At long last, Bitter Seeds is officially released today. And I am terrified.
Bitter Seeds has been getting great reviews. To celebrate the release, we’re running a contest/puzzle/game called Chronicle of Sorrows. I’ve posted about it here, here, and here. First prize is a signed ARC of Bitter Seeds!
I’ve posted a list of online retailers here, should my poor little book strike your fancy.
It’s been a long time coming– more than two agonizing years passed between signing the contract for this trilogy and seeing my first novel in stores. On the one hand, I’m delighted and overjoyed to experience the realization of a lifelong dream. On the other hand, I’m ill with terror, knowing that my career now depends on thousands of people whom I don’t know, and who have no vested interest in my efforts.
I’d love to see photos of Bitter Seeds in the wild. So much so that I’ll even arrange to sign a copy for at least one person who sends in a photo. (By “arrange” I mean I’ll cover the back-and-forth postage costs. If only two people send photos, I’ll sign both copies. If twenty people send photos, I’ll arrange to sign one copy. I’m a weasel, you see.) If you catch a picture of my wily and elusive book in its natural habitat—the bookstore—please send it to me at ian AT iantregillis DOT com. With your permission, I’ll run the photo here and enter your name to get your copy signed. (Assuming my poor little novel strikes your fancy in the first place.)