Posts Tagged ‘conferences’

nexus First of all, a HUGE congratulations to Ramez Naam for finaling in the Kitschies Awards (given out by The Kraken Rum!) for his debut SF thriller NEXUS from Angry Robot Books.  You can check out an interview with him here on the publisher’s website.

For those of you who want to find me in person as opposed to just on-line, here’s my 2014 Conference/Convention schedule:

February 9-11 Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, FL

Friday

4:30 – 5:30 Fantasy luau meet & greet with  J. A. Souders, Mari Mancusi, Janice Hardy and Tawdra Kendle

5:30 – 6:30 Flash Fiction Word-a-Palooza w/ Damon Suede, Kiernan Kelly, Angie Fox, Alex Hughes

Saturday

2-3 Mythology & Fairy Tales with Amanda Carlson, Aria Kane, Deborah Cooke, Boone Brux

3:15-4:15 Mini-Monsters: Young Adult UF/PNR with Janice Hardy, Lea Nolan, Mari Mancusi, Chelsea M. Cameron

5-7 signing

8-11 character mixer

March 15 SCBWI Writers Unleashed Workshop from 9-12 in Orlando Orange County Downtown Library. (Note: participants must pre-register.  If you’re not an Orange County resident, here is the person to contact about registration: fisk.sarah @ ocls.info.)

Presenters: Amy Parker (Random House Childrens), Christina Farley (Skyscape/Amazon Childrens),Lucienne Diver (agent with The Knight Agency/ author with Flux), Vivi Barnes (Entangled), Jessica Souders (Tor/Macmillian), and Jessica Khoury (Razorbill/ Penguin)

April 7-10 London Book Fair

May 14-18 Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans, LA

July 23-26 RWA National Conference in San Antonio, TX

August 7-10 RWA 2014 Romance Rocks Conference in Sydney, Australia

September 4-7 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference

October 3-5 Necronomicon

October 18 Emcee for the 5th Annual Trash to Fashion Show at the W. T. Bland Public Library in Mount Dora, FL

November 6 – 9 World Fantasy Convention in Washington, DC

I’ve just updated the events page on my author website, but I thought I’d reproduce it here as well.  Hope I’ll see some of you and that you’ll let me know what handle you go by if we know each other via social media!

2012

July 21 Christmas in July Craft Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wilderness Lake Preserve, Activities Center

July 25-28 RWA National, Anaheim, CA
“Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing
Wednesday, July 25, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom (third floor)
Proceeds from book sales go to ProLiteracy Worldwide, Read Orange County, and Literacy Volunteers—Huntington Valley.
*Note: the seating will not be alphabetical this year, so you might want to consult the seating chart and map out a path to your favorite authors! I’ll be at table 605.

August 31-Sept 3 Dragon*Con in Atlanta, GA

2013

February 8-10 Old City, New Blood, St. Augustine, FL
Sunday, February 10th Charity Signing 3-5 p.m.

Things are a bit crazy this week, since I’m only in the office for two days before running off to chaperone my son’s class trip to St. Augustine.  Many sixth graders, one bus.  Wish me luck!  Before I run off, some congratulations are in order:

To Rob Thurman for hitting #21 on the New York Times paperback list last week with her latest hard-hitting Cal Leandros novel, DOUBLETAKE. (See excerpt and video.)

To Amy Christine Parker, whose debut novel and subsequent book, we’ve sold to Random House Children’s at auction (see Publishers Weekly report).  THE SILO is tentatively set for release in Fall 2012.  It’s truly not to be missed!

To Kira Sinclair for the release of her latest Island Nights novel, RUB IT IN, just out today!

To Faith Hunter, whose Jane Yellowrock novel RAVEN CURSED is an Audible All-Star, Top 20 Book for the season.

Other news:

I’m over at Magical Words today talking about creating characters.

My events for the next couple months:

this Saturday, March 24 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Third Annual Local Author Fair, Land O Lakes Library, FL

April 6-8 Marcon 47 in Columbus, OH

April 11-15 Romantic Times Convention, Chicago, IL

May 19-20 DFW Writers Conference