Re: the CEM of Carnival:
I really think there's way too damned much exposition at the front of this book now. I have emailed my editor to see if she's really, really sure I can't take it out. I mean, I know what she's going to say, but I will feel better if it's her fault, and not mine.
Also, even my green pencils work better in Connecticut than in Las Vegas. The Mojave really is inimical to life as we know it.
Also, I'm trying to get permission from Roc to post the first few chapters of Blood and Iron on my website as a teaser. Watch this space.