This weekend I will be at Confluence, Pittsburgh’s science fiction/fantasy/horror literary conference! My schedule: Friday, July 24: 6 PM: Panel on Work-Life Balance for Freelance Writers: House, family, food on the table – and writing the Next Big Thing. How to make it work 7 PM: Joint reading with Dog Star Books authors J.L. Gribble (STEEL VICTORY)Continue reading “Confluence schedule”
Disclaimer: I attended Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction graduate program with the author and consider her a friend. I purchased this book for full price, though I had the luck to snag it at a book signing a few days before the official release. I read space opera, but I mostly read space operaContinue reading “Review: THE EMPRESS GAME by Rhonda Mason”
I have a bunch of smaller tidbits for you today, so I figured I’d just combine them into one post. Last Friday, the lovely Shara White was nice enough to give STEEL VICTORY a belated shout-out on her blog over at Calico Writes. She was a fellow student during my time in the Seton HillContinue reading “Monday bits and bobs”
Breaking news! I just found out that I will be at the Long Gate Barnes & Noble in Ellicott City, Maryland, reading a section of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at 11 AM. Hope to see some of you there!
I am incredibly honored by the number of people who have already supported my debut novel by purchasing a copy. But I am also aware and completely understand that many people these days prefer the ebook format, for everything from ease of reading, to space concerns, to the (usually) cheaper price. The wait is over:Continue reading “STEEL VICTORY now available on Kindle”
Are you tired of seeing pictures from my book launch yet? Of course you’re not. The Dog Star Books blog just put up a bunch here. You mean you haven’t visited the Dog Star Books blog yet? The science-fiction/adventure imprint of Raw Dog Screaming Press? That my wonky urban fantasy/alternate history sneaked its way into?Continue reading “Launch pictures at Dog Star Books blog”
Now that I’ve been home a week and have pretended to catch up on sleep, I figured I should recap my experiences at Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind for 2015. I had a great time catching up with old friends, meeting new ones (both current students and new workshop attendees), and just generallyContinue reading “In Your Write Mind 2015 recap”
Mission accomplished! I just sent the full manuscript of STEEL MAGIC, the direct sequel to STEEL VICTORY, to my editor! I’ll let you in on a little secret: I like this book even more than I do the first. 😉 Final word count was 78k. I’m going to spend the rest of this week finishingContinue reading “STEEL MAGIC update”
Diana Dru Botsford, author of the Stargate SG-1 novels FOUR DRAGONS and THE DRIFT, was awesome enough to both provide a fantastic back-cover blurb for my book and host me on her blog yesterday! Go here to find out how my love of Stargate influenced aspects of STEEL VICTORY.
The official book launch of STEEL VICTORY at Seton Hill University’s In Your Write Mind retreat was amazing. The mass book signing on Friday night is always a great event for authors and readers to interact. One of the measures of an in-person book sale event is not necessarily how many books you sell, butContinue reading “Successful book launch!”