Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Writing, moving, and talking about books.

Sorry I've been gone so long, folks. It's been pretty crazy around here. In addition to working like a dog on book two, this week I've had the untrammeled delight of moving all my earthly goods from one house to another. Moving sucks, in a nutshell. Do you have any idea how many books I own?

Anyway, aside from the general upheave, things seem to be settling down. My move is done, barring the last bit of cleaning I still have to do tonight. So for now I just have time to post a few, brief announcements.

1. I'll be down in Indianapolis at GenCon from August 15-19th. I will be doing book signings, panels about writing, and workshops. Plus, I'll just generally be getting down with my geeky self. (I'll post up specific times and places in a couple days. Stay tuned for that.)

I will neither confirm nor deny the rumor that I might be dressed as a garden gnome at the convention.

2. The online discussion I've been having with Orson Scott Card about Harry Potter has turned out remarkably well. By this I mean I managed to avoid making an ass out of myself in front of one of my favorite authors. Plus, as an added bonus, I got to defend poor Tom Bombadil from unwarranted attacks against his character.

3. There's a new Q & A up over at Subterranean Press. This interview turned out kinda different, as she asked me some probing questions about my geek heritage. So if you're a gamer, there might be something interesting for you there. Plus I think I might have accidentally flirted with her a little. As with all my ill-considered choices, I blame caffeine.

4. Lastly is part two of the Q & A I did with Straight from the Barrel. It's a little more serious than the Subterranean Press interview, but I talk about writing, racism, and one of my favorite webcomics. So there's a little something there for everyone.

And I'm done. I've got to go rugdoctor my apartment before I get any sleep tonight. Wish me luck.


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Blogger Hob Gammidge said...

Pat, once again, you give great interviews.

I love reading people trying to outfox you or be wittier than you. Then you pull out the moderately (and tastefully) sized guns and do your thing.

Great job. I can't wait for book two!

August 1, 2007 7:38 AM  
Anonymous Josie said...

Good luck with moving. I can't imagine what it would be like, as I have lived in the same house for all of my (relatively short) life. I can't imagine packing up all my stuff and moving it to a different location.

August 1, 2007 7:55 AM  
Blogger Mary J. said...

How will the stalkers find you if you have changed apartments?

August 1, 2007 10:51 AM  
Blogger Haplo Peart said...

Egads, if your book collection is anything like mine (I sense that it might be) I feel for you. I moved into my house 3 years ago last month and the library still isn't inorder. The combination of the number of books, the constant adding of new ones, and the lack of shelf space has prevented it from happening. Perhaps I need a few scrivs to come on over and help out! Ambrose isn't invited however.

August 1, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Will Kinshella said...

Um, great interview, not really sure I needed to know about the female hyena penis, but otherwise very humorous.

I totally feel ya for going after the interviewer though.

Gotta love redheads...

August 1, 2007 10:58 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Moving... with books....

Friends help you move. Good friends help you move bodies. Really, really good friends help you move even if you're a bibliophile.

I designed my new house with built-in bookshelves. Moved in three years ago. Still haven't got books under control...!

August 2, 2007 7:38 PM  
Blogger chris said...

so sub press is publishing something of yours....any hints?

August 5, 2007 3:01 PM  
Blogger Pat said...

No hints for now. I'll let them make the announcement on their own. I don't want to step on their toes....

August 5, 2007 3:23 PM  
Blogger SRH said...

Wow, what an intruiging blog by an author. Loved The Name of the Wind and have enjoyed reading your archived posts as well. Great interviews and such as well.

Hope the move was not too painful.

August 6, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger Mary J. said...

I think you made an impression on your interviewer... you are described as the "hot new fantasy writer".

As your designated stalker, I think I am having some jealousy/envy issues.

August 6, 2007 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You give the best interviews. So funny! I admire your ability to play it cool.

August 7, 2007 1:52 PM  

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