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(I meant to post this yesterday, but the dayjob was even more hectic than usual.)

You still have three more days to enter my triple giveaway contest! Winners will be announced next Sunday.

Tor is running a special sale on the e-book of Passion Play. Only $2.99 until October 4th.

The lovely and talented Liz Bourke interviewed me for this week.

And there are my Sunday Essays, where I talk about the River of Souls books, with character studies, essays about magic and multiple lives, and more. (Warning: There are some spoilers for Passion Play and Queen's Hunt.)

If you want a peek into the books themselves, here are excerpts from Passion Play, Queen's Hunt, and Allegiance.

In more personal news, my son has just started a semester abroad in Paris, and judging from his Facebook entries, he's having a wonderful time.

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Date: 2013-09-12 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Passion Play e-book omg. And I have an e-reader! *flails*

(i'm up in the dewy damps of new brunswick, working until at least november, and had so resigned myself to not reading queen's hunt until i return.)

I like books, the weight of them, the smell, even my habit of peering over and over again at the cover and blurbs, as if I could glean hints about what happens next when I want to keep reading but have to go to Work & Things instead. But as someone who travels quite a bit, to places without (English) libraries or bookstores, I rely on my e-reader to see me through. Then later, when I can, I buy the book-book versions of the stories I liked most.

Yay study abroad! I did a semester abroad five years ago, and it was a life-changing, wonderful experience. Good luck to him!

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Date: 2013-09-12 03:04 pm (UTC)
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I suspect my son's experience will also be life-changing. He's been to Paris before, but only for a two-week vacation. Living in a city is always different from visiting.

Where did you spend your semester abroad? I spent a year in Germany, in Heidelberg. (But mine was decades and decades ago.)

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Date: 2013-09-12 03:18 pm (UTC)
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I went to Athens, Greece, and through my program, we traveled all around the mainland and several of the islands. It was in Greece I learned to love olives, tomatoes, and wine. Previously I'd thought olives came out of a can, and that tomatoes tended to be hard and white-ish on the inside. But it was also there I learned that I could live far away from home, and home-culture, and be okay even on the bad days.

Inshallah, one day I'll go back. :)

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Date: 2013-09-13 11:41 am (UTC)
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You will!

I haven't been back to Germany recently, but I did make it back a few times and even visited with old friends from the university. So many places to go, so little time.

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Date: 2013-09-12 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Luck to the son! And thanks for the flattery. *g*

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Date: 2013-09-13 01:18 am (UTC)
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He's already entered a poetry slam contest! (And I'm loving that I can follow his adventures on Facebook.)

I loved being interviewed by you. You asked really good questions.

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Date: 2013-09-13 01:25 am (UTC)
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I know enough writers that I live in dread of being the kind of interviewer who asks, "And where did you get the idea for this?" or other such questions. ;)


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