Deceived a NY Times Bestseller

I’m pleased to announce that Deceived will debut at #13 on the April 10th NY Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller List.  I want to thank all of you who purchased the book.  Word of mouth has really been fabulous and that means a lot to me.  So thank you!

And hey, if you haven’t picked it up yet, why not give it a go right…NOW.

And also, since I’ve gotten this question a lot from readers … Read the rest


Another Deceived review

I know, I know, another review of Deceived, and you’re sick of them. 🙂  But I wanted to post this one for a different reason than mere self-promotion.

You’ve heard often enough that a book, once it’s published, belongs to the readers, to love, hate, or feel indifferent about.   I subscribe to that view fully.  Still, when you write a story, you intend for readers to be struck in a certain way, to take … Read the rest


Round up of Deceived Reviews

Deceived reviews are cropping up all over, so I thought I’d gather several of them here. I’m more than a little pleased that the novel is being so well received. One of the interesting, and challenging, things about writing a Star Wars novel is that the readership is so vast, and the tastes/expectations of the readers so diverse, that any novel is bound to disappoint some subset of readers. It’s unfortunate, but so it goes.… Read the rest


Bookday for Deceived and new reviews

Well, today’s the day.  Deceived hits shelves, and/or hits your Kindle or Nook or eReader.  I hope you’ll pick it up.  And if you do, I hope you enjoy it.  There are lots of reviews on Amazon (from Vine Program participants) to give you a sense of what readers think of the novel.   And reviews are starting to hit the net in other venues, too.  Here are links to a couple of early ones.

First, … Read the rest


Interview on Fictional Frontiers

Today at 5PM EST, my podcast interview with Sohaib on Fictional Frontiers will go live.  Most likely, I said silly things.  It’s possible, however, that I said a thing or two worth hearing.  We talked a lot about Deceived, but used that as a springboard for discussion of some broader writing-related issues.  I hope you’ll have a listen.

Meanwhile, Deceived will be released on the morrow.  Big day for the Paulman.   I hope you’ll … Read the rest


C2E2 Schedule

I will be at C2E2 (the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo) on March 18th and 19th.  I believe Del Rey will have copies of Deceived on sale at the Expo, so you can get a copy a few days prior to the actual release date, if you’re so inclined.  Here’s my schedule:

Friday, March 18th

11:30-12:30 — Book signing at Random House booth #600. I’m happy to sign copies of Deceived, Crosscurrent, the … Read the rest