January 23rd, 2010


Gamers Helping Haiti

See, this is one of the things I’ve been forgetting to post about.

Drive Thru RPG has gotten together with approximately one zillion game designers and they’re offering an unbeatable package: Donate $20 to Doctors Without Borders through them, and get $1400 worth of RPG downloads in exchange.

Furthermore, DTRPG are matching $5 and $10 donations, if you can’t afford the $20 download donation. The fundraising drive has brought in a mind-boggling $93,500 so far (I don’t know if that includes the matching funds or not, but I’m not sure it matters: it’s a hell of a lot of money), and I’m sort of expecting it’ll break $100K before morning.

If you’re at all inclined to donate through them, let me sweeten the pot just a little: I will send advanced copies of DEMON HUNTS, book 5 of the Walker Papers, to the first dozen people who donate and email me their receipt (to cemurphyauthor@gmail.com).

For a time frame, I expect to get copies of DEMON HUNTS around mid-April, so if that’s correct you’d be getting the book about a month, perhaps slightly more, before it comes out in the bookstores.

(x-posted from the essential kit)


Okay. Copyedits done, at least in the first pass. Tomorrow I’ll have to go through them again and either type them up or at least make sure my changes are clear enough, so that the manuscript can go back in the mail (at horrific expense) on Monday. You know I have to sell about 100 copies of the book to break even every time I ship the manuscript somewhere? Yes, these are the details of a glamorous life as a writer. :)

Just in case I thought I might be getting–well, if not ahead of the game, at least slightly more caught up with it–yesterday my other editor asked for the art fact sheet (the info Harlequin asks a writer to provide for cover information) for SPIRIT DANCES, the 6th Walker Papers, which she needs to turn in by the 5th. Of course.

There are still 3 books left on the Doctors Without Borders offer, in case you were wondering if you’d missed your opportunity already.

Jan 25: TRUTHSEEKER copy edits due
Feb 01: DEMON HUNTS AAs due
Feb 05: SPIRIT DANCES art fact sheet
Feb 19: WAYFINDER due
Jun 30: New book proposals due

(x-posted from the essential kit)