|Boulder Creek in flood. I took this pic on Friday, so water levels are already far less than they were at the height of the flood!
|My husband and son standing in the newly-created Lake Schafer
|Parking lot of Boulder's main library on Friday: check out the mostly-submerged bench on the right!
|Looking down from a bridge at a flooded bike path on Friday
In happier news, look what showed up on my doorstep mere hours before the flood sirens went off:
|Author copies of the German edition of The Whitefire Crossing (a.k.a. Die Chroniken von Ninavel: Die Blutmagier)!
A few other authorial bits of news:
- Want to see a back-cover-copy style summary of The Labyrinth of Flame? Then check out Fantastical Imaginations's "Upcoming Fantasy Novels in 2014, Part 2" in which I and a bunch of other authors discuss our upcoming releases. (But beware spoilers if you haven't read the earlier books in the series; the summary does have spoilers for both Whitefire Crossing and Tainted City.)
- Whitefire Crossing got used as a (good!) example in author Violette Malan's post at Black Gate about how to gracefully handle exposition. How cool is that?
Oh yes, and since this came up on Twitter - for anyone interested in getting signed copies of The Whitefire Crossing and/or The Tainted City, I bought up a bunch of the books back when I thought Night Shade might go to bankruptcy court (I figured better safe than sorry!). I'm happy to sell signed copies direct to readers until I run out. Email me (courtney (at) courtneyschafer (dot) com) for details.