Jun 15

Hello, everyone. Welcome back for another Author’s Corner with me, Michael D’Ambrosio. There are a lot of things happening right now for me so I’ll tell you what I can. First of all, Queen of Pain is coming. I just don’t have a date yet. My publisher at AZ Publishing has been busy this convention season promoting her authors all across the southwest and has been squeezed for time. We haven’t had a chance to get together on the cover and jacket story yet which has been a big obstacle. My work has really tied me up as well so we’re both a bit behind. I’ll keep you posted on a new release date as soon as we nail one down.
I’ve taken on a writing project for one of my publishers, Dianne Helm, adapting a heart-breaking story to script. I can’t say much about it yet but will let you know when the time comes. TV Gods 2 – Summer Programming was just released by Fortress Publishing. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the TV Gods series, they are anthologies where mythological deities are placed in mock episodes of today’s TV series. In the first TV Gods, my story Greek on the Beach was published as one of their stories. Imagine Perseus and Charlie Harper of Two and a Half Men. In TV Gods 2, my story Out for Justice was also published as one of their stories. In this short story, the goddess Nemesis comes to New York in a mock episode of Suits where she encounters a famous lawyer on the show. These are fun books with lots of short stories from talented authors.
At the end of the month (June 30), I’ll be joining talented writers and artists from across the southwest at WesterCon in Tempe, Arizona. I was invited to participate on several panels including “Military Sci-Fi: Getting the Details Right”, “Workshop: Writing for Different Media: From novels to screenplays to comics and beyond”, “Beyond Gold and Silver: The Dawn of a New Age in Sci-Fi”, “Putting the “Sci” in Sci-Fi”, “Doorways and Devices: Accessing Magical/Alternative Realms”, and “The Return of the Space Opera”. WesterCon runs from July 1st to the fourth at the Tempe Mission Palms. For those not familiar with WesterCon, this convention rotates to different cities on the west coast, going north and south every year. This will be my third guest appearance at WesterCon. The people who attend WesterCon are awesome and are like a second family to me. They always treat e great there. Visit their website at http://westercon70.org/. Join me again soon for more information on upcoming appearances and my projects.