Thursday, February 9, 2017

Speaking at SFWC Next Week!


Next week I’ll be speaking at the annual San Francisco Writer’s Conference at the Mark Hopkin’s Hotel! This will be my third year in a row speaking at the conference I first went to as an attendee several years ago. The best part is that this time I’ll get to hold up my first published novel for all to see!

I guess it feels a little bit like graduating high school or something for me. I remember when I first attended the SFWC full of ideas and early writings. I learned the ins and outs of seeking publication via agents and publishers. Years later I finally made that dream a reality and now I get to share that same hope with new attendees.

I also plan to launch my cover reveal for my sequel early next month. But I’ll have a forthcoming viewing posted on my newsletter for anyone who wants an early sneak peek! http://www.marknoce.com/contact


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cover Reveal Coming Soon


My publisher just showed me the new cover for my sequel, Dark Winds Rising! I can’t wait to share it with all of you soon! Very soon.

I’ve gotten the last edits in to my publisher, and now they’re just finalizing the release date for later this year. It’s gotten moved around a bit, but that’s all part of the process of working with a major publisher sometimes. Still, St. Martin’s Press is pretty cool, and they’ve done a great job on this latest cover.

If anybody’s interested in sharing the cover reveal on their blog once I set a firm reveal date, just ping me at author@marknoce.com. Thanks!

Hope all is well with all of you!


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Finishing Up Rewrites for My Sequel


I’m polishing up the last bit of revisions and edit request from my publisher this week. Needless to say, it’s been both fun, and lots of work. But it all goes into making my next book all that much better.

The sequel to Between Two Fires is entitled Dark Winds Rising, and it comes out September 5th this year! I’m sooo pumped about it and am looking forward to seeing the new cover soon as well. It’s also a new journey into uncharted territory for me as I complete work on my very first sequel to come out with a major publisher. St. Martin’s Press and Thomas Dunne Books have been awesome as always.

How’s your January shaping up? What New Year’s resolutions are you trying to follow through with? What are you writing?


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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Hundredth Queen Cover Reveal!


The Hundredth Queen
Emily R. King
Published by: Skyscape
Publication date: June 1st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
As an orphan ward of the Sisterhood, eighteen-year-old Kalinda is destined for nothing more than a life of seclusion and prayer. Plagued by fevers, she’s an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife. Her sole dream is to continue living in peace in the Sisterhood’s mountain temple.
But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts Kalinda’s life. Within hours, she is ripped from the comfort of her home, set on a desert trek, and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s ninety-nine wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes in the company of her guard, the stoic but kind Captain Deven Naik.
Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death—and her growing affection for Deven—Kalinda’s only hope for escape lies in an arcane, forbidden power that’s buried within her.
In Emily R. King’s thrilling fantasy debut, an orphan girl blossoms into a warrior, summoning courage and confidence in her fearless quest to upend tradition, overthrow an empire, and reclaim her life as her own.


Author Bio:
Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the USA, she has perfected the use of “eh” and “y’all” and uses both interchangeably. Shark advocate, consumer of gummy bears, and islander at heart, Emily’s greatest interests are her four children. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and an active participant in her local writers’ community. She lives in Northern Utah with her family and their cantankerous cat.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

What Makes a Cool Cover?


I saw this cover for Radio Girls the other day and was struck by its awesomeness. I’m not getting into the minutia of the book (which was cool too), but simply this stunning example of what an effective book cover looks like. It evokes a sense of feeling while also conveying essential info to the reader almost unconsciously.

The art deco design, the image of Big Ben, the juxtaposition of the woman at her wireless set, all not only catches the eye, they tell you everything you need to know. This isn’t a book about dragons or SciFi, it’s set in London, with a female protagonist in the 1920s. Most of all, it leaves the viewer wanting to know more. Hence, they are more likely to pick up the book and start reading it.

I was pretty fortunate to have a crack team at St. Martins’ Press who worked on my cover for Between Two Fires, and I’m thrilled that I’ll get to see the cover for the sequel soon. Signup for my newsletter to learn more about my own cover experiences with my publisher: http://www.marknoce.com/contact.


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

#BetweenTwoFires Giveaway!


Happy News Years! To celebrate the New Year I’m giving away a hardback copy of Between Two Fires! To enter the contest, simply sing up for my newsletter here: http://www.marknoce.com/contact.

Great things are afoot with the coming New Year, namely finishing up edits to the sequel to Between Two Fires, which will be entitled Dark Winds Rising. My publisher has finalized the release date for the second book for this coming September! How rad is that?

How have your holidays been? Any big New Year’s resolutions on your to do list? Mine is to get my edits for my sequel finished up ASAP.

Hope your next year is a great one! Cheers! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How Did I Get a Literary Agent?

Next week I’ll be discussing how I first got my literary agent for my novel Between Two Fires. The full article will be posted on my e-newsletter! Sign up here to join: http://www.marknoce.com/contact 

2016 has been quite a year for me. My debut novel with St. Martin’s Press came out just a few short months ago, and it’s been a whirlwind of planning for the book tour and other events. On top of that, I’m working on the edits to the sequel with my publisher right now. I can’t wait to share the next installment of the series with you next year!

In the meantime, have a very happy holidays! I also hope you enjoy next week’s newsletter article about how I found my literary agent. Thanks again and take care!



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