Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CITY OF SOULS edit letter...

...has arrived.


New Interview!

To celebrate the release of my first three titles in the UK I've done an interview with the E-Zine, Falcata Times, which can be found here. My interview starts on page 18, but this issue also showcases Charlaine Harris, Laurell K. Hamilton and CE Murphy, among others, so be sure to check it out if you're a true UF lovah.

Thank you to Gareth for the insightful questions, too. You're on notice, G. I'm stealing your name for a book! {wink}

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

So much going on -- a roundup!

My girlfriend Stacey and I have blogged about our Comic-Con experiences here (my panel) here (the C-Con sights - OMG!) and here (my own account - not as thorough as Stace's!). They're all on my message board, along with pictures, and I can tell you already that I'll be back next year. 


My story is called 'Remember the Blood' and I'm anxious to read the others. So check it out!

And please don't forget that Jocelynn Drake's first book, NIGHTWALKER is also now available. Want a new twist on the vampire genre? Looking for an epic far-reaching story, and characters to (literally) die for? You can buy it here.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Comic-Con itinerary

Here it is, in brief, so if any of you find yourselves in the San Diego area next Thursday, and are willing to brave the Storm Troopers, I can be found at the following:


4:00-5:00   pm                    Superhero Superfiction                                    Room 5AB

Superheros don't just appear in comics anymore. Authors discuss how to write superhero prose.

 Superhero prose authors: Kevin J. Anderson (Last Days of Krypton, Dune novels, Saga of Seven Suns), Michael Carroll (Quantum Prophecy: The Awakening), Professor Christopher Chambers (The Darker Mask), Vicki Pettersson (The Signs of the Zodiac series; The Touch of Twilight, June '08), Gary Phillips (The Darker Mask and High Rollers), Melinda M. Snodgrass (Wild Cards, The Edge of Reason), Caroline Spector (Wild Cards) and Doselle Young (The Darker Mask). Moderated by Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. 

5:00 – 6:00 pm                   Superhero Superfiction Autographing            Table AA5

 I also anticipate crashing Bill Willingham's after-party, and I plan on using my Mysterious Galaxy connections to stalk Joe Hill. The rest of my nefarious deeds must remain top secret. {G} But I'll take pictures this time. I promise.

Monday, July 14, 2008

New (additional) site!

Hi All!

Harper has gone live with my new microsite. I've toyed with the idea of using it as my primary blog as I (what's the word? Be precise, Vic, you're a writer...oh, yeah, it's...) SUCK at keeping a blog here, but I've come to no definite conclusions yet. I'm sure some of you have an opinion...

Meanwhile, monsoon season has arrived in the valley, something I look forward to every year as it means we're nearing the end of the summer...or at least that we're not still stuck at the beginning of it. Fortunately, I'm readying for next week's Comic-Con in San Diego (I'll post programming soon) and I look forward to lounging on the beach with la familia when not stalking Joe Hill, chasing after Marjorie Liu, having ice cream with Eldon Thompson, or discretely worshipping Bill Willingham. (Overt worship is totally beneath me.)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

German covers

My guess is that these say "THE FIRST SIGN OF THE ZODIAC" and "THE SECOND SIGN OF THE ZODIAC" respectively, to be released in September '08 and February '09. I'm extremely excited about the German release because these are serious, ravenous, demanding and knowledgeable readers. Of course, I trust Harper on the translation side, but if its half as good as what they've done with these covers, then I have no fear whatsoever. I LOVE these! Meanwhile, I'm going to have to get my husband to read my own books to me. His German is a little rusty, but mine is non-existent. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

July potpourri

Little snippets from my working world: I found out last week that Harper sold audio rights to the first three books to Yay! This is going to make my grandmother - to whom the third book is dedicated - very happy. She's been having a hard time with her eyes lately, so I love that she can now get it in this format. No word yet on when it'll be released, but I'm thrilled for a chance to hear Jo&Co. come to life, and I'll post that news here as soon as I learn more.

And I've been given the go-ahead to reveal the title for book4 (for some reason they won't let me keep calling it that {g}) so unless sales loathes and hates it, which I can't really see (I love it) book4 will henceforth be known as...

{drum roll please}


Now doesn't that sound bright and cheery?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


One of the books I treated myself to upon exiting my cave this weekend was Marjorie M. Liu's THE IRON HUNT. She's a cool chick and she's come up with a complex and compelling idea for a new Urban Fantasy series, and I can't wait to dive into this one. More, she has a fun (dare I say Lara Croft-esque) book trailer here, which only serves to make me want to read it more. Good job all around, and I can't wait to read this one.

Anyone else pick it up?