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Jan 19

January 19, 2016

My brand new Sin du Jour short story “Small Wars” has just been posted on Tor.com!

Stephen King once described short stories as “a quick kiss in the dark from a stranger,” which I used to think was cool and mysterious and romantic and now realize is pretty creepy and stalkerish and actually kind of assault now that I really think about it. Yeah. Anyway. Authorial definitions change, is my point. How we define fiction and our work and ourselves, it’s a constant, frantic, Jarod-from-The–Pretender-which-was-a-really-good-and-underrated-TV-show-in-my-opinion evolution. Take me. Ten years ago (Jesus, yes, ten fucking years)…

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Oct 20

October 20, 2015

An important message from an author (who is me) on the day of their book release.

I have a new book out today. It’s called ENVY OF ANGELS. It’s the first in a new series of books I’m writing for Tor.com Publishing called Sin du Jour, about a crew of professional New York City chefs and magic-users who cater events for the underworld of the supernatural. I do my best to make it funny and fucked up and unexpected and about people you care about. I think it’s pretty good. I’m writing at least three more…

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Oct 14

October 14, 2015

In which Tor.com reveals Goñi Montes’ amazing “Small Wars” cover!

[This was actually posted on Tor.com Publishing’s Twitter this Friday past, but as everyone seemed to be at one convention or another I thought I’d repost it, and I wanted it up here anyway.] This phantasmagorically amazing cover for my short story “Small Wars” was recently revealed by Tor.com Publishing and was created by artist Goñi Montes under the ever superior supervision of Irene Gallo and her crew. Check it out… I absolutely love this cover. It may be one…

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Oct 5

October 5, 2015

I’m pleased to announce I’ve sold books 3 and 4 in my Sin du Jour series!

Hey, folks. Big news today of which I am quite proud and immeasurably jazzed. It was announced on Tor.com that Tor.com Publishing has purchased the third and fourth Sin du Jour books, the urban fantasy series I’m beginning with them on October 20th with the release of ENVY OF ANGELS. What can I say? It’s fucking phantasmagorically amazing news. I’ve planned seven books in the series, each one titled after/thematically concerning a deadly sin, but was only initially contracted for…

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Aug 25

August 25, 2015

Publishers Weekly is hoping for more stories from the Sin du Jour gang! Read their review of ENVY OF ANGELS!

Hey, folks. It was a big weekend for me and for my forthcoming book, ENVY OF ANGELS, the beginning of my new Sin du Jour series with Tor.com Publishing. Most of that involved Worldcon (which again, we’ll talk about later), but one immensely excellent thing actually had nothing to do with the con itself. On Saturday my editor Lee Harris tweeted the link to Publishers Weekly’s review of ENVY OF ANGELS, and I couldn’t be more pleased. They loved it,…

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Aug 15

August 15, 2015

Read the first two chapters of ENVY OF ANGELS *for free* in Tor.com Publishing’s Fall 2015 Sampler!

Two words, folks: Free reads. This is some genuinely cool shit. Tor.com Publishing has released a 100% free downloadable sampler of their fall 2015 line, which includes the first ten novellas they’ll be putting out in print, ebook, and audiobook over the next several months. Check it… “Enjoy samples from Tor.com Publishing’s first ten novellas in the Fall 2015 sampler! Featuring Kai Ashante Wilson, Nnedi Okorafor, K. J. Parker, Daniel Polansky, and many more, this sampler contains exciting new fantasy…

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Jul 1

July 1, 2015

The ENVY OF ANGELS paperback is now available to pre-order!

Hey, folks. If you missed it, several weeks back Tor.com rolled out their Week of Cover Reveals, dropping delectable works of art for the first ten releases in their new, phantasmagoric novella line. Among them was the cover of ENVY OF ANGELS, the first book in my new series Sin du Jour. You can also click here to read a very cool interview I did with Tor.com about the series and the first book. The elevator pitch: The series follows…

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Jun 23

June 23, 2015

Kitchen Confidential: In Which I Spill So Many Beans About My New Series

Hey, folks. Over on the illustrious Tor.com I’ve given my very first in-depth interview about my new A Sin du Jour Affair novella series, which kicks off with Envy of Angels on October 20th. It’s an informative, entertaining, and customarily frank piece of business. I give more details about the world, characters, and story than I yet have. I also talk about food, being a hybrid author, and why and how I ended up working with Tor.com on this series….

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Jun 16

June 16, 2015

Plasmatic Fire: My Recap of Tor.com’s Cover Reveal Week

I haven’t felt what I’m feeling right now since 2008. Don’t worry, it’s nothing painful. I mean, nothing newly painful. I feel pain every day. I was a pro-wrestler for ten years. What do you want? 2008 was the year my first book, The Next Fix, was released by Apex. I was filled with that electric-current-over-the-skin, plasmatic fire feeling of the new, of pure possibility. Of course, then the book came out and took a dump and that feeling went…

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Jun 10

June 10, 2015

Behold: ENVY OF ANGELS cover revealed! Pre-order today!

Big day today, folks. Over on Tor.com they’ve revealed the phantasmagorically amazing cover for ENVY OF ANGELS, the first of my A Sin du Jour Affair series of novellas coming October 20th! The ebook version is now available to pre-order, which I strongly encourage you to do! Check it out! How sick is that? Seriously? Designed by Peter Lutjen, it absolutely encapsulates the spirit of the fun and darkly twisted world I’ve created in which food collides with the supernatural. From…

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