[Hi there. If you’re stopping by to read my infamous blog post regarding the publishing history of my trilogy, it’s here.]
Blog posts will be a bit shorter than usual this week because I’m traveling a lot for the next few days.
This reminder just in from Ur-Bar co-editors (and Wonder Twins) Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray: there are still a few days left to enter the Tales from the Ur-Bar contest! They’re taking entries until the end of March, which means you can still toss your name in the hat to win a big pile o’books– something from each contributor to the anthology. Plus chocolate.
My own contribution to the giveaway is a copy of Bitter Seeds. Thank you to Josh and Patricia for obtaining a copy for the contest.
Contest details can be found at the link. No purchase necessary, etc.
I used my Ur-Bar contribution as an excuse to use some World War II research that never made it into the Milkweed books. For a long time I had wanted to find a way to work in more information about sappers and unexploded bombs during the Blitz, but there wasn’t a very good way to do that without derailing the story. So I was happy when Patricia and Josh let me set my story during WWII. People have written entire novels about the sappers, and with good reason. What those men did is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Also, speaking of book giveaways, just a reminder that the Strahan anthology giveaway is open until April 7.