Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Twitter Chat with Tor (Wed - 3/16) ~ Debut Authors


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Tor Books announces the second of their monthly Twitter chat series!

Calling all Tweetgeeks:  debut authors Peter Orullian, Beth Bernobich, and Rhiannon Frater talk about publishing their first novels in the second #Torchat this Wednesday, 3/16 at 4 PM EST

Tor Books is excited to announce the second #TorChat, the new sf/f genre-themed, hour-long chat series hosted on Twitter. Guest authors will join fans in a lively, informative and entertaining discussions of all that’s hot in genre fiction (140 characters at a time) from 4 to 5 PM Eastern on the third Wednesday of every month. Each #TorChat will revolve around a different genre topic of interest, with new guest authors and exclusive fan giveaways from @Torbooks.

This Wednesday’s chat is about debut authors. Not just the question everyone wants to know (how did you get published?!) but also questions specific to debut novels in genre writing. Special guest authors Peter Orullian (@PeterOrullian), Beth Bernobich (@beth_bernobich), and Rhiannon Frater (@rhiannonfrater) will chat with fans on why they chose genre fiction, how they got published, and what comes after the contract.

The chat will be introduced and (loosely) moderated by Tor publicist Cassie Ammerman (@leanoir), with giveaways of advance copies of upcoming summer SF releases from @TorBooks following the 4 -5 PM chat.

Author Guests:

the unremembered


Peter Orullian has worked in marketing at Xbox for nearly a decade, most recently leading the Music and Entertainment marketing strategy for Xbox LIVE, and has toured as a featured vocalist internationally at major music festivals. He has published several short stories. The Unremembered is his first novel. He lives in Seattle. www.orullian.com 

The Unremembered (Book One of The Vault of Heaven) ~ by Peter Orullian  pre-purchasing links US|UK|Canada; Hardcover: 640 pages; Tor Books; (April 12, 2011)  passion play

Beth Bernobich comes from a family of story tellers, artists, and engineers. She juggles her time between working with computer software, writing, family, and karate. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Asimov’s, Interzone, Postscripts, Strange Horizons, and Sex in the System. She lives with her husband and son in Connecticut. Passion Play is her first novel. http://www.beth-bernobich.com

Passion Play ~ by Beth Bernobich US|UK|Canada; Hardcover: 368 pages; Tor Books; First Edition edition (October 12, 2010)

Rhiannon Frater is the author of The First Days: As the World Dies and two sequels, Fighting to Survive and Siege, all originally self-published and soon to be published by Tor. She and her husband live in Austin, Texas. http://rhiannonfrater.blogspot.com/

The First Days: As the World Dies ~ by Rhiannon Frater (preliminary cover image is available on her blog). This author will be of particular interest to the self published folks out there – since her novels where originally self published and have been picked up by Tor. Very cool!

About Tor Books:  Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty-three years the company has been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

We love Tor. Everyone loves Tor. If you don’t love Tor – well…. skip it then. But this should be an interesting event.

Although I did not participate in the first it has been my experience with other group chats of this ilk that they are fun. I invariably meet someone new and interesting, like Blake Charlton (Spellwright). What a talented guy and funny too!US|UK|Canada.

If you join in and add me on twitter - (@layersofthought). I will friend you back. *big smile*

We also have a bundle of posts coming up in the next several days:

  • The Lucky Leprechan Giveaway Hop – with over 250 blogs linked up with bookish giveaways.
  • A guest post from the husband and wife writing team – The Gears (authors of just released today - The Dawn Country US|UK|Canada).
  • A review by John of the sci fi stand alone Home Fires written by Gene Wolfe. US|UK|Canada.
  • Goodness knows what else the blog gods will grace us with!

Happy Tuesday; are you getting ready to wear some green?


JoV said...

I say Yes for reading The Plague by Camus on Halloween this year with you! :)

Unknown said...

JoV - Yes that's excellent, barring any extreme emergencies I am in.

Perhaps we can pull in some other apocalyptic classic loving souls ... or not. ;) Fun stuff.

Blodeuedd said...

I give up on twitter, it has been horrid all day so will just say it here.

Ooops, must have read something wrong. Totally missed that contest, must have a look, but I do fear criticism o_O

Unknown said...

Blodueudd -
Twitter has been very bad today - everyone was saying.

I would prefer to look at it as advice. I don't think he will criticize just veer you toward improving what you have. He appears to be a great editor.

Good luck!

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