July 12, 2013 • Fiction, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Photos by Marian Hammond
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars came out July 2nd, one week before my birthday, and what a week it was—lots of fun press, a great book release at Powell’s and a great party afterward (featuring the world’s best cake courtesy of the world’s best spouse), watching the online buzz grow, and so on.
I thought I’d hit the high Monday the 8th, when Google Trends Manager Kevin Allocca appeared on the Today show and named my little book as the reason why Google had seen an upturn in searches for “Star Wars” over the weekend. But then, later that day, my editor Jason Rekulak from Quirk Books called me and told me there was a decent chance I would end up on the New York Times bestseller list.
June 28, 2013 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars is my first book. (I like saying that, because it implies there will be others.) I’ve learned all kinds of things about the publishing world in the last year, but in these last weeks before publication a few lessons have come clearly to the forefront. Here’s what this first-time author has learned:
May 4, 2013 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
May the Fourth be with you, Star Wars fans!
Members of Urban Playground and the Dragon Jedi performed three scenes from the book, and were accompanied by an inflatable R2D2, a number of weaponized baguettes, and plenty of curious onlookers.
A HUGE thank you to Urban Playground, the Dragon Jedi, and Locust Moon Comics (for hosting our mini after party on the super busy Free Comic Book Day). Expect more pictures next week! Til then, enjoy the video!
May 3, 2013 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Star Wars fans everywhere will be celebrating May the 4th in their own special way. Movie marathons, lightsaber battles, you name it. You can see a full list of official May the 4th events on Star Wars website, which includes a soccer game here in Philadelphia.