It's been a while since I've posted here, mostly because life's been too busy to slow down and do it. But a lot of news came out of the Tucson Comic-Con, and I've been delinquent, so here goes.
First, the con was great. The people in Tucson are the best, and the staff there really went out of their way to make sure we had a good location and a good time. Sincere thanks are not nearly enough.
The first piece of news we announced was that partner Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell and I are writing a trilogy of novels about Xena: Warrior Princess! They'll be published by HarperCollins, though we don't have a date yet. The first one's due in January, so we're busy scribbling. Theoretically, there's a Xena reboot in the works, which will be cool, but our books are set in the universe of the original Xena.
Then we announced my new gig as editor-in-chief of Visionary Comics. I'll also be Visionary Books division chief, and a partner in the company. I couldn't be prouder, or more honored. You've heard about Visionary here before, since they're the company that published the comics based on the great Deadlands weird western RPG (the one I wrote, "Black Water," was my first published work with them). The first release from Visionary Books was Jonathan Maberry's Deadlands: Ghostwalkers, which Visionary co-published with Tor Books. In 2016, Tor and Visionary will release my novel Deadlands: Thunder Moon Rising, followed by Seanan McGuire's Deadlands: Boneyard in 2017.
Marcy and I were hoping to have cover art for 7 SYKOS to show at Tucson Comic-Con, but we're still waiting. Publication day isn't far off, though--January 26. Brace yourself!
Our next public appearance--and presumably, our last for the year--is only semi-public. But if you're an Arizona librarian, we hope you'll come and see us on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Arizona Library Association's annual conference in Flagstaff.