- The Dead-Tossed Waves paperback out in four days. Be there. And by "there" I mean you can purchase a copy from the following places: Barnes & Noble | Amazon | IndieBound | Personalized Copy from my local indie, Park Road Books.
- SciFiNow had their third annual awards and the gave The Dead-Tossed Waves the "Potter Award for Adaptation Potential" saying, "Given the current zombie fever, and the taste for romance in the genre, we'd be amazed if Ryan hasn't had discussions with film studios. Her first novel, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, was practically built for film and the follow-up is cinematic too." Thanks SciFiNow! Also, yes, I have been in talks -- we sold the option in 2009 and they renewed it in 2010!
- SciFiNow also reviewed The Dead-Tossed Waves as a "must read now!" and said it "maintains the same bold characterizations as its predecessor," and "with great world building and cinematic form, this is a high quality novel." This makes me very very happy!
- Thanks again, everyone, for indulging me as I play with QR codes. I've pasted below the first paragraph of The Dark and Hollow Places (which, astute readers may notice on Tuesday, is slightly different from the one in the back of The Dead-Tossed Waves... these things change).
This city used to be something once. I've seen pictures of the way it gleamed -- sun so bright off windows it could burn your eyes. At night lights shouted from steel like catcalls, loud and lewd, while all day long white-gloved men rushed to open doors for women who tottered about on skyscraper heels.