Today is July 12, 2011. An auspicious day for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire, which nonreaders may know better as the first-season-just-ended-to-great-acclaim HBO series Game of Thrones. The fifth novel in the (planned) seven-volume cycle, A Dance with Dragons, arrives today, after a wait of seven years.
He doesn’t really need help, precisely, since he’s got five books out, two movies nearing production, a show on the Travel Channel, and a fluffy hairdo, but you should help him all the same.
June 9 has arrived, meaning my considerably more successful brother Marcus is celebrating the release of his fifth novel, The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes. Go! Go buy it!
Then come back and read the series of amusing anecdotes below.
Today’s Important Announcement from the World of Fiction: a new book. My brother Marcus, as many of you know, is a successful novelist. Seriously. You can find his books in bookstores and everything.
Shameless nepotism? Probably. But I own the place, so I can get away with behavior like this.
My big brother Marcus’s latest novel, The Amateurs, is available at finer retail establishments throughout the universe today, as well as via the electron sea at locales such as Amazon. I strongly urge you to buy it, because I have read it and it is excellent.