I lived in Pennsylvania for a few years before moving back to New York. While I was out there in Amish country (just kidding) I found a really cool sci-fi and fantasy reading group that met every month in the B&N in Camp Hill. It’s called Watch the Skies http://mysite.verizon.net/res89guj/ and is run by B&N store manager and now published writer Jeff Young. Anyway, when A Darkness Forged in Fire came out Jeff and the group invited me back to do a signing and talk. What was even cooler is that they made up a program for the event, and Eric Hardenbrook, one of the members, rendered the Viceroy’s scrying table for the cover. I think that was the first time I had ever seen an image from my book brought to life. Very, very cool. As it happens, I bumped into Jeff and Eric at Balticon and Eric still had the artwork and was kind enough to send it to me so I could share it with you.
In other news, New York is about to get slammed with a heat wave. Mid 90s and more starting tomorrow. If anyone needs me, I’ll be sitting in my ice cube tray.