The Glendale Main Library here in Arizona is hosting a full afternoon of events for teens on December 10th! It’s inspired by comicons, and will host vendors, crafts, panels, and a myriad of ways for teenagers to geek out. I’ll be there for a panel at noon alongside awesome authors Amy K. Nichols and Aprilynne Pike.
I am starting a newsletter called the Cato Log (it’s a pun for catalog, get it?). I aim to send out at least one newsletter a month–which will include all of the newest Bready or Not links in one spot–plus more emails if there’s an ebook sale or other big news. In other words, I solemnly swear to never spam you, unless it’s a recipe that includes Spam (which isn’t very likely).
There’s a sign up link on the right side of BethCato.com or just plug in your address below!
Breath of Earth is officially out tomorrow, but if you’re in Scottsdale tonight at Poisoned Pen Book Store, you can get your copy a day early and get it signed, too! They’ll have my Clockwork Dagger books as well–or you can bring copies you already own. I’ll be happy to sign them.
Rumor has it there might be cookies available.
I’ll be at WorldCon in Kansas City, Missouri from August 17th to 21st. I have a whole bunch of panels lined up, so if you are there, come find me! As long as I’m not in a crazy rush or in the bathroom, I’m okay with pausing to sign books most anytime, too.
Also, big news: I’m doing a release event for Breath of Earth on Saturday the 20th and my publisher is hosting a free continental breakfast! It’ll be at 10:30 AM at the Central Library, just a few blocks north of the convention center and hotels. I’ll talk books with Becky Chambers, author of the wonderfully cozy The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (seriously, this is one of my favorite scifi reads in recent years). This will be the first time that Breath of Earth will be up for sale!
Thursday Aug 18, 2016
Friday Aug 19, 2016
Saturday Aug 20, 2016
- Meet & Eat with Authors Beth Cato and Becky Chambers
- Central Library, a few blocks north of the convention center and hotels
- ain’t over ’til it’s over
Breath of Earth is out in about two and a half months, and it’s time for the buzz to really kick in. Publishers Weekly recently said nice things, and now Barnes & Noble’s SFF Blog is chiming in:
Her latest novel, Breath of Earth, out later this summer, takes place in an alternate San Francisco in which geomancers keep the San Andreas faultline in check—and institutional sexism and racism keep Ingrid Carmichael from achieving her full magical potential. Cato weaves a compelling tapestry of clashing cultural values, bringing much-needed diversity to the genre.
Read the whole list of books they loved in May–lots of great titles on there!
My Clockwork Dagger story Final Flight also garnered some love over at Reading Reality. Yay!
The big Elevengeddon signing event at Poisoned Pen was a smashing success last week. They did a wonderful write-up with loads of pictures.
I have a new poem out: “A Sip of Starlight” at NewMyths.com.
One of the big local papers, the Phoenix New Times, included me on their 2016 list of 100 Creatives in Phoenix.
I was also interviewed over at SFF World about the Decision Points anthology along with Mike Resnick and Kate Corcino.
Phoenix Comicon kicks off today! Yay! I’ll be attending events in downtown through Sunday. Here’s my schedule; days and panels are in bold:
Signing Lounge: Becky Chambers, Beth Cato, James A Owen and Pierce Brown: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Exhibitor Hall Signing: Becky Chambers, Beth Cato, Jody Lynn Nye and Joseph Nassise: 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Would You Lie To Me: 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Harper Collins Publisher Spotlight: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Bigger Isn’t Better: A Short Fiction Panel: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Signing: Christopher, Cato, VanEekhout, Wyman, Nassise, Dunne, Sullivan, Dalton, Ochse, Navarro : 01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Exhibitor Hall Signing: Cato, Beaulieu, Henry, Peck/Heckel, Hieber, Kowal and Sykes: 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM
So, You Want to Write Steampunk?: 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
When Swords Don’t Cut It: New Weapons In Fantasy: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
[note: I am not attending signings on Sunday.]