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The End of Summer #amwriting


Summer is officially over as far as I’m concerned, because I have no more conventions until after Labor Day. My schedule through the end of the year:

Readerfest–Seattle, WA
Renton City Comic Con–Renton, WA
GeekGirlCon–Seattle, WA
Galaxaar–Issaquah, WA
Jet City Comic Show–Tacoma, WA
Orycon–Portland, OR

That’s it. No heavy travel, and all relatively small shows. I remain a Municipal Liaison for my NaNoWriMo region, and I already have a plan for my NaNo this year. It’s a book that I know in advance will require multiple revision passes for detail and layered meaning.

Other projects on the horizon:

Spirit Knights 5 should be out next March, hopefully with a concurrent audiobook. This will complete the series, but not end the adventures in that version of Earth, or with Claire and the gang. I’ll take a hiatus from urban fantasy to focus on other things next year, then come back to it with at least two books set in that world. More info about it as the book’s checklist earns checkmarks.

Darkside Seattle should have another installment by the end of the year. I’m not firm on that deadline. It may be January instead. Regardless, work continues on the novella collection. Looking forward to 1-3 more releases next year. The first novel should be out in late 2019 or early 2020.

The Greatest Sin earned a positive Kirkus review (“luminous”, “daring”!), and there will be another announcement regarding it in a few days. Book 6 is in the works, and we’re hoping to return to May for our release month after some annoying setbacks this year.

The supers from Maze Beset are getting some fresh love in a project with no deadline at this time. This will be another case of me leaving the series title behind in favor of something else. I expect to have at least one book sometime next year for this world.

In Ilauris news, I’ve settled on the Elf book as my next project on that front, which I’m hoping to release in Fall 2018. Also, a story from the pirate faction will appear in an anthology titled Undercurrents: What Lies Beneath. The pirates feel like a short story subject instead of a novel subject, so there may be more to come from that.

My first turn as an anthology editor, Bridges, releases in November. I don’t have a story in it, but I’m exited about the project anyway. All the stories came from members of the Northwest Independent Writers Association, a group to which I belong. Without NIWA, I never would have met Jeffrey Cook, and we all know how that’s turned out (hint: well).

As part of Clockwork Dragon, I’ve got an anthology project in the works for Spring 2019, Spring 2020, and Spring 2021 releases. Yep, I’m that far ahead of this thing. It’s going to be awesome, and I look forward to sharing all the super-secret details with everyone after Norwescon 2018! If you’re looking for Dwago’s book, circumstances have delayed it again, and I have no new hopeful release date at this time.

For future planning, I can confirm I’ll definitely be at Emerald City Comic Con, Miscon, GEARCon, and GenCon again in 2018. I’ll be at other shows too, but they’re unconfirmed at this point.

February is For Loving Books

Some time ago, I participated in my first signing event, which took place at Annie’s Book Stop in Worcester, MA. The experience was not precisely a good one, both because I don’t like public speaking very much–it was a reading and signing as part of a larger group–and because I had to have my kids with me. I love my children dearly, but they weren’t happy to be there, and made that rather clear to all parties present.

This month, I begin my real foray into signing events with one called I ❤ Books at the AFK Eatery in Renton, WA on 2/7/15, from 2-9pm. I’ll be there in an unstructured format with several other authors, including Jeffrey Cook, whose wonderful book Dawn of Steam: First Light caught my imagination a few weeks ago. If you do stop by, I’ll have fabulous new bookmarks that I’ll be delighted sign if you’d rather have an ebook than a physical copy. If you’re a member of the highly exclusive group of people who happens to already have a physical copy of any of my books, feel free to bring it by and I’ll happily sign it for you while you tell me everything that’s wrong with it.

The following weekend, if all goes according to plan, my books will be hosted by NIWA at Radcon in Pesco, WA. Sadly, I can’t make that trip personally. However, the week after that, I’ll be appearing in the Book Garden of the Portland Spring Home & Garden Show on the 19th and 20th. While I’ll only be officially signing on the 19th from 2-6pm, I’ll be around all day on Thursday and for a goodly portion of Friday.

I’m still looking at my options for the spring, as there seem to be about a thousand conventions in the region. However, I can report with certainty that I will be at GearCon in Portland and WorldCon in Spokane this summer. If everything goes according to plan, I’ll have cool new swag to offer at both.

This opens a brave new chapter in my writing adventure, and I’m quite excited about it. Watch for the lady in the blue Dragons In Pieces shirt, because I’m going to be out and about.