One month away!

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this, since I mention it to everyone these days, but I am under deadline. And being under deadline, I have learned that deadlines are an effective way to time-travel. As they approach, time speeds up, bringing them rapidly closer, and before you know it you’re in the future and they’re right on top of you. But their time-compression effects aren’t local. No, they bring on other things more swiftly in their wake.

All of this is to say that I’m amazed September 1st has arrived without more advance warning. In one month, on October 1st, Icefall will be out in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook, simultaneously. I’ve seen the hardcover, and they look amazing. Once again, Elizabeth Parisi at Scholastic has designed a truly stunning book. October 1st is also the day that The Clockwork Three comes out in paperback.

To celebrate the release of Icefall, The King’s English in Salt Lake City will be hosting a launch party, and I’d love for everyone to come.

Date: October 5th

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: The King’s English Bookshop (1511 South, 1500 East, Salt Lake City)

The end of September/beginning of October also marks the first of a series of trips I’ll be taking. Between Labor Day and Thanksgiving I’ll be going to Baltimore, Denver, Portland, Houston, Boulder, and Chicago, with local events in Utah scattered between. But rather than list all the details here, I’ve added an events page to the side-bar menu, as well as a calendar where you can click on the days in bold and see where I’ll be. I’ve only added a few events so far, but I’ll get the rest entered soon.

The beginning of October is also when the manuscript for my third book is due to my editor. And so we come back to deadlines. Which reminds me, I need to get back to work.

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11 Responses

  1. My son and I were wondering it there is a sequal to clockwork three?

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    • Matthew

       /  September 14, 2011

      I hope one day to write a sequel, but my next few projects will all be new and different books.

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  2. Nathaniel Grym

     /  September 22, 2011

    My birthday is the day after Icefall’s release, I hope my parents will get it for me!

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    • Matthew

       /  September 26, 2011

      An early Happy Birthday to you, Nathaniel! I love getting books as presents. Growing up, my parents gave them to me every birthday and every Christmas. If yours give you ICEFALL, I hope that you enjoy it!

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  3. Kat

     /  September 26, 2011

    I think you next book should have some action and drama in it.
    I’m getting Icefall when it comes out in october I can’t wait! Clockwork Three is still my favortite book. (That might change once I read Icefall!!!!) 😀

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    • Matthew

       /  September 28, 2011

      Well, Icefall has a fair amount of suspense, drama, and action, so hopefully you’ll enjoy it!

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  4. Oh hi Matthew!! Is this really you??? If it is that is so cool and recently read Icefall and LOVED it!!! Please come out with a sequel!!! I would be so happy!

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    • Matthew

       /  September 23, 2012

      Hi, Kyra! Yes, I am really me. At least, I think I am. And I’m so happy you enjoyed Icefall! I don’t know when I’ll write a sequel, but I definitely do not feel that Solveig’s story is finished, and I hope to come back to her one day.

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      • Grace

         /  May 13, 2013

        I loved Icefall! When will work on a sequel? Is it a long ways off? I hope not!

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        • Grace

           /  May 13, 2013

          Sorry I mean when *will* you work on a sequel, I am anxious to read more!

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  5. Grace

     /  May 14, 2013

    Oh good grief sorry! This time I’ll get it right, When will *you* work on a sequel? There.

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