Four News Items

This post was originally sent to my TinyLetter subscribers.

I have four pieces of news for you today:

FIRST: Today is the last day to get The Biographies of Ordinary People: Volume 1 for $1.99! This isn’t to say that I’ll never run a sale AGAIN, but I am not likely to run one for a good long time—so if you haven’t gotten your ebook yet, now is the cheapest it’ll be for a while.

SECOND: Thank you to everyone who responded to my “should Volume 2 start with Chapter 1 or Chapter 71″ query! The OVERWHELMING RESPONSE was start with Chapter 71, which is good because that’s also what I wanted to do. I promise I’ll leave a well-written note explaining the whole thing to people who haven’t read the first volume.

THIRD: If you are in Los Angeles on November 5 or Seattle on November 19, come see me read space-themed fiction at Marian Call’s SPACE TIME. The LA event will be at Kulak’s Woodshed, and the Seattle event will be at TBD, and both events will begin at TBD. (I’ll give you more details as soon as I get ’em.)

What is SPACE TIME? It’s an evening of music and stories and talks about space. (Outer, inner, emotional.) In the past there have been sketches and poetry and I’ve gotten to interview people who work at JPL about whether we’re going to put drones on Mars someday, and you should definitely come if you’re in the area.

I will also have paperback copies of The Biographies of Ordinary People: Volume 1 for sale, if that’s something you’re interested in. I have a special inkpen that I use to sign copies, HINT HINT.

FOURTH: I’ve been writing “what I’m reading” posts at Nicole Dieker Dot Com, and they’ve been helping me organize my thoughts around… well, a lot of things. I wanted to share them with you because I’m never going to get to meet all of you in person, but these are the kinds of things we might talk about if we did:

On Revising My Novel While Reading Meg Howrey’s The Wanderers, or: Books Are Supposed to Make You Think and Feel, Right? 

On Reading the News While Reading Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle

Thanks for reading. ❤️