...

January 16
Huntsville, AL
Book Signing at The Bookstore 12PM-2PM

January 16 (Yes the same day.)
Atlanta, GA
The Mechanical Masquerade

January 22-24
Chattanooga, TN
(Speaking/Vending/Signing)Entire weekend.

January 30
Nashville, TN
Davis Kidd Booksellers
(Signing/local Launch) 2PM-6PM

February 12-15
San Diego, CA
Southern California Writers Conference
(Speaking/attending/hanging out)

February 20
Birmingham, AL
The Little Professor Book Center
(Signing) 12-2PM

February 26-28
Columbia SC
South Carolina Book Festival

March 5-7
Highpoint, NC
(Vending/Signing) All Weekend

March 12-14
Memphis, TN
(Vending/Signing) All Weekend

March 17-21
Charlottesville, VA
The Virginia Festival of the Book
(Speaking/Vending/Signing) All week

April 9-11
St. Louis, MO

Monday, December 14, 2009

Blog Post Burnout

So you need to know I've been avoiding blogs for the last bit because of a sickness called BPB, or Blog Posting Burnout. 32 Blogs, & 3 interviews in 30 days really put a damper on my need to give you a lot of new information recently. So, I apologise and with that, I'm officially back. If you have any desire to see my blog tour exploits, see the bottom of this post for the entire list with links.

The Books
Ok... I don't know what to say about the books. I realise that many of you have not gotten your copy and for that I can not apologise enough to you. I want to thank you for your patience and I promise the second I get my copies in I will have them signed and in the mail to you ASAP. Apparently there is a bit of a back up at the printing press and Thomas Riley is basically in limbo. The copies could arrive today (which would be ideal) or they may not arrive until... well, the information is cloudy. Either way, I know a lot of you have been asking and I promise I will get these to you as fast as humanly possible. Your continued patience is much appreciated.

The Schedule
Starting January 16, 2010 my life goes crazy. Crazy in a good way of course, but crazy none the less. As it stands now I have one weekend off between January 16 and March 31... I'll make another post about where I will be and I hope to see many of you on the road. So look out, Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville, Columbia and San Diego, I'm coming back!

Star Wars
I need to take a "non-book moment" and say that I saw Star Wars in Concert last night. This was the London Symphony Orchestra playing Star Wars music with the (In person) Anthony Daniels hosting the event. There isn't much I can say than it was actually and literally amazing. (Isn't it nice to be able to use that word and actually mean it?) If you were lucky enough to catch this two and a half month tour across the US, well, you know what I'm talking about. Here's a picture from my seats. Thank you to everyone that was ever involved in Star Wars, you have made a truly epic picture.

More Thomas Riley
You can still order signed copies of Thomas Riley HERE
You can enlist as a Sky Pirate HERE You'll get some pretty nifty stuff in the mail if you do so.

Blog Tour
Here are the links to each blog tour stop I made. Enjoy!