Wow, November already! Crazy. Then again I have been swarmed over with writing a new novel... actually my second this year: Princess Haylee book two of The Lost Princess Series. I finished book one, Planet Alt-Sete-Nine in July and want to have book two completed before committing to my publisher. Of course he is already talking about a spring/summer release date, which in publisher speak means maybe fall. We'll see. If you'd like to preview a taste of Princess Haylee, I will be posting a chapter or two perhaps in January.
NanoWriMo is here which I foolishly was talked into signing up for by my author KJ McPike. She is working on her own sequel, Emulous, a follow up to her excellent award winning and very popular Young Adult novel Xodus. If you are not familiar with NanoWriMo, it is for crazy people who challenge themselves to write 50,000 words in 30 days, the month of November... fun. Anyway, click the highlighted link words to check it out along with KJ's book site.
The weekend of November 18-20 I'll be joining my friend and author/publisher Matt Buscemi and some other writers in Portland, Oregon for OryCon, a sci-fi/fantasy convention. I'll be meeting and greeting and selling & signing copies of my books including Elysian Dreams, my contemporary fantasy adventure novel, and Matt's books including his anthology, Beyond The Hedge, The Light And The Dark. I have a well received short story included in this volume. Please do come by and say hello. It promises to be a lot of fun.
My historical memoir, Ice Cream Camelot is out in paperback through Amazon.com and on your local book seller's shelf. The eBook was very well reviewed and received and now you can add it to you book shelf!
I have created, finally, a new Facebook page. I don't think my publisher at Brighton Publishing has any hair left to pull out so I thought this was a good time to setup and update on Facebook. The link is to the right or just click the highlight. As they say, be sure to 'like' me and ask for a 'friending' if that's the right terminology. And check back often as I promise I will be updating and looking for your comments and such on a regular bases. As time permits. In between writing and teaching. Ok, when I can... I promise.
And speaking of teaching (see how writers do that? Cool, huh?) My first class teaching fiction writing at Seattle's Hugo House just concluded. On Saturday, December 3, I'll be joining a group of teachers for Write-O-Rama, one hours classes on everything from writing to publishing to poetry. I'll be teaching a class on the art of the short story and it is open to all. Then, my classes resume on February 5, Sunday (think that's the right date). This time around I'll be teaching Writing Short Stories And The Art Of Flash Fiction. Contact Hugo House for registration info which should be starting soon. Again, click the highlighted text for a link to Hugo House.
Finally, since we are nearing the end of another year, I'll be posting an updated 2016 Bibliography of all of my books, stories, poetry, etc and where you can find them. Check back for more.
Ok, enough said, and thanks for being there!