March Updates: SLCC FanXperience Schedule & Redneck Eldritch Anthology


I’m excited to announce that I’ll be on two awesome panels for Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience, taking place March 24-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. If you’re going to this amazing fan event, please do come listen to me, and to other authors and artists, as we discuss the Real Science in Science Fiction and the Universe of H.P. Lovecraft! The more people we have attending our panels, the more inclined event orchestrators will be to bring back these topics–and us contributors–again next year. So join us! And if you come to my panels, I might just bring some squishy foam brains to toss out that shamelessly plug my author blog. More on that later…

Here is my schedule!


  • Thursday, March 24 — 5:00 PM: Real Science in Sci-Fi Literature and Film (Room 255F)
    Charlie Pulsipher, Sarah E. Seeley, John Steiner, Eric Swedin, Howard Tayler


  • Saturday, March 26 — 8:00 PM: “Not Meant to Voyage Far”: Sceince in the Universe of H.P. Lovecraft (Room 255B)
    Nathan Croft, Sean Hoade, Sarah E. Seeley, Nathan Shumate, Eric Swedin, David J. West

Isn’t the shout-out artwork for these panels gorgeous? I’m so excited! And I will be selling books all three days at the Xchyler Publishing booth (Booth#ToBeDetermined in the vendors room). You can find more info by visiting or browsing the panels here: I also keep my schedules for various events under my Events tab.

Oh, yes, and I mentioned squishy brains… Come to my panels, and the Xchyler Publishing booth, and I may give you a little souvenir that will look something like this (haven’t quite decided on the final design yet) (Now showing the updated design). I’ll even sign it for you, if you’d like–no purchase necessary! If you’re not into brains, no worries–I will also have a variety of bookmarks that shamelessly plug my fiction available for you to take at your leisure. 🙂

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Redneck Eldrtich News

In honor of the forthcoming Redneck Eldritch anthology, a collection of Lovecraftian horror novelettes and shorts set in abandoned mines, small towns, weird trucks, creepy outhouses, and questionable swimming holes, Cold Fusion Media will be releasing story “sneak peeks” on their blog once a week until the collection comes out. You can check out the first sampler, “A Hole in the World” by Ian Welke, here:


(“Signal Boost is Appreciated” Cover Concept Art by Carter Reid)

The anthology is expected to come out in time for the World Horror Convention at the end of April. My story, “Mine of the Damned Gods,” is a [Lovecraftian-redneck] retelling of Oedipus Rex that will appear in this collection alongside stories by several fine authors, including D.J. Butler, Garrett Calcaterra, Jaleta Clegg, Robert J. Defendi, Steve Diamond, David Dunwoody, Eric Jepson, Robert Masterson, Nathan Shumate (our collaborator), Scott William Taylor, Brad R. Torgersen, David J. West, SM Williams, and more. (I’ll let you know if a sample of my story is selected to go up on the Cold Fusion Media site so you can go check it out).

Thank you to all my friends and followers who keep up with me here on my blog and my social media accounts. Your support means the world to me, and I’m off to a very exciting start this year.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 Schedule


The official panel schedule for Salt Lake Comic Con 2015 is live! The event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center September 24-26. I will be in attendance all three days, though I only have panels Thursday and Friday.

Here is what I’ll be up to:

Thursday, September 24

  • 3:00 PM: Outlining vs. Discovery Writing (Room 255F)
    Kevin J. Anderson, Larry Correia, David Farland, Tracy Hickman, Tyler Jolley (Moderator), Sarah E. Seeley, Jill Williamson

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Friday, September 25

  • 3:00 PM: Classifying Fear: Is There a Difference Between Horror and Suspense? (Room 151A)
    Jason A. Anderson, Michael R. Collings, Richard Kadrey, Adrienne Monson, Bree Ogden, Sarah E. Seeley, Nathan Shumate
    *Update Added Friday, Sept. 18
  • 8:00 PM: God and the Devil in Horror (Room 150G)
    Jason A. Anderson, Michael R. Collings, Michaelbrent Collings, Angela Hartley, John Morehead, Sarah E. Seeley, Sean Smithson (Moderator)

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*Selling Books at Dealer Table Black 17 all three days!
(Look for the Xchyler Publishing banners)


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To see the full panelist schedule, follow this link:

To see the full vendor list, follow this link:
(Scroll down and find the red box that says “Click Here to View Booth Number Assignments” for spreadsheets and relative maps of the vendor area).

To see my online conference portfolio, follow this link or click on my picture above:

My schedule is also available in the “Events” tab of my blog should you be looking for it in the weeks to come.

See you there!

September Writing Updates

I haven’t posted updates on my writing and events in a while, mostly because I’ve been waiting for some things to fall into place before I have any details to share. I decided I couldn’t wait any longer, so here’s what’s up.

I will be attending Salt Lake Comic Con this year as a panelist. I have not, at this time, received my schedule. When I do, I will eagerly post it so you all will know where to find me. I’ll also be selling my books at the Xchyler Publishing booth in the vendor area, table Black 17.

A couple weeks ago, I signed a contract with Curiosity Quills Press to publish my novelette “The Armadillo’s Song” in a collection of work based on Steven L. Peck’s A Short Stay in Hell. This anthology, organized by James Wymore and Dr. Peck, is tentatively titled Windows into Hell. I’m extremely excited to be included in this work alongside some fabulous authors.

Currently, I have two short stories and one poem out on submission to magazines. My main work in progress for the near future is finishing up the novel-length expansion of “Curio Cay” (my steampunk novelette which came out in Steel and Bone this June).

Exciting things are in the works. Thanks everyone for all of your support. For anyone planning to be in Utah in a couple weeks, I’ll see you at Comic Con!

Thoughts on FanX 2015


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!