Welcome back to another Author’s Corner. I hope everyone has thawed from our winter of global warming. Is it me or is it getting cooler each year? Oh, well. Not much we can do about Mother Nature. I recently returned from ConNooga in chilly Chattanooga (TN) and MegaCon in a very cool Orlando (FL). Despite the temperatures, a good time was had by all. I want to thank all the new fans I met at both conventions.
I appreciate the great book sales particularly in a time when the economy isn’t so peppy. I look forward to hearing from all those who bought copies of my books as well. It means a lot to me that my readers enjoy my stories. For those who are already anxious for more, Book three, The Devil’s Playground, should be out early next spring. Book four, Galaxy of the Damned, is already outlined and ready for me to write into a manuscript.
I expect to have details on the science fiction cruise that Helm Publishing is putting together with Carnival Cruises for next March (2010). I don’t want to say too much on it yet except that there will be ample entertainment and some very interesting guests (celebrities). I should have more information in May before I leave for MarCon in Columbus, Ohio for Memorial Day weekend.
For those on the west coast, I will be at the LA Times Book Festival at UCLA on April 25 & 26. I’m working on a special appearance at one of the nearby bookstores with my publisher and another author for an event focusing on new writers. Hopefully, it’s not too late.
Later in the year, October 2-4, I’ll be in the St. Louis area (Collinsville) at Archon. I’m also considering attending the Fright Night Film Fest (Louisville, KY) in August; MileHiCon (Denver) in October; WindyCon (Chicago) in November; and PhilCon (Cherry Hill, NJ) in November. There are a few other possibilities as well. Keep an eye for commitments and new additions in the list of conventions below.
My screenplay projects have been in limbo, thanks in part to the economy. I’m still garnering coverage reports from noted producers and modifying each screenplay as necessary. I’m also contemplating when to commit Night Creeps to my publisher. I’m wary of the timing of a Night Creeps release in relation to the Space Frontiers series and I’ve been hesitant to make a move as of yet. Night Creeps is an adult sci-fi/horror story (sorry kids) that’s nothing like my previous books so get ready for an eye opener.
Keep checking the site for new information. I have a feeling it’s going to be an interesting year for you, me and the world of science fiction. Thanks again and I’ll see you next time.
- Michael D’Ambrosio