Did you know there’s only one week to go before Implanted is loosed upon the world?
Things are rolling along–make that steamrolling–and I wanted to briefly check in before I head to Austin for ArmadilloCon later this week.
I had a great time at RWA Nationals in Denver. It was intense, inspiring, and I left with lots of new contacts and things to think about. This is me (furthest on the right) and my New Mexico chaptermates having a blast:
When I got back to town, the amazing Fran Wilde put together a worldbuilding roundtable with a group of awe-inspiring SF authors, including me, Mike Chen, Malka Older, Peng Shepard, and Tade Thompson. Check it out at Tor.com.
I also got interviewed by the great team at Unreliable Narrators, where we talk about Implanted, the path to publication, and some of my influences. I had a lot of fun with their thoughtful questions.
Finally, early reviews have been trickling in, which is gratifying to see. Even more so since people seem to like Implanted! Special thanks to all the reviewers who took a chance on a debut author.
Hopefully one of those convinced you to preorder the book, if you haven’t already!
Yikes! It’s almost July, which means it’s almost August, which means Implanted will be a real book in just over a month!
I’ve been head down, hard at work on promotion and maybe a sekrit project or two, but exciting things are happening for the book launch, and this post is your one-stop-shop for all the appearances, readings, signings, and whatnot in the lead-up to the launch and beyond….
(I’ll be updating this post with the latest information and/or changes as we go forward.)
July 18-20 RWA Nationals in Denver, Colorado
I’m not on any programming, but will be there to learn and network with other writers who like to blend science fiction and fantasy with romance. Email or @ on twitter if you’d like to meet up.
August 2 UK Release of Implanted (!)
August 3-5 ArmadilloCon in Austin, Texas
I’ll be one of the instructors for Friday’s Writing Workshop. The rest of the programming is TBD
August 7 US Release of Implanted (!!)
I’ll be reading from Implanted and taking questions in a special preview prior to the official local launch party at Page1 (below).
August 16-19 Worldcon in San Jose, California
You’ll find me at Angry Robot related programming throughout the weekend. Email or @ on twitter if you’d like to meet up.
August 24-26 Bubonicon in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tentative programming includes:
Friday 6:30 pm – 55 Minutes with Lauren C. Teffeau
Saturday 11am – Victor Milán Memorial
Saturday 2pm – New Mexico as an Alien World: The Appeal of the Southwest [panel]
Sunday 2:30pm – Embarrassing Beginnings: Hidden Starts [panel]
September 6 Reddit/Fantasy Ask Me Anything – RESCHEDULED FOR SEPT 18!
All your burning questions about Implanted, me, or (just about) anything else answered! More details to come.
September 8 Reading and Signing at the Denver Science Fiction and Fantasy Series
Hosted by J. L. Forrest at BookBar in Denver, Colorado, I’ll be joined by the amazing and award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse where we’ll talk about Implanted, the awesome Trail of Lightning, and more. RSVP now!
This will be the official local launch of Implanted at the beloved independent bookstore Page1, Albuquerque’s number one stop for all things genre. I’ll also be joined by Rebecca Roanhorse who’ll be celebrating the release of Trail of Lightning. It will be fun with festivities to follow.
Rebecca Roanhorse and I are teaming up again for another joint-event, this time at ABQ’s other much-loved independent bookstore, Bookworks. Join us for an exciting book talk along the bosque.
October 19-21 MileHiCon in Denver, Colorado
That’s all for me. Stay tuned!
(PS… Have you preorded Implanted yet?)
Lots of things have been happening behind the scenes of late. Lots of writing (of course!) as well as editorial and administrative stuff to get my novel Implanted out into the world. But the busyness is helping to keep my nerves at bay as review copies are getting prepped and I start turning my attention to promotion.
In fact, I was recently interviewed by the wonderful people at the Breaking the Glass Slipper podcast, where I was able to talk about my influences in writing the book. I had a lot of fun with the questions, so be sure to check it out:
Finally, a few weeks ago, I was able to participate in the Jack Williamson Lectureship, which is held at Eastern New Mexico University every year. S. M. Stirling was the guest of honor, and luminaries like Connie Willis and Walter Jon Williams were in attendance as well. Fellow NM authors Emily Mah and Sarena Ulibarri, who is also editor in chief of World Weaver Press, were also guests, and it was just plain fun to hang out and talk shop for the weekend with other SFF enthusiasts in the community.
That’s it for me. Stay tuned!
I’m thrilled to share the news that Angry Robot will be publishing my debut novel Implanted, out this August. I’m certain the next few months will be an amazing whirlwind in the lead up to the release.
You can read more about announcement at the Angry Robot homepage. You can also check out the cover and read a little more about my story world over at SFF World. And if you are really interested, Christopher Cornell on the Unreliable Narrators podcast teased a few questions out of me a few weeks ago while I was on there promoting the release of the Abandoned Places anthology from Shohola press.
You can even add the book to your To-Read list on Goodreads if that’s your thing.
All that said, it is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to the next stage on this journey. Accordingly, there will be some changes around here, so I hope you’ll stick around!