Posts Tagged ‘media tie-in’

That book I wrote this summer

As followers of my social media accounts are no doubt aware, I spent this past summer writing a novel about which I wasn’t allowed to say anything. Today I received a tentative go-ahead to tease the news of this new project, but I have been instructed to keep things vague, at least for the moment, so just DROP THE GUN! DO IT NOW!

So, for all those who’ve been asking me, “WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR?” — I still can’t tell you. Here’s what little intel I can offer:

  1. It’s a tie-in novel, in a series that I’ve not previously written.
  2. The publisher is also one for whom I haven’t worked before.
  3. I’ve been toiling under the auspices of an editor whom I hadn’t met before this project.

I’m still not sure if I can say what the title is. I know I can’t tell you anything about the plot. Or the characters. Or the setting. Or when it takes place. Or when it will be published.

In fact, I’ve probably said too much already. DAMN IT!

Until I confirm with my editor that I am clear to spill the rest of these beans, I will leave you with this graphical hint (appropriated from the blog of Dayton Ward, who might possibly be working on his own book for the same project):

The rest of the details will be revealed soon; it’s only a matter of time.



All About Media Tie-in Writing

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, I was part of a panel discussion and Q&A about the art and business of writing media tie-in fiction. The panel was hosted by Housing Works Books, an all-donation, volunteer-staffed, nonprofit bookstore and café whose proceeds all go to fight homelessness and AIDS.

Participating in the panel with me were fellow author extraordinaire Keith R.A. DeCandido and veteran fiction author Ginjer Buchanan. The panel was moderated by the inimitable Cici James of the Singularity & Co. bookstore in Brooklyn, NY.

For all of you who wanted to be there but couldn’t make it, or could have made it but didn’t, the fine folks at The Chronic Rift podcast have posted the unexpurgated audio of this rambling, hour-long verbal scrum.

Click here to listen to the recorded panel.



Media Tie-in Publishing Panel, Wed 2/26 @ 7pm

On Wednesday, February 26, I’ll be participating in an event about media tie-in publishing, as a part of GEEK WEEK at Housing Works Books. Here’s the low-down on the event:

Tied-in: The Ups and Downs and Ins and Outs of Writing Licensed Fiction

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 7:00pm–8:30pm

The bookshelves are full of fiction based on Star Trek and Star Wars and Halo and Batman and Doctor Who and tons more TV shows, movies, videogames, and comic books. Writing these books is a great deal of fun, but the life of a writer of media tie-in fiction is also full of pitfalls galore.

Join three tie-in veterans — New York Times best-selling author DAVID MACK (Star Trek, The 4400, Farscape, Wolverine), award-winning author KEITH R.A. DeCANDIDO (Star Trek, Doctor Who, World of Warcraft, Cars), and editor GINJER BUCHANAN (Star Wars, Conan, Leverage, Marvel Comics) — for an in-depth discussion moderated by Singularity & Co.‘s CICI JAMES.

This event is free and open to the public. Food, snacks, beer, and wine will be available for purchase from the in-store café. (Please don’t bring outside food or beverages to the store.)

Housing Works is an all-donation, volunteer-staffed, nonprofit bookstore; all of its proceeds go to fight homelessness and AIDS. It buys no books, so if you have any tomes you’d like to donate, bring them with you!