The Empty Kingdom Virtual Book Launch Redux (text) 22 April 2008

22 April 2008 @ 10:07 am 

... on-line book launch redux  

Follow up to Book Launch Here!

what a heady party! thank you one and all for turning up, and stragglers are still 

welcome. For the interested, here's...

An incomplete list of writers and illustrators who turned up, with links:

They're pretty much in order of appearance.

j_cheney aka J Kathleen Cheney. A bibliography of her published writing is 

available on her LJ profile page here

mhari I do know her real name, but she writes as mhari, so that's the name you get. 

She keeps a journal of her fanfics at mharific, and she's got original fiction on her 

website here

Janet McNaughton

Gill James

pixzzzart aka Sue Eves

tigertrapped aka Sarah Hilary. Links to her fanfics are here; a bibliography and 

links to her original and/or published writing are here

Kathy Bieger Roche

Megan Whalen Turner

ellen_kushner who is of course Ellen Kushner

rainbowjehan. I don't know her real name. Links to her fanfic and original fic are 

here

George Tzanis, his riddles. I think.

sbdurst_blog aka Sarah Beth Durst

jabberworks aka Sarah McIntyre

Nancy Werlin

Dianne Bates

rj_anderson is R.J. Anderson. She has fiction here, and a first novel coming out 

next year.

Chris Eboch

Jane Kurtz (Jane didn't actually post here, but she was responsible for a lot of the 

behind-the-scenes canvassing)

Apologies if I left anyone out. It's probably because you've been too modest to tell me 

you're a writer/illustrator. Have computer, will edit! 

Laura Bond, of Ethiopia Reads, expressed her gratitude for the donations to this 

project in the comments.

If anyone is heading to the Nebula Awards Weekend, I'll be there too. There's a 

signing in Austin on 25 April as part of the festivities, which will be open to the 

public. The event will be held at the Omni Downtown Austin Hotel, 700 San Jacinto 

at 8th Street, and the mass autographing will be in the Longhorn Room from 5:30 pm 

to 8:00. There will be a shining company of other authors there, including a few who 

turned up here! 

And in case you missed it, the imaginary guests did put in an appearance near the end.

THANKS FOR COMING! hope you enjoyed the party. Normal programming will 

now resume.

 

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rj_anderson on April 22nd, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)

*meekly raises hand*

Except my debut novel doesn't come out until next year, so I don't really expect 

anyone to have heard of me quite yet.

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eegatland on April 22nd, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)

fixed! (and BTW congratulations!)

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rj_anderson on April 22nd, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)

Thank you! Very kind.

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eegatland on April 22nd, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)

you're welcome!

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tigertrapped on April 22nd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)

Thank you for the invite - and the time taken to promote the guests via the list and 

links above. You're a star. I hope, when/if I ever get published as a novelist that I have 

as much generosity and time to give to others as you've demonstrated here. Brava!

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eegatland on April 22nd, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)

you are sweet. And wrong to compliment me on "making time" when in fact I'm just 

procrastinating! I hope that when you're a published novelist you're too busy with the 

BOOKS to mess about compulsively with lj links!

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eegatland on April 22nd, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)

in truth I should be cleaning the fish tank.

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tigertrapped on April 22nd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)

This would all be more faster - well, the lj compulsion, not the fish tank cleaning - if lj 

or possibly google hadn't decided to stop supplying direct clickable links to the email 

copies of comments coming into my in-box. Drat!

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rj_anderson on April 22nd, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)

and I should be cleaning the bathroom.

Procrastinators of the world, unite! ... Eventually.

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eegatland on April 22nd, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)

oh, the bathroom too!

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nobelfruitcake on April 23rd, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)

*facepalm* Oh my goodness...I was so busy with my final exams, I completely 

missed the book launch date.

Belated congratulations to you on the launch of The Empty Kingdom!!!! 

I feel very regretful that I missed such a fun party, especially since thesunbird and 

princesstena were there...though the wonderful excerpt you tempted us with totally 

made my day (I'm practically drooling right now) :D Thanks so much for sharing that 

with us...in the meantime, I shall be eagerly awaiting to read the new book!

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eegatland on April 23rd, 2008 08:25 am (UTC)

glad you were tempted! and I hope the exams went well. like I said, stragglers are 

always welcome.

enjoy the book...

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Follow up to <a href="http://eegatland.livejournal.com/38653.html">Book Launch 

Here!</a>

what a heady party! thank you one and all for turning up, and stragglers are still 

welcome.  For the interested, here's...

An incomplete list of writers and illustrators who turned up, with links:

<lj-cut text="party guests">

They're pretty much in order of appearance.

<lj user="j_cheney"> aka J Kathleen Cheney.  A bibliography of her published 

writing is available on her LJ profile page <a href="http://j-

cheney.livejournal.com/profile">here</a>

<lj user="mhari"> I do know her real name, but she writes as mhari, so that's the 

name you get.  She keeps a journal of her fanfics at <lj user="mharific">, and she's 

got original fiction on her website <a 

href="http://www.mv.com/users/ang/writing.html">here</a>

<a href="http://www.janetmcnaughton.ca/">Janet McNaughton</a>

<a href="http://www.gilljames.co.uk/">Gill James</a>

<lj user="pixzzzart"> aka <a href="http://www.sueeves.com/">Sue Eves</a>

<lj user="tigertrapped"> aka <a 

href="http://www.writewords.org.uk/sarah_hilary/">Sarah Hilary</a>.  Links to her 

<a href="http://tigertrapped.livejournal.com/17468.html">fanfics are here</a>; a 

bibliography and links to her <a 

href="http://tigertrapped.livejournal.com/301987.html#cutid1">original and/or 

published writing are here</a>

Kathy Bieger Roche

<a href="http://home.att.net/~mwturner/">Megan Whalen Turner</a>

<lj user="ellen_kushner"> who is of course <a 

href="http://www.sff.net/people/kushnerSherman/Kushner/">Ellen Kushner</a>

<lj user="rainbowjehan">. I <i>don't</i> know her real name.  Links to her fanfic and 

original fic <a href="http://stellae.dreamthoughts.org/">are here</a>

<a href="http://www.foramina.org/index2007.htm">George Tzanis, his riddles.  I 

think.</a>

<lj user="sbdurst_blog"> aka <a href="http://www.sarahbethdurst.com/">Sarah Beth 

Durst</a>

<lj user="jabberworks"> aka <a href="http://www.jabberworks.co.uk/">Sarah 

McIntyre</a>

<a href="http://www.nancywerlin.com/">Nancy Werlin</a>

<a href="http://home.pacific.net.au/~dibates/">Dianne Bates</a>

<lj user="rj_anderson"> is <a href="http://www.rj-anderson.com/">R.J. 

Anderson</a>.  She has fiction <a 

href="http://www.fictionalley.org/authors/r_j_anderson/">here</a>, and a first novel 

coming out next year.

<a href="http://www.chriseboch.com/">Chris Eboch</a>

 

<a href="http://www.janekurtz.com/">Jane Kurtz</a> (Jane didn't actually post here, 

but she was responsible for a lot of the behind-the-scenes canvassing)

Apologies if I left anyone out.  It's probably because you've been too modest to tell 

me you're a writer/illustrator.  Have computer, will edit! </lj-cut>

Laura Bond, of <a href="http://www.ethiopiareads.org/index.html">Ethiopia 

Reads</a>, expressed her gratitude for the donations to this project <a 

href="http://eegatland.livejournal.com/38653.html?thread=545533#t545533">in the 

comments</a>.

<lj-cut text="Nebula Awards Weekend">If anyone is heading to the <a 

href="http://www.sfwa.org/news/2006/2008nebulaweekend2.htm">Nebula Awards 

Weekend</a>, I'll be there too.  There's a signing in Austin on 25 April as part of the 

festivities, which will be open to the public. The event will be held at the Omni 

Downtown Austin Hotel, 700 San Jacinto at 8th Street, and the mass autographing 

will be in the Longhorn Room from 5:30 pm to 8:00.  There will be a <a 

href="http://www.sfwa.org/awards/2008/autographing.html">shining company of 

other authors there</a>, including a few who turned up here!</lj-cut> 

<small>And in case you missed it, the imaginary guests did <a 

href="http://eegatland.livejournal.com/38653.html?thread=539133#t539133">put in 

an appearance near the end</a></small>.

THANKS FOR COMING! hope you enjoyed the party.  Normal programming will 

now resume.

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