Unless you’ve been visiting one of the outer planets, you might know that I’ve got a book coming out in a week and a half. It’s called All the Birds in the Sky, and it’s the story of a witch and a mad scientist who feel all alone in the world, until they find each other. It’s a story about heroes from two different genres who dare to attempt the impossible: Saving the world, and finding a meaningful connection with another person.

You can read what people have been saying about the book here.


I will be blogging on and off here on io9 about the process of writing this novel, including what I learned about mixing genres, over the next month or two. And I’m eager to dig into what I learned about stories and turning a shiny idea into a personal story, and all of that. To me, this novel is another chance to geek out.

But you can also come see me on my book tour! It’ll be fun and interactive, and I will be there in person rather than in virtual reality. Here are all the dates when you can come and listen to me bibulating:

Jan. 26, NYC: powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, 7 PM (Facebook Invite)

Jan. 27, Boston: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA, 7 PM (Facebook Invite)


Jan. 28, Seattle: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA, 7 PM (Facebook Invite)

Jan. 29, San Diego: Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Avenue Ste 100, San Diego, CA, 7:30 PM (Facebook Invite)


Jan. 30, San Francisco: Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, 3 PM (Facebook Invite)

Feb. 4, Los Angeles: Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 7:30 PM (Facebook Invite)


Please come and say hi!

Top image: A quote from the book, transmogrified into an animated GIF by the lovely folks at Tor Books.


* Note: Secrets may or may not be comprehensible to anyone other than myself. The universe may or may not be the one in which you happen to live.