New print deal: Three books with Del Rey

Scott Sigler signed a three-book deal with Ballantine Doubleday Dell to publish ALIVE

I’ve been hinting at an announcement for a few weeks now, and this is it: new print deal. I put out five books with Crown Publishing and loved both the process and the people. Tha Shiv was an excellent editor for my work. But, time marches on and it’s time to try something new. The books discussed below are YA, and Crown doesn’t do YA, so my agent went out and wrangled a new deal.

Executive Editor Mark Tavani at Ballantine Bantam Dell bought World Rights to a science fiction trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Scott Sigler. In the first book, ALIVE, a young woman awakes trapped in a confined space with no idea who she is or how she got there. She soon frees other young adults in the room and together they find that they are surrounded by the horrifying remains of a war long past…and matched against an enemy too horrible to imagine. Further adventures will follow in two more books, ALIGHT and AWAY. The books will be published under the Del Rey imprint. The deal was made by Byrd Leavell at Waxman Leavell. For rights information, please contact Denise Cronin at dcronin@randomhouse.com.

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Update on GFL Book V

Looks like I’ll be done with the final draft of THE CHAMPION (GFL V) by tomorrow. Then I have five days to tighten and polish before I head off on a Very Important Trip (the purpose of which I can’t yet tell you, but it’s good — hint only for people reading this on my site, it’s in New York City).

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FridayFix: The “Captain Spaulding”

The FDØ invents a fancy drinky-drink

Author Mur Lafferty has a new book out in March, called THE GHOST TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS. It’s a sequel to her Campbell Award-winning novel THE SHAMBLING GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY, a paranormal tale about a plucky heroine who winds up writing travel guides for the undead.

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Mur was recently on Twitter talking about a fictional drink in the book called a “Captain Spaulding.” This drink contains gin and demon blood. Blargh. She wondered how that might translate to the real world (assuming you don’t have a demon in your basement, like I do, cause I’m pimp like that, and, yes, mine wears a gimp suit). She even started a contest where you could come up with your own drink recipe for the Spaulding.

While I recuse myself from this contest, I could not let this opportunity pass me by. Hence, this FridayFix focuses on my interpretation of the Captain Spaulding. Enjoy!

This is how the other half lives, bitches.

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PANDEMIC book tour rolling along

Today I’m heading from Baltimore to Nashville for Stop #5 on the PANDEMIC tour. Last night’s turnout in Baltimore was killer, as was Philly the night before, Boston the night before that, and Chicago the night before that. Looking forward to Nashville, then LA and finally San Diego. This book tour has been positively kick-ass.

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PANDEMIC is out!

Ken Thornhill goes crazy for PANDEMIC

Junkies, the five-year wait is finally over: PANDEMIC is in stores today. What a relief to see this bad boy finally hit shelves. Kindle and Nook available from those vendors, and the hardcover available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore (but call your local first to make sure they have it available, I don’t want you to waste a trip). [Note: Audiobook is coming soon at Audible. We’re working on it. Hoping it’ll be out within two weeks, but that’s out of our control.]

Yes, you too can be as happy as Russel Kew (right) when you get your hot little mitts on this scorching, girthy tome of worldwide devastation. Or, maybe, the book will drive you stark-raving insane as it did for Ken Thornhill (pictured up top).

Buy yours today. No foolin’.

And remember, you can get autographed, personalized hardcovers from Borderlands Books in San Francisco, just call them at (415) 824-8203.

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PANDEMIC Social Media Contest

This contest runs from January 5 to January 19. Winners will be announced January 20, the day before PANDEMIC is released.
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Junkies, did you really think I’d launch PANDEMIC without some kind of contest to stir things up? No sir, I say no sir!

We’re going to clog the social medias with talk about PANDEMIC and the INFECTED series, and you’re going to help. Why? Because I’m givin’ away so much stuff, I must be innnnsane! Three winners will snag a prize pack, and one of those winners will be also dubbed the Grand Prize winner. Click through to see the prizes.

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New Year’s Writing Resolutions

Sigh …

That’s the only way to open up this post, because every jackass and his/her mom does one of these “New Year’s Resolutions” posts. Well, since football season is over (#goddamndetroitlions) and Chocodiles no longer exist, the only thing this blackened heart still cares about is writing. Therefore, all of my stratemegizing for 2014 involves how to increase my writing quality and efficiency. More words on the page mean more stories for you.

Here’s how I’m going to create more and better things this year. If you’re a creative, or you’re trying to become one, take a look and see if these things resonate with you.

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Scott’s hopes for your 2014

Because he loves you so, so damn much.

Happy New Year's!

Right about now, people are making Year in Review posts, and also making their pandering “I hope your 2014 is … ” posts as well. We already did our Year in Review, and since I don’t want to be left behind, here’s what I hope your coming year holds in store for you. Here are eleven “hopes” for your coming year, because I want you to know just how much I care.

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Instragram & not being a judgmental ass

Instagram expert!

There’s only two things I hate in this world: people who are intolerant of other people’s sub-cultures, and Hipsters.

When Instagram came out several years ago and Twitter became flooded with amateur photos meant to look like bad 70s Polaroids, I said, “Why on Earth would anyone brag about photos that intentionally throw away three […]

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FridayFix – PANDEMIC hardcover unboxing

‘Scuse me while I whips dis out! It’s the very first hardcover copy of PANDEMIC! I share the opening with all y’all.

Also, a little news on FLIER, and some humble-bragging about getting to hang out on the set of one of my favorite TV shows.

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Junkies, prepare yourself for pimpage from friends of the Siglerverse

Guest Goods #6: Justin Robert Young’s GO HOME SANTA, YOU’RE DRUNK

Back with another Guest Goods, this time with friend of the Siglerverse Justin Robert Young (of the NSFWshow, The Morning Stream, Night Attack series).

He stops by the Lair of Døøm to talk up his hilarious debut fiction writing compilation. Nine stories about Santa sure to please the subversive weirdo in your life. Specifically if the “weirdo” is you.

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New book ROBOT UPRISINGS:
Who is Petra Prawatt?

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The Prawatt Jihad strikes terror into the hearts of sentients all over the galaxy. This race of intelligent, self-replicating machines is shrouded in fear, mystery and mistrust, yet at the center of it all is the “living god” known as Petra Prawatt — […]

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FridayFix: What? Scott’s not reading his own audiobook?

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We’ve been having a lively discussion in the comments section of the first episode of NOCTURNAL and I thought I’d bring part of that out into the light a little bit more. Since the first guest voice on the BONES […]

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