Category Archives: appearances

Outlantacon Schedule

I’ll be sitting on five panels at Outlantacon this weekend, and most of the rest of the time, I’ll be at the Dreamspinner Press table in the dealer’s room. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 4

7PM–The World of Whedon

Saturday, May 5

10AM–Social Media
11AM–Gay Romance vs. M/M: What’s the Difference?

Sunday, May 6

12PM–Job By Day, Writer By Night
1PM–From FanFic to Published Author

Tentative Outlantacon Schedule

I have a (very) tentative panel schedule for Outlantacon. I’m actually slated for two panels at the same time right now, but I have more to say about one than the other, so that’s the one I’m listing here. Subject to change, of course! I’ll update as the weekend gets closer. 🙂

Friday, May 4

7PM–The World of Whedon

Saturday, May 5

10AM–Social Media
11AM–Gay Romance vs. M/M: What’s the Difference?

Sunday, May 6

12PM–Job By Day, Writer By Night
1PM–From FanFic to Published Author

Book Signing with JP Barnaby, Eden Winters

I’ll be doing a book signing with fellow authors JP Barnaby and Eden Winters on Saturday, May 5th, at Mixx in Atlanta. Thanks to Brushstrokes for sponsoring!

Time: 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Address: 1492 Piedmont Ave NE #B (Ansley Square)

Hope to see you there! 🙂

2012 Event Schedule

Always subject to change, but here’s what’s on the slate so far:

March 24—Rainbow Book Fair, New York, NY
I’ll be at the Dreamspinner Press table for part of the time, probably wandering around for the rest. 🙂

May 4–6—Outlantacon, Atlanta, GA
I’ll be an official guest for the first time! Panel schedules are still being worked out, but I’ll be on at least a couple.

August 31–September 3—Dragon*Con, Atlanta, GA
On staff, as usual. No official events yet, but we may put together another M/M author meetup like we did for last year.

October 18–21—GayRomLit, Albuquerque, NM
I’ll be there as an author this time around, yee-haw! 🙂

Rationalization Expert

I tell myself adding WIP word counts and upcoming appearances to the sidebar here is a way to keep myself more accountable.

Truth is, it’s just another way to procrastinate.

Sigh.

Dragon*Con, Blog Feature, and Sale!

Back home after an incredibly busy, very tiring, and hugely fun Dragon*Con weekend! I was thrilled to get to meet a bunch of other M/M authors and spend a few hours talking with them, plus the readers and others who came by to say hi. I even sold a couple of books, woo! I’ll try to get into a little more detail after I’ve had time to rest up a bit. 🙂

Of course, D*C made me a day late on this, but Lou Sylvre was nice enough to feature me at her blog yesterday. She asked some great questions, and she assured me my answers didn’t come across as fuzzy-headed as I was feeling when I wrote them up Saturday afternoon! She also has information on Sand & Water, including a couple of excerpts. Stop by and check it out!

And finally, I’m pleased to announce that Silver Publishing will be including my short story “In From The Cold” in their 25 Days of Christmas collection in December!

Dragon*Con Day One: Exhaustion? Already?

So it’s evening of the first full day of Dragon*Con, and my tailfeathers are sagging. Note to self: never plan to cook a fried chicken dinner for nine the same weekend as D*C. Fun, yes; relaxing, not so much. 🙂

I haven’t actually had a chance to get out and do much yet. I worked a shift yesterday afternoon (I’m on the Daily Dragon staff), and my houseguests and I were all moving slowly this morning, so we didn’t get back down to the convention until around noon. Checked in at the office, hit FedEx for copies, took a trip through the dealer room, grabbed some dinner, and came back to the room to rest.

In a few minutes, I’ll start getting ready for the 25th Anniversary Masked Ball, and then I’ll go straight from there to my first overnight shift. I think the heating pad will go with me. My back is already complaining.

Hope to see some of you tomorrow! Marriott 10th Floor, 1 to 3 p.m. Just look for the signs. 🙂

Next Up: Dragon*Con!

Okay, I know I’m going overboard with the Cake Wrecks love this weekend, but today’s Sunday Sweets is dedicated to Dragon*Con! And since I’m an annual attendee (and volunteer), I certainly couldn’t resist linking to that.

Also for Dragon*Con, I’ve been putting together an unofficial “meet the M/M authors” event. Information is subject to change, but for those who’ll be in downtown Atlanta this weekend, here you go:

EVENT: Meet the Authors of M/M Fiction at Dragon*Con
TIMES: 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 3, & Sunday, September 4
LOCATION: Marriott Marquis Atlanta, 10th Floor Lobby
SCHEDULED TO ATTEND: Kiernan Kelly, Silvia Violet, Adrienne Wilder, T.C. Blue, Shae Connor, B. Snow, Kerry Freeman, Kage Alan, Pearl Love, Helen Pattskyn, Nessa Warin

Buy a book, pick up swag, get an autograph, enter to win a prize, or just say hi—whatever you like, I hope some of you will be able to stop in!

Wrapup: Gaylaxicon/Outlantacon

My first “official” author event was a huge amount of fun. I didn’t stress out terribly, other than, as I’ve told several people, feeling like I was turned up to 11 all the time, which is exhausting! 🙂

I had a wonderful time with Ariel Tachna and Nicki Bennett, who are funny and fabulous and plied me with mimosas, mmmm. We spend quite a bit of time writing, both during lulls at the table and after hours. I also got to meet Kiernan Kelly and Kayelle Allen, who are awesome. And, in an astounding feat, Eugie Foster and I met at a non-Dragon*Con-related event and the world did not come to an end! (For our next trick, we’ll try something unrelated to any convention. Be afraid.)

We had a pretty steady stream of people at the table throughout the weekend, and it was interesting to me as a first-timer to see what drew their attention. While I did have something on the table (the Uniform Appeal anthology, all I have in print with Dreamspinner at this point), the convention is, of course, oriented toward scifi/fantasy, so that’s most of what we had available. I’ve been reading almost exclusively contemporary so far, but I picked up a ghost story and found a few more I want to read, too.

(Also, after telling Andrea Speed via Twitter that I’d sold a copy of Infected: Prey, I ended up in one of the most surreal tweet exchanges ever. It’s a very long story involving rental animal ripoffs.)

I spent other money, too, of course. The biggest thing: I ordered a corset. I’ve been thinking about getting one for a while, and the guys from Marvelous Mayhem were on hand with some of their beautiful products. Mine will need to be custom, since the standard size is too small in the bust and too large in the hips (as usual for me), so I won’t have it in time for this year’s Dragon*Con. But look out in 2012! 😉

Downside: I never did get to meet Amber Benson. Ah well. With any luck, she’ll be at Dragon*Con sometime soon!

Gaylaxicon/Outlantacon This Weekend

Coming up this weekend, May 13–15, I’ll be helping (wo)man the Dreamspinner Press table at Gaylaxicon/Outlantacon, along with Ariel Tachna and Nicki Bennett

The convention is at the Holiday Inn Select Perimeter here in Atlanta. Special guest is Amber Benson!

Dealer hours are 4–8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sunday. Come on by and say hi!