May 1st, 2008

books

happy release day

Laura Anne Gilman's (AKA suricattus) Free Fall (Retrievers, Book 5) hits the shelves.

The Cosa Nostradamus is in disarray; the Truce holding violence in check has been broken. Magical Manhattan is at war, and Wren Valere is left without her partner/lover Sergei, whose past loyalties keep him from her side just when she needs him the most.

Hoping to keep herself occupied, Wren takes a job— but what should have been an ordinary Retrieval instead forces her to realize that it is time to do more. It is time for the Cosa to take the battle to the enemy.

But she'll do it her way. The Retrievers' way. Sneaky, smart—and with maximum damage possible. What was lost will be found, what was stolen will be Retrieved. And this war will be ended, once and for all.

Wren Valere always finishes the job. Always.
books

brenda novak auction to raise money for diabetes

Beginning today: Brenda Novak's 4th Annual auction to raise money for diabetes research.

I was all set to post my link and couldn't find it at first because two days ago I was in the section for agent evaluations. But sometime in the last 48 hours my entry was made into a one-day auction, to run in 16 days (start time is listed as 05/17/08 09:10:00 PM PST), so save those pennies and get ready to bid. What do you get?

The Evaluation of a Proposal by Agent Jennifer Jackson at the Donald Maass Literary Agency, followed up by drinks at [RWA] National to discuss the proposal or other publishing questions. A Proposal consists of the first three chapters (up to 50 pages) of your unpublished manuscript, plus synopsis.

(I'm not adverse to doing drinks at another conference I'm attending if that's what holds you back from making a bid, though you can get the evaluation either way. My convention schedule is on my site in the sidebar under my client links.)

My thanks to Alison Kent, because I wouldn't have found this link without her post this morning.

You can also get a Tuckerization in one of my client Laura Anne Gilman's upcoming urban fantasy novels.

There are lots of non-writer things too, including hotel stays, gourmet food, winery tours....