December 2011

SISTERHOOD OF DUNE Tour Primer: What Happens at a Book Signing?

I get a lot of questions from people interested in coming to one of our booksigning events.  I’ll try to answer the most common ones below, so you know what to expect if you attend a signing.  The SISTERHOOD OF DUNE “double tour” starts on Tuesday Jan 3, with my appearance in Denver and Brian’s appearance in Seattle.  For anyone interested in coming to hear us talk and get their books signed, this is what you can expect.

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2011 Publication Roundup

Yes, I thought it felt like a busy year!  Gathering the covers of all the books I had released this past calendar year, I didn’t know if I could put them all on a single page.  HELLHOLE with Brian Herbert, and a new Saga of Seven Suns prequel VEILED ALLIANCES; the third Terra Incognita novel came out in trade paperback, as well as the mass-market paperback of Book 2, and the original eBook story “Mythical Creatures”; there was also the new SF story TAU CETI, the third Star Challengers novel with Rebecca Moesta, the paperback of BLOOD LITE II, and several original eBooks.

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Library Journal starred review for SISTERHOOD OF DUNE

Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Sisterhood of Dune. Tor. Jan. 2012. c.4960. ISBN 9780765322739. $27.99 SF  **starred review**

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New SISTERHOOD OF DUNE book trailer

Tor Books and Circle of Seven productions has just released a wonderful new book trailer for SISTERHOOD OF DUNE, narrated by Scott Brick, who is the reader on all of the Dune audiobooks.  It’s a little over a minute long.


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Another Sneak Preview: SISTERHOOD OF DUNE chapter 2

For a special holiday present here’s a sneak preview of the second chapter in SISTERHOOD OF DUNE.  Click the link below to download a .pdf of the chapter.


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For the Serious Writer on the Holiday List…

Now that we have two years’ worth of Superstars Writing Seminars under our belts, we’re even more organized—and more enthusiastic—about the third Superstars event in Las Vegas from April 30–May 2, 2012.  Prices go up January 1, so if you’re still trying to decide, don’t wait too much longer.
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Moab Writing Trip: Red Rocks, White Snow

Each year as the holidays approach, our household gets ready for an invasion of relatives, a whirlwind of family activities, and not a lot of writing time. So, in early December I try to take a writing trip just to get caught up and to recharge my creative batteries, as well as to gather some alone time.  My two favorite places are Estes Park, CO on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, and Moab, Utah, the heart of Arches and Canyonlands, red rock, deep canyons, and very few people this time of year.

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Macmillan Audio has provided a free sample audio clip of the unabridged SISTERHOOD OF DUNE audiobook, read by Scott Brick.  Click to listen to the first part of the book.  Both the novel and the audio will be in US stores on January 3.


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We’ve just released the print version of VEILED ALLIANCES, the original prequel to my epic Saga of Seven Suns series.

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Sisterhood of Dune Tour Schedule Announced!

Jan 3, Tuesday
DENVER: Kevin—B&N, Lone Tree, CO/7pm
SEATTLE: Brian—University Bookstore, Seattle, WA /7pm

Jan 4, Wednesday
MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Kevin—Uncle Hugo’s/5:30 PM
PORTLAND, OR: Brian—Powells Books/7pm

Jan 5, Thursday
CHICAGO area: Kevin—Fremont library, Mundelein IL/7pm

Jan 6, Friday
DAYTON, OH: Kevin—Books & Co at the Greene/7pm

Jan 7, Saturday
CINCINNATI, OH: Kevin—Joseph-Beth Bookselllers/1 PM

Jan 8, Sunday
ATLANTA (Decatur): Kevin—Eagle Eye Bookstore/2 PM
REDONDO BEACH, CA: Brian—Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach/2:30pm

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