I've got news: MystiCon, Greensboro Bound, and ConCarolinas

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Time got away from me during the final half of 2018. I had so many things happen—some were quite wonderful and others not so much. The upshot of it is that I simply didn’t have a lot of time to blog. The next Los Nefilim novel was due on February 8, 2019, and due to many circumstances beyond my control, I was woefully behind in writing it. Likewise, the deadlines for helping my Pitch Wars mentee, Elvin Bala, were also falling roughly into that time frame. Working with Elvin took no time at all … the novel, Carved from Stone and Dream, almost killed me.

Emerson inspecting early copies of where oblivion lives and she gives them black cat approval.

Emerson inspecting early copies of where oblivion lives and she gives them black cat approval.

So I essentially dropped everything that wasn’t novel or Pitch Wars related and disappeared to get ‘er done, and I did, we did, everything worked out, and I took this past weekend off and died ded and rested. Now I’m back to tell you about Where Oblivion Lives and gear up for promo and cons in 2019.

I spent a little time tweaking the webpage to make things easier to find. You can see a list of categories in the righthand sidebar.

I’m working on an interview for the Fantasy Hive and a couple of guest posts this week. In preparation for upcoming conventions, I’m devising panel topics to submit. Speaking of conventions, I’m also getting geared up to hit the con trail in 2019.

Cons and festivals

On February 22-24, I’ll be attending MystiCon in Roanoke, Virginia (you can find my full schedule here), and on April 5-7, I’ll be at RavenCon in Williamsburg, Virginia

May is going to be a busy month. I’m very excited that I will be attending Greensboro Bound (May 16-19), a local literary festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. Then I will be at ConCarolinas, which is hosting Deep South Con 57 (May 31-June 2) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

November 22-24 will find me back in sweet Charleston, South Carolina for AtomaCon. I lived in Charleston during the mid-to-late 1980s and haven’t visited the city in my years, so I’m greatly looking forward to heading south again.

So that’s it for now. There will be a lot more in the coming weeks.

Watch for me …

Where I have been and where I am going ...

I haven't been around for awhile, because things have been very busy on my end. I got my edits for Where Oblivion Lives and was hard at work on them all through the month of May and June. Thanks to David's [Pomerico] guidance, the novel is much, much stronger now. I finished the final tweaks this morning and sent them back to Harper Voyager.

I'm super excited about the book now.

Downtime fun stuff included seeing Coco [an absolute delight] and Thor: Ragnarok [I can't recall the last time I had that much fun with a movie].

I also took some time to tweak the website a bit. This is my version of coloring. I personally don't think it makes a hoot of difference to most folks, but I enjoy playing with colors and backgrounds and so ... ta-da!

I'm lining up dates and schedules for upcoming events. I'll be at World Fantasy Con in November. This will be my first World Fantasy Con, so I am greatly looking forward to it. For added fun, I'm taking the train to Baltimore--a first for me and something that I have longed to do.

In February 2019, I'm thrilled to be going to my first MystiCon. I've heard some wonderful things from my friends about the event.

I'm not currently scheduled to be on panels at either place, but we're a bit too far out for that right now. If anything changes, I'll post it here and on my events page.

Now I'm back to work on the next Los Nefilim book in the series. I'll pop back in with some Fieldnotes if I find something of interest while researching for the next book. I'll also swing by to discuss any movies or books of interest that I come across.

Otherwise, I'm going to be hard at work on the next book.

Summer on and stay cool!