Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DUSKFALL is a Whitney Awards Nominee!

It's true! Duskfall has been nominated for the Whitney Awards! There's still a few rounds left in the process, but it's an honor to be nominated. Here's hoping...

Thursday, September 01, 2016

SLCC16 Day 1

Day one of Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 was a success!

My MO for the con has been different this time around; I usually go to the panels I'm participating in, attend a few others that look interesting, and then wander the dealer's room to say hi to people I know and look at all the cool stuff.

This year, however, the awesome folks at  Wordfire Press have seen fit to let me sit at the table with them--quite literally. While I'll of course be participating in my two panels and signing tomorrow, the majority of my time today, tomorrow, and on Saturday will be spent hanging out at the WFP booth selling books--mine, of course, but also the books of the dozen+ talented authors that work the booth with me. There are some high caliber folks in that group, and I'm privileged to share space with them! 

I've admired the WFP booth for a few years now, not just because of their huge banners and top-notch brains, but also because of the camaraderie and selflessness that seem to permeate the kiosk's atmosphere. Everyone seems invested in not only selling their own books but selling the books of everyone at the table as well. That creates a cool atmosphere not only for the authors selling but for the customers as well--I think we're much more equipped to the individual wants of individual customers when we have a wide variety of folks intent on selling a wide variety of books to the right people. It works out pretty well, and I'm really grateful to work with the WFP crew this weekend. 

As you can see, Duskfall fits quite nicely nestled between James A. Owen and Kevin J. Anderson. I even sold a few today :-). It's been a blast, and exhausting, draining, blast, and I look forward to more of the same tomorrow.