Friday, May 6, 2011

Going to New Orleans

In June I'll be the guest of TOR Books, publishers of my new children's novel Down the Mysterly River (out this summer), at the American Library Association's big get together in New Orleans.

Go here to see more of what it's all about. I'll be there Friday and Saturday, the 24th and 25th, signing at the TOR Books booth and taking part in some of the programming.

If you plan to be in the New Orleans area around then, and if you share a love of all things books, do please think about coming by.

Bill is the Special Guest at Renovation

This is quite an honor. I've been selected as the Special Guest for Renovation, which is the name for the 69th annual Worldcon. It takes place in Reno, Nevada, from Wednesday, August 17th, to Sunday, August 21st.

If you want to find out more about the big event, go here.

If you want to read a bunch of scurrilous lies written about me, from someone who should know better, in conjunction with the big event, go here.

Look for posts with the Renovation logo -- the little blue fellow on the rocket up there -- for updates and program details, which I'll post as they're finalized and as the big day approaches.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Peter and Max

Peter and Max, my Fables prose novel, is officially out today (though it was unofficially on sale from many stores -- such as the three that had it in Tel Aviv, while I was just there -- for a few days now).

Look at the front-of-the-store placement it's getting, just as if it was a real book from a real novelist.

Pretty cool, huh?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Are we dead yet?

No, I'm not dead. But I haven't posted here in a good long while, for which I have far too many excuses to list. Let's just boil them all down to, the work load has been pretty large of late.

But I'll start up here again soon. Take that to the imaginary bank.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bill's Recent (tardy) News Roundup

I am in Minnesota, having just hauled my library of far too many books up from Vegas to my new house, which isn't quite ready yet. That's fine, because now I'm about to fly back down to Las Vegas (since I'm leaving my car up here too) and pick up the final load of furniture and odd stuff, to drive it up via U-Haul.

I spent a day in Amish country, looking at my bookshelves, which are nearly done and just about ready to be installed.

I get to move into my house on April 1st, which seems an auspicious day for me. Then I get to spend most of April and half of May getting the place in shape for the Clockwork boys to come up here for our annual retreat and super secret, star chamber, meeting of the cryptera top board, where we basically decide the fate of the world.

I get to go to Italy at the end of April for two back-to-back events, a comic show and a folklore festival.

Fables was just nominated for a fairly prestigious, outside-of-the-funnybook-field award, which I should be able to mention by name in a week or so. And Jack of Fables just made the New York Times bestseller list in their new graphic novels listing.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Behold the Library!

Well, the shelves actually, unstained and still in Jake's workshop, but not for long. Don't they look glorious?
        I always swore that if I were ever lucky enough to own a home it would have a dedicated library -- even if I had to sleep on the porch. This is going to be grand.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Since Cindy wants kitchen pics...

...Cindy gets kitchen pics. The cabinets are done and are finally being installed, as you can see. The section under the window is going to be the sink and stove area. The fridge will go against the wall between the two cabinets there. The floating section attached to the pillar will be a butcher block area.
        Upper cabinets will be installed at some point soon in the kitchen building process.