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Cover art just came out for the anthology, so without further ado:

Cover for AFTER HOURS: Tales from the Ur-Bar, edited by Joshua Palmatier and Patricia Bray

Available March 2011 from DAW Books, featuring fifteen stories from an outstanding collection of drinkers writers.
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Cover art for Первое предательство by Патриция Брей, otherwise known as the Rusisan edition of THE FIRST BETRAYAL. Very cool.

There were several reviews out on a discussion board, but the Google assisted translation renders all comments hilarious, making it impossible to tell if they were originally meant as praise or scorn. Come to think of it, I ought to run an English to Russian and then reverse translation before reading my Amazon reviews.
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Yesterday brought a surprise-- a royalty check from Kensington Zebra for the German edition of Bewitching Kittens. Bewitching Kittens was a Halloween-themed Regency anthology published in 1998, and included my novella "Charlotte's Kitten" which, among other attributes, included allusions to both Monty Python and the British radio sketch on The Great Train Robbery.

The book sold very well in the US, and then Zebra went on to sell German language rights. Three editions were produced, including a separate Swiss edition. And, periodically, checks continue to arrive in the mail. It's not huge sums, but it's a round of drinks in Denver, and a testament to the power of a good cover.

And kittens. You've got to have kittens.

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Yesterday's booksigning was a success, largely due to co-conspirators [livejournal.com profile] jpsorrow and [livejournal.com profile] jennifer_dunne and our gracious hosts at Waldenbooks including [livejournal.com profile] fireun and [livejournal.com profile] libwitch. A picture of the event can be found here on fireun's lj. We sold books, made new friends, and in general had a blast hanging out at the store.

As you may guess from my icon, I now have cover art in hand for THE FINAL SACRIFICE.

Front cover art for The Final Sacrifice by Patricia Bray

Another great cover by Steve Stone.

Click here for the full cover )

The scans don't do justice to the amazing details--in the cover flats you can see the lizard on the lizard crown, among other cool touches.

Alas that's the end of fun for this weekend--the year-end finance close continues apace, which means I have to log on and run database jobs this afternoon. Still it was great while it lasted.


Nov. 19th, 2007 09:41 pm
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In today's SQUEE column, I've seen the cover for THE FINAL SACRIFICE and it totally rocks. Not only is it eye catching, but the more you look, the more there is to see. The detail is amazing--you can even see the lizards on the crown! I don't have permission to share it yet, but when I do, you'll be impressed.

Bantam's art department has always given me nice covers, but this may be the best yet. The artist Steve Stone really outdid himself.
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In today's cool news department, the Russian language edition of DEVLIN'S HONOR (Честь Девлина) has been released:

Cover for Russian edition of Devlin's Honor

As you'll see, they've gone to the other extreme from the first book in the series, DEVLIN'S LUCK (Выбор Девлина), where he was practically naked.
<Cover for Russian edition of Devlin's Luck

And apparently transliterating Patricia Bray to Патриция Брей and then back again into the Roman alphabet yields Patriciya Brei, which is how I'm listed at some Russian language book sites. Pretty cool stuff.


Mar. 3rd, 2007 10:11 am
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Here's the cover for the new book:

Cover art for The Sea Change by Patricia Bray.

It's a fantastic cover. The scan makes it appear a little darker than it is--someday if I have time I'll play around with things to lighten it up. The ship is entirely wrong, of course, but that's a nitpick.

Now all I have to do is finish the revisions so Bantam has something to stick inside it.
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Bewitching Kittens was published in the US in 1998 and rapidly sold out its print run, but it continues to crop up in new places. In today's mail I received a copy of the Swiss edition, a lovely hardcover.

Briefly I was confused by the title, since I recognized "Auf weichen Tatzen ins Glück" as the title of the German edition published by Lübbe, however this cover didn't match, and further investigation revealed a new ISBN. A little web surfing and I found out that Weltbild is based in Switzerland, which also explains why their website sells books in francs.

Their online bookstore has both German language editions for sale, if you'd like to compare covers. Neither cover gives a shout out to "Halloween themed Regency set novellas featuring kittens" but they're nearly as cute as the original.
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Ego-googling turned up an unexpected boonus as I finally got to see the cover for the Russian language edition of DEVLIN'S LUCK otherwise known as Выбор Девлина.
Cover for Russian edition of Devlin's Luck.

"Hee!" sums things up nicely. And last year [livejournal.com profile] arcaedia sold the Russian language rights for the rest of the trilogy, so I have those covers to look forward to someday down the road.

There's something fascinating about seeing one of my stories translated into another language--especially when it's a language I don't understand.

For those who want to see the Regencies, I've put them behind the cut.

She's (in)famous in more than one language )

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