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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in March

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in March! See who is coming to a city near you this month.

Steven Brust & Skyler White, The Skill of Our Hands

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Saturday, March 18
Uncle Hugo’s
Minneapolis, MN
3:00 PM

Sunday, March 19
Borderlands Café
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Friday, March 31
Book People
Austin, TX
7:00 PM
With Skyler White only.

Susan Dennard, Windwitch

Wednesday, March 1
Barnes & Noble
Bensalem, PA
6:00 PM

Thursday, March 2
One More Page
Arlington, VA
7:00 PM
Also with Jodi Meadows.

Randy Henderson, Smells Like Finn Spirit

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Wednesday, March 8
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 9
LoveCraft Brewing Company
Bremerton, WA
6:00 PM
Books provided by Liberty Bay Books.

Saturday, March 18
Village Books
Bellingham, WA
7:00 PM

P.J. Hoover, Tut: My Epic Battle to Save the World

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Saturday, March 4
Book People
Austin, TX
3:00 PM

Caitlin R. Kiernan, Agents of Dreamland

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Thursday, March 9
Savoy Bookshop and Café
Westerly, RI
6:00 PM
In conversation with C.S.E. Cooney.

Monday, March 20
Porter Square Books
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM
Also with Max Gladstone.

Thursday, March 23
Pandemonium Books and Games
Cambridge, MA
7:00 PM

Ellen Klages, Passing Strange

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Monday, March 13
Dog Eared Books
San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM
Also with M. Christian and Vylar Kaftan.

Erika Lewis, Game of Shadows

Monday, March 6
Vroman’s Bookstore
Pasadena, CA
6:30 PM

Wednesday, March 8
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM
Also with R.A. Salvatore and Sheryl Scarborough.

Friday, March 10
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM
Also with Aprilynne Pike.

Saturday, March 18
Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
1:00 PM
Also with Veronica Rossi.

Thursday, March 23
Powell’s Books
Beaverton, OR
7:00 PM

Erin Lyon, I Love You Subject to the Following Terms and Conditions

Saturday, March 4
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
5:00 PM
Authors on the Move Dinner – hosted by the Sacramento Public Library.

Ada Palmer, Seven Surrenders

Tuesday, March 7
57th Street Books
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM
Also with David M. Perry.

John Scalzi, The Collapsing Empire

Tuesday, March 21
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 23
Flyleaf Books
Chapel Hill, NC
7:00 PM

Friday, March 24
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA
6:30 PM

Saturday, March 25
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN
2:00 PM

Sunday, March 26
Book People
Austin, TX
3:00 PM

Monday, March 27
Brazos Bookstore
Houston, TX
7:00 PM

Tuesday, March 28
Half Price Books
Dallas, TX
7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 29
Volumes Bookcafé
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM

Sheryl Scarborough, To Catch a Killer

Wednesday, March 8
Mysterious Galaxy
San Diego, CA
7:30 PM
Also with R.A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis.

V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

Wednesday, March 1
Book People
Austin, TX
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 2
Blue Willow Bookshop
Houston, TX
7:00 PM

Friday, March 3
Flatiron Writer’s Room
Asheville, NC
6:00 PM
Books provided by Malaprops.

Saturday, March 4
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Crestview Hills, KY
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 9
Changing Hands Bookstore
Phoenix, AZ
7:00 PM

Burt Solomon, The Murder of Willie Lincoln

Saturday, March 4
Barnes & Noble
Bethesda, MD
2:00 PM

Sunday, March 5
One More Page
Arlington, VA
2:00 PM

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Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life ebook is now on sale for $2.99

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Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by PJ Hoover The ebook edition of P.J. Hoover’s Tut: My Immortal Life is on sale for only $2.99!* Read it now before the sequel comes out in February.

About Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life: Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life is a funny, fast-paced novel for young readers by P. J. Hoover which chronicles the mischievous adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C..

King Tut used to rule Egypt. Now he’s stuck in Middle School.

Granted the gift of immortality by the gods—or is it a curse?—Tut has been stuck in middle school for ages. Even worse, evil General Horemheb, the man who killed Tut’s father and whom Tut imprisoned in a tomb for three thousand years, is out and after him. The general is in league with the Cult of Set, a bunch of guys who worship one of the scariest gods of the Egyptian pantheon—Set, the god of Chaos.

The General and the Cult of Set have plans for Tut… and if Tut doesn’t find a way to keep out of their clutches, he’ll never make it to the afterworld alive.

Buy Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life here:

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events for April

A Shadow All of Light by Fred ChappellA Voice from the Field by Neal GriffinEvery Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in April! Here is the info on all of our upcoming author events. See who is coming to a city near you!

Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky

Wednesday, April 13
The Delancey – Writers With Drinks NYC
New York, NY
7:00 PM

Friday, April 22
Copperfield’s Books
Petaluma, CA
7:00 PM

R.S. Belcher, The Brotherhood of the Wheel

Saturday, April 2
Barnes & Noble
Norfolk, VA
2:00 PM

Saturday, April 9
College of William and Mary Bookstore
Williamsburg, VA
12:00 PM

Marie Brennan, In the Labyrinth of Drakes

Saturday, April 9
Borderlands Cafe
San Francisco, CA
3:00 PM

Tuesday, April 12
University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM
Also with Todd Lockwood.

Fred Chappell, A Shadow All of Light

Tuesday, April 12
St. David’s School – Performing Arts Center
Raleigh, NC
7:00 PM
Books provided by Quail Ridge Books.

Friday, April 15
Malaprops
Asheville, NC
7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 19
Regulator Bookshop and Cafe
Durham, NC
7:00 PM

Saturday, April 23
McIntyre’s Books
Pittsboro, NC
2:00 PM

Thursday, April 28
Greensboro Central Library
Greensboro, NC
7:00 PM

Alan Gratz, The Dragon Lantern

Thursday, April 21
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
6:30 PM
Tor Teen Night: Also with P.J. Hoover and David Lubar.

Neal Griffin, A Voice from the Field

Friday, April 15
Readers’ Realm
Montello, WI
1:00 PM

Friday, April 15
The Volume One Gallery
Eau Claire, WI
7:00 PM

Saturday, April 16
Mystery to Me Bookstore
Madison, WI
7:00 PM

Sunday, April 17
Arcadia Books
Spring Green, WI
2:00 PM

Wednesday, April 20
Neenah Public Library
Neenah, WI
2:00 PM
Fox Cities Book Festival

Thursday, April 21
The Reader’s Loft
Green Bay, WI
6:00 PM
Also with Patricia Skalka.

Leanna Renee Hieber, Strangely Beautiful

Sunday, April 24
Word Bookstores
Brooklyn, NY
2:00 PM
Also with Sunil Patel and Keffy Kehrli.

Tuesday, April 26
Barnes & Noble
West Chester, OH
7:00 PM

Wednesday, April 30
Morris-Jumel Mansion
New York, NY
5:30 PM

Glen Hirshberg, Good Girls

Saturday, April 2
Dark Delicacies
Burbank, CA
2:00 PM
Also with Joe R. Lansdale.

P.J. Hoover, Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life

Thursday, April 21
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
6:30 PM
Tor Teen Night: Also with Alan Gratz and David Lubar.

David Lubar, Character, Driven

Thursday, April 21
Murder by the Book
Houston, TX
6:30 PM
Tor Teen Night: Also with Alan Gratz and P.J. Hoover.

Seanan McGuire, Every Heart a Doorway

Monday, April 4
Booksmith
San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

Saturday, April 23
Borderlands Cafe
San Francisco, CA
6:00 PM

Renee Patrick, Design for Dying

Saturday, April 23
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Seattle, WA
12:00 PM

Sunday, April 24
Eagle Harbor Book Co
Bainbridge Island, WA
3:00 PM

David C. Taylor, Night Work

Monday, April 11
Book People
Austin, TX
7:00 PM
Also with Stuart Woods.

Tuesday, April 12
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, AZ
7:00 PM

Tuesday, April 19
Brookline Booksmith
Brookline, MA
7:00 PM

Dan Wells, The Devil’s Only Friend

Friday, April 8
Third Place Books – Ravenna
Seattle, WA
7:00 PM

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New Releases: 3/22/16

Here’s what went on sale today!

Transgalactic by James Gunn

Transgalactic by James Gunn When Riley and Asha finally reached the planet Terminal and found the Transcendental Machine, a matter transmission device built by an ancient race, they chose to be “translated.” Now in possession of intellectual and physical powers that set them above human limitations, the machine has transported them to two, separate, unknown planets among a possibility of billions.

Riley and Asha know that together they can change the galaxy, so they attempt to do the impossible–find each other.

World’s End by Will Elliot

World’s End by Will Elliot When Eric Albright, a luckless London slacker, and his pal Stuart Casey went through a battered red door under a railway bridge, the last thing they expected to find was another world. There lay the strange, dark realm of Levaal, whose tyrant lord Vous has ascended to godhood. The great wall which has divided the land has been brought down, setting loose a horde of demonic Tormentors. In their sky prisons, the dragons are stirring, set to defy their slumbering creator and steal humanity’s world.

NOW IN PAPERBACK:

Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P.J. Hoover

Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P.J. Hoover Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life is a funny, fast-paced novel for young readers by P. J. Hoover which chronicles the mischievous adventures of King Tut, now an immortal eighth-grader living in Washington, D.C..

King Tut used to rule Egypt. Now he’s stuck in Middle School.

NEW IN MANGA: 

Servamp Vol. 5 by Strike Tanaka

Servamp Vol. 5 by Strike Tanaka When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Mahiru Shirota’s path, the high school freshman’s life will never be the same again. Kuro is, in fact, no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru’s personal philosophy is one of non-intervention, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient, altogether surreal conflict between vampires and humans.

See upcoming releases.

Tor Books at ALA Las Vegas

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Come visit us at ALA Las Vegas this weekend from June 27-30!

Check out our schedule of events:

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

 

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

“Isn’t It Romantic?” Author Panel with Deborah Coonts              
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N263
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/14425

Alan Gratz signing The League of Seven in booth #532
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22337

AAP Children’s Author Speed Dating with Alan Gratz and P.J. Hoover
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N112
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15486

Rachel Howzell Hall signing Land of Shadows in booth #532
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22341

PopTop Stage: “Women in Mystery” with Rachel Howzell Hall
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Hall N1, end of the 200 aisle
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15457

“Redefining Humans from the Past to the Future” Author Panel
Sponsored by Tor and LITA’s Imagineering Interest Group
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room S233 (South Hall Connector)
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/14574

 

Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

RUSA’s Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Room N258
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/14249
Hashtag: #literarytastes

YALSA’s YA Author Coffee Klatch with Alan Gratz and P.J. Hoover
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas Hotel | Ballroom C
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15550

V.E. Schwab signing Vicious in booth #532
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22338

“The Future According to Tor: New Titles for Young Readers and Teens”
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center | Book Buzz Theater, next to Booth #2245
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16651

Deborah Coonts signing Lucky Bastard at booth #532
1:00p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22342

P.J. Hoover signing Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life at booth #532
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/22339

 

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Exhibits open! Visit us in booth #532.
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Booth info: https://ala14.ala.org/node/16208

PopTop Stage: “Seedy Criminal Underbellies” with Hank Phillippi Ryan and Deborah Coonts
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (book signing to follow)
Las Vegas Convention Center | Hall N1, end of the 200 aisle
Add this event to your calendar: https://ala14.ala.org/node/15447

Viva Las Vegas!

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Why Read Dystopian Novels?

Why Read Dystopian Novels?

Solstice by P.J. Hoover

Written by P.J. Hoover

A world in which children are sent to battle to the death for our amusement. One in which the moon has been knocked from its orbit. And another in which scientists weed out inferior humans. Recent young adult literature is filled with grim scenarios of utter destruction. My newest book, Solstice, is a dystopian novel (with a huge mythological twist) set in future Austin, Texas during a time when global warming is destroying the earth. Daily temperatures are 115 degrees F or higher, and giant retractable domes have been built over the city to help protect those who live there. The global heating crisis is a slow, yet severely damaging, process; in this world, food and water shortages are the norm and government officials are constantly looking for an edge.

As the mother of two kids, I am constantly looking for reading material with content appropriate for their ages. It used to be easy in elementary school, but as they reach the upper grades, I struggle with the issue of how young is too young to read about certain topics or to read certain books. It’s one thing to write the books, but how do I feel about my own kids reading these dystopian tales?

Now I’ll be honest. I immediately put Solstice in the hands of my middle-schooler, and not just because I am the author. I adore dystopian novels, and I want to share that love with my kids. My bookshelves are lined with these types of novels, and my middle-schooler devours them just like I do.

Consider this. A world in which a power mad dictator kills millions. One in which child soldiers are sent to war. And another in which slavery is an acceptable norm. These things really happened. Humans really treated each other this way. The history of the earth is filled with dystopian times, and the stories from these eras are brutal and cruel. And though in concept, these stories are not very different from how so many dystopian novels portray the world, I am reluctant to introduce these horrors to my children.

It’s one thing to escape with a book and enter a fantastical world. Readers can immerse themselves in a world of peril, have great adventures, and be the hero. In Solstice, the reader can follow along as the main character, Piper, escapes to the Underworld in an attempt to save her best friend from death cause by the global heating crisis. They can feel Piper’s panic, fear, and uncertainty. And when the story concludes, readers can return to the safety of their own world and know that the story was make-believe.

It’s another thing to enter a story about the real world. At the end of the story, there is nowhere to return to. The world remains the same world in which the reader lives, except it has now been darkened.

Why do I feel okay about letting my kids read dystopian literature? Because facing reality is an inevitable part of growing up. It can’t be ignored. And in these stories, be they real or fictional, in times of darkness, there are people who are heroes who bring light. No matter how dark the situations may be, there is hope. And that’s what we see in dystopian young adult novels. There is always hope. And that’s why you want your kids to read them.

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Book Trailer: Solstice by P. J. Hoover

Book Trailer: Solstice by P. J. Hoover

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Solstice by P. J. Hoover

Piper’s world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles which threaten to destroy the Earth. Amid this Global Heating Crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom.

Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth—her very identity….

An imaginative melding of mythology and dystopia, Solstice is the first YA novel by talented newcomer P. J. Hoover.

Solstice, by P. J. Hoover, releases June 18th!

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