At World Fantasy Con last year I was scheduled for a 10:30 PM reading. I got to compete with free booze in the Tor party suite and the not-free but very active scene in the hotel bar. So I started telling everyone about it two days before, tweeted incessantly, and gave cool stuff away. (I see your free muffins muffin girl and raise you AN AMAZON GIFT CARD.)
Right before the reading, I stood outside my assigned reading room intercepting everyone in the hall and telling them they had to hear this awesome guy read stuff. One girl said, “You’re kind of pushy.” I disagreed and guided her to a seat.
I’ve got plans this year. Three books. One will be an anthology of tales from the Crimson Son universe. The next will be a two book fantasy series. Plus, I should have at least one short story being published in other venues with more stuff to come.
I’m shooting for the anthology in June. Then for the holidays, I’ll have (fingers crossed) the two books of First Song good to go – AT THE SAME TIME. No waiting to see if I have a heart attack before I finish the sequel. No three year hiatus while I go meditate in the woods. No calling in some young hotshot writer to wrap things up better than I ever could.
Ooooh. I might even VLOG…as soon as I figure out what the hell that is. (But I wouldn’t bug you about that on the new release list. You just gotta follow my social media to keep up with that…)
You don’t want to miss any of these things.
Or maybe you do.
If you do, be nice and don’t tell me. Writers have fragile egos. Well, most do. Me? I continue to be shameless.
I don’t spam. I don’t give away email addresses. Heck, I haven’t sent a damn thing to the list yet. It only gets pinged when I have new stuff you must put in your face. And this year, I will have new stuff.