Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gearing up for THE LAST QUEEN in paperback

In between interviews and guest posts, I wanted to let you know that I'm gearing up for the trade paperback release of THE LAST QUEEN, which hits stores on May 5, 2009! The new cover is now on this blog's sidebar; I think it's quite sumptuous and fitting for our dramatic Juana. A Random House Readers Circle selection, the paperback features reader group discussion questions and Q&A. I'm committed to working with reader groups, and can meet with them via speaker phone, so if you're part of a reader group and think THE LAST QUEEN would be a good selection, please let me know. So far, reader groups love the book, as it generates a lot of robust discussion. There's a reader group link on my website, where you can find more information about scheduling a chat with me.

I'll also be doing a virtual book tour in May and will post tour dates here, as these occur. In the San Francisco Bay Area, I'll be making appearances and I'll be speaking on two panels at the Historical Novel Society Conference in Schaumberg, Il. (June 12-14). On May 8, I'll be chatting with readers on Goodreads. If you want to join in, click here:

My website is also undergoing a visual renovation and is scheduled to launch in mid-April.

On the new book front, I turned in my latest revision for THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI and my editor is currently reading it. As far as pub date goes, it's scheduled for 2010; I'll keep you posted as more details develop.


Passages to the Past said...

WOO HOO! You're going to be a busy man and I can't wait til you stop by my little site and say hello!

I'm excited about your new book on Catherine de Medici...she's my favorite villian!

Marg said...

I am looking forward to participating in your tour this time CW!

Mirella Patzer said...

Congratulations on the success of The Last Queen. I love the cover! May you sell a million.

C.W. Gortner said...

Thanks to all! I'm looking forward to visiting other blogs; it's always a lot of fun for me.

Marie Reed said...

I found you through facebook as I searched for history blogs. The book looks very interesting!

BurtonBookReview said...

I am promoting the May 5th event for my blog.. I can't wait!
Marie at
The Burton Review

Carla said...

Congratulations! It's a gorgeous cover.

C.W. Gortner said...

Thanks to all! It's coming up . . . I'm looking forward to visiting Marie Burton's blog and meeting new friends on this tour, as well as seeing old ones again. Virtual touring is, for me, a very fun part of being a writer.

Marie Reed, welcome! Hope you enjoy the book if you decide to read it.

Thanks, Carla. I like the cover, too. It's my headless woman cover; very de rigueur these days for historical novelists :)