Archive for January, 2010

Barnes and Noble, Black Lake Blvd Olympia

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A very hasty post as I quickly get myself ready to depart. I’m headed down to Olympia, to the Barnes and Noble store on Black Lake Blvd, to read and sign at 2 PM today! I’ll be hoping to see some readers there.

I’ve been bringing door prize baskets to each of my signings. They are very nice baskets, with a book or two in it, a book mark or three, and some Rain Wild items, such as jewelry and a scented fan. Lots of fun!

To put you name in the drawing, all you have to do is show ANY receipt (does not have to be for my book or even for a book. Buy some candy!) from the venue where I am signing. So if you can’t afford the new hardback today, relax! You are not excluded and I’m very happy to see you just the same.

This is my way of saying Thank-You to the venues that host me, and to the readers who turn out to meet me.

I’ll hope to see you there!

My next and final stop after this will be on Fort Lewis, at the PX, on February 6 at noon!

Robin

A very hasty post as I quickly get myself ready to depart. I’m headed down to Olympia, to the Barnes and Noble store on Black Lake Blvd, to read and sign at 2 PM today! I’ll be hoping to see some readers there. I’ve been bringing door prize baskets to each of my signings. They […]

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Powells Books at Cedar Hills Crossing

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Tonight at  7PM I will be at Powells Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton, Oregon.  The street address is 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR for anyone who wants to Mapquest it.

I’m very excited to return to Powells. They always make me welcome there, and Peter has become a real friend.  It’s always nice to get a chance to catch up with him before or after a reading.  If you haven’t visited this store in a while, you may be surprised at how big it is now.  My suggestion is, come early and browse the shelves. They have used books as well as new ones, and often I find treasures there that I cannot find elsewhere.

I will be reading from Dragon Keeper, volume one of The Rain Wilds Chronicles, and afterwards I’ll be happy to answer questions and sign books.  Any books, Hobb or Lindholm, new or old.

I will also be bringing a door-prize, a basket of Rain Wild items and a couple of books.  It’s my way of thanking readers and thanking Powells for inviting me there.

I hope to see a lot of you this evening!

And tomorrow, I’ll be at the Barnes and Noble in Olympia at 1530 Black Lake Boulevard at 2 PM.  So if you can’t meet me in Oregon, perhaps I’ll see you in Olympia!

Robin

Tonight at  7PM I will be at Powells Books at Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton, Oregon.  The street address is 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR for anyone who wants to Mapquest it. I’m very excited to return to Powells. They always make me welcome there, and Peter has become a real friend.  It’s […]

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The Signed Page

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A note from Shawn reminded me that it was time to put a reminder here!

If you would like a personalized signed first US edition of Dragon Keeper or just a signed copy, but cannot attend any of the author signings, there is an alternative. 

Please visit The Signed Page.  There you will find information on how to order a copy and let us know exactly how you would like it signed.

Oh, and Robin Hobb books are not the only ones you can find there.  Shawn works with a lot of authors.  I see that Blake Charlton will be signing Spellwright.  And there is Dan Simmons and Peter Straub, and it looks like he has signed copies from Terry Brooks as well.

The site is well worth a look if you enjoy having signed and personalized books on your shelves.

There is a February 10 deadline to order them!  Shawn extended it for us.

Robin Hobb

A note from Shawn reminded me that it was time to put a reminder here! If you would like a personalized signed first US edition of Dragon Keeper or just a signed copy, but cannot attend any of the author signings, there is an alternative.  Please visit The Signed Page.  There you will find information […]

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Fort Lewis Signing Information

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I think the address given for the Fort Lewis signing in February can be a bit confusing.  So I’ll just say, see you at the PX!

And of course University Book Store and our launch is tomorrow evening.  I hope we get a good turnout!

Robin

I think the address given for the Fort Lewis signing in February can be a bit confusing.  So I’ll just say, see you at the PX! And of course University Book Store and our launch is tomorrow evening.  I hope we get a good turnout! Robin

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Book Tour Dates for Dragon Haven

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I’ve just updated my events calendar to show some book tour dates in May for Dragon Haven, volume two of  The Rain Wilds Chronicles.

The dates are in May of 2010, and I’ll be traveling a bit farther afield, all the way to California and even to the wilds of Minneapolis!  Mark your calendars now.

I’ll add more dates as I know them.

Right now, I’m very excited about the launch for Dragon Keeper at University Book Store in Seattle next Tuesday evening at 7.  We are putting together a nice basket of bookish goodies to be a doorprize and will draw a name from the attendees to award it.

I’ll hope to see some of you there!

Robin

I’ve just updated my events calendar to show some book tour dates in May for Dragon Haven, volume two of  The Rain Wilds Chronicles. The dates are in May of 2010, and I’ll be traveling a bit farther afield, all the way to California and even to the wilds of Minneapolis!  Mark your calendars now. […]

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Leaving Comments here

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Hello!
There have been several posts about being able to leave comments on the site. I think the comment buttons for the current posts are working now.

After 14 days, readers cannot comment on older posts. This is to keep me from going crazy. :)

Comments also have to be ‘okayed’ by me before they will appear on the site. I’ll try to do this promptly, but if a day or two passes and you don’t see your post, please be patient. I will do my best to get to them.

Why do I ‘okay’ posts? Do I censor them? No. I’m removing spam. But if someone does ever send me an abusive post, I probably won’t put it up here.

That’s it for now! Back to work for me. This has just been a really crazy week, but this website is among the things that have gone right for me.

Thanks, Erik, for all your help and advice in setting this up!

Robin

Hello! There have been several posts about being able to leave comments on the site. I think the comment buttons for the current posts are working now. After 14 days, readers cannot comment on older posts. This is to keep me from going crazy. Comments also have to be ‘okayed’ by me before they will […]

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Rustycon

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Back at home on Sunday after spending all day Saturday at Rustycon. It was at the Sea-Tac Marriott, the same venue that Steamcon used. It’s truly a lovely setting for a convention, with an indoor pool surrounded by an jungly atrium in the middle of the hotel.

Rustycon was smaller than I remembered it being, but other convention goers told me that attendance this year is actually up following a couple of very slow years.

On several of my panel discussions, audience and panelists were equal in number. And I gave a reading for 3 people and signed exactly one book! So a bit of a slow convention for me.

The positive side of a very small convention is that there is time to talk to people. Tiny audiences mean that ‘panel discussions’ actually become conversations in which the panelists learn as much as the audience does. I spent some wonderful time with Darragh Metzger from the Seattle Knights, a performance and re-enactment group. It was good to catch up with an old friend that I hadn’t seen for a long time.

I’m a bit tired today, and it is Sunday. So even though I overslept and missed Mass, I’ll think I’ll refresh myself by doing some out door things today. It’s a grey day, with rain from time to time, but I like to work outside on cooler days. I much prefer it to working in the hot sun.

Back at home on Sunday after spending all day Saturday at Rustycon. It was at the Sea-Tac Marriott, the same venue that Steamcon used. It’s truly a lovely setting for a convention, with an indoor pool surrounded by an jungly atrium in the middle of the hotel. Rustycon was smaller than I remembered it being, […]

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New Interview at Author Magazine

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In December, 2009, it was my pleasure to meet Bill Kenowner at University Book Store and sit down for a chat.  Well, it felt like a very comfortable chat, even through it was a filmed interview for an on-line magazine called Author Magazine. 

Author Magazine is locally produced in Seattle.  Bill has quite a variety of interviews on his site, covering a wide spectrum of literature.  Tomie de Paola and Diana Gabaldon.  Terry Brooks and Alice Hoffman.  Polly Horvath (I loved The Trolls!) and J.A. Jance.

Spend a little time on the site.  It won’t be a waste!

Robin Hobb

In December, 2009, it was my pleasure to meet Bill Kenowner at University Book Store and sit down for a chat.  Well, it felt like a very comfortable chat, even through it was a filmed interview for an on-line magazine called Author Magazine.  Author Magazine is locally produced in Seattle.  Bill has quite a variety […]

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