So in the past few weeks, I’ve attended a couple small, local shows with varied results, which happens. It appeared everyone is still recovering from COVID lockdowns and there are many who still don’t feel comfortable leaving the house. I get it and will keep showing up to these shows until you are all ready to come out and buy some books.
Speaking of buying a book! My short story, “Promises,” will be in the upcoming Fear Forge anthology, available for ebook preorder now and releasing at a paperback on March 23rd! Go check it out and grab yourself a copy.
My next show, which is a biggie, is Scares that Care presents AuthorCon II in Williamsburg, VA from March 31st to April 2nd. I’ll have a booth there and will be doing a reading Friday night from 5:45-6:30PM along side Lucas Milliron. On Saturday I have a panel called The Psychology of Horror at 10:45-11:45AM with David Simms, Mona Kabbani, Tommy B. Smith, Daniel Braum, and Jenny Allen.
I’m working on getting a calendar active on the site that I can update with upcoming events and etc, but my time is limited.
Some events of note:
Main Street Author Trail in Brantford, CT on May 6th
CT HorrorFest in Hardford, CT on September 23rd and 24th
CAPA Author Event in TBD on October 7th
There are a few others I’ve applied for, but these are the one I know I’ll be at (some through various organizations) unless something pops up.
I’ve been chipping away at the current full rewrite of my YA Fantasy, trying to have a copy to print and bring with me to AuthorCon to do line edits during my downtime (the work never stops). I need to get my store up and running on here. AND I want to write a piece about professional jealousy to post here soon. Maybe next week?
Getting my hands on a PS5 and playing God of War: Ragnorok did not help with time management, but it was a necessary wind down after rewriting 3000+ words a day.
Once the YA Fantasy is done, I’ve already scheduled myself to do the next rewrite on a novella that is a Lovecraftian Chinatown (hopefully). I’m preparation, I’m going to marathon watch Chinatown a bunch and drown myself in Raymond Carver and Elmore Leonard. Hit me up with any other recommendations if you can think of one.
So, I have a busy year planned.