Alright, this will probably be an epic length post, apologies in advance.
STORMDANCER has now officially launched in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia! Release was staggered over two weeks, which is why I’ve held off blogging for a while. That and the fact that I’ve been doing all kinds of cool stuff in other people’s houses (guest blogging and interviews, mind out of the gutter peoples).
I started writing this book in January 2010. Nearly two years of my life has gone into it, so it’s kinda incredible to think of it actually on shelves and in stranger’s hands now. I have to confess it still feel a little surreal – walking into a book store and seeing it out there next to Stephen King (!!!). So I want to officially thanks everyone, EVERYONE who’s helped promote the book – writing reviews or telling your friends or making art or whatever you’ve done. You are amazing and awesome and have helped make this experience absolutely unforgettable. Much love.
So we did a launch party at the Melbourne Dymocks store. Folks traveled from all over the country to be there, which was incredible. The whole night is something of a blur, and foolishly, we didn’t set anyone up on official cameraman duty, so we had to rely on other people to get shots of the night (thank you, thank you). I don’t remember much of it – not, as you might expect, due to hideous over consumption of alcohol, but more through an overabundance of adrenaline. There’s a really awesome photo montage/video compilation of the night here (many thanks to Braidos for putting it together) including my speech – despite my nerves I didn’t fuck it up too badly, so that’s all good. There’s also some shots below. A special shout-out must go to my boys B-Money for sporting his awesome STORMDANCER T-shirt, and the Glouftiiiiiis, for being a man of his word and wearing the book on a gold chain around his neck for the entire night.
The STORMDANCER book trailer has had 3k hits in two weeks, which was pretty amazing. I didn’t quite expect the amount of pimpage that I got, but it was well over a hundred pimps SO I need to figure out a way to give out these signed bookmarks.
SO, if you pimped the trailer on twitter or facebook shoot me an email at
Please note: you MUST include a physical mailing address to which I can post the bookmark!
I’ll collect emails until the 30th of September, which is a little under two weeks. I’m not going to make you go to the trouble of proving you pimped – if you want a free bookmark, I guess now is your chance 😛
Once the 30th rolls by, I’ll use a random number generator to pick the hundred winners. Apologies if sending a mail is a hassle, but my twitter feed has been bombarded with pimpage for various STORMDANCER giveaways and it’s impossible to keep track of everything.
So shoot me a mail with your addy, and pray to the Random Number Generator Gods.
I think that’s all for today. If you’re planning on heading out to a store to buy STORMDANCER, thanks very much. If you feel like taking a pic of the book on shelves and hitting me up with it on Facebook or Twitter, I’ll be eternally grateful.