Carrie Vaughn in conversation with Kevin Hearne

Please join us for a conversation with Carrie Vaughn and Kevin Hearnes celebrating their new books, Kitty's Mix-Tape and Ink & Sigil, on Friday, October 9 at 7pm. Join the Crowdcast at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/authors-carrie-vaughn-and-kevin-hearne

About the Authors: New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn is best known for her fourteen volume Kitty Norville series. The series, about a werewolf who hosts a talk radio advice show for supernatural beings, includes fourteen novels and a collection of short stories. She is also the author of the superhero novels The Golden Age saga. Vaughn is a contributor to the Wild Cards series of shared-world novels edited by George R.R. Martin, and also writes the Harry and Marlowe steampunk short stories about an alternate nineteenth century that makes use of alien technology. She has a master's degree in English literature, graduated from the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop in 1998, and returned to the workshop as Writer in Residence in 2009. She is the winner of the RT Reviewer Choice Award for Best First Mystery for Kitty and The Midnight Hour, won the WSFA Small Press award for best short story for "Amaryllis," and she has been has been nominated for the Hugo Award. A bona fide Air Force brat (her father served on a B-52 flight crew during the Vietnam War), Vaughn grew up all over the U.S. but managed to put down roots in the area of Boulder, Colorado, where she pursuers an endlessly growing list of hobbies and enjoys the outdoors as much as she can. She is fiercely guarded by a miniature American Eskimo dog named Lily. Emma Bull (Introduction) is the author of War for the Oaks, which won the Locus Award for best first novel and has been a cult favorite ever since. She's gone on to publish fantasy and science fiction novels and short stories and a children's picture book. Her novel Bone Dance was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and received a Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation.She teaches creative writing at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. As of this writing, she's working on Claim, a sequel to her novel Territory, a historical fantasy set in Arizona in 1881.

Kevin Hearne hugs trees, pets doggies, and rocks out to heavy metal. He also thinks tacos are a pretty nifty idea. He is the author of The Seven Kennings series and the New York Times bestselling series The Iron Druid Chronicles, and co-author of The Tales of Pell with Delilah S. Dawson.

About the Books: Kitty's Mix-Tape: Kitty Norville still can't stay away from trouble - of the supernatural kind.

Everyone's favorite werewolf DJ is here to mix it up just one last time. Here you will find, or will be lucky to newly discover, the irrepressible Kitty Norville with friends and enemies alike: Rick the vampire; Jessi Hardin, paranormal detective; Kitty's werewolf husband Ben; Cormac, the bounty hunter; and the ever-villainous Dux Bellorum. These irresistible tales are full of unpredictable twists and turns: lupines experimenting with astronomy, a cheating boxer with preternatural strength, vampires arriving from the Philippines.

As a special treat, author Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless) has provided her own selections for a mix-tape: Story notes and songs dedicated to each tale. Whatever you do, don't miss Kitty before she is gone.

Ink & Sigil: Al MacBharrais is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with an extraordinary white moustache, an appreciation for craft cocktails—and a most unique magical talent. He can cast spells with magically enchanted ink and he uses his gifts to protect our world from rogue minions of various pantheons, especially the Fae.

But he is also cursed. Anyone who hears his voice will begin to feel an inexplicable hatred for Al, so he can only communicate through the written word or speech apps. And his apprentices keep dying in peculiar freak accidents. As his personal life crumbles around him, he devotes his life to his work, all the while trying to crack the secret of his curse.

But when his latest apprentice, Gordie, turns up dead in his Glasgow flat, Al discovers evidence that Gordie was living a secret life of crime. Now Al is forced to play detective—while avoiding actual detectives who are wondering why death seems to always follow Al. Investigating his apprentice’s death will take him through Scotland’s magical underworld, and he’ll need the help of a mischievous hobgoblin if he’s to survive.

Event date: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Kitty's Mix-Tape Cover Image
By Carrie Vaughn, Emma Bull (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616963255
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tachyon Publications - October 16th, 2020

Ink & Sigil: From the world of The Iron Druid Chronicles Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984821256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - August 25th, 2020