I was in a bookstore the other evening; bought a recently published first novel by someone who I think is probably reading this, which led roundaboutly to my being struck again by the number of people I know who have books coming out, and by the impossibility of my reading them all (given general lack of time and general relative lack of interest in novels).
And then this morning I happened across the blog of Scottish writer Hal Duncan, whose first novel Vellum is coming out in a few months from Pan MacMillan UK (see Agony Column review), and the fairly new blog of editor and writer Lou Anders, recently featuring snippets from rave reviews of the Pyr imprint that he edits.
And this weekend is Nebula Awards Weekend in Chicago; it's not too late to get tickets at the door if you happen to be in the area. The awards ceremony is Saturday night, starting at 8:30 p.m.
All of which came together, in a roundabout sort of way, to prompt me to try an experiment.
I invite all you writers and editors and artists and musicians and such (whether I know you or not) to do a bit of self-promotion:
If a work of yours (art, music, fiction, nonfiction, short story, novel, chapbook, whatever) has been accepted for publication or published, in, say, the last three months or so, or is going to be published in the next six months or so, or has recently won an award, feel free to post a comment here about it. (Where "here" means on my journal page, not in LiveJournal; if you're reading this in LJ, follow the link to my journal page before posting a comment.)
You should probably include your name, the title of the work, a brief description of it if you like, an indication of when it will be available if it's not out yet, and a link to where we can find more information (such as a home page or a blog entry or a review) and/or where we can read it, look at it, listen to it, and/or purchase it.
If you've got a bunch of recent or upcoming publications, please limit it to two or three items (but feel free to point to somewhere else that lists all of them). And please keep it fairly short—ideally no more than two or three paragraphs total per person posting.
I'm not entirely sure what I'm expecting; this is an experiment. Let's see what happens.
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, I almost certainly won't read everything, or even most of everything, that y'all post about. But I'll be happy to admire it all.