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Saw GRAVITY this weekend. And wow. All the wows you've heard are true. Wowza. Wowie wow wow wow. Also, space really blows.

Before seeing Gravity, I don't think I ever fully appreciated how much I like George Clooney. But I do. And from now on will refer to him as The Cloonster. I've always thought he looked like Buzz Lightyear (hence the quote for today's entry) and seeing him in that space suit was like seeing a Space Ranger in real life.



the real buzzBuzz Lightyear
Don't you tell me there's no resemblance.


Anyhoo, I'm back from the Antigoddess tour. Thanks to everyone who came out and hung with me on the road. It was a thrill to meet everyone, and many for the second or third time! There were many, many highlights, including this weird amuse bouche foie gras thing in Naperville, IL, and a stupendous hometown party put on by my parents. And then to cap it off, Anna was at New York Comic Con:

me and Anna at Comic Con
Once Cas let her out of that house, that chick started traveling.


Everyone who entered the Antigoddess Thank You Contest, THANK YOU. Because of you, the book is headed for a second printing already. Winners of prizes have been selected and notified, and prizes have started being mailed.

Got to spend some time in NY with my editor, and she informed me of some Goddess War series news:


Antigoddess will get a special new paperback cover. And ARISTEIA will get a new title. Though we loved it, it was decided that not enough people knew what it meant. So we're working up something else which I'll post soon. I sort of figured that would happen, but it was cool to call it Aristeia for a little while at least.


While I was away, Tyrion Cattister got fat. Well, he got more fat. And Tybalt nutted up and regained control of the house. The kitten reign of tyranny has ended!



A few book recommendations, as I slacked off on writing and did some reading: OF BEAST AND BEAUTY by Stacy Jay, and HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE by Diana Wynne Jones. Both entirely magical. Also, holy crap the Walking Dead looks like it's going to be good this season.

Last thing, since I haven't posted it on the blog yet: have you seen the ANTIGODDESS Trailer? Directed by Tucker Capps? He is most excellent.

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thewindypages
Oct. 22nd, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
Awesome!
That's so cool you got to meet Anna! Awesome! And now that you say that, yes, Clooney does look a lot like Buzz.
Congrats on Antigoddess and looking forward to reading Aristeia, or whatever fine name you will now be calling it. Looking forward to it!
kendare_blake
Oct. 28th, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Awesome!
Thank you! Hope to be able to nail down a new title soon. I thought we had one, but the longer I go without confirmation....dun dun dun!
beeeeej
Oct. 22nd, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Who are these people who get to hang out with you more than once? No. That is not jealousy speaking. No sirree. YOU DON'T KNOW ME.

Also, clearly the husband can not be in charge of the cat-children.
kendare_blake
Oct. 28th, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, we just learned today that Tybalt has gained over a pound. What must be done!?
ext_864813
Oct. 26th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
woot a second printing - sorry I missed the tour!
Glad you had a wonderful time! and I'm so sad I didn't get to make it to one of the tour stops. Hopefully I'll catch up with you at a con sometime! A second printing that is marvelous news!!
kendare_blake
Oct. 28th, 2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
Re: woot a second printing - sorry I missed the tour!
Thank you! I hope to get somewhere close to you soon! Would be fun to meet!
Hannah J
Nov. 24th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
ANOTHER ANNA :O That is a fantastic costume, though. Much better than mine. Ah well,c'est la vie.
Aristeia was a pretty title, but no, I didn't know what it meant, either. So are the ARCS still going to say Aristeia or the new TBA title? I can't wait for those. Must. Continue. Story. Or head will explode.
So then...what does Aristeia mean???
kendare_blake
Nov. 30th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
Not sure about the title yet, Hannah. It's still up in the air. As for Aristeia, it refers to the section in an epic poem where a hero is at his finest. Where he kills more, and does his most daring and glorious deeds. When he's almost a god.

Will update with the new title as soon as I know! So glad you're looking forward to reading.
Hannah J
Dec. 2nd, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
oooooOOOOOOOOOoooooohhh...now that sounds awesome :)
misa_m
Dec. 9th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
I was Anna at NYCC
It was so great to meet you!
I had no clue you posted this photo till a friend of mine found it. I am truly honored to have been mentioned. :)
kendare_blake
Dec. 11th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Re: I was Anna at NYCC
It was such a thrill to see you there. You totally made my comic con. Things were so hectic after the panel. I wish we'd had time to chat, and I realized afterward I didn't even get your name. So I'm very glad you found the photo!
misa_m
Dec. 12th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
Re: I was Anna at NYCC
Lol Im super glad my friend found the photo to! You were the highlight of the con for me. Its one thing to dress as a favorite fictional character but another entirely to meet the characters creator. Thank you for autographing my copy of Girl of Nightmares. It meant a lot. :)
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