This is it.
As of this writing there should be copies of Magicians Impossible sitting on the shelves of your local bookstore. If they don’t have it they’ll be more than happy to order you a copy. As of today it’s no longer my book; it belongs to the people who read it. They may like it, they may love it, and some will probably hate it because a book is its own thing and can’t be everything to everybody.
I’ve been quite busy in the lead-up to release. Interviews, podcasts, blog posts current and forthcoming. Check the new News/Media section for the latest updates to that effect.I’ll be adding them as they appear.
Magicians Impossible has a page at Goodreads as well where you can post your rating and review (and read other reviews). I’m trying not to obsessively check in to see how it’s doing, but overall people seem to be enjoying it (and the ones that are hot-and-cold still seem to like it). Regardless of how it’s received I’m proud of it. It’s the first thing I’ve ever written that feels 100% mine and mine alone. Every storytelling decision, every edit, every revision was mine to make, and I made them.
My book tour kicks off this Thursday at Turn of the Corkscrew Books in Rockville Centre, NY. I’ll be in LA the week of September 24th, with events at Book Soup, Book Carnival, and Mysterious Galaxy.
There will also be another NYC event sometime in October, date and location TBA.
I also hope to be able to announce some Canadian dates soon. We had one tentatively scheduled in Toronto during BoucherCon on October 14th but that fell through. Once a new date and locations(s) are announced you’ll find them here.
Magicians Impossible has been a very long road. I started working on it in April 2014. It’s now September 2017. Despite the release it’s not really over either; there will be lots of promotion over the weeks and months to come. but for now I’m celebrating the release. I hope you all get a chance to read it.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
I’ve already mentioned the west coast events for the Magicians Impossible book tour, but the first one is an east coast event and the one I’m looking forward to the most.
I’ll be appearing at Turn of the Corkscrew books in Rockville Centre, NY on Thursday September 14th at 7:00pm.
Turn of the Corkscrew sells books, yes, but they also serve food AND wine. As a person whose nervous about public speaking at the best of times this is either a good thing or a VERY good thing.
I’m particularly excited about this one because it’s a local event, and because Turn of the Corkscrew was the first bookstore to express any interest in inviting a first-time author out to read, sign, and talk with patrons. They’re also a great local store and local bookstores are the lifeblood of the industry.
If you’re in the NY area and can make it out, I’ll see you there. If you candy but would like a signed book you can contact them directly:
I’ve never been to San Diego. To be honest all I know about it is the San Diego Zoo, and the fact the climax of The Lost World: Jurassic Park (aka “Steven Spielberg’s worst film and that includes Kingdom of the Crystal Skull“) was set there.
But that all changes September 28th as I will be appearing at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore as part of the west coast Magicians Impossible book tour.
The event kicks off at 7:30 where I’ll be reading from, answering questions about, and signing copies of Magicians Impossible. if you’re in or near SD and planning to come out, I look forward to meeting you. if you can’t make it but want a signed copy for yourself, please contact the store directly and they’ll set everything up.
See you there!
More West Coast Book Tour fun! I’m appearing at Book Carnival in Orange, CA, just outside Anaheim, on September 27th at 7:30pm.
The last time I was in Anaheim would have been (gasp) 1978 or 1979, when my parents drove my sister and I down from Vancouver BC to Anaheim to meet Mickey Mouse. No trip to Disneyland this time though – this time it’s all about book stuff. If you’re in Orange and planning to attend I’ll see you there. If you can’t make it but would still like a signed copy of Magicians Impossible, please contact the good people at Book Carnival to request a copy.
More events to come!
A third event has been added to the West Coast leg of the Magicians Impossible Book Tour, and it’s one I’m very excited about.
That’s right; I’ll be appearing at the legendary Book Soup Bookstore on the equally legendary Sunset Blvd.I’ll be there Tuesday, September 26th at 7pm to read from, answer questions about, and sign copies of Magicians Impossible.
Another cool thing about this event? Book Soup is right across from a music establishment of some note. You may be familiar with it:
As a big music geek you can bet I’ll be taking some pictures of the Whisky too.
If you’re in LA and are planning to come out to the event, I’ll see you there. if you can’t make it but still want a signed book, you can pre-order your book here.
More events and details to come!