Buy ‘Alcestis,’ get a free book!

My fabulous agent Diana Fox is running two giveaways, including an Alcestis-related giveaway! If you purchase Alcestis between now and April 15 and email her a copy of your receipt, she’ll send you your choice of one book  (possibly signed!) by any Fox Literary author, or a $20 Amazon gift certificate. See the link above…

Signed copy still available for bids

Don’t forget that a signed copy of Alcestis is available for bidding in the Con or Bust auction — proceeds will help fans of color who need assistance getting to Wiscon. Bidding ends March 13. Also, speaking of queens, check out this article about the mysterious snake image that has appeared in a portrait of…

Me & my first novel

Me & my novel Originally uploaded by Katharine B. Last week, a box of real, true, honest-to-god hardback copies of Alcestis appeared at my house. My lovely editor Katie had told me that the final copies were printed before Christmas, but I didn’t know how long mine would take to arrive. My official publication date…

In Norman’s basement

In Norman’s basement Originally uploaded by Katharine B. I spent last week in Provincetown, participating in a workshop on historical research and writing at the new Norman Mailer Writers Colony. We had our classes in Mailer’s house, and as you can see, we also had a few non-class-like events there. This photo illustrates the conclusion…

Proofs

Proofs Originally uploaded by Katharine B. On a happier note, my galley proofs arrived today. They look BEAUTIFUL. (We’ll see if I’m still saying that after several hours of poring over them.) T. sent me an email after FedEx came that said: “Your book is here.” Now it actually looks like a book — it’s…

‘Alcestis’ cover!

‘Alcestis’ cover! Originally uploaded by Katharine B. I last updated here on February 7. Since then, we’ve moved to a new house, with beautiful front and back porches, actual amenities — I can do laundry in my own house! — and a spiral staircase up to a little attic that’s perfect for reading, or, if…

View from Hobart Bluff

View from Hobart Bluff Originally uploaded by Katharine B. Grizzly Peak was still closed by snow when we went to Oregon earlier this month, so we hiked at Hobart Bluff instead. It’s not as beautiful a hike as Grizzly, but the view was all right. It was about forty degrees on the top of the…

2006 in writing

2006 was a delightful, strange, exciting year. I finished my second novel, completed my master’s degree in fiction, sold my first piece of short fiction, and — last but certainly not least — signed with a literary agent (!). My second novel is just about to go out to editors, and I’ve been working on…