Mario is AWOL
Well, Mario dogged us again and is off somewhere in the Pacific Northwest holed up with Mark Henry. He says they’re working on a screenplay (god help us)—I say they’re probably lying on the couch drinking beer and playing…well, you fill in the blank.
Mario also informed me that he didn’t take any pictures at Armadillocon. Great. I realize he sleeps through most of the panels he sits in on (come to think of it, he sleeps through most of the panels he’s participating on, too) so I have very few Con pics to share.
However, we did meet one of our blog winners. Now, I didn’t think to ask her if I could use her name, so I won’t. But this is just to show you we really do give away all that swag we promise. And she can chime in here to verify!
Also, here’s a young reader, Brittany (I did ask her) and her mom with writer Joe McKinney
who chatted with Mario and I at panels and at the signing. It was a pleasure to meet them both.
Okay, maybe a little media news is apropos this week. Follow this link to Newsweek’s
Bloodsucker Beauty Contest. Piss poor selection. Where are Spike and Angel? I think I’d have to go with Brad Pitt. How about you?
In San Diego, there is a perpetual battle
going on over the seal’s in La Jolla. Long story short, some think the beach should revert back to kids. Others think it should be a sanctuary for the seals. I think I’m for the seals on this one. For now at least, they are going to be allowed to stay. Here are some pics I took when I was in SD for ComicCon.
And speaking of ComicCon—a confession. I talked with a woman who was interested in my books for her book club. Well, I have torn the house apart, and cannot find her contact info. On the slim chance that she may be reading this, contact me at Jeanne@jeannestein.com and I will fulfill my promise!
New fall show on the lineup: Eastwick
. Tagline: Lipstick Jungle meets Desperate Housewives set in Stars Hollow. Oh, and they’re witches.
Hmmm...Loved the movie and the book. Don't know about this.
For fans of the tearjerker Time Traveler’s Wife: ABC
is teaming with "Friends" creator Marta Kauffman and Warner Bros. Television to adapt "The Time Traveler's Wife" as a weekly series. Didn't see the movie, didn't read the book. Seemed too angsty for my taste.
Guess who won a HUGO
for best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form??Dr Horrible’s Singalong Blog, Joss Whedon
Okay, now for some blatant self promotion. On the 25th, Retribution will be released. If you cannot come to a signing to purchase the book, now would be the time to preorder on line at Amazon
or your local independent. All writers know the first week is the most important, so please consider it. Here is my signing schedule:
Tattered Cover HR
Aug 26 7:30 PM
Tattered Cover LODO
Sept 3 7:30 PM
Sept 19 3:00 PM
San Diego and LA:
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
August 29 2 PM
Mystery & Imagination Glendale
August 30 2 PM
has all the details. Any bookstore on my schedule will be happy to have me sign a copy for you. Again, my website has all the contact info.
If you’re going to be at Dragon*Con, here’s my schedule.
9/4/2009 7:00 PM Centennial I
An Hour With Charlaine Harris
An interview with dark fantasy and mystery author Charlaine Harris Charlaine Harris, Jeanne C. Stein (mod)
9/5/2009 5:30 PM Mont / Van
Vampires vs. Zombies
Authors judge the pros and cons of the living dead. Elizabeth Donald, Philip Nutman, Jeanne C. Stein, J F Lewis, Mark Henry, Allan Gilbreath, Mari Mancusi, Mike Miller (mod)
9/6/2009 10:00 AM Mont / Van
Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy?
Comparing and contrasting two similar but distinct genres Rosemary Laurey, Susan Sizemore, Jeanne C. Stein, Jackie Kessler, Heather Osborn, Mari Mancusi, Julie Kenner, Liz Maverick, Carol Malcolm (mod)
9/6/2009 7:00 PM Mont / Van
Mixing the supernatural and mystery genres. Jeanne C. Stein, Carole Nelson Douglas, Stacia Kane, Kat Richardson, Charlaine Harris, Mike Miller (mod)
9/6/2009 8:30 PM Mont / Van
Working the Graveyard Shift A look at the various jobs available to supernatural investigators and creatures of the night.
Jeanne C. Stein, Carole Nelson Douglas, J F Lewis, Caitlin Kittredge, Stacia Kane, Kat Richardson, Jackie Kessler, Mike Miller (mod)
9/7/2009 11:30 AM Mont / Van
The Future of Dark Fantasy Where does the genre go from here? Jean Marie Ward, Alethea Kontis, Jeanne C. Stein, Heather Osborn, Linda Robertson
DragonCon has signing schedules, too, but I don't have that yet. I'm staying at the Hyatt Regency so if you're in town, call.
See you next week--