Wednesday, September 28, 2011

THE SCORPIO RACES: events, art, etc.

Unbelievably, it is less than three weeks until The Scorpio Races comes out, which I guess is what happens when you have two novels come out in the same year. But that means it's time for me to announce a few events for it, including the launch event.

I'm really pleased to be doing my first event at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C., for the launch party. I'll be raffling off one of my paintings to the folks who buy a book from the store. This one:

The Scorpio Races early trailer concept art

It's 36 x 12" in real life. And features Horse! Racing! Action! Also, everyone who comes to the launch event can pick out an acetate frame from the Scorpio trailer. This one:

I know I'm not touring all over the world this fall (although it certainly feels like it) and not everyone will be able to get to one of the events, so I wanted to point out that The Fountain Bookstore can ship signed copies all over the world, and if you pre-order the book from them, I'll doodle in it as well. MOREOVER, I'll be giving away another one of my paintings to one of the people who pre-orders a copy of The Scorpio Races from Fountain Bookstore. So not quite the same as making the launch event, but not a kick in the eye, either. This painting:


Which is 11 x 14" in real life. And does not involve Horse! Racing! Action. But does involve Pony! Snaffle! Bit! Action! Which is nearly as exciting. And like I said, this'll go to one person who pre-orders from Fountain Bookstore (yes, international orders are eligible too).

The final thing I have to say about the events is that I'm doing a few in the Pacific Northwest right before Scorpio comes out, and they won't have copies of the book until the 18th. I feel silly not being able to sign Scorpio for folks so close to the release date, so I'm going to bring Special! Bookplates! to the events and sign and doodle on them for the folks who pre-order their copies from the stores where I do the events. Does that sound like a plan?

And very, very soon I'll be announcing my UK events. I still don't know where I'll be in the UK, but I know I'll be there from November 5-15th. And that will wrap up my events until late next spring.

Without further ado, here are the events. And also the song that I listened to about 1,000 times while writing The Scorpio Races. Well, not 1,000. iTunes says I listened to it 317 times. 

October 9th:
Portland, OR
Wordstock Festival

October 10, 7 p.m.: Signing & Discussion
West Sound Reads Event
North Kitsap High School Auditorium/theater, 1780 Northeast Hostmark Street, Poulsbo, WA
Please call Liberty Bay Books with questions 360-779-5909
details here:

October 11, 5:30 p.m.: Signing & Discussion
Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

October 12, 1:00 p.m.: Drop-by Signing (no discussion)
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle WA 98122

October 13, 4-5 p.m.: Drop-by Signing (no discussion)
A Children’s Place, 4807 NE Fremont St , Portland, OR 97213

October 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: THE SCORPIO RACES release event
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District Of Columbia

October 21, 7:00 p.m.: Signing & Discussion (ticket required)
Once Upon a Time Bookstore, 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, California
Details here:

October 22, 5:30 p.m.: Signing & Discussion
Children's Book World, Los Angelos, CA

October 23, 4:00-5:30 p.m. This is Teen Signing & Discussion with Jeff Hirsch, Maggie Stiefvater, & Cecil Castellucci
Mysterious Gallery, 2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, California

November 4, 7:00 p.m: Author Signing/ Discussion/ Q & A
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY
Phone: 631-588-5024/ Website:

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