Happy re-release day! The new edition of The Spaceship Next Door is now available wherever books are sold, in whatever format you prefer. To recap, for those of you new to my website: this edition is being published by the John Joseph Adams imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. (You may also see it branded Mariner…

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It was late December. I was in Harvard Square, for some reason (possibly a haircut? I don’t remember) and mulling over an offer from John Joseph Adams to acquire The Spaceship Next Door for his Houghton Mifflin Harcourt imprint. At the time, I was on the fence about the offer. My ebook sales were doing…

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As I write this, I’m two months away from seeing The Spaceship Next Door re-released by HMH/Adams* and available for the first time for a whole lot of people who don’t read ebooks and/or don’t read indie/self-published books, and/or just never heard of me before. The last couple of months has been an education, and things haven’t really…

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Here’s the big news: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired the print and ebook rights to The Spaceship Next Door! Their edition, which you can already find available for preorder online, will be released on September 4th, 2018. The current editions will remain available until that time, and since I’m retaining audio rights, there will be…

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It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about the latest news from the exciting world of novel writing, so my apologies if all of this comes as a shock but: There is a sequel to The Spaceship Next Door! The sequel is called The Frequency of Aliens! This is what the cover looks like! The…

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I basically have two kinds of blog posts: Here’s an announcement about my writing career Let me tell you a thing about the writing business I try not to sound too much like I’m bragging in the former, and I try not to get too wonky in the latter. I assume most of you are…

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As I mentioned at the beginning of the week, The Spaceship Next Door is now an audiobook! I also mentioned I’d let everyone know when “Whispersync” was available, and in saying that I was relying upon the received wisdom from many online resources, including the kind people over on the KBoards and on the FAQ on the…

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I’m happy to announce that The Spaceship Next Door is now available as an audiobook! This was my first time down this path (sort of) and I am extremely pleased with the results. Steve Carlson is the best, and I was lucky to find him. If you’d like to pick up a copy, here it is on Amazon,…

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I have a policy about reviews. That policy is: don’t speak to the people who have reviewed one of my books unless they speak to me first. It’s a good policy, and one which I employ in many walks of life in many different ways, because I’m somewhat introverted and the odds are good even…

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This article originally appeared in the Huffington Post shortly before The Spaceship Next Door debuted.  Philosophically, pieces like this were why I was writing for HuffPo in the first place: interest people in reading my articles, then show them something about my fiction writing.  Since HP doesn’t share market information, I have no idea if this…

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