If it's Thursday, it must be Jeanne...
Before we get to the blog part of the blog, a few paid political announcements. New books just released by pals Kelly Meding:
and Molly Harper (something chick-litish from her):
All worthy of your consideration and $ so check them out.
Also, good news for fans of Jeff Shelby's Noah Braddock series. From Publishers Marketplace:
Jeff Shelby's LIQUID SMOKE, the third in the LA Times and Denver Post bestselling Noah Braddock series, (sold) to Benjamin LeRoy and Alison Janssen at Tyrus Books, for publication in Spring 2011, by Stacia Decker at the Donald Maass Literary Agency (NA).
Jeff Shelby writing under a pseudonym's STAY AT HOME DEAD, in the first in the stay-at-home dad Deuce Winters series, Deuce must clear his name with the help of a fedora-wearing midget P.I. after Deuce's former high school football rival turns up dead in his minivan, to Peter Senftleben at Kensington, in a three-book deal, by Stacia Decker at the Donald Maass Literary Agency (World).
Nice!! It's about time!
As for me, I believe there is still time to get in on the Borders Blog give-away for Chosen
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Did you hear about this?
From the New York Times
The novelist Janet Evanovich has taken her scrappy bounty-hunter heroine Stephanie Plum to Random House leaving her longtime publisher, St. Martin’s Press, after more than two months of negotiations fell through. “We’ve had a good relationship, and I truly am sorry that we’re unable to come to terms,” said Matthew Shear, publisher at St. Martin’s Press. “But it’s a negotiation like anything else and it didn’t work. And I hope it works well for her elsewhere.” Mr. Shear declined to comment on a report on Deadline.com that Ms. Evanovich had sought $50 million as an advance for her next four novels. Random House said on Monday that Ms. Evanovich had jumped to its Ballantine Bantam Dell imprint; it acquired the world rights to four new novels, including two Stephanie Plum tales and two in Ms. Evanovich’s “Unmentionable” series. Random House declined to disclose the financial terms of the contract. Ms. Evanovich has been with St. Martin’s Press since the publication of “Four to Score,” the fourth novel in her Stephanie Plum series, in 1998. Her last 11 novels have made their debut at No. 1 on The New York Times’s best-seller list, and her 33 novels have combined sales of more than 75 million copies worldwide, according to Random House.
75 million copies is a lot of books, but is any author worth $50 mil? What do you think?
As usual, my picture taking at ComicCon was lame at best. But I did snap a few costumes worthy of mention.
This woman was about seven feet tall. I assume she had elevator shoes under all those feathers and I didn't get a good perspective because there were about a gazillion people milling around, but it was something.
They had both one of the machines from Avatar and the Iron Man suit at booths. Pretty impressive.
And I took this kid because he had the most gorgeous face I've seen in a long time--okay, I'm old, but I'm not dead!!
This is the only blurry photo I have of the panel, Fang Girls and Boys:
Left to right: Rachel Caine, Chris Farnsworth, Chris Marie Green, Charlaine Harris, Richelle Mead, Me. Heather Brewer was to the far left and didn't make the shot. Moderator was Brian Truitt who did a terrific job. It was fun. Especially being in such stellar company,
I think that might be it for the day. Off to finish an article for an anthology called Whedonistas.
Right up my alley.