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Panelist and Xchyler book booth at LTUE February 12-14 at Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Provo.

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Book Bomb for Alyson Grauer

Xchyler Publishing is hosting a special ‪book bomb today for my author friend, Aly Grauer. Please consider supporting her and her father by purchasing a copy of her fabulous steampunk title, “On the Isle of Sound and Wonder” during the online event.

See the flyer below for details.

To buy the book, follow the Amazon link here: http://bit.ly/OISWonAMZ

If you’d rather donate, here’s a direct link to the family’s donation site: http://bit.ly/GrauerFund

Thank you! And my heartfelt best wishes go out to the Grauer family!

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Thoughts on LTUE 2015

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It has been a busy few weeks, so it’s nice to finally be able to sit down and write about my wonderful experience at LTUE. This was my second year as a panelist, and my fourth year in attendance overall.

(“The Elements of Horror Fiction” Panel with Virginia Ellen Baker, Nathan Shumate, Steve Diamond, Andrea Pearson, and Me)

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This year I had Xchyler Publishing and my family of “X-Team” authors to tote. The gang included Candace J. Thomas, Mackenzie Dolan, Scott William Taylor, John M. Olsen, Scott Tarbet, Jodi Milner, and Editor-in-Chief Penny Freeman.

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Since I still can’t find who took that FanX photo of everyone posing with everyone else’s book, we reenacted the photo:

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I had a blast bonding with these people, and Penny was kind enough to let those of us with self-published works sell our titles at their table.

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Jodi was a hoot! I loved getting to know her and her side-splittingly hilarious personality.

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Mackenzie Dolan is new working with Xchyler. It was fun to get to know her, and to swap rings for good luck before one of my panels. This girl is going to do great things with her career. And school. And life. :-)

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It was wonderful to check in with BYU’s Leading Edge Magazine staff. Their new logo is awesome, so naturally I bought a t-shirt with said logo to wear at the symposium to show my support. I was directed to this wonderful little magazine post-graduation from BYU where I learned about the science fiction short story market, as well as what it takes to edit and write short sci-fi/fantasy. It continues to provide wonderful volunteer editing and publishing opportunities for university students of all writing levels, and I was excited to let people know about my short story “Driveless” featured in their latest volume.

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It was so wonderful to bond with author friends who are both self-published and working with a variety of small (and large) press publishers.

Craig Nybo

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Lisa Mangum

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Sara Butler, Angie Lofthouse, Nathan Shumate, Dave Butler

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The mass signing on Friday the 13th was a blast. I sold some books and made lots of new friends.

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(To various authors whose photos I’m sharing with my own, thank you!)

I was on a panel with Tracy Hickman called “Modern Fantasy & Its Relation to Folklore and Myth.”

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Michael Jensen, co-author of Woven, bought a copy of my novelette Blood Oath: An Orc Love Story! #socool

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Jodi and I had a lovely chat with David Farland about Writers of the Future, creativity, and life in general.

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Vladimir Chopine took and edited some amazing photos of each author attending the event. Here are some of mine:

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LTUE is never complete for me without attending the gala banquet. James Owen gave a wonderfully heart-warming banquet address. And I got to wind down at the end of a long, busy, exciting conference eating my fabulous gourmet dinner with the Space Balrogs: Jason King, James Wymore, and Holli Anderson (and two other guests).

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I want to give a shout out to all the people I shared panel time with at the symposium. You’re all amazing authors with great minds, voracious curiosity, and incredible talent. It was such a pleasure to engage creative discussions with you about writing horror, fantasy and myth, and our individual techniques for story generation. I gained as much listening to you describe your creative processes and perspectives as I did in sharing my own experiences.

LTUE felt like a big family reunion. There was so much energy, and everyone was willing to share and give their all to each other. It was hard to say goodbye at the end of the night.

Until next year, LTUE!

Life, The Universe, And Everything Writing Symposium 2015

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This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, I’ll be at the Life, The Universe, and Everything Writing Symposium at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Provo.

I’ll be on a variety of panels, and selling my books at the Xchyler Publishing booth in the dealer’s room. I will also be selling my orc valentines again this year! Be sure to pick one up for the special nerdy someone in your life this weekend.

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Check out my full 2015 Panel Schedule below:

Thursday

  • 9 AM: Pushing the Edge: How Far is Too Far in a Horror Story? (Nathan Shumate, Sarah Seeley, J. R. Johansson, Lehua Parker, Suzanne Vincent)

 Friday

  • 11 AM: Beginnings and Endings (Larry Correia, Jacob Gowans, Aneeka Richins, Sarah Seeley, J. Scott Savage)
  • 3 PM: The Elements of Horror Fiction (Virginia Ellen Baker, Steve Diamond, Sarah Seeley, Nathan Shumate, Andrea Pearson)
  • 7 PM: So, You Want to Write Horror? (Sarah Seeley, Cody Langille, Lehua Parker, Johnny Worthen, C. H. Lindsay)
  • 8 PM: Mass Book Signing

Saturday

  • 1 PM: Modern Fantasy & Its Relation to Folklore and Myth (Tracy Hickman, Jaclyn Weist, Sarah Seeley, Megan Hutchins, Karen Webb)

Finally, Scott William Taylor did this really nice author profile of me on his blog yesterday. Check it out here:

(“Sarah Seeley…The Sweet POLAIK”) http://scottywattydoodlealltheday.blogspot.com/2015/02/sarah-seeleythe-sweet-polaik.html?spref=tw

Thoughts on FanX 2015

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I’ll bother to take pictures of some of the brave people who come in costume to these things someday. The costuming is truly one of the most creative and entertaining component of these convention experiences. :-)

The Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience was a blast! I wasn’t on any panels for the event, but that just made tending the booth and meeting people super chill.

 I sold a few books…

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Accidentally posed with an anthology that didn’t contain my writing, and so decided I had to pose with every other book on the table…for the pure joy of watching Candace Thomas weep with laughter.

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I checked in with the Space Balrogs: Holli Anderson, Jason King, David J. West, D. J. Butler, James Wymore, and Sara Butler.

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I was exceedingly delighted to discover that Jason King quoted my review of his book Valcoria: Children of the Crystal Star on this spiffy Styrofoam poster at the Space Balrog table! Now I can say I am cool enough to be quotable. Thanks Jason!

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I put on my best psycho smile while chatting with bestselling horror author Michaelbrent Collings in his bloody barrister wig…

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Schemed ways to take over the world through magic and steampunk technology with my fabulous “X-team” colleagues: Candace J. Thomas, Scott Tarbet, Jay Barnson, Scott William Taylor, and MacKenzie Dolan.

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I bought myself this killer-awesome Smaug ring from Badali Jewelry Specialties, Inc…

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And finally, I convinced everyone that cross-literary karma was a great idea.

(I am currently searching for the group picture that meets this description. In the mean time, imagine the lot of us Xchylerites posing with each others’ books instead of our own with goofy grins on our faces).

I had so much fun reconnecting; introducing eager new writers, editors, and the merely curious to Xchyler Publishing; and putting my creative hard work out there for others to find and enjoy. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hello; to those who bought books at our table; and to peers and fellow authors who have given their advice, support, and encouragement over the years. It’s wonderful to have opportunities to associate with so many amazing people at these events, and to pass on the encouragement as well as what I’ve learned to others. Thanks to everyone who believes in us creative folk. And, to my author friends, thanks for believing in me and in each other.

You all rock!

I’ll see you all at the LTUE writing symposium in Provo next week!

Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience This Weekend

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Today through Saturday, I’ll be attending Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Come find me, along other local authors including Jay Barnson, Candace J. Thomas, Scott Tarbet, Scott William Taylor, and Mackenzie Dolan at the Xchyler Publishing booth (Purple 8 in the exhibitor hall).

I will not be on panels at this event, but be sure to catch Scott William Taylor‘s panels this weekend.

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Beginning tomorrow morning, I’ll be selling copies of Legends and Lore: An Anthology of Mythic Proportions along with Blood Oath, Maladaptive Bind, and my famous Orc valentines.

See you there!

About Sarah

About Sarah

Through two wonderful mentored research experiences, Sarah E. Seeley had the opportunity to work with dead sauropods and ancient odonates while acquiring her undergraduate degree in geology from Brigham Young University. She hopes to study more dead things in the future and contribute to scientific discussions about what makes life on Earth so amazing. In the meantime, she explores the bright side of being human by writing dark fiction.

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