This weekend, I’ll be in Pittsburgh for Confluence 2017, celebrating all things SF and fantasy!
I’ll have copies of all three books in the Steel Empires series, including the newest one, Steel Blood, available for sale! Make sure you snag me before they’re gone.
Here’s where you’ll definitely be able to find me:
- 4 PM: Genre Blending Panel: SciFi, Fantasy, and More
- 6 PM: Superhero Movies Panel: Why hasn’t the bubble burst?
- 10 PM: Paranormals and the People Who Love Them Panel
- 1 PM: Book Signing
- 6 PM: Reading
- 9 PM: Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading
The rest of the weekend, I’ll be attending other panels and just hanging out with whoever would like to chat. I hope to see you there!
I’m starting to work on the final details for the celebration of Steel Empires Book 3 on July 19, so this is your last chance to be part of the party! Thank you very much to everyone who has signed up so far. I will start pulling together the final schedule and contacting everyone within the next day or so.
I am still looking for volunteers willing to host:
- Book spotlight
- Guest blog (topic to be mutually determined)
- Interview (your questions or mine)
Sign up here for the Steel Blood blog tour!
NOTE: I will only use your contact information for this blog tour, and I will not share it with any outside entities, such as my publisher.
Are you a book blogger and/or reviewer? Would you like to be part of a blog tour this summer to promote the next book in the Steel Empires series, Steel Blood?
Please use this Google form (no registration required) to submit your contact information, availability, and interest in the following:
- Spotlight (book and author info)
- Short excerpt
- Author interview (questions provided by me or you)
- Guest post (topic to be mutually determined)
I am also looking for book reviewers who are interested in receiving an advance electronic copy in exchange for an honest review, to be posted at your convenience sometime this summer.
I have my panel schedules for my next two events, Balticon and In Your Write Mind! You can check out the details here, along with my full schedule of upcoming events.
Come see me geek out about world-building, female characters, and genre blending. Or pick my brain about writing groups, editing issues, and life as a military dependent.
I might have also just found out that I will have advance copies of book 3, Steel Blood, at BOTH events. As if my charming personality wasn’t incentive enough to come hang out with me. 🙂
Where can you find me the next few months? I’ve updated my Events page with my confirmed events for the rest of 2017.
I’m always happy to attend conventions as a panelist, so if you know of any that might like to have me on programming, please let me know!
Late last year I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing a novella for a holiday anthology, “No One on Earth” (part of Starstruck Holidays). Today, I’m happy to revisit this sexy speculative fiction story through an interview with author Jennifer Loring.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Jon, a psychic since childhood, has never felt at home in the world, even less so after his lover died on Winter Solstice a year ago. Since his abilities failed him when he needed them most, he turns to alcohol and rejects his family’s assertion that he is a Star Child—an alien/human hybrid. When Jon’s sister suggests he should look into the legend of Handsome Fellow, Jon decides that if he cannot find happiness himself, he will bring it to others.
Erukkass’ people, a species of interdimensional aliens, have been observing Earth and interacting with humans for so many centuries that some Native American tribes believe their ancestors originated from the stars. After his lover passed away in what appears to be a medical accident, he accepts a scientific mission… but not for the reasons his government expects. He has located his beloved on another timeline, in another universe—ours—and he will not leave without him.
Jon returns home from work one evening to find a gift of his own—a strange young man waiting for him. Erukkass unveils one stunning revelation after another, including the truth behind his lover’s death and the nature of time itself. Can he and Jon forge a future together, or will two timelines that have always intersected, no matter when or where, finally be forced to diverge?
The mixture of themes for the Starstruck Holidays anthology is pretty unique. Did you already have your story written, or did you write it specifically for the anthology call?
I wrote it specifically for the anthology. That’s not something I do very often, but the call intrigued me enough to give it a shot. Plus, I really wanted to write something about indigenous culture. It’s largely untapped aside from some of the more horror-oriented legends like the skin-walkers and the wendigo. Continue reading
I’m looking forward to returning to Cleveland ConCoction for my second year (March 10-12)! It’s a great mix of literary, media, gaming, and costuming focus, with something for everyone. It’s also my favorite con in terms of they way they are set up to promote authors, with an Author’s Alley where the con sets up it’s own bookshop so authors don’t have to lug their books around all weekend, and where authors can hang out and meet fans during downtime. I was so pleased to be invited back.
Let me know in the comments where you’ll be at this con so I can be sure to say hi! Or, here’s my schedule so you know where to track me down.
- 12:00 PM: Author Perspectives on Fan Fiction
- 9:00 PM: What is Urban Fantasy?
- 12:00 PM: Vampires, Werewolves, and Gods — Rewriting Legends
- 2:00 PM: Author Showcase — Reading from the Steel Empires series, following by time for signing
- 9:00 PM: Why Villains Matter
- 11:00 AM: Post Apocalypse — How Will It End?