Books, news, & views from Karen Traviss


Please take a moment to read this before sending a message. Especially if you use Gmail.

If you just want to say hi or tell me something (or do business, of course) I'd genuinely love to hear from you. There's no publisher or secretarial service handling my correspondence, just me. But I do reply to all mail eventually, even if you haven't asked a question, because I like to thank readers for getting in touch. And I've put as much self service info on this web site as possible to save people the hassle of a long wait if all they want is a few facts rather than a conversation.

1. Star Wars fans, please, please, please check the
FAQs first. Please. Your answer is almost certain to be in there.

2. If you're contacting me from a
Gmail address, there's a chance my response won't reach you. (Nor will my news bulletin if you sign up for that, I suspect.) For reasons best known to Gmail, it often blocks my mail as spam lately. As far as I know, whitelisting doesn't always work, either. I'd suggest using a free account from someone else –– ProtonMail, Outlook, anyone but Gmail.

3. If you're expecting an answer but you haven't received one, contact me via Twitter DM (I'm @karentraviss) or through Goodreads messages. I don't post on Twitter these days but my DMs are still open for the time being.

If you'd like a signed bookplate, mail me your name and address. (I don't accept books for signing because they got lost in the post too often.) The bookplates look nicer than signing on the actual book anyway, because they're top quality paper stock and I can use a fountain pen on them.

Specific things I can't help you with:

School or college projects alas, this eats a lot of time, and time is something I'm running out of fast.
Reading your manuscript or giving advice – too many legal issues. (Same goes for sending me ideas – it's a legal minefield. I have to delete them unread.) And what do I know anyway?
Mando'a – it's been at least twelve years since I last worked on it and I've forgotten 99% of it. You know more than I do now.

Snail mail: send letters to the address below. You don't need to enclose stamps or an SAE with the letter. I can cover that. Don't forget to include your address for a reply.

Karen Traviss
Suite 6631
PO Box 7169
BH15 9EL

Obligatory data protection stuff: see my privacy policy
here. If you send me a message you're agreeing to it. Nothing complicated: I keep any information you send me secure, and I don't share it with anyone, ever. Not even with myself for my mailing list –– you have to opt in to that separately via the sign-up page.