I had a lovely time at WFC and B’con and saw lots of old friends, met some new folks, inflicted myself on a great many people, went to amazing places, eavesdropped on great conversations, chatted up writers, editors, archivists, and museum docents, and slept less than I should have, but more than I wanted. Now I shall make up for all that lost sleep–I shall be having surgery on Wednesday and thus, be absent again for a little while. Be good while I’m gone!
November 17, 2014
November 11, 2014
I’ve just arrived in Long Beach for Bouchercon after a week in Washington DC for World Fantasy Convention to discover…. Oh my *Squeeee*! My book has been nominated for an RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice award for Best Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding! And look at the company I’m in (Jeaniene Frost, Anne Bishop, Jenn Bennett, C.E. Murphy, Kim Harrison, Stephen Blackmoore, and Jennifer Estep)! *kermitflail* Oh boy! Oh my gosh. (they’re right: it really is a thrill just to be nominated. *squeeee*)
November 10, 2014
After WFC, Stina Leicht and I went to look at the Smithsonian and other things around the National Mall in Washington DC. First we were greeted by a horse playing The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” (quite well) on electric cello at L’Enfant Metro station.
On the way back to the hotel, we saw the capitol dome–undergoing renovation and looking rather like a Lego construction under its scaffolding–just as the sun started to set.
We noted that the capitol reflecting pool is behind the building so the statue of Columbia is facing the other way (toward the Library of Congress), which prompted me to wonder if she was thinking, “Does this building make my butt look big…?”
November 6, 2014
I’m in Washington DC for World Fantasy Convention and yet… here I am, blithering away about Greywalker and Harper Blaine and things Kat while at DragonCon this year.
November 2, 2014
I’ll be reading aloud at World Fantasy Convention in Washington DC on Thursday November 6 and I’ll be on a panel at Bouchercon in Long Beach CA on November 14. See the Tour page for details.
October 23, 2014
At the moment I’m revising the SF Thriller and I’ve just completed my ridiculously complicated transportation reservations for World Fantasy Convention (in Washington DC) and Bouchercon (in Long Beach) next month. After that, I have some medical stuff to attend to which will take me offline for quite a while starting in late November. With luck and diligence, I’ll finish the revision before the end of the year, but I’m not sure at this point.
Also: I’ll be doing a signing with my friend Dave Morrison and his friend Dave Davies on December 19 at the Barnes and Nobel in Bellevue Washington from 4 pm to… probably 6-ish. Last chance to buy signed Greywalker books before Christmas and meet two really cool new authors! Updates on the medical stuff will come later. Hoping to see some of you at one of these upcoming events!
September 11, 2014
So… I’ve been working on a story that’s set during Prohibition and part of it takes place during World War 1. When I was looking up a word for a friend I realized I had the book and that it’s perfect for the context and content of the period so I got it off the shelf and started browsing through it. It’s worth nothing in dollars, but the information and the presentation are a wealth of wonder. Click the photo or this link to see the Album on Google + (since I’m still trying to get more server space on this site.)
August 30, 2014
Update to my DragonCon Sunday schedule: I’ll be doing two signings back to back!
Title: Supernatural Thrillers: Mystery & Suspense in UF
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Description: Authors discuss the importance of the elements of mystery and suspense in their work.
Signing: With J.F. Lewis
Time: Sunday, 12:30 pm, Location: Larry Smith Books, Booth 103
Signing: With Faith Hunter (Whoohoo!)
Time: Sunday, 2 pm, Location: Missing Volume booth 328, 329, 330 in the yellow section on the second floor of the Americasmart
Title: Monster Menagerie: Supernatural Variety in UF
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Augusta Ballroom – Westin
Description: Urban Fantasy features a wide range of supernatural beings, often in the same book. Authors discuss their diverse approaches.
Title: Light in the Darkness: Humor in UF
Time: Sun 10:00 pm Location: Chastain ED – Westin
Description: Authors in the genre often use humor, and this panel of authors will explain why they do so, and what type they employ.
August 27, 2014
Got a nice review of Revenant: “With plenty of suspense, intrigue, adventure and drama – there is plenty of surprise along the way. This was an impressive and satisfying conclusion to a terrific series” from SciFi Chick.com Thank you!