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Carrie Vaughn a NYTimes Bestseller… again

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Carrie’s latest novel of Kitty Norville, Kitty Goes to War (Tor) debuts on the New York Times mass market bestseller list. The official debut date is July 18, 2010, but you can see the list online here. Grab a copy at your favorite bookstore, Apple’s iBookstore or the Amazon Kindle store and other electronic sellers. Shopping in the iBookstore requires an Apple iPad, or most models of the iPod Touch/iPhone running iOS4. The audio book edition (Tantor) is also available. Kitty Goes to War is the eighth novel in the series and the fourth title in the past three years to make the NYTimes list upon publication.

While browsing, treat yourself to Discord’s Apple (Tor), Carrie’s new fantasy novel, now in hardcover, electronic formats and on audio from Brilliance Audio. While it is very much an urban fantasy, it is also an international thriller of power politics and a chase for the ultimate weapon: not a nuke, or pandemic-class bio-weapon, but the Apple of Discord.

The Good Humor Man is one to run after

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

The Good Humor Man

The May 15th issue of Booklist, named The Good Humor Man by Andrew Fox (Tachyon) one of 2010′s Top Ten SF/Fantasy novels. See the whole list and details of the novel at Booklist Online. Well earned recognition for Andy, his editor/publisher, Jacob Weisman at Tachyon Publications and his agent at AGLA, Denise Dumars.

Andy’s debut novel, the darkly magical, Fat White Vampire Blues and the sequel, Bride of the Fat White Vampire (Ballantine) truly capture the feel of old New Orleans–funny, scary fun and over the top. Having fearlessly addressed the fact that vampires feeding on the rich blood of victims full of gumbo and absinthe would be obese, in The Good Humor Man, Andy cuts right to the fat and spins a tall tale to be sure, but not a lanky one.

Directive 51 by John Barnes released today

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Directive 51 cover

Directive 51 by John Barnes (Ace)

Directive 51 is President George Bush’s directive that specifies how Executive Branch powers will be transferred in the event of a catastrophic event that kills or incapacitates the Constitutionally authorized successors to the office. Every administration has had such a plan, Directive 51 is just the most current. This techno-thriller novel envisions just such an event occurring and the efforts of the surviving Americans: government officials, military forces, and just plain folks to survive and rebuild. You can read a brief essay by John on the Penguin website, just click here. More than just a disaster novel, this is a political action thriller unlike anything we’ve seen before. There’s lots of neat, cutting edge issues in the book: the real danger of a fully open internet, an epidemic of both bacteria and nanotechnology, and the consequences of thoughtless extremism of all sides of the environmental questions.

If you are an aspiring author who wants to know what sort of novel appeals to our Agency, read Directive 51.

If you have a Bug Out Bag, or participate in the preparedness movement, or are uneasy about disasters like the recent earthquakes, read Directive 51. It will help you visualize what the conditions would be if there’s a complete collapse of the national infrastructure, and no matter what might happen to you: wildfire, earthquake, terrorist attack, you can smile and say, “I’ve seen worse” as you get on with saving yourself, your family and community.

Directive 51 is on sale today, at all online bookstores including Barnes and Noble, Borders and at their retail stores and independent bookshops as well. Check out, they are selling this first edition hardcover at the unbelievable price of $9.99, the same price as the Kindle edition, but we don’t know how long they will offer this discount. If you are a lucky iPad owner you can grab the Apple iBook edition from the iBookstore (only accessible via the iPad).

John Barnes YA novel is Printz Honor Book

Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Tales of the Madman Underground

Michael Printz Honor Book

Congratulations to our client John Barnes, whose debut YA novel earned a Michael Printz Honor Book award. Editor Sharyn November (Viking) was tireless in her editing and support for this fine, disruptive novel. The Los Angeles Times loved it, and it has received many great reviews and blog acclaim. You can read all about it at the authors site.

Wreck a Cake

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Our relentlessly creative client, Lisa Mantchev, has begun a Wreck a Cake contest (includes explanatory links) at her website for her YA novel, Eyes Like Stars (Feiwel and Friends, July 2009). Bake. Wreck. Collect swag.

Kirk Scroggs appearance at the Apple Store in Santa Monica, CA

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

April 16, 2008 7PM to 8PMBolt the doors and get out your coyote mucus repellent—author and illustrator Kirk Scroggs is visiting the Apple Store, Third Street Promanade, Santa Monica, CA. Find out how he uses the Mac to bring vampire trucks and redneck zombies to life for his Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features books.Kirk’s presentations to third through sixth graders are all about the zany monster-fighting adventures of Wiley, Grampa, Gramma and Merle the cat. This presentation will be of interest to authors, illustrators, animators and anyone interested in how he does it all. Visit Kirk’s site; get directions to the Apple Store

Kitty & The Silver Bullet on NYTimes Bestseller List

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

One large attaboy for Carrie Vaughn whose fourth adventure of Kitty Norville the werewolf disk jockey from Denver, CO made its debut at number 23 on the mass market paperback list. You can see the cover elsewhere on this blog. 

Cat Yoga, purrrfect gift for your cat loving friends

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Cat Yoga Cover Carolyn’s imaginative client, Rick Tillotson, is the creator of Cat Yoga, published by Clarkson Potter ($14.95). It can be found in the Humor section of most bookstores and online at and the usual suspects. You can visit the book’s website and send a Cat Yoga ecard from: