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Fourth Wall Friday, Toils and Snares Presale, RADCON 6C

A few random items at the last minute. I have a couple other blog posts in the works, but nothing is finished and one I wrote in January is already inaccurate. Sheesh… Time is flying. Oh, and Sunday is my 48th birthday. “Not to fifty….!” Fifty will be fine.

I had an absolute blast last month writing a guest story for Fourth Wall Friday, monthly blog-post that lets author or character walk through the fourth wall and interact. You can read my story, “You’re the author, get your own damn coffee.”

TOILS AND SNARES, A Deserted Lands Novella is available for pre-sale at Amazon. It’s on presale until February 28th. If you want a sample before you buy, come on over and read toils&snares3first four chapters of the second draft on Wattpad.

At nearly 40,000 words, it’s a lot longer than the 22,000 word novelette I intended to write. But I love the story arc. It gives a bit more information on the pandemic than ALL IS SILENCE did. I’m calling it a parallelequel because it takes place essentially over the same time period as ALL IS SILENCE, but with completely different characters. The setting is strictly Pacific Northwest, going from Portland, Oregon up to Lake Quinault in Washington.

Most of the characters in TOILS AND SNARES, will appear in a novel that connects to characters in ALL IS SILENCE. Seriously folks, I have a dozen or so storylines set over the next hundred years or so in the Deserted Lands alternative universe!

This weekend at RADCON 6C in Pasco I will get to see Mike Shepherd Moscoe, Alma Alexander, G. David Nordley again and I finally get to meet two writers I ‘met’ this year: Jim Hines and Ksenia Anske. Plus a whole bunch of other folks who sound really cool.

Radcon Schedule

Holy moly. How is Feb 6th already? Here’s my schedule for RadCon 6C in Pasco, Washington next weekend: NEW SESSION ADDED on Young Adult Fiction.

Friday, Feb 13 5:30:pm-6:30:pm
Student Writers: Tips for Growing as a Writer
Our visiting writers and editors give out tips and tricks to our aspiring young writers! If you are a student writer, interested in improving your writing, this is a “must attend” panel!
Alma Alexander, Laurel Hill, Frances Anne Pauli, Robert L. Slater.

Friday, Feb 13 6:30:pm-8:00:pm
Sex, Violence, and the Modern YA Story
The Current trend of sex and violence in young adult books seems alarming…but is it really? Or is it a good thing? And is there a proper way for the author to approach it?
Jaleta Clegg, Sam Knight, Anna Sheehan, Kaye Thornburgh, Robert L. Slater.

Saturday, Feb 14 11:00:am-11:30:am
Robert L. Slater: Reading Room
Robert L. Slater reads fro his selected works.

Saturday, Feb 14 12:30:pm-1:30:pm
Can Not Put It Down Pacing
What distinguishes the book you can not put down from an interesting character story or a stylistic triumph? Is it the same for everyone?
Maggie Bonham, Harold Gross, Elizabeth Guizzetti, S. Evan Townsend, Robert L. Slater.

NEW Saturday, Feb 14 5:30:pm-6:30:pm
Young Adult Fiction
A quickly growing genre, what does it mean to write young adult fiction? Discuss the challenges and rewards of writing for young adults.
Alma Alexander, Frog Jones, Kaye Thornbrugh, Robert L. Slater.

Sunday, Feb 15 11:00:am-12:30:pm
Energy Independence
Coal, solar, oil, hydro-electric, bio-fuels, nuclear (gasp!)… the possibilities for energy seem endless. How can we become energy independent? Are some options “better” than others? Discuss the driving factors behind various energy options and what the common consumer can do.
Hugh Gregory, Vandy Hall, Guy Letourneau, G. David Nordley, Robert L. Slater.

If you’re coming to RADCON 5C, please consider bringing Classic SF novels for donation to the Heinlein For Heroes [H4H] Program.