King and I

There’s a new interview with me over at Criminal Element. The man asking the questions is the very great Owen King, author of Double Feature (two thumbs way up), Alien Invasion (amazing—read it), and co-author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller, Sleeping Beauties (I love this book). Here’s how the interview came about.

Earlier this year, Owen ran two advance copies of Halcyon through his Rambling Galley Book Club, which works like this: the reader adds his or her name to the Book Club post on Owen’s Facebook page, then Owen (through the magic of the Random Number Generator) selects two lucky readers to receive an advance copy of Halcyon, along with some delightful Owen King swag. In return, the reader must read Halcyon, leave a review somewhere online, then sign and send the book back. Then the Random Number Generator selects another reader, and the book goes out again. And so on, and so forth. In all, I think Halcyon earned ten or eleven reviews—all of them good, I hasten to add. Of the reviews added to Goodreads so far, most of them come by way of Owen’s Rambling Galley Book Club.

Between them, the galleys covered somewhere in the region of 10,000 miles. (These are a couple of well-traveled, well-read books.) Needless to say, I’m extremely grateful to Owen for putting this together. As well as being an amazing author, he’s also a wonderful man, and a dear friend.

So, to the interview: my part in this (aside from writing Halcyon to begin with) was to agree, at the end of the galleys’ wild ramble, to be grilled by Owen. Well, he didn’t grill me; he asked several thoughtful, brilliant questions that were a pleasure to answer. Criminal Element liked the interview so much that they wanted to publish it on their site. You can read it HERE.

Furthermore, if you leave a message in the comments section before July 10th, you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes to win a hardback copy of Halcyon and the UK paperback of Sleeping Beauties (donated very kindly by Owen). I think there are two copies up for grabs, so get your name down quick.

There’ll be more Halcyon goodness leading up to the book’s release on July 10th, so check back soon.

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