Tomorrow night (October 25th), I’ll be up in Seattle doing a book reading/signing for Dear Creature at the University Bookstore. Stop on by for a brief lecture on monsterism, accompanied by behind-the-scenes photos from the making of the book!
Comic artist Jonathan Case’s Dear Creature follows the story of Grue, a deep sea monster whose exposure to Shakespeare has opened his heart and made him yearn to join the humans on the surface. There, a woman named Giulietta waits for her prayers to be answered in this love story like none you have ever read before.
Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event.
And, for those that didn’t get to see the book trailer over the weekend, here it is again (THIS TIME with the web address at the end— Thanks, Steve!)
Dear Creature’s launch party this last Friday was an enormous success, and great fun. Lots of cookies. Lots of friends and new readers. Even a seaweed-wrapped bottle of bubbly— one of the coolest gifts I’ve received, for sure. Many thanks to Michael and Lucas at Bridge City Comics for being fantastic hosts, and to Sarah and my family for helping out with the details.
We also had copies of Green River Killer, and a limited art print (the one by my elbow… I think they still have a few, so go snatch them up!).
There was even Kiki Cola.
Christian Lipski over at Examiner.com gave a nice writeup on the event.
This week, I have a signing/event at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, so please swing by if you’re in Portland and couldn’t make it to the party! That starts at 7:30PM.
Also, I’m going to be doing a Twitter chat with a couple of other Tor authors on Wednesday from 1—2 PM Pacific Time. Hashtag is #TorChat.
“By combining excellent character development with superlative dialog, and a heartfelt emotional arc, Case has written one of the best novels I have read in years. And yes, that is novels as opposed to graphic novels.
And I think that it should be on everybody’s short-list for the Eisner award.”