S.G. Browne

Launch Day!

Well, it’s launch day for Fated and of course the wireless network at the house of the friend I’m staying with in Portland has decided to quit functioning, leaving me with the Limited or No Connectivity warning for the last 90 minutes. This is me grumbling and swearing silently. So I’m typing this up at my friend’s in the hopes I can get to a Barnes & Noble or someplace with wireless and post it. And since you’re reading this, apparently I was successful.

First of all, yes, I’m excited. And anxious. While I personally feel that Fated is my favorite book I’ve written to date, and while it’s received some solid reviews, releasing a book into the wild can be a bit frightening. Especially when you’re first book happened to be about zombies at the time when zombie fiction blew up and your next novel has nary a zombie to be found.

A friend of mine once wrote that writing a book and having it published is like jumping off a cliff. You have to just surrender yourself to the fall because you have no control about what’s going to happen. You can only hope the landing is a soft one – a velvet-lined canopy filled with down pillows and not a dumpster filled with broken glass.

But as I said, I’m excited and looking forward to sharing my new novel with everyone who read Breathers and with new readers who haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Andy and Rita. So for everyone old and new, meet Fabio, the protagonist of Fated. Fabio, this is everyone.

I’ll be kicking off my book launch tonight at Powell’s in Beaverton before heading up to Seattle for a couple of signings.  For details, you can check out my full list of events.

I hope to see all of you somewhere along my path.

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Filed under: Fated,The Writing Life — S.G. Browne @ 9:34 am

6 Comments »

  1. *waves to Fabio*

    Congratulations, Scott! I can’t wait to read it, my plans for buying it today were thwarted by the cold but I’ll be at the Borders checkout soon telling the staff I’ve hugged the author. =D

    Have fun tonight!

    Comment by stace — November 2, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

  2. Congratulations! I can’t wait to read both!

    Comment by Melanie — November 2, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  3. Thanks. You two are the best!

    Comment by admin — November 2, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

  4. Just finished Fated and I have a question. Is there a complete list of rules? Unless I missed something I don’t think Rule #4 or Rule #8 are ever touched upon, but 1,2,3,5,6,7 and 9 are.

    Thanks!

    Comment by Aaron — November 9, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

  5. No Rule #4 or Rule #8 exist. I assigned random numbers during my rewrites (the rules didn’t exist in the first draft) but wanted to keep them simple rather than having Rule #37 or Rule #15. So this is the complete list:

    Rule #1: Don’t get involved.
    Rule #2: Don’t improve anyone’s assigned future.
    Rule #3: Never reveal that you’re immortal.
    Rule #5: Never materialize in front of humans.
    Rule #6: Never dematerialize in front of humans.
    Rule #7: Don’t fall in love.
    Rule #9: Meet your quotas.

    Comment by admin — November 9, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

  6. Makes sense! Thanks for the reply.

    Comment by Aaron — November 10, 2010 @ 4:03 am

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