SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2016 (July 21-24)
I will be attending SDCC 2016 in some capacity.
ANOMALYCON 2016 GUEST AUTHOR (March 25-27)
I will be a guest author at AnomalyCon 2016 in Denver. Please see the schedule for my panels.
RELEASE DAY FOR “ROMULUS BUCKLE AND THE LUMINIFEROUS AETHER” (22 Dec 2015)
Romulus Buckle and the Luminiferous Aether, currently up for presale, releases on 22 December, 2015. The adventure continues underwater!
RELEASE DAY for “THE LEAGUE OF THE SPHINX: THE PURPLE SCARAB” (20 Jan 2015)
The Purple Scarab is out on 20 January 2015! I’m super jazzed about this YA adventure series I’m creating through an author collective at Westmarch Publishing. If you like World War Two scenarios, mummies, ancient Egypt, teenage British geniuses, crashing biplanes, beautiful and beastly ghosts, mysterious magical scarabs and nasty Nazis, then maybe this series is for you. LEAGUE OF THE SPHINX: THE PURPLE SCARAB COVER REVEAL, EXCERPT & EARLY REVIEW (5 Jan 2015)
The Qwillery provides an early peek and a great review for the new adventure MG/YA series!
AIRSHIP VS. FLYING ALIEN KRAKEN: A STEAMPUNK PRIMER
Guest article for SFSignal. Know your kraken tactics!
FREE SHORT STORY DOWNLOAD FROM TOR.COM
My short story “An Officer and a Gentleman” is available as free download from TOR.COM for a limited time, along with a free RPG and exclusive material from The Steampunk User’s Manual.
BOTH ROMULUS BUCKLE BOOKS $3 EACH AMAZON OCT/NOV KINDLE SALE
Both Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders & Romulus Buckle and the Engines of War are on sale in the Amazon Monthly Kindle 30 for $3 Special running 10/16-11/15 2014. http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=6051541011
RELEASE WEEK FOR “THE STEAMPUNK USER’S MANUAL” (October 7, 2014)
The beautiful Steampunk User’s Manual by Jeff Vandermeer and Desirina Boskovitch appears on sale this week from Abrams Image, and wow it is a looker. I am honored to be included in the book.
Eamon O’Donoghue’s incredible art brings Atlantis to steampunk life (26 August 2014)
Just tooling around on 31 July, 2014. Lunch with Star Wars author John Jackson Miller.
ON THE DAILY KINDLE POST (26 March 2014) “Steampunk by Definition”
Just trying, once again, to explain what STEAMPUNK is. (I really don’t know, btw) http://www.kindlepost.com/2014/03/steampunk-by-definition.html
THE QWILLERY: AUTHOR INTERVIEW (07/03/2013)
A chat with Sally about creativity, pantsing and Romulus Buckle at the Qwillery: http://qwillery.blogspot.com/2013/07/interview-with-richard-ellis-preston-jr.html
NOMINATED FOR THE CAMPBELLIAN ANTHOLOGY (Feb, 2014)
Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders is nominated. Just about every new sci-fi book gets nominated every year. Still kinda nice, though, since my stuff doesn’t get nominated much.
BOOKLIFE NOW GUEST BLOG (Semi-daily July 2-10, 2013) (Begins on RELEASE DAY 7/02/13)
A week of guest blogs about the journey of Romulus Buckle and the creative writing resources in Jeff VanderMeer’s Booklife. http://www.booklifenow.com/2013/07/steampunk-genesis-the-pillars-of-your-private-booklife/
JULIE KENNER GUEST BLOG (07/02/2013) (RELEASE DAY)
JulieKenner.com guest post: “A Pre-Apocalyptic Tour of Los Angeles” you can find at http://juliekenner.com/2013/07/richard-preston/
RELEASE DAY: ROMULUS BUCKLE AND THE CITY OF THE FOUNDERS (07/02/13)
The steampunk adventure novel has finally arrived!
CLARKESWORLD MAGAZINE INTERVIEW (07/01/2013)
Clarkesworldmagazine.com interview with Jeremy L. C. Jones: “Faulty Memories of a Time Long Past: A Conversation with Richard Ellis Preston, Jr.” http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/preston_interview/
GOODREADS: CITY OF THE FOUNDERS GIVEAWAY (6/14/13)
Goodreads is giving away 15 copies of Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders. The contest runs from June 14 to June 28, 2013. http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/56157-romulus-buckle-the-city-of-the-founders?page=1
TOR.COM: CITY OF THE FOUNDERS SWEEPSTAKES (6/11/13)
TOR.com is running a sweepstakes for five Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders galleys. The contest runs from June 11-15th. Comment on the post to enter. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/06/romulus-buckle-sweepstakes
GUEST BLOG AT THE QWILLERY (6/06/13)
My guest blog at The Qwillery: “Romulus Buckle, Steampunk and the Female Swashbuckler.” http://qwillery.blogspot.com/2013/06/guest-blog-by-richard-ellis-preston-jr.html
COVER REVEAL: ROMULUS BUCKLE AND THE ENGINES OF WAR (6/2/13)
Official 47North release of the cover art for Romulus Buckle and the Engines of War (Book Two in the Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series.) Wonderfully rendered by Eamon O’Donoghue.
TOR.COM POSTS CITY OF THE FOUNDERS EXCERPT (5/31/2013)
TOR.com posts Chapters 2-4 as excerpts online at: http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/05/romulus-buckle-a-the-city-of-the-founders-excerpt
*STARRED REVIEW FROM BOOKLIST (5/15/2013)
Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders receives a starred review from Booklist. http://www.booklistonline.com/Romulus-Buckle-the-City-of-the-Founders-Richard-Ellis-Preston/pid=6090930
RELEASE DATE BOOK 2: ROMULUS BUCKLE AND THE ENGINES OF WAR (3/2/13)
The release date for Romulus Buckle and the Engines of War, Book Two in The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series, is currently slated for release on 19 November, 2013.
COVER REVEAL: ROMULUS BUCKLE AND THE CITY OF THE FOUNDERS (2/22/13)
The official release of the 47North cover art for Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders. Fantastic! The artist is Eamon O’Donoghue.
AUDIO BOOK NARRATOR SELECTED (2/12/13)
The Audiobook narrator is going to be Luke Daniels, a popular book reader who has an old-time style I like.
BOOK ONE RELEASE DATE DELAYED TO JULY 2ND, 2013 (1/9/13)
Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders release day has been pushed back one month to July 2nd, 2013. Romulus Buckle and the Engines of War (formerly “The Imperial Princess”) is still slated for release at Christmas, 2013.
FIRST BLOG INTERVIEW AT JULIE KENNER’S WEBSITE (1/08/13)
My first interview. Talking about zeppelins and steampunk with author Julie Kenner at http://t.co/J0drxsO7
NEW TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP AGENT (12/12)
My new agent is the wonderful Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Trident Media Group. My first agent, Adrienne Lombardo, has moved onward and upward into the audio book world, and I wish her the best of luck. She was a great agent and I was lucky to have her find and champion my first novel.
BOOK ONE RELEASE DATE SET FOR JUNE 4, 2013 (10/24/12)
47North has set the release date for “Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin, Book One: Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders” at June 4th, 2013. “Book Two: Romulus Buckle and the Imperial Princess” release expected Dec 2013 or Jan 2014.
CAA’S JON CASSIR REPS MOVIE RIGHTS (05/01/12)
Along with my fabulous literary agent, Adrienne Lombardo at Trident Media Group, my book ROMULUS BUCKLE AND THE CITY OF THE FOUNDERS is now fortunate enough to have the movie rights co-represented by Jon Cassir at CAA.
TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP AGENCY PRESS RELEASE (3/20/12)
Richard Ellis Preston, Jr.’s ROMULUS BUCKLE AND THE CITY OF THE FOUNDERS, the first book in the debut series The Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin, pitched as a Steampunk Pirates of the Caribbean, set in a post-apocalyptic world where steam-powered airships dominate the skies and rival clans fight for survival, to Alex Carr at 47North, in a two-book deal, by Adrienne Lombardo at Trident Media Group.