I’ve just returned from beautiful Altoona, Pennsylvania and Scifivalleycon. This year the convention was moved to the Blair County Convention Center and was a smashing success. Kudos to Casey Bassett and his staff for a job well done. The attendance this year was amazing and the panels were well attended. I’d like to thank everyone who came by and purchased books, especially those who returned to continue the series they started last year. Coming up next is BaltiCon this weekend in Hunt Valley, MD, and I’ll be joined by an outstanding cast of writers, publishers and many other literary categories. Also coming up on May 30th, is the charity event at Carlisle High School from 11 to 4. If you are in the general area, come on by and be a part of the event. June 13th is SciFi Saturday at Jim Lewin’s York (Book) Emporium in York, Pennsylvania. This is a fun event and Mr. Lewin is quite the entertainer. June 24th is my return to the Library of Congress where I’ll be speaking about conventions around the country and what they are about. It’s a busy stretch but a fun one.
I did get a bit of flack form some of my fans who are anxious for the sequel to Princess Pain. Now that I’m getting some peer pressure, I have to step it up. I’m also working on a new novel, Space Truckers that is based on my latest script by the same name. So many projects, not enough time. I’m waiting anxiously for responses from a few producers over some of my scripts. They sounded really enthused about them so I’m hoping this is the big one. Hopefully we’ll know soon. Join me again soon for more news and appearances. Thanks, everyone.
Things are heating up both outside and in. While the temperatures have crept into the eighties, lots of things coming up for me. I will be appearing at SciFiValleyCon in Altoona next weekend and then BaltiCon the following weekend. On May 30th, I’ll be appearing at Carlisle High School for a charity event. One important change I’d like to mention is my appearance at the Library of Congress. Due to a conflict with the LoC chorale group, my appearance has been moved to June 24th. The topic I’ll be speaking of is Conventions – both Literary and Multi-genre. I have copies of my latest novel Night Creeps 2 and they will be available at the above mentioned events. The novel has not yet posted on my publisher’s sight, nor any of the others yet but will soon.
I have had multiple requests for my latest script Space Truckers. One company is currently working out a budget and other details. The others have expressed significant interest and I’m waiting for responses from them. I hope to have more on that before the end of the month. In addition, I’m working on two novels at this time” Queen of Pain, the sequel to Princess Pain; and Space Truckers: The Blue Eagle (the novel to the new script). Join me again soon for more information and the latest updates.
Hello, everyone. Yes it’s spring but you’d never know it with the weather. I pan on spending a week on the west coast at Newport Coast later this month (April) and hopefully will get a lot of writing, whale watching, dining, and relaxing done. Well, the last few weeks have really thrown my work schedule into a tizzy. With Night Creeps 2 due out within a few weeks, I fully expected to devote my time to the next obvious project, Queen of Pain. As you know, Q of P is the sequel to Princess Pain which came out last year. Meanwhile, I worked on a new script, entitled Space Truckers, that originally had some mixed feedback because of the time travel element. That seems to scare producers. So, I reworked it into something with a little more action, no time travel, and a struggling romance. What happens when an ex-spouse is your employer? Hmm. So, to make a long story short, I have some very interested people who are currently reviewing the script. Cross your fingers, everyone! I’ve also had some interest in the Fractured Time TV series. Another one that I ask you to cross your fingers. I get a lot of likes but no one wants to pull the trigger on a deal. Sci-fi scares the bejesus out of them. Well, they say patience is a virtue. Going back to the tizzy; I fully intended to make Space Truckers my next novel “after” the Queen of Pain but… Let’s see what happens with my new friends and how far their interest goes. If Space Truckers sells, I’m counting on all of you to help make it a winner.
On a different note, for my local friends in Pa., I’ll be doing a signing at Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, Pa. (near Harrisburg) on May 3rd from 1 to 3. I’ll be joining other authors who, like me, have short stories in the comedic anthology TV Gods from Fortress Publishing. I’m hoping to set something up for a solo signing on May 30th in the afternoon, after my high school visit in Carlisle, with Cupboard Maker Books. I have to see how their schedule is for that day. So, while I debate which project to pursue, Queen of Pain or Space Truckers as my next novel, join me again for more information.
Just returned from my second convention in Tennessee in less than a month. It’s always a pleasure returning there. I had an opportunity to see many friends in addition to those from Connooga and I picked up quite a few new fans for my novels. I also had an opportunity to meet a new rising star in the writing world, James Hodgson. If you have a chance to look him up, he’s a class act and a very talented writer.
Now I have a little time before my next conventions in May, SciFiValleyCon and BaltiCon so I’ll try to make some headway on chapter two of Queen of Pain. While relaxing at Midsouthcon, I came up with an idea for my Space Truckers script. I want to write a prequel to it after coming up with a wild plot line that I can use to set up Space Truckers. Night Creeps 2 should be available soon and Night Creeps is catching fire right now. I can’t believe how many copies I’ve sold of late. Thanks for joining me and come back soon for another update on my projects and appearances.
Finally catching my breath after a great weekend in York, Pa. at CentralPaComicon. Congratulations to Alicia Lurye and her staff for a great job in bringing this convention to maturity. The Wyndham Gardens Conference Center was sold out on March 14th and 15th with many being turned away. I want to thank all my new fans who purchased books and those who took time to stop and chat with me as well. I really had a great time with all of you and look forward to returning next year. I’m still awaiting a release date on Night Creeps 2 which should be soon so all of you who purchased Night Creeps, hang loose. I’ll have a date soon.
I will be back in the York area on June 13th at the York Emporium Book Store at 343 W. Market St. for SciFi Saturday. I’ll also be at Carlisle High School for their charity event on May 30th from 11 to 4. They are hosting several authors to help raise money for charity. I’ll have more on those events as they draw closer.
Coming up next is Midsouthcon in Memphis. I’ve been invited back for the third year in a row and I’m very excited about it. I’ll be moderating panels on Friday at 10:00, Back to the Future: a discussion on time travel, portals, and wormholes; Saturday morning at 9:00 Will The Internet Achieve Sentience; then I also have 8:00 on Friday night: Meet the Guests; 10:00 on Saturday morning: Screenplays, Scripts and Space Opera; 10:00 in the evening: Writing Science Fiction; and Sunday at 12:00, Genre Roulette. Join me next week for a review of the convention and more information.