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B’ham Alt Library – Feb 23. And much more…

My tiny little snowball is rolling. Keeping it going with all the other distractions is a challenge. Just a couple updates:

February 23, 2015: Bellingham Alternative Library. Author Reading with my friend, Michael Sarrow.

Radcon 6c. Day 2. I was there. Started the morning with a swim in a deserted pool, then hot-tub. Now Breakfast, reading, Panel on Can’t Put It Down Pacing, then Writing Young Adult Fiction in the evening. Got to meet Jim Hines, Libriomancer/Genre-bending CoverArt guy and Ksenia Anske, woman of many hugs and guerrilla marketing! Saw Kevin Anderson. Paneled with Alma Alexander and some other cool authors!

Radcon 6c. Day 3. Went for a morning run. Opened Birthday presents. Music, books and a new Hat! Finished the con with a cool panel on Energy Independence. On Saturday night we saw some amazing fire play the the Ignite show. Also had ‘dinner’ with Kevin Anderson. Seriously some of the best Green Room fare at any Con I’ve attended. Sold a book to an audience member!

Birthday celebration in Seattle: Had dinner with many of my kids and grandkids, missed a few :-(. Then headed home to rest, recuperate and rewrite.

RADCON Day 2. FREE Fiction. Cover Art

Radcon 6c. Day 2. Started the morning with a swim in a deserted pool, then hot-tub. Now Breakfast, reading, Panel on Can’t Put It Down Pacing, then Writing Young Adult Fiction in the evening. Got to meet Jim Hines, Libriomancer/Genre-bending CoverArt guy and Ksenia Anske, woman of many hugs and guerrilla marketing! Saw Kevin One Tin Soldier final microAnderson. Paneled with Alma Alexander and some other cool authors!

ONE TIN SOLDIER is FREE on Amazon today. It’s currently #14 in FREE Short Reads/SF&F. Hoping to get some reviews! It’s military SF.

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I know it’s mean, but I’m not showing you the first draft cover for STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS yet. Suffice it to say that it is bluish, but makes me happy, very, very unblue! For now, this will have to suffice!

 

 

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.