This week is a busy one, culminating in my first trip to LibertyCon in Chattanooga. I’m excited about meeting some folks like Brandon Sanderson, creator of the Mistborn series and host of the Writing Excuses podcast, which is one of my favorites. He also does some series about wheels, I think. 🙂
Tonight I’m heading down to Rock Hill to hang out with my friends Faith, Kalayna and D.B. Jackson at their signing event at the BookKnack. Kalayna and D.B. both have new books out, and Faith is previewing some stuff from the next Jane Yellowrock book, even though it won’t be out for a while. If you don’t already have Grave Memory and Thieftaker, get your ass out there and pick them up, then get them signed! If you already have them (like me!) get them signed.
Seriously, Thieftaker is easily one the best historical fiction book I’ve ever read. The descriptions are lush, the characters are well-drawn and believable, and the magic system makes perfect sense. It’s a fast-paced book that never left me feeling rushed, and yet held my attention throughout. All in all, an excellently crafted book that I think you’ll enjoy.
And Grave Memory is the third book in the Alex Craft series, one of my favorite urban fantasy series. I love the characters, and Kalayna has really stepped up the stakes in this third installment. It just hit the USA Today bestseller list, a well-deserved accolade.
Then Thursday I’m headed to Chattanooga for LibertyCon. The con starts Friday, but I’m getting in a little early to see what’s doing, and to make sure I’m not late for my first panel Friday.
Here’s the schedule for LibertyCon.
Friday 3PM – Autograph Session
Friday 5PM – Opening Ceremonies
Friday 6PM – Writing a Series
Saturday 10AM – Self-Promotion Tips & Tools
Saturday 1PM – Self-Publishing as a viable career option
Saturday 5PM – Autograph Session
Saturday 6PM – Reading
Sunday 11AM – Autograph Session
Sunday Noon – Tech Tools for Writers
Sunday 2PM – Why are vampires ALWAYS a hot ticket?
I don’t have a table in the dealer’s room for this con, so the only chance to pick up my books or a Read Recklessly t-shirt is to come to one of the autograph sessions or the reading. Hope to see some of you there!