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Shipping Update: Brooks, Herbert, Hobb, Weeks, Williams

Hi All,

A quick update on the various signings that I have going on right now!


The giclee of Warrior double-signed by Terry Brooks and Donato will ship this weekend. If all goes well, Terry is coming over today to sign. Donato has already signed. So all I need are fancy and sturdy tubes for shipping these beautiful giclees and they will go into the mail as soon as I can get them there!


As planned, Brian Herbert is signing copies of that new gorgeous edition of Dune. He wrote the introduction for the book and I had enough of you ask for the signing to make it worth it. I am planning on visiting with Brian either on November 1st or November 8th. Details on when the signing does take place will be posted here as soon as the signing is finished.


Robin Hobb stopped by two weeks ago and signed copies of The Illustrated Assassin’s Apprentice. The books arrived quite damaged, with scuff marks and some kind of white powder on most of them. The powder will wipe off with a damp, soft rag. The scrapes? Nothing can be done. If you aren’t happy with your copy, do use the Contact page, write me an email, and let me know how you’d like the situation resolved. Either by some money back, a full refund, or another book shipped your way with the same possible issue.


Brent Weeks signing!

Yesterday, Brent Weeks stopped by to sign copies of his new book, The Burning White. This signing was great fun because Brent and his wife Kristi are lovely people. But the Trade Edition books were less than adequate and not up to my standards, more than half damaged even though they were shipped on a pallet to me. Like the Robin Hobb signing mentioned above, if you aren’t happy with your copy, do let me know via the Contact page and we can talk about how to make it right. Some money back, full refund, etc. BUT I WILL SAY THIS! Brent and Kristi did something to every one of these books that they are only doing on their tour. I promised not to share what it is. So you may want to hold onto the book because no other copies in this Trade Edition will have it. And

But that was only one part of the signing. There was that pre-signed edition with the Extra Signature Page bound into the book with Brent’s autograph. I received a phone call yesterday morning from the publisher notifying me that the copies I received might be all misprinted. Brent confirmed it when he arrived to sign, both of us super annoyed by this. I checked our copies and sure enough they are not printed right. Sometimes at page 110, the book skips to page 143. Sometimes at page 143 the book jumps back to page 123. And sometimes page 138 skips to 107. Orbit books is still trying to figure out how they are going to remedy this. They will either print more and Brent will have to sign more signature pages. Or they won’t print the books and I’ll have to offer refunds to all of you who ordered that Extra Signature Page edition. BUT I CAN ALSO ship you a misprinted book if you’d rather have that, since the error makes these kind of weird cool. Just let me know how you’d like to proceed!


After many months of trying to find time to get Empire of Grass signed, Tad and I will be seeing one another on November 16th. I’m driving down to see him with the books and getting them signed. Going to be a long 13-hour drive down and 13-hour drive back, but at least these books will get signed. Thank you for your patience in all of this!

There you go! Some good news. Some bad news. But I hope I clear up a lot of what is going on!

Hope you all are well!

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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,

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Signing Updates

Hi Everyone,

It has been a rough 2017 so far. The website died. I rebuilt it. Then it had issues as I’m sure many of you have seen with checkout. I got sick — never get ulcers on your uvula — and am just now getting better. It’s all set me back a bit.

Here is an update though about the various signings that are taking place.

  • The Heart of What Was Lost by Tad Williams – The copies shipped to Tad last week and should have arrived early this week. Tad will sign them as he finds time and will ship them back to me. Hope to have them back by late next week.
  • Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey – I have ordered the books and they are on their way to me from the publisher. Jacqueline is currently on vacation but should return by late next week. I hope to have the books to her around that same time and she will sign and return them as soon as she can.
  • Firebrand by Kristen Britain – I have ordered the books from the publisher and hope to have them early next week. Then I will ship them to Kristen who will sign them.

Last night, I met with Patricia Briggs and Anne Bishop and they both signed their respective new books. They will ship out tomorrow.

Hope this helps you all! Many apologies about all the website issues. I am hoping they are in the past. If you experience difficulty with ordering, definitely contact me. It helps me find the problem early.