Archive for July, 2007

Favorites of 2007 so far by Jay Tomio

“Grey by Jon Armstrong is a legit worthwhile debut. It’s this Versace-grunge SF that has as much substance as style,” says Jay Tomio, the co-owner of Fantasybookspot.com a review/interview site dedicated to Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Comic Book/Graphic Novels. Yeah! Click on the image to Heliotrope, a speculative fiction e-zine, which Jay edits.

Tied for fifth bestselling Trade Paperback at Borderlands

As of July 12th at Borderlands Books (a fabulous bookstore in SFO) Trade Paperbacks: 1. Reaper’s Gale by Steven Erikson 2. Twilight Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko 3. Snake Agent by Liz Williams 4. The Demon and the City by Liz Williams 5. Grey by Jon Armstrong TIE 9 Tail Fox by John Courtenay Grimwood Not [...]

This just in…

“Grey far from sucky!” – Lou Anders, “Grey looks to the cult of idiot celebrity our media fosters now and projects it forward. As such, I can believe in (the) world, but I am not sure I’d want to live in (it) (any more than I already do!) Reading about it, however, was a blast. [...]

Word Nerd Interview

Bethany K. Warner, a reporter with the Oshkosh Northwestern in Oshkosh, WI, interviewed me for her paper and blog. “Jon Armstrong, this week’s featured author, didn’t start as a writer. He was a travel agent for a while, worked for Pan Am for a while and then became a graphic designer. “Grey” is his debut [...]

Japanese influences

My interest in Japanese culture had several significant influences on Grey. I spent one year of college as a foreign exchange student at Kobe’s Konan Daigaku studying Japanese and Japanese culture. One of the most significant moments occurred when the weather changed and the thin jacket I had packed wasn’t warm enough. I headed to [...]

Book Signing

Book Spotting and Signing My family and I headed out last weekend to see Grey at the bookstores and it was one of the biggest thrills of my life. Twenty years of writing and working finally paid off. This is my book on a display shelf at Barnes and Noble Union Square, NYC. Top rack, [...]

My interview on John Scalzi’s By The Way

I am interviewed on John Scalzi’s By The Way blog. He says: “Grey takes place in a world not unlike our own — if our world had the volume knob pumped up to “11″ and then snapped right off…”

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