Con Report: Confluence 2018

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since my first visit to Confluence as a professional writer. In 2013, I was promoting a speculative fiction anthology I had edited and announcing my contract with Dog Star Books to publish my first novel the next year. Now, my fourth novel comes out next month, and ConfluenceContinue reading “Con Report: Confluence 2018”

Confluence 2018 Schedule

For my second annual trip to western Pennsylvania this summer, I’ll be headed for Confluence, the speculative fiction literary convention hosted by Parsec, Pittsburgh’s science-fiction and fantasy society. I have a great time there every year, and I’m excited to head back this upcoming weekend. Due to miscommunications in a few different fronts, my scheduleContinue reading “Confluence 2018 Schedule”

Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2018

I had another wonderful retreat at Hogwarts Seton Hill University this past weekend, where I originally received my Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction. The alumni of this program wanted an excuse to keep coming back every year, so In Your Write Mind was developed. It’s open to former students and the general public alike,Continue reading “Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2018”

Con Report: Balticon 52

If you’re here for a copy of my alternate history presentation, read on! I consider Balticon my “local” con for many reasons — it was the first SF/F convention I attended as an adult (back in college), it’s currently located a few blocks from where I worked for almost a decade, and Baltimore is theContinue reading “Con Report: Balticon 52”

Con Report: 2018 Author Series at Uniontown Library

This past weekend, I was privileged to be invited to the library in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, to be part of their 2018 Author Series. I presented an interactive lecture on the alternate history genre and it’s possibilities in all genres of fiction. You can find my full PowerPoint presentation and some pictures from the event below.

Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2018

As always, I had a fantastic time at Cleveland ConCoction this year! It’s one of my favorite cons, for the people I get to see, how many books I tend to sell, and especially how well this convention treats the authors they invite to participate in programming. I wish other conventions would take note! FRIDAYContinue reading “Con Report: Cleveland ConCoction 2018”

Con Report: Farpoint 2018

Last weekend, I attended my first Farpoint convention! You could say that I got my start in speculative fiction as a Star Trek fan, so it was nice to get back to my roots, as it were. FRIDAY Since this is a “local” convention for me, I commuted from home rather than staying at theContinue reading “Con Report: Farpoint 2018”

Con Report: ChessieCon 2017

The curtain has closed on my final convention of 2017. For all the other drama of the year, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every convention (new and old) I’ve attended this year, and I can’t wait to do it all again in 2018. FRIDAY Since ChessieCon is held less than half an hour away from my house,Continue reading “Con Report: ChessieCon 2017”

Con Report: Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

Getting to Salt Lake Comic Con was a hell of a ride. Some back story: A year ago, you may remember that my husband headed to the wilds of Mississippi for 6 months for work. While Erik was there, he met a very cool guy, comedian and actor Jay Whittaker. A few months ago, Erik andContinue reading “Con Report: Salt Lake Comic Con 2017”

Con Report: Confluence 2017

I was thrilled to once again be invited to Confluence, the annual SF/F literary convention hosted by Parsec. I have a ton of fun, and this year was no exception. FRIDAY Road trip company is the best, and this year a friend drove to my place outside of Baltimore on Friday night to join meContinue reading “Con Report: Confluence 2017”