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
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!
Awesome things I did this past month: Doubled my word count from March.Read a ton of ARCs (advance reader copies) by some of my favorite authors.Got together with my best friends. Squad, assemble! All in all, a pretty successful 30 days! I don't expect to double my word count again for May, but I'll be … Continue reading April Wrap-Up & May Goals
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
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text for Steel Victory.Foreword by award-winning author and editor Lee Murray.“The Reluctant Master”: A previously unpublished story featuring Victory and Mikelos in the early days of Limani.“Limani: A Brief History”: An excerpt from a … Continue reading July Wrap-Up & August Goals
Last weekend, I did my hair, put on clothing that had nothing to do with working out, and attended (virtual) Balticon 54! I participated in four excellent and informative panels from the comfort of my own office with appropriate feline supervision. Perks to a virtual convention: Sleeping in my own bed, eating decent meals, not … Continue reading Con Report: Virtual Balticon 54
I attended my third year at Farpoint in Baltimore, Maryland, this past weekend and had an absolute blast spending time with friends and being a panelist on some of my favorite topics. I wish I'd been able to hang out more in the evening with people, but I commuted from home this year and had … Continue reading Con Report: Farpoint 2020
Today, we're celebrating a blog tour for the lovely Genevieve Iseult Eldredge to celebrate the latest novel in her YA fantasy series, Circuit Fae. Nemesis is now available in all formats, and I hope you take the time to read about the book and check out a short interview with the author below. ABOUT THE … Continue reading Author Interview with Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
This is my third year at FanX Salt Lake City and I'm more excited than ever. The spouse and I are flying in Wednesday afternoon and leaving Sunday morning, and this will be a great annual anniversary trip. He's looking forward to stalking his favorite comic book artist, I'm excited to give my alternate history … Continue reading FanX Salt Lake City 2019 Schedule!
Once again, I look forward to returning to my local convention this year, Balticon 53 in Baltimore's Inner Harbor over Memorial Day weekend. And by local, I mean that I literally worked 2 blocks away from the host hotel for over 10 years. It will be super easy to find me this year, since for … Continue reading Balticon 53 Schedule!
March means a return to one of my favorite events of the year: Cleveland ConCoction! This year, I took the Tesla on her first official road trip, which involved stopping at multiple supercharger stations. We had a blast, and I am officially never taking a long trip without navigate on autopilot ever again. FRIDAY I … Continue reading Con Report: Cleveland Concoction 2019
I'm thrilled to return to Farpoint 26 next weekend for my second year! I had a blast last year and made some excellent friends. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with them and other local fans. Here's where you can find me on the official schedule: Friday 10 PM: Farpoint Book Fair Saturday 10 AM: Alternate … Continue reading Farpoint 2019 Schedule
This month, it feels like I wrote all the words, read all the books, and went to all the conventions. Okay, it's actually about 32k words, 15 novels, 8 short stories, 3 graphic novels, and 2 conventions. Still a hell of a month. Obviously, that 32k words means that I did NOT "win" NaNoWriMo. As … Continue reading November Wrap-Up & December Goals
This weekend, I will be recovering from Thanksgiving by hanging out at the Red Lion Hotel Baltimore North for ChessieCon 2018! My schedule is below. I'm not staying at the convention hotel for this one, so give me a shout if you want to meet up for coffee or a meal. As usual, the best … Continue reading ChessieCon 2018 Schedule
When a professional convention in your field is literally in your back yard (or at least 2 blocks away from where you used to work for 12 years), there's really no excuse not to go. And I'm so glad that I attended World Fantasy 2018 in Baltimore, MD! THURSDAY I worked from home on Thursday … Continue reading Con Report: World Fantasy 2018
I'm very excited to attend World Fantasy this year! It's in Baltimore, so I really have no excuse not to be there. I think it'll be a great opportunity for me to start meeting agents BEFORE I have a novel to pitch to them (the UFO book, which gets written in 2020!), so it will … Continue reading World Fantasy 2018 Schedule
This weekend was amazing, and I'm absolutely exhausted. (I apologize in advance that this con report will not be as in-depth as usual.) I'm very glad that spent the weekend at the hotel, despite Capclave being a "local" convention to where I live (Rockville, Maryland, is a 40-minute drive from my house without traffic). But … Continue reading Con Report: Capclave 2018
This weekend I will be attending my second FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention (formerly Salt Lake Comic Con)! My husband joins me at this con, and we use it as our annual anniversary celebration because it falls near the date of our wedding. We have a great time people-watching, spending too much money on nerdy … Continue reading FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 Schedule
I didn't travel anywhere this month, but I still managed to have plenty of adventures! The highlights of the month were definitely the cover reveal for my next book, Steel Time, and buying the very first new car for either of us with my husband, a Tesla Model 3! Other fun things included some home … Continue reading August Wrap-Up & September Goals
Another summer month has flown by. I'm going to be honest -- my production on the creative side has been crap. Even the unbuilt LEGO sets calling my name from my guest room haven't been motivation enough to get work done. I'm not going to stop working on the Steel Empires series. But after 4 … Continue reading July Wrap-Up & August Goals