Archive for July, 2013

California Bones release date

Just got clearance to share release dates of my next books, which are ostensibly for an adult audience and are about wizards in a fantastical version of Los Angeles who gain their powers by consuming the remains of extinct magical creatures from the La Brea Tar Pits and other places, and also eat one another. These books are basically heist/caper novels with  magic and griffin skeletons and cannibals. I hope you like that sort of thing.

(Note that these dates are subject to change, just because the world in general is mutable.)

California Bones – May 14, 2014

Book 2 – Jan. 15, 2015

Book 3 – Sept. 15, 2015

These are hardcover releases, presumably with simultaneous ebook release, with softcovers to follow.



Update on future projects

Hello, people who would like to know about things. I believe there are a few of you, because you’ve tweeted @ me and/or emailed me, and the things you would like to know are this:

1. When is California Bones coming out? That is your question. My answer is, like, Spring 2014. The book is written and edited and is currently with my publisher, Tor Books, who are transforming it from a story and a manuscript to an actual book with an awesome cover and a sales/marketing plan and all that good stuff.

2. What’s next after California Bones? That is your question. My answer is, Book 2 of the California Bones trilogy. There’s been some discussion of a fast-release schedule, so rather than the fairly customary year between books, it might be less. Maybe six months? I’m not sure, things could change, but that would be cool, wouldn’t it? And then, after Book 2, Book 3 will follow.

3. Any plans for a Boy at the End of the World sequel? This is actually the question I get most often from readers. The only thing I can say to this is that, yes, in some form, at some time, the story of Fisher and Protein the mammoth and the weaponized prairie dogs will continue, along with new characters, such as Hunter and Guide. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

4. What else are you working on? There’s another middle-grade thing that I’m working on, when I’m not working on other things. I’m adding just a few paragraphs to it every day, but if I keep doing that with consistency, I could possibly have a first draft by the end of summer. I will tell you that it involves robots.

Thanks sincerely for your interest. Readers who are actually interested in my future projects are very much appreciated, and not something I’ll never take for granted. Anything else you want to know?




Comic-Con International San Diego’s harassment policy

Just as an FYI, here’s Comic-Con International San Diego’s harassment policy, as of 2012. I wish it were on their website, but since it’s not, here you go:

“Attendees must respect commonsense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Comic-Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership and pass of any attendee not in compliance with this policy. Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate a member of security or a staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.”

(Thanks to Lea Hernandez for providing a photo of the page from last year’s Comic-Con events guide, located by David Seidman, where this text appears.)