Posts Tagged ‘events’

fifth season I’ve already done my *kermit flail* on Twitter and Facebook, but I don’t want to leave WordPress out, so a huge congratulations here as well to N.K. Jemisin, whose amazing novel THE FIFTH SEASON is now a Hugo Award nominee as well.  If you haven’t read this book yet…well, I really can’t recommend it highly enough!

In other news, I’m excited to be part of the Local Author Fair tomorrow at my local library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That’s a long time to sit and hope people stop by and see me, so don’t leave me disappointed!  And if you’re behind on either of my series, I’ll have the following books with me:

The Vamped series:

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The Latter-Day Olympians series:

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BadBlood300 Before I post the write up and picks from the Lake County Library system’s amazing Trash to Fashion event, I have to do the obligatory – HEY, EVERYONE, THE FIRST NOVEL IN MY LATTER-DAY OLYMPIANS SERIES IS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW FOR ONLY $.99 post!  (Oh, sorry, inside voice. I know, I know. But it’s just so exciting!!!)  I’m hoping that if you haven’t already been sucked into the mythology, murder and mayhem of my urban fantasy series that you’ll take the chance now.  Less than a dollar!  What do you have to lose?  Anyway, the special pricing is available now in Samhain’s store, for Kindle, Nook & Kobo, etc. and will run through November 7th!

Also, if anyone wants to read a bit more on the series, I’m up today at Magical Words with a piece on Pantheons and Pantsers.  Some of my other favorite Latter-Day posts of recent memory: Character’s Court and “If I Ruled the World” by Hermes.

And now, I’m so excited to present the pics from Saturday’s 5th Annual Trash to Fashion Event.  For those who don’t know, I emcee this event every year (except for 2013 when the date changed and I was unable to make it).  The kids blow me away every time with their talent and ingenuity.  This year I was inspired to make my own upcycled couture – a paper maché bodice with zebra-print duct tape to finish off the edges and a fringe skirt made of magazine covers.  Note: no actual books were harmed in the making of this corset top.  The pages were taken from an early reading copy of Chloe Neill’s wonderful Chicagoland Vampires novel WILD THINGS, which was destined to be recycled, since finished books have long since been available.  I hope you’ll all enjoy a taste of this amazing talent show.  I felt like I was up close and personal on an episode of Project Runway.  (For any of you who’ve read my Vamped young adult series featuring my fanged fashionista, you’ll understand when I saw that my inner-Gina was squeeing.)

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

It’s been a crazy week, so I never did get to post about our YA Rebels vlog this week, where Amy talks about book launches.  You can check out all of the great YA Rebels videos on our channel here.

I guess that if you’re visiting my blog, you already know about me and my new release, Fangtabulous.  I’m not especially known for my reticence and subtlety!  But in case you haven’t already heard enough out of me, I thought I’d list some current blog interviews and some upcoming events that you might want to check out!

Blog Interviews with:

Jessica Brody

Melissa Walker

Laurie Stolarz

Elise Allen

Debbie Rigaud

Eileen Cook

Sara Hantz

Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Denise Jaden

YA Fresh

Magical Words (not so much an interview as a post about settings, particularly the on-the-spot research for Fangtabulous)

 I’ve also found a new review from Mortality Bites.

Later this month I’ll be on The Sunshine Tour, signing books on January 26th at Books & Books in Coral Gables at 7 pm and on January 27th at Barnes & Noble in Fort Myers at 3 pm with the fabulous J.A. Souders, Karen Amanda Hooper, Jenny Torres Sanchez, Danielle Joseph, Heather Burch, Christina Diaz Gonzalez, Gaby Triana and Trish Doller.  We’re also doing a HUGE giveaway that you can check out here to celebrate the tour.

In February, I’ll be at Olde City, New Blood, which is going to be an amazing conference in St. Augustine, Florida from the 8th to the 10th.  Tomorrow is the last day to register, so don’t delay!  I can’t even tell you how many incredible authors will be featured, but among them are Jennifer Armentrout, Jennie Bentley/Jenna Bennett, Delilah S. Dawson, Nancy Haddock, Janice Hardy, Tes Hilaire… They’re all listed here.  I hope to see some of you there!

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