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A look back at 2015, with thanks

Firstly, secondly, thirdly, and all other numbers through lastly, thank you. Thank you for the emojis, commiserations, alcohol, hugs virtual and real, and all of the other countless ways you gave me boosts when I needed them this year. Holy … Continue reading

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Win a signed DRAGON COAST hardcover for donating to Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence

[UPDATE: I was hoping there would be no mass shooting while I was running this giveaway, but right now I’m seeing live updates from yet another one, this time at an Oregon community college. Whether you choose to participate in my giveaway, … Continue reading

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Daniel Blackland ARCs Giveaway for Planned Parenthood

Want to enter a drawing to win a complete set of signed ARCs of my Daniel Blackland trilogy? Here’s what you gotta do: Make a donation to the Planned Parenthood U.S. national organization or a local chapter, a key provider of … Continue reading

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Tacos & Tecate: Dragon Coast bookstore appearances

Hey, I’m doing a couple of bookstore events for Dragon Coast, the third book in my Daniel Blackland trilogy. Tacos and beer will be supplied at both events, thanks to my kind and generous publisher, Tor Books. And I’ll be … Continue reading

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FREE copies of Dragon Coast

Hey, you like to get books before anyone else gets them? You like them even more when they’re free? Here’s how you can get free advance copies of Dragon Coast, the third book in my Daniel Blackland series: GoodReads Sweepstakes … Continue reading

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R40

Last night I saw Rush at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles on the last night of their 40th anniversary tour. It’s entirely possible that it’s the last time they’ll ever take the stage like that and that it was … Continue reading

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San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Hey. You there. Come see me at San Diego Comic-Con. Here’s where I’ll be: Tor Books Signing, Thursday, 2pm, Booth #2707 There’ll be 50 copies of California Bones being given away and some copies of Pacific Fire for sale. Normalizing … Continue reading

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My dad, Jozef Louis van Eekhout, 1934-2015

My dad, Jozef Louis van Eekhout, passed away a little less than two hours ago from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He died in his sleep, more comfortable and calm than he’d been in months, thanks to the gift … Continue reading

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Santa Margarita Intermediate School

I had a nice Skype visit with students from Santa Margarita Intermediate School today. They asked great questions that showed their intelligence and imagination. My thanks to them and to librarian Jenny Todd and IT guy Mark for making it happen. … Continue reading

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Octopus Vortex

Lookie, it’s the cover of the German edition of California Bones. Looks gritty! Knochenzauber translates to “bone magic,” if Google is to be trusted. This is the first non-English edition of any of my books, so this is pretty rad. And … Continue reading

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