And... I'm back! No, it really wasn't my intention to go three months without a post here. But I was in lockdown writing Star Wars: A New Dawn and Star Trek: The Next Generation - Takedown — both of which are completed and with their respective publishers. There followed a week of unconsciousness — and now, I wake just in time for... San Diego Comic-Con?
But I can alert you to a variety of things. First of all, Del Rey has just made a free Sampler edition of its four upcoming Star Wars novels available for download. It features previews from my A New Dawn, James Luceno's Tarkin, Kevin Hearne's Heir to the Jedi, and Paul S. Kemp's Lords of the Sith. I'll post links to additional services as I learn of them.
Since I last posted, Star Trek: The Next Generation - Takedown has been completed and now has a preorder page up at Amazon. It was a blast to write, and I'll be sharing more details about it as time goes on.
Next up on my agenda is Comic-Con International: San Diego, where I will be signing all four days for Random House/Del Rey in the Star Wars pavilion in the main hall. I will also be appearing on the A New Hope panel with Lucasfilm and Del Rey's team, as well as Star Wars: Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni and voice actor Vanessa Marshall. I'll also be attending the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers' panel, where my last hardcover, Star Wars: Kenobi, is up for a Scribe Award. The schedule:
Friday, 7:30: Star Wars Fan Breakfast
Friday, 2-3: A New Hope panel, Room 7AB
Friday, 4-5: Del Rey signing
Friday, 6-7: Scribe Awards, Room 23ABC
Saturday, 4-5: Del Rey signing
Sunday, 1-2: Del Rey signing
Now, those Del Rey signings offer a really cool bonus: a limited edition Advance Reader Edition of Star Wars: A New Dawn, in paperback. These are available only at the booth in San Diego; don't ask for 'em, because I won't have 'em! But I will be happy to sign yours.
That is it, for the moment — though there's more news in the works, and some of my fall events are coming together. Hopefully it won't be too long until the next posting!