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An Update About All Signings

Hi All,

Well, that was no fun. At all.

After six or seven weeks of being put on a couch to suffer with shingles, I’ve finally come out on the other side. Mostly. I still have some minor vision loss in my right eye that my ophthalmologist is still trying to correct and I’m still fatigued. But not like I was and I am able to finally put in several hours of work without having to take a nap. So yeah, on the mend.

If you can buy it or your insurance will cover it, I highly recommend the shingles vaccine — or maybe the new vaccine that is being approved this year. You do not want shingles. Trust me.

In all of this, many of you have had to patiently wait for books, books that I wasn’t strong enough to pick up and ship out to their authors. Here is an update on that:

  • Jacqueline Carey: I sent her books a week ago. She got them yesterday, signed them, and got them back into the mail today. I should receive them sometime next week and I will ship them out immediately.
  • Tad Williams: Tad has had copies of his book for several weeks now but illness hit his household as well, setting him back. He has the books and he’s going to try to sign them in the next week.
  • Kristen Britain: The 20 copies of Firebrand that came in had severely damaged dust jackets, something I abhor. My book distributor is as we speak trying to get new copies or get new dust jackets. I should know more about this next week as well.
  • John Scalzi: This signing wasn’t late but I did see John for his signing. All ordered copies of The Collapsing Empire have shipped.
  • Timothy Zahn: This signing wasn’t late but I did see Tim on the scheduled date and he signed copies of Thrawn as planned. All copies not waiting on other receipt books have shipped.

All other signings, I think, have been completed if they could be. And we have signings with Robin Hobb and Terry Brooks coming up, not to mention the new signing I’m about to announce.

Thank you for your well wishes, your patience, and your love of books. I’m trying my best. And as I often say, this too shall pass.

If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section or send me an email.

Best Reading Wishes,
Shawn

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Update: Jacqueline Carey Signing

Hi All,

It has been a horrible last two months for me. As I’ve said before, I first got dozens of sores in my mouth and on my uvula. Then I got sick with a bronchial mess. And directly after that, I got shingles — easily the worst of it all. Do not. Get. Shingles. Ever.

The fatigue from the shingles put me in bed and on the couch for weeks. I’m still super weak. But, I managed to finally pick up copies of Miranda and Caliban, to ship to Jacqueline Carey for signing. If I don’t suffer a set back this weekend of some kind, I plan on flapping the books, getting the personalization post-it notes into the books, and shipping the books to Jacqueline for signing on Tuesday.

She is ready to sign. So I know she will be a great deal faster than I have been, that’s for sure! And then the books have to be shipped back to me for final shipment.

Just giving you all a heads up on this. Many apologies. If I were more than a one-man crew, I probably wouldn’t have lost any speed.

Shawn

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John Scalzi Signing The Collapsing Empire!

Hi Everyone,

Despite being quite under the weather with shingles at the moment — but improving slowly day by day — I am still trying to set up future signings with the best writers who are coming through Seattle. John Scalzi is one of those writers. He is one of my favorite SF authors, able to create compelling characters and powerful stories with few words. I admire him a great deal for that.

If you haven’t read him, his new book, The Collapsing Empire, is a perfect place for you to begin. You can read more about it on the pre-order page.

John is signing April 19th, so get your orders in quickly!

Hope you are reading something great!

Shawn