The Seven launch details

Cover by Jaime Jones

THE SEVEN is launching on the 20th April at Waterstones Piccadilly at 7pm. The event is ticketed and if you book in advance then you make me feel 100% less worried that nobody will come (it also helps the store to know numbers in advance).

The event is going to be chaired by my wonderful agent, Juliet Mushens. There'll be a Q&A, signing, and then leisurely drinks and chat afterwards.

 

 

Tickets cost £8 (£6 to Waterstones card holders) and the price of the ticket is redeemable against the cost of the book. Tickets also get you:

  • A drink
  • An edible cupcake version of the book
  • A doodle in your normal copy of the book*
  • A hug from me*

You can book tickets in store, through the website or by calling: 02078512400

Hope to see you there!

 

*Optional

 

The Malice: UK & US publications, deals, and giveaways!

A quick bit of book news:

The Malice comes out in paperback in the US and the UK next week! 7th March in the US and 9th in the UK.

There's a goodreads giveaway for US readers only .

And for UK readers, it's only £1.99 on amazon until the end of the month.

It also got a fab write up from Barnes and Noble on their best SFF books in March 2017 roundup.

And as I may have mentioned once or *cough* twice, it's on the longlist for the David Gemmell Legend and Ravenheart awards which you can vote on for free here.

Tea and Jeopardy 62 – A chat with Chris Lunt

In this episode, the splendid screenwriter, Chris Lunt, visits Emma in the tea lair. They discuss screenwriting, breaking into industries, ‘overnight’ successes and the benefits of beards.

You can listen to the episode on Geek Planet Online by clicking here.

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Credits for the sounds effects used in this episode can be found here.

The Malice is longlisted for a Gemmell Legend and Ravenheart award

I've already mentioned this elsewhere but just in case you hadn't heard, the longlists for the 2017 David Gemmell awards are up. I'm up for a Legend award for THE MALICE (for best novel) and Jaime Jones is up for a Ravenheart (for best cover).

Voting is free and only takes a couple of clicks. Here's the link if you want to get started.

Now whatever you think of my writing, I hope you'd agree that the cover for THE MALICE is fab and deserves some love. It features two suns, two swords, two women and a baby goat. What's not to love?

And don't forget to show some love for the Morningstar award for best debut too!

It's 2017: Books! Dates! Award Eligibility! Cake!

Okay, I admit it. I pretty much added cake to the title because I wanted you to read the post. But fear not! There will be cake of some sort at the launch event for THE SEVEN, which I will post about in due course.

Award Eligibility

This is nice and simple. Bookwise, The Malice is my only eligible work, and short storywise (or novellawise, if we're being precise) it's The Hammer and the Goat. Job done!

Oh, and the Tea and Jeopardy Podcast is still eligible for podcasty type awards (like the Best Fancast Hugo).

Books coming out in 2017

The Vagrant and The City (Novelette, ebook): 23rd Feb
This is set between books 2 and 3 of The Vagrant trilogy. It isn't required reading as such* but it forms a bridge between the two books and gives you an extra hit of the Vagrant, for those of you who want to know what he does next.

The Malice (UK Paperback): 9th March
A smaller, softer, perfectly formed version of The Malice.

The Malice (US paperback release): 7th March

The Seven (UK Hardback): 20th April
The third and final book of the trilogy! There will be some kind of launch in London hopefully involving cake, wine, doodles, hugs** and no loud music!

 

 

*But I'd really like it if you did read it.
**Optional.

Booknest's Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser

Booknest has assembled a super team of fantasy authors to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. There will be a lottery and two auctions, with a total of 100 signed and dedicated books to be won! If you are the kind of person that likes to live on the edge and wants to plunge in already then CLICK HERE TO BUY A TICKET!

If not, then details are below.

Booknest's Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser is a charity project between Readers and Writers.

One hundred Authors have pledged a signed and dedicated copy each, which you can win by joining (donating) our lottery, or later, our auctions. The money that we will manage to raise will then be donated to Doctors Without Borders (aka Médecins Sans Frontières).

You can join the lottery by donating £1 or more (£1 = 1 ticket. If you want to use another currency, feel free to do so. The conversion will be automatically done. £1 = 1.2€ = 1.2$).You have two weeks ahead of you before we draw the winners* on Tuesday 10th January.The following day we will hold the auctions** and keep them running for one week.

To see the full list of the 100 amazing authors that pledged a book to the cause, go to the Booknest website.

 

*There will be six lucky winners, with each one of them winning a random bunch of 10 signed, dedicated, numbered and with special reference to the Fundraiser, books. (6 winners x10 books = 60 books)

**There will be two separate auctions, with 20 books each (again signed, dedicated, numbered and with special reference to the Fundraiser)

Pete's 2016

2016 was weird. In terms of global and national news (which I'm not going to talk about here, I promise!) it was one of the worst I can remember and yet for me, personally and professionally, it was an excellent year.

Books that happened:

The Vagrant (US release)
The Vagrant (UK Paperback)
Landfall (Albion Online novel)
The Malice (UK Hardback)

A novellette that happened:

The Hammer and the Goat (ebook)

Other cool things:

This one! (Photo by Annie Czajkowski)

 

The Vagrant was shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award and it won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for best newcomer! Which on its own was wonderful but also led to my favourite picture being taken.

 

 

 

I was also pretty chuffed about this:

(For The Vagrant)

 

And, those lovely folks at Harper Voyager picked up my new trilogy, The Deathless. The first book will appear sometime in 2018 and I will talk more about this in the future…

Mushy moment

People continued to be generally lovely throughout the year, in person and online. And given the things we're not talking about here, I wanted to say how important that was to me. Looking forward to spending more time with you all in 2017!

Tea and Jeopardy Advent Calendar – Day 25

Advent 2016 day 25 in the tea lair

Advent 2016 day 25 in the tea lair

Merry Christmas one and all!

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Tea and Jeopardy Advent Calendar – Day 24

Advent 2016 day 24 in the tea lair

Advent 2016 day 24 in the tea lair

Day 24 of the Tea and Jeopardy advent calendar features a gift from the brilliant Gareth L. Powell, and of course there are singing chickens and even a spot of mild peril.

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Tea and Jeopardy Advent Calendar 2016 – Day 23

Advent 2016 day 23 in the tea lair

Advent 2016 day 23 in the tea lair

Day 23 of the Tea and Jeopardy advent calendar features a card and quite extraordinary gift from the fabulous Emma Vieceli, along with festive chickens and seasonal whimsy.

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