Only 2 more weeks to the Launch Party on Sunday, March 29. Make sure to get your tickets! The party is going to be epic and fantastic, with at least 75 people already confirmed to attend, readings, dance performances and more.
And now for something else super cool: I was interviewed about Gateways by the Spectatorial, the University of Toronto’s publication on fantasy and speculative fiction. Check it out here.
Gateways is a finalist in the BookBzz Prize Writer Contest, and it needs your vote to win!
The finalists were picked by a panel of judges, but the winners are chosen by public vote. Won’t you please help me out by voting here! And please share this post with your friends and contacts – let’s build some overwhelming support!
Gateways, the new novel by Brian Gottheil, is launching in print! There’s going to be a fantastic launch party in Toronto on Sunday, March 29, 2015. If you’re in the area, be sure to get your ticket because you won’t want to miss it. We’re featuring:
*Readings, signings and general shenanigans by the author
*Performances by Toronto’s premier 1920s, 30s and 40s dance company, That Swing!
*Be the first to get the print version of Gateways, at discounted prices
*Dancing with DJ Gabrielle Kern, coming all the way from Montreal!
Click here for full details about time and location, and for tickets.
… And in other news, Gateways has just been named a finalist in the Bookbzz.com Prize Writer Competition! That is a great honour and very exciting. The winners will be decided by public voting throughout the month of February, and announced on March 5. As soon as I find out where and how to vote, I will post that information here. Please vote for me!
When I first published Gateways in e-book format only, one of my cousins complained. “I really want to read your book,” she wrote, “but I spend so much of my days reading a screen.” She went on to say, rather cleverly, that she was certain my novel would be a page-turner but she hoped it would be “literally” a page-turner.
Well, to her and to all other fans of print books, I am finally moving ahead with creating the print version of Gateways and I spent some time this morning converting the book into the correct formatting to be printed. I don’t have a timeline yet on publication of the print version but I’m hoping to have it out early in the new year.
This week, Gateways takes a blog tour! 13 blogs are going to be featuring the novel, some including guest posts and interviews by yours truly. Make sure you check it out, I am very excited. And please support these wonderful bloggers with your traffic.
MJ Schiller – with Guest Post written by me
Authors’ Cafe – with an Interview! Where I publicly tell the story about biking into the Atlantic Ocean!
Christine’s Words – with a Guest Post written by me
What Readers Want – with a Guest Post written by me
The Realm of Fantasy and Fiction – with a Guest Post written by me
Another positive review of Gateways! Click here to read it.
“The book is a fantastic blend of war strategy, political relations, mystery, and magic. There is something for everyone here. … The best part of Brian Gottheil’s novel is the unpredictability of it. There are enough twists in the plot to keep the reader on his or her toes.”
Just over a week to the big day, and there’s a new review of Gateways out, this time by Matthew Rettino of The Vinciolo Journal. Matthew is a Montrealer who studies historical fantasy literature, with a special interest in the work of Guy Gavriel Kay, perhaps the greatest Canadian writer in the genre. So needless to say, I was a little bit nervous wondering what Matthew would think of my novel, but I’m gratified that he chose to compliment many of the things that were most important to me: the world building, the “cost” of the magic, and the novel’s antagonist … which is the war itself.
And check out other reviews on the Goodreads page.
In the meantime, you can read this week’s sample chapter, where we learn a little bit more about Caryn’s backstory … much as Caryn herself tries to hide it.