Awards, links, etc...
Last week I got the press release that THE MARK had been nominated for "Best First Novel" by the Strand Critics Award (you can check out the actual release here). This is the second nomination the book has picked up (the other being from Romantic Times magazine), and I'm really just thrilled and shocked by both. Most importantly, it means people have enjoyed the book. And for that I'm thankful.
And here are a few links to get caught up on:
THE GUILTY has gotten some wonderful notices recently. Here's the latest from Bookreporter.com. And you can check out the rest of the reviews here.
I arrived home yesterday to find galleys for THE STOLEN waiting for me. A very pleasant surprise. I plan on posting a sneak peek at the cover art shortly, but subscribers to my newsletter will get an early look. You can sign up in the handy box on the right side of this blog, or at www.jasonpinter.com.
I must give a shout out to fellow Mira author Rachel Vincent, whose second book ROGUE just hit stores. Her first, STRAY, was a huge hit, and she's a pretty darn nice person as well (and a big help with my contest last month). Check out her terrific blog at urbanfantasy.blogspot.com, and then order a copy of ROGUE.
I'm in the midst of planning several trips. I'll be in Arizona on April 6th, signing at the renowned Poisoned Pen bookstore. I've never been to the Pen, and I'll be signing with C.J. Lyons. C.J. has been a friend for a few years, and her first novel LIFELINES was just released. C.J. has had a, shall we say, unique road to publishing her first novel, and I hope it's a huge success. Then I'll be at the Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference in May, and in June I'll be hopping across the pond to promote the UK release of THE MARK. I'm particularly excited for this, as my UK publishers have been wonderful and are working very hard to spread the word. They've lined up some very cool promotions, though a few of them will test my mettle as videographer and spokesman. I'll post links when I can (provided I'm not humiliated).