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!
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.
Check out my full 2015 Panel Schedule below:
- 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)
- 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
- 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:
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…
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.
I checked in with the Space Balrogs: Holli Anderson, Jason King, David J. West, D. J. Butler, James Wymore, and Sara Butler.
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!
I put on my best psycho smile while chatting with bestselling horror author Michaelbrent Collings in his bloody barrister wig…
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.
I bought myself this killer-awesome Smaug ring from Badali Jewelry Specialties, Inc…
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!
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.
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!