Last weekend I attended Farpoint, a pop culture convention local to the Baltimore area, as a panelist and presenter on the writing and fandom tracks! As I explained to a handful of authors that I met for the first time during the event, I don't generally attend conventions for the primary purpose of selling books. … Continue reading Con Report: Farpoint 2023
This weekend, pending the status of the terrible cold I'm currently experiencing at the time of this posting, I'll be at Farpoint 2023 for my first convention of the year! Farpoint 30February 10-12, 2023Delta Hotel by MarriotHunt Valley, MD Friday 5:00 PM: Drive to Finish (panel, Salon E)Do you have the drive to finish your … Continue reading Farpoint 2023 Schedule!
Happy New Year! Let's approach 2023 with caution, offer it treats, and hope only good things come of it. I'm home from my fantastic holiday vacation, both wishing I was back at the beach and looking forward to everything I get to do in the months to come. Lots of authors have shared some truly … Continue reading December Wrap-Up & January Goals
October vanished in a whirlwind of trying to get everything done before leaving for my 10-day trip to Israel, then the vacation itself. Did I get everything done? Of course not. But I had a fantastic time meeting many family members from around the world and checking items off the bucket list, so it was … Continue reading October Wrap-Up & November Goals
Sorry for the delay with this post -- the spouse and I got home very late Sunday night, and the day job is trying to eat me alive this week. But I had an amazing time at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022, and I'm happy to share some memories with you. Thursday We left … Continue reading Con Report: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022
Two conventions in a row?! Yes. I'll be attending Capclave 2022 this upcoming weekend, hosted by the Washington Science Fiction Association! As this convention is local (or at least more local than Utah), I will be commuting from home, not staying at the host hotel. (Also, I think my cats would riot.) But since this … Continue reading Capclave 2022 Schedule!
I'm finally returning to Salt Lake City this year! Spouse and I are flying in Thursday morning and leaving Sunday morning, so we'll be around for all 3 days of the convention. I have a few panels and book signing slots, and most importantly, I'll be back with my interactive alternate history presentation. FanX Salt … Continue reading FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2022 Schedule!
May convention, take 2! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend StokerCon because the spouse brought COVID home from work. But I'm all better, tested negative, and ready to go! Balticon is my "home convention" so it has a permanent spot on my annual schedule. My weekend is packed with events, both live and virtual, so … Continue reading Balticon 56 Schedule
Due to a series of fortuitous events, I will be attending StokerCon 2022 in Denver, Colorado, this week, from Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15! However, for the first time in years, I am not attending a convention as a programming participant. (sad trombone noises) But JL! You are not a horror writer! I … Continue reading StokerCon 2022 Schedule
It will be quiet around here for the last week of the year because the spouse and I are currently on a large ship, enjoying warm weather and time away from the internet. Thank you so much to everyone who supports me in my little corner of the internet, whether you're new to the blog … Continue reading Holiday Letter 2021
For the second summer in a row, I am sadly missing my pilgrimage to Seton Hill University, where I got my MA in Writing Popular Fiction, to connect with old friends and new for the In Your Write Mind workshop. This year, luckily, I will get a taste of the fun by participating in the … Continue reading In Your Write Mind 2021 Schedule!
One of the best things about being an "indie" author is having the ability to re-brand yourself or your works whenever necessary. Check out the gorgeous new cover for J.K. Knauss' Seven Noble Knights in celebration of her relaunch with Encircle Publications! Below, I've also included an interview with the author that has previously been … Continue reading Author Interview with J.K. Knauss
In line to vote with the spouse: Civic duty 2020 complete! Based on the dreary, rainy weather outside my office, I suppose fall has officially arrived. Cloudy days call for a second cup of coffee, especially since I have started getting up when the spouse leaves for work to spend some time with Ring Fit … Continue reading October Wrap-Up & November Goals
We're celebrating today's release of L. Marie Wood's new novel, The Realm, with an exclusive author interview below! ABOUT THE BOOK Patrick closes his eyes to the only life he’s ever known and opens them to a new and dangerous world. In this Realm the newly dead from all over the universe are being hunted … Continue reading Author Interview with L. Marie Wood
The world we live in continues to be absolutely bonkers, but that didn't stop me from enjoying a lovely Saturday of conversing with fellow authors about world-building and the fantasy genre as part of Capclave 2020. Alas, both panels were via Zoom from the comfort of my home office, so I'm still in hardcore withdrawal … Continue reading Con Report: Capclave 2020
Like many conventions this year, Capclave 2020 has gone virtual! Instead of spending this weekend in Rockville, Maryland, you can hang out with me from the comfort of your home. Registration is required for this convention: $10 gives you access to all of this weekend's content, and $55 gives you access to all of this … Continue reading Capclave 2020 Schedule
New nerd swag for the laptop!* Another month of this crazy year has come and gone. The spouse and I escaped to Atlanta for a week, to socially distance with friends who also work from home. It was absolutely lovely and reminded me how much I miss conventions this year. The TARDIS drove and charged … Continue reading September Wrap-Up & October Goals
This month slipped away from me pretty fast, like the rest of this summer has, since time has basically ceased to have all meaning. I'm still working from home full-time, I'm still doing a lot of reading, and I've done some solid work on book 7 that I'm pleased with. All travel plans through the … Continue reading August Wrap-Up & September Goals
Steel Victory 2.0 Now Available! Buy links and other info The revised edition of the first Steel Empires novel includes: Author’s preferred text for Steel Victory.Foreword by award-winning author and editor Lee Murray.“The Reluctant Master”: A previously unpublished story featuring Victory and Mikelos in the early days of Limani.“Limani: A Brief History”: An excerpt from a … Continue reading July Wrap-Up & August Goals
Happy Leap Year! If January 2020 lasted about a millions years, February 2020 only took about 5 minutes. My month has been full of useful and not-so-useful productivity (yeah, I started playing World of Warcraft again), but it was also filled with good books and lovely times with friends, so what more can a girl … Continue reading February Wrap-Up & March Goals