Association of RI Authors will an isle at RICC like we usually do. So long as I can get the time off from work, I’ll be at RICC. Any updates on RICC will be appear here, on my twitter feed, blog and FB page.
I would love to go to ECCC as a vendor but I think I’ll wait off until I have three books.
I’m trying to be optimistic about 2021 and in person events…
The Expo committee has been working hard to learn what needs to be done to put on a free virtual event.
The Rhode Island Author Expo website has been updated with a registration button, panel schedule and participating authors.
The event will be running from 10 AM – 5 PM and will be held on Zoom.
There’re author panels just like in years past along with keynote speakers and this year we’re trying something different with an author kaffeeklatsch, a nice intimate setting to sit down and talk to one of our many local authors.
I hope to see you at the Expo in December where I’ll be on two panels and a kaffeeklatsch.
I haven’t posted in a bit because, well, there has’t been much to talk about that isn’t depressing as all get out. From the covid cases, the BLM movement to the assault on women going through the author community and the gestapo pulling people off the streets of Portland.
My apocalypse bingo card doesn’t need more squares.
The states are re-opening and the covid cases are going up. Masks aren’t political. They’ll save your lives. Period. Darwin is rolling in his grave right now.
The conventions are canceling and 2020 has become the shelter in place year. If anyone was writing a post-apocalyptic or virus novel than you’ve got some great story fodder to play with.
Any of the conventions I may have appeared at have either canceled or gone virtual this includes the Rhode Island Author Expo for which I’m on the committee.
But there’s hope! Expo like the rest will be going virtual so when I know more so will you.
To that end, since I’m not going to conventions this year that doesn’t mean you can’t get Where Weavers Daire my awesome sci-fi novel.
It is still available through every ebook dealer and the paperback is available through local stores, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
If you are local fan and haven’t gotten the book then please support local shops first then Amazon/B&N. Check out this post to find the books locally.
If you’re looking to get free ebooks check out these giveaways:
With Daylight Savings Times only a few days away we’re 1/4 through 2020 where does the time go?
Emerald City Comic Con my home away from con appears to still be going on even though a great multitude of dealers have canceled due to Corona Virus. They’ve started issuing refunds which is a first for ECCC but I remember when 9/11 happened and a con credited everyone to 2002. I honestly think they’re waiting for Washington State health official to officially tell them to cancel. Me thinks this is due to insurance? Act of god-type of insurance clauses?
Check the hashtag #eccc2020 for ongoing news.
Speaking of cons, Boskone 2020 went well. The dealers room was busier on Friday then I’ve seen in the past.
Work on book 2 continues. The book is going to be a prequel to book 1 and the plan for now is to offer it a free ebook while the paperback will obviously be full price. It’s going to be slightly different in scale while still featuring action, mystery and adventure themes.
The When Riders Crosleigh K BAR count:
A collection of books, television shows, movies and comics I’d recommend to everyone.
In the books category we start off with . . .
If you’re looking for a new space opera series in the theme of Firefly and The Expanse then I recommend reading Becky Chambers‘ Wayfarer Series it is right up your alley. It won the Hugo for best new series and rightfully so.
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan is a great sci-fi book series that has been turned into television series on Netflix. Season 2 just became available last week now staring Anthony Mackie as the lead.
Check out Locke and Key comic written by Joe Hill and art by Gabriel Rodríguez. It is now been turned into a television series on Netflix. (Comixology link). The comic delves deeper into the backstory so I’d recommend reading the trade paperbacks first then watch the series.
Lastly, I am so not okay with this. Started off as a comic book and is now on Netflix. It’s Jean Grey the early years and it’s perfect with its short episodes cuz it gets the point across without plot filler.