|JCP News • Issue 29 • May 2010
Beautiful, Mysterious and Bizarre: M/M Horror & Urban Fantasy by Jordan Castillo Price
Stop by and say hi this Memorial Day at WisCon, the world's leading feminist science fiction convention. You can meet me at the following panels:
Saturday, June 29 4 pm
The changing image of the vampire in popular literature is eliminating the "traditional" vampire as a valid figure, replacing it with either protagonist–vampires separated from evil or science–fiction ones separated from the supernatural. Is this AGoodThing™ or ABadThing™? Where do we go from here?
Saturday, June 29 10:30 pm
Authors who have been selling fiction directly to the public via the Internet talk about their experience: start–up learning curve, teamwork, the role of volunteers, working the social network, staying sane and writing through it all.
Sunday, June 30 8:30 am
I'll read from Hemovore, which just came out in print this month! The reading is at:
Michelangelo's Coffee Shop
114 State Street
Find out more about WisCon at their website.
PSYCOP, PETIT MORTS & MORE ARE AT
Packing Heat is a podcast I've been putting out since 2008. My goal is to help other writers stay motivated, and to encourage them to take their writing to the next level. You don't need special gadgets to listen; Packing Heat plays in your browser, like YouTube. Or you can subscribe (and leave me glowing feedback) at iTunes!
Packing Heat 100:
Full archives of the show all the way back to #1 are at the Packing Heat site.
Who's won the latest freebies from JCP?
Molly won a copy of Sleepwalker for opening the April Newsletter!
Jordan on the Web
From Zero Hour
Will reached into the shifting pile of grit and dust, pulled out a handful of debris, and waved it at the sensors on Ernest's chest. "Is this what you've got us digging for? Is it?"
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Are you the type of person who turns into a housecleaning whirlwind the moment spring is in the air? Are you dashing through your house, airing out stale rooms and flipping the mattresses? Okay, I'll admit, I'm not overly prone to housekeeping. But I am looking at my newsletter mailing list and I see some things I can clean up!
I've added a new option called Weekly Sales from JCP Books. Now that I can concentrate full-time on this writer gig, I want to take advantage of the fact that I have my very own storefront where I can make up contests and coupons and bundles. Starting this summer, I plan to do a new thing every week, so if you want to get a quick email letting you know what the weekly special is, click here to pull up your list preferences and checkmark Weekly Sales and Coupons from JCP Books. [NOTE, THESE UPDATE LINKS WON'T WORK FROM AN ARCHIVED OR FORWARDED NEWSLETTER. EMAIL ME AT JCP.HEAT(AT)GMAIL DOT COM AND I CAN MAKE ANY CHANGES YOU'D LIKE. -JCP]
Also new, I'm adding a few checkboxes for countries. My hope is to alert subsets of my list to specials in that particular country. (Because you never know when Amazon's going to decide to offer one of my paperbacks for less than 10 bucks or something. I guess they like to keep me on my toes.)
Here's the thing: you don't have to live in a certain country to check the box. So if you live in Switzerland, for instance, and postage is pretty good from Germany, go ahead and check the Germany box and I'll let you know if I spot a good deal on Amazon.de. Of course you don't have to opt-in to any of these, but my hope is to be able to pass on specific info you can use rather than blanketing every list subscriber with every little thing.
I've added checkboxes for Germany, UK, India, Australia, France, Canada, Mexico and Japan. I haven't spotted deals in all of these places yet, but you never know! Or I may create some myself in my store ;-)
In the near future, I'll be asking for your input on both the fun weekly specials and the dealspotting.
Click here to add these new preferences! (If the link gives you any trouble, email me and let me know what you'd like to change and I'll do it for you.)
Then send me some nice, fresh, spring-like thoughts...before the cat hair tumbleweeds bury me!
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A Sneak Peek at Sleepwalker
I can't wait for you to read Sleepwalker! Here's the beginning of the story to whet your whistle:
How much time actually passes in five minutes? Depends what you're doing, I guess. Staring into the eyes of a guy you're about to get naked with, five minutes probably seems like it's there and gone in a heartbeat—but when you're wandering through a hundred thousand square feet of dead animals and crushed dreams, five minutes can stretch to fill an eternity.
The Starving Years
Thank you to all of you who voted! Because of the sense of both randomness and collaboration, I'm especially excited to begin work on our new story.
In 1960, a superfood was invented that ended world hunger. But now the second generation of post-foodies are exhibiting startling side effects that no one could have anticipated.
Look for the first chapter in July.
Zero Hour - Chapter 29
Ernest paused to consider Charlie's urgent command to evacuate. "What is it?" Will said.
It didn't occur to Ernest to lie, exactly. Though he did use a tone much less urgent than the AI. "Radiation. Charlie just picked it up. He only has enough processing speed to perform a few scans at a time, and he was busy looking for copper."
Will turned toward a gap in the wall and held out a hand. "Come on, let's get out of here."
"Wait a minute…." Ernest recalled a datastream he'd cleaned up a couple of years ago that had something to do with radiation levels. "Two point two sieverts isn't immediately fatal."
Charlie said, "This is not negotiable."
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