Spent the morning recovering from the parties from the night before and getting a Marcel Wave in my hair (ah la Annie Lennox). After that I liaised up with J. Daniel Sawyer my date for the evening (and the producer of the most excellent audio of the first chapter of Soulless).
Headed off to the Orbit cocktail party wherein I ran into many fantastic people including a whole host of fellow Orbit authors, a number of agents, and, of course, the suspiciously dapper Orbit team (who were very much “in da house” including Tim, Devi, Donwong, Jack, & Alex).
Returned to the hotel and went to the signing room to hang out with Ken. Only signed 3 books, but got photographed with a goat and tortured fans by switching name cards with Ken. “Why Mr. Scholes you’re not quite the man you were yesterday.” It’s the little things.
Then went for a very brief swan about the party floor, visited both TOR and Locus. The highlight was running into Lee Modesitt who actually liked my book. I had not exactly thought him my demographic.
CAKE in Space: Back from agent, but now I don’t have time for it.
All About Romance reviews Soulless. “The charms of the book lie in the author’s steampunk Victorian London (dirigible rides above the city are all the crack) and the detailed, but never info-dumpy way that she builds it; wickedly smart dialogue; highly likable primary characters and satisfying secondary ones; and a story that moves along nicely. All good. Really good.”
SPOILER ALERT! Amazon has posted Changeless cover along with blurb. Blurb gives bits of Soulless away so don’t read if you haven’t read the first book!
Blameless: Handed in!
Quote of the Day:
“I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.”
~ Peter de Vries