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Archive for July, 2011

New guest blog over at Genreality

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Live Twitter interview Thursday

Thursday 9pm EST is your chance to talk with me, @JAPittsWriter and win autographed trade pb’s of my urban fantasies on #sffwrtcht.

Come online and create a search for #sffwrtcht to follow the live interview.  Join in, ask questions.  I’ll be on for an hour.  Afterwards, Bryan, the host of Thursday night’s event, will post the interview on his web site.


Also.  Don’t forget I’ll be at Powells in Beaverton tonight at 7pm reading and signing Honeyed Words, the next installment in the Sarah Beauhall/Black Blade series.  If you are so inclined, we’ll have an open dinner at the McMinnamins there near the Powells.



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Upcoming Signing in Portland area.

This Wednesday evening.

Book Signing July 13th, 7pm
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005
(503) 228-4651


We will be gathering for food at the McMenamins Cedar Hills at 5pm for dinner.  Hope to see you folks there.

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My reading for Honeyed Words in the Seattle Times

Hey, I’m in the Seattle Times today.

There’s no picture in the online version for some reason.  But, if you can grab a copy of the paper, I’m on B5.  I’m in the background reading Honeyed Words, while Duane Wilkins is in the foreground.  He wrote the article about summer reading that includes a mention of Black Blade Blues.

If you don’t know Duane, he’s the brilliant SF/F expert at the University Bookstore.  You should stop by and visit him.  He knows his field. Buy books from him.



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Signing today for Honeyed Words

Just a reminder that I’ll be doing a signing today at my local Barnes & Noble.  I’ll do a little reading, take questions, and sign books.  I hope to see you folks there.


Book Signing July 9th, 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
Crossroads S.C.
15600 NE 8th Ave Suite Q1
Bellevue, WA 98008

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Oh, to be a cartoonist

Thanks to my pal Jay Lake, I find out that Get Fuzzy has my number.  Only, he forgot my mustache.

Instead of writing novels, I coulda been a purveyor of four-panel humor.    Who knew?

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Oregon Radio Interview for Honeyed Words

There’s this guy, Roger Nichols, who has a radio show in the Dalles, Oregon called Talk of the Gorge.  He’s an excellent interviewer and a funny guy.

I was lucky enough to do an interview with him recently, and it aired on June 21st.  Here’s the link.

I’m the second interview on the show that day.  The first author, William R. Forstchen has a paperback out about a world after an EMP blast in the upper atmosphere.  Sounds like intriguing post apocalypse fiction with a message.

My interview starts at 13:15 if you want to skip ahead.

I think I come off pretty well.  What do you think?

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Reading/signing Honeyed Words tonight at University Bookstore

University Bookstore
4326 University Way, N.E.
Seattle, Washington 98105
Tonight, 7pm.  Hope to see you folks there.

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Honeyed Words Canadian style. Let the interviews begin.

I met this really great guy at Worldcon in Columbus last year.  Turns out he works at an awesome bookstore in Canada called McNally Robinson.  If you’re near them, stop by and give them some business.


Chadwick, it turns out, is a big fan of Norse mythology.  I was pleased  when I found out he liked Black Blade Blues and even more happy when he wanted to interview me.  You can read all the gory details here.

It’s really cool when book sellers take the time to get to know authors.

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Honeyed Words contest winners week one.

Last week I announced a contest to give away two cover flats for Honeyed Words.  I’m happy to announce the two winners are UnravThreads (in the UK) and Elizabeth (in parts unknown).  I’ll be contacting you both by email to get a mailing address.

For this week, the lovely launch of Honeyed Words, I’m announcing a new contest.

The first two individuals to post pictures of Honeyed Words in the wild will each receive an autographed cover flat as well.

And as a bonus, I’ll send out an autographed copy of Black Blade Blues to the first person who posts a picture of both books.

Go crazy.

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The wild ox; strength and power.


Creativity; words, music, and art.


The troll cross; wealth and prosperity.


The sun; energy, honor, guidance.


Personally earned or lucky wealth and prosperity.


The harvest; patience and promise.


The chariot; journey and travel.

Note: This is not the real book cover.