We’ve — and by we, I mean my wonderful agent — have just sold Hungarian translation rights on SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY, GLAMOUR IN GLASS, and WITHOUT A SUMMER to publisher NOUVION Trade Sociedad anonima under the imprint of IPC Books Kft. According to Google translate, which is so reliable, the first book would […]
Glamour in Glass
Over at MY BOOK, THE MOVIE: I was asked to dreamcast an adaptation of “Glamour in Glass”. It was fun to play the fantasy game of “Who would I cast” if I had the opportunity. So if you’ve ever been curious about what Jane and Vincent look like in my head, here’s at least the Hollywood
I am absolutely delighted that Audible.com is producing the audio books for my Glamourist Histories. The audiobook of Glamour in Glass is out today and you can listen to a preview of it on audible.com — well, and you can buy it there, too, but the preview is the bit I want to talk about now.
Well! This is a nice way to close out the year. Portland Monthly has named Glamour in Glass one of the best books of 2012. What we said: “A sequel to her widely acclaimed Shades of Milk and Honey, this historical fantasy from Portland author Mary Robinette Kowal—winner of science fiction’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New
In Shades of Milk and Honey, Vincent gives Jane his journal, which contains his thoughts about art, glamour, and her. Within the bureau, Jane found the notebook in which she had seen Mr. Vincent sketch. At this close range, she could make out the remnants of the initials V. H. embossed upon the worn leather
Know what I’m doing next week? I’m recording the audio book for Glamour in Glass. La! Audible.com has purchased the rights for Glamour in Glass, Without a Summer, and Valour and Vanity. I’ll be narrating all three books though we have made the decision to revert to my natural speaking voice for the narration and reserve the British for dialogue.
I’ve been interviewed over at The Writer Librarian. Here’s a sample question. Your website states that you are a both an award-winning author and an award-winning puppeteer. How do you divide time between both professions and has puppeteering played an active influence on your writing life (or vice-versa)? Read my answer to this and other
I will, occasionally, insert things into my novels strictly to amuse myself. My rule is that I can slide these private jokes in only if they don’t interrupt the story. In Shades of Milk and Honey, I managed to fit Doctor Who into the Regency. Oh, yes. I’m not kidding about this. He’s easy to spot
Would you like to know about the giant anachronism that spans two chapters in Glamour in Glass? I thought you would. While I was researching Without a Summer, the next book in the series, I discovered an interesting thing. I’d done the seating arrangements wrong in Glamour in Glass. And not just a little wrong. Completely,
If you are interested in what went into Glamour in Glass we talk about it at great length in the new episode of Writing Excuses. In fact, the only time you’ll hear me go into this much detail is when I’m addressing bookgroups or in one-on-one conversation where I know the other person has read the
Want a copy of Glamour in Glass? The lovely folks at Bewitched Bookworms are giving away a copy. One of the things that I enjoy about their reviews is that these are dual reviews so you get to see two reviewers responding at the same time. Here’s an excerpt. Bottom Line Pushy: Action and drama combine into
If you’ve ever been curious about what Jane might say in an interview, Bewitched Bookworms interviewed Jane, on their website. You can find out how old she was when she first started learning glamour and some hints about her plans for the future.
I said that I would offer a temporary tattoo of the missing first line of Glamour in Glass, and some of you thought I was joking. Oh no… No, I was not. Catch me at a reading or send me a SASE and you, too, can have the first line imprinted on your body.
Last night’s launch party for Glamour in Glass was great fun. I held it at Case Study Coffee, which is almost like holding it in my office because I am there so frequently. The space was wonderful for an evening event like this and the owners, Wes Russell and Christine Herman-Russell, acted as staff for the
We talk a lot about how important the first line in a novel is. Everyone knows the famous ones, like “Call me Ishmael.” Imagine what would happen if the unthinkable occurred. What if the first line were accidentally omitted by the typesetter? Would Moby Dick have been the same if it started, “Some years ago