Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BLOOD REQUIEM Cover!


Aaaaaand it's gorgeous and I love it. I have to say, Titan has done me right when it comes to cover art. I've been very happy with what they've done so far!

Also, I fully acknowledge I've been flying under the radar for a few months, now. That's more or less been on purpose; I've been getting a lot of work done and sort of keeping my distance from the really involved social media stuff, and it's been a very positive thing for me. I'll probably be diving back into things in the next month or so, but it's been good to take some time away and focus on work.

Speaking of work, I've started Book 4 of the Chaos Queen Quintet, currently titled Fear the Stars, and it's going very well. I feel really good about the outlining and pre-writing I've done. I have to say, it's pretty strange to be moving into Book 4 of a five-book series; I'm consciously trying to wrap quite a few things up in this book to prepare for the finale in Book 5, and that's, well...just kind of crazy.

Also, Book 4 is an interesting one, because a few of the key events in this book have been swimming around in my head for a long time, and a couple of them actually inspired me to write this series to begin with. It's really interesting, fun, and actually a bit emotional to be preparing to write some of those scenes. I'll let you know how they go when I get there :-).

So: I have a great cover for Blood Requiem, I'm plodding right along through Book 4, Thanksgiving is next week, and life is generally pretty great.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Salt Lake Comic Con 2017!




Salt Lake Comic Con is this week! And of course I'll be there. Here's the schedj:


Friday 22 Sept 6-7pm - Family Feud, Salt Lake Comic Con Edition! (251A) - If you want to see the coolest, nerdiest, awesomest gameshow panel of all time run by the fantastic Aaron Yeager (thanks Aaron!), you won’t want to miss this one. It’s going to be a blast!


Saturday 23 Sept 12-1pm - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years and Counting (255E) - Of course I’m on the BtVS panel, and I can’t wait! We’re going to talk about how BtVS changed the television landscape as we know it today. It’ll be a lot of fun.

Saturday 23 Sept 1-2pm - Christopher Husberg Signing (Shadow Mountain Booth 1807) - I get my very own signing! Stop by to get your books signed, pick up some swag, and chat with me about books, Buffy, writing, or anything else!


I’ll also be hanging out at Bard’s Tower—an awesome traveling bookstore where you not only buy books but also get to meet the authors, get books signed, chat about writing, and so forth. I’ll be one of MANY fantastic, talented writers at the booth, so you’re sure to find something you like.


If you’re already planning on attending SLCC, I hope to see you there! (And if you aren’t, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Gen Con 2017

I'll be attending Gen Con for the first time next week! For those of you unaware, Gen Con is actually a very cool board game convention, but has lately garnered a reputation for having a very strong writing track as well. I'm quite excited. They've been gracious in letting me participate in quite a few panels and other events, and I think it's going to be a lot of fun (and a lot of work for me, but it's work I'm excited and happy to do)!

Check out my schedule (no descriptions for the panels, yet, but the titles should give you a general idea of the content), and if you're attending, hit up one of these panels, come to my signing and/or reading, and come find me in general!

Thursday 17 August at 11:00 AM: "Real Monsters & Vicious Animals" (Capital I)

Thurs 17 Aug at 3:00 PM: Reading (Congress I)

Thurs 17 Aug at 5:00 PM: "Is it Tension? Or Just Torture?" (Chamber)

Friday 18 Aug at 11:00 AM: "How to Know When You Need an Agent" (Causus)

Fri 18 Aug at 12:00 PM: "Writing a First Draft" (Chamber)

Fri 18 Aug at 3:00 PM: Signing (Exhibit Hall)

Saturday 19 Aug at 10:00 AM: "Dark Fantasy" (Chamber)

Sat 19 Aug at 1:00 PM: "Turning Tropes Upside Down" (Cabinet)

Sat 19 Aug at 2:00 PM: "Making Magic New Again" (Capital I)

Sat 19 Aug at 5:00 PM: "Writing a Series" (Chamber)

Sunday 20 Aug at 10:00 AM: Read & Critique - Session C (Cabinet)

Monday, August 07, 2017

Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland!

Hey alls!

In case you don't know, I'm currently in Sweden, and getting ready to cross the Baltic Sea tomorrow night for Worldcon in Helsinki, Finland later this week!

Before I share with you some decent photos of cool stuff we've seen so far, let me first share with you my official Worldcon schedule, which includes one panel this year, on one of my favorite topics of all time:

Saturday 12 August at 11:00 AM: "Legacy of Buffy" (203a)
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show premiered 20 years ago in 1997 and brought with it an unusual mix of supernatural horror, comedy, and interesting characters. Supernatural elements are very commonplace in television these days, but what is the real legacy of Buffy and the Scooby Gang?

Hey. I'm excited about this panel, ya'll. If there's one thing I love more than BtVS, it's nothing, and you can take that to the bank. (?) But really, though, I like the show a lot, and I think all of us on the panel will have a lot to say about the legacy this program left behind, particularly in relation to what many are now calling the "golden age" of television we're experiencing right now.

Other than that, I'll just be hanging around the convention center, talking to folks, and probably resting up a bit from our rigorous travels around Scandinavia! Speaking of which, here's a teaser photo for some more images to come, that I'll share in a later dedicated post:

Scandinavia is cool.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Signing in LONDON at Forbidden Planet!

ATTENTION ALL LONDON-AREA FOLK!

I'm excited to announce (again, and with more detail) that I'll be appearing at Forbidden Planet in two weeks for a book signing in London. If you're in the area, do stop by, say hello, and get books signed!

🔮🔥🖋📕📗📚📖


And here's the general info:

What? Duskfall and Dark Immolation book signing!
When? Wednesday 2 August 2017
18:00 - 19:00 GMT
Where? Forbidden Planet Books
  • 179 Shaftesbury Avenue
  • London
  • WC2H 8JR

I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy 4th and photos from the DARK IMMOLATION launch party

Happy 4th of July, ya'll! 🇺🇸 💥

I hope, if you're in the USA, you're having a delightful Independence Day. (And if you're not, you know what, you go ahead and have a delightful day anyway!)

In other news, we had a pretty phenomenal launch party for Dark Immolation a few weeks back. For the full video of the reading and Q&A sections of the event, check out the live Facebook video below!



And for those of you who don't want to spend an hour, you can just check out these awesome photos from the event, courtesy of my awesome sister :-).

I read publicly from Dark Immolation for the first time.


The good word was received well.


Indoor lamp posts are a thing, apparently.


We had a pretty awesome turnout.


Folks got their books signed.


More folks got their books signed.

One particularly eccentric fan got his chest (hair) signed.
I had a good time, and I hope everyone else did, too. I'm looking forward to another event next year for Blood Requiem, and in the meantime if you're looking for me or more info on the Chaos Queen Quintet, check out the Dark Immolation Blog Tour, the Witchy Eye/Dark Immolation Book Tour, and my general schedule for 2017!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The WITCHY EYE/DARK IMMOLATION Book Tour!

Hey folks!

Let's talk about some more tour-related stuff. First of all, if you haven't already, check out my post on the Dark Immolation Blog Tour. Some cool stuff coming your way via the interwebz.

But, for those of you more physically-minded, I'm SO FREAKING EXCITED to announce the joint Witchy Eye/Dark Immolation Book Tour!

Some of you may recall my praise of D.J. Butler's flintlock American epic fantasy novel, Witchy Eye. (I've also recently placed it on a "top 5" list of fantasy novels--trust me when I say it's an awesome book written by a brilliant author. For those of you wondering, if you're enjoying the Chaos Queen Quintet, chances are high you'll love Witchy Eye. It is, in a word, delightfullybrilliantandspectacular.)

Well, he and I are officially going on tour together, beginning July 10th! We'll start in San Diego, work our way up the west coast to Seattle, then head inland to end our tour in Boise.

Seven stops, six cities, four states, three of the coolest people you'll ever meet*, and two top-notch fantasy novels make for one freaking awesome book tour. Prepare yourselves, world. The Witchy Eye/Dark Immolation Book Tour is coming.


Here are all of our official stops:

Monday 10 July 7:30 PM (PDT) - Mysterious Galaxy Books
San Diego, CA
Facebook Event Page (San Diego)

Tuesday 11 July 7:00 PM (PDT) - Borderlands Books
San Francisco, CA
Facebook Event Page (San Francisco)

Wednesday 12 July 3:00 PM (PDT) - Reader's Guide Bookstore
Salem, OR
Facebook Event Page (Salem Afternoon)

Wednesday 12 July 7:00 PM (PDT) - The Book Bin
Salem, OR
Facebook Event Page (Salem Evening)

Thursday 13 July 7:00 PM (PDT) - Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
Portland, OR
Facebook Event Page (Portland)

Friday 14 July 7PM (PDT) - University Bookstore
Seattle, WA
Facebook Event Page (Seattle)

Saturday 15 July 7PM (MST) - The Rediscovered Bookshop
Boise, ID

If you're in the area, do come say hello, bring a friend, buy a book (or two!), etc. We'd love to see you!

Also, Rachel and I are working on Phase 2 for the Dark Immolation book tour, and those plans should come to fruition in September. That phase will include more of Utah, the Mesa/Pheonix area, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, so stay tuned for news on that front.

Basically: awesome things are happening and life is good.



* We'll have a stowaway of sorts accompanying us :-).