Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dr Potter's Medicine Show - Book Tour and More!

Holy cats! What a ride! The DPMS World Tour (of the Pacific Northwest) 2017 has to be considered a success.


Monday, Feb 6, Powell's on Hawthorne. In Conversation with Wendy Wagner.

Thank you Old Hometown Crowd for coming out on a gloomy Monday, dragging your friends along, and for contributing to Powell's SELLING OUT of Dr Potter's Medicine Show! We were told that this "never happens at these kind of readings," so that's super cool! We were also told that they ordered more, so get in there to get one if you haven't already!

Tuesday, Feb 7, Taqueria Nueve. Taco Tuesday

Mostly family plus a few close buds. Delicious!

Wednesday, Feb 8, Casa Fischl-Williams. Family dinner and general shenanigans. Too busy being present to get photos. Eric made beef burgundy, I came down with what has to be a flu.


We decided to hit a few of the Barnes & Noble stores near the interstate on our way up to sign books. Well, I didn't sign them, Eric did. I took photos.

The Vancouver, WA location

And in Olympia, WA, too!

Then after dinner, but before catching a Lyft to the reading, Eric signed a copy at Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, too! They've only got one, so get in there and buy it!

Thursday, Feb 9, University Books.

photo by Adam Rakunas

THANK YOU to the Adam Rakunas family for putting us up and showing us around! Cake pops, Taco Thursday, basement bar beers! A cozy and comfortable night's sleep to boot.


We woke up to news that Snoqualmie Pass on I-90 was open to eastbound traffic, so we jumped on that! We must've saved 6 hours of driving which made all the difference to morale at this point in the tour. I was unabashedly sick by then and we were both tired from all the fun and all the driving.

Friday, Feb 10, Auntie's Books.

Saturday, Feb 11, drove home from Spokane. I slept most of the way and then slept most of the afternoon at home on the sofa. Flu in full effect. Eric started getting symptoms and we both went to bed early and slept late. Lots of dog cuddles and kisses!

Sunday, Feb 12 - Tuesday, Feb 14, regular life + fighting this virus.


Wednesday, Feb 15, Fact & Fiction.

Could Bigfoot be Eric Scott Fischl's first groupie? I think he was at every reading on the tour!

Thank you to the New Hometown Crowd for coming out on a dreary school night! I think Eric may have hit the low point in his cold on this very night, but he handled it like a champ. Or at least a seasoned veteran of book tours.

During the tour, DPMS got a few more mentions around the internet:

An interview with The Quillery blog.

We met Jay in Spokane through Adam in Seattle. It's really neat how these author-types connect to and support each other! Jay is doing a vlog/day and we both think he's crazy, but look! Eric's in one!

Eric's first ever spoken interview also happens to be W.A.R.G. - The Guild's first ever podcast! What could go wrong?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dr Potter's Medicine Show - Spotted in the Wild!

Hey look! Eric's sister spotted this at Powell's on Hawthorne on Friday, Feb 3

Hoo boy! Eric's friend & fellow AR author, Peter McLean, spotted this 4-star review in SFX Magazine!

Oh yeah! I forgot to post this cook photo back when Eric got it a couple-few weeks ago from Nick Tyler at Angry Robot Books.



Wait what? Eric's contribution to Writer's Digest's "7 Things I've Learned So Far" series went up on Thursday!

The GoodReads giveaway ended yesterday (Feb 2) and the winners were chosen! I don't recognize any of the winners by user name or tiny thumbnail avatar, which is a bit of a bummer, but if you can't count on your friends to pay full price for your book, who can you? Here's hoping that some of the other 1,844 people who entered to win were so intrigued they'll go out and buy a copy or hassle their local libraries into ordering some copies! 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dr Potter's Medicine Show - ONE WEEK!


Those are legit US/CA version copies of the book up there, ya'll! YAHOO! Just so you don't have to check your calendar to verify, that's the US/CA release date down there in bright pink. (Feb 7, 2017)

The UK/IR/IN/AU/NZ/ZA release is just a couple of days from this posting: Feb 2, 2017! Which also happens to be the last day you can sign up to win a free copy from GoodReads.  Ahem.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Dr Potter's Medicine Show - All Over the Internet

Look! Randi made Dog-uerrotypes!

As part of promoting Dr Potter's Medicine Show, Eric's publisher set up a few ways for him to engage with all the readers out there. Or at least the ones who read these kinds of things, like, I don't know, maybe some of you.

Doctor Potter (left) and Dogter Pitter (right)

OH! And Tabitha Lord, author of Horizon, interviewed Eric for

Annnnd the B&N Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog has posted an exclusive excerpt from Dr Potter's Medicine Show along with a mysterious tale of intrigue as to how they acquired it!

Annnnnnd as if these things didn't make for an exciting enough week, ERIC GOT A BOX OF BOOKS!

 I didn't get a photo of us smelling them, but all the book lovers out there will understand that we did smell them and let me confirm that they did indeed have that great book smell!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Dr Potter's Medicine Show

Two weeks. TWO WEEKS! Two weeks until Eric's debut novel is out in the US & Canada!

Yeah, yeah it's blurry. It was dim, so we could use the little lights on the antlers!

NINE (9) DAYS left to try to weasel out of buying the book by winning one of five (5) copies from GoodReads! Contest ends on Feb 2 - which is when Dr Potter's Medicine Show will be available in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India (I think!).

As of my writing this, 474 people have entered! Get on it!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Dr Potter's Medicine Show BOOK TOUR!

YAHOO! If you follow Eric's author page on Facebook you may have already seen the four (4) events in the Northwest he has lined up in February. If not, you can click up there and follow his page (pretty please). After that, please feel free to mark yourself down as attending! And then, you know, attend! If we are Facebook friends and I know roughly where you live and that is near-ish to one of these evens and I remember all of this at the same time and you haven't already bothered, expect an FB invitation to an event in the next couple-few weeks.

Oh, and Angry Robot Books, got on bloggy on the tour as well as used one of the cool photos from the funtastic photo shoot. Things sure are getting cool around here.

OH! Twitterizers! Follow @Eric_Fischl and @AngryRobotBooks while you're at it!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

GoodReads is Giving Away Five Copies of Eric's Book!

Today, Thursday, January 19 though Thursday, February 2, GoodReads is giving away five (5) copies of Dr Potter's Medicine Show! Don't just sit there, click HERE and enter to win! Countries where this is available: US, CA, GB, AU, IN, IE, NZ, & ZA. I had to look some of those up, but YEY!

HEY LOOK! On Tuesday, Angry Robot tweeted a photo of the UK cover! YAHOO!

There's nothing more important right now than this! DO IT! And then if you win, also go buy one from a local bookseller or even an online retailer if you have an extra $8 (in the US) lying around to support a debut author! One for you one for a Valentine! Or unValentine! Or as a door stop!

Also, heads-up: now offers signed copies for pre-order! I suppose that means Eric will be signing a stack of books on February, 6 at the Hawthorne location when he is there In Conversation with Wendy Wagner! 7:30 pm!