Hello everyone. I just wanted to drop a message to everyone about two fun things going on during Labor Day weekend.
First, there is Dragoncon, the Southeast’s largest Pop Culture convention. Taking up the five hotels near the Peachtree Center Downtown, Dragoncon offers a great deal of different things to different people. There is a vendors building for those that want to shop, or you can check out one of the numerous panels. If you are looking for books and authors, there will be plenty of both available at the con. Even some of your favorite people from the world of comics and movies. Don’t believe me, then just check out their guest’s page.
I will be at Dragoncon helping my talented wife in the Dragoncon Art Show. You can also pick up autographed copies of my Winston & Baum books at her table. So if you’re in town stop by and say hey, or pick some art and books.
If you aren’t into the whole pop culture convention scene, but want something fun to do, then go check out the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. You can meet a lot of great authors or purchase books from any number of booksellers. If you do decide to go, please stop by and see my friends J.K. Barber. This husband and wife duo have written a great fantasy series called the Chronicles of Aronshoe, and have just released the first volume of their next series, set in a mermaid society. They’ll also have copies of their individual titles. So please stop by and say hey to them, or if you can’t but are interested in their books, just click the cover below.
I hope that you can at least make it out to one of these great events. For more information about Dragoncon visit: www.dragoncon.org. For the AJC Decatur Book Festival visit: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2014/index.php.
I just wanted to write and tell everyone that could not make it out that last Friday night at the Hiram Bookstore was a lot of fun. We got to meet some really nice people, and sold some books. For those that are interested in an autographed copy of either Winston & Baum and the Secret of the Stone Cirle (Book 1) or Winston & Baum and the 7 Mummies of Sekhmet (Book 2), several autographed copies of each book are still available at the Hiram Bookstore.
I would like to thank Lexus and Bryan, the bookstore staff, for taking such good care of us and providing us with a nice shop in which to introduce Winston & Baum to a new community. Also a big thank you to Cheeseburger Bobby’s, Yogli Mogli, and Gater Games in Hiram. These nearby businesses allowed us to pass out fliers, business cards, and bookmarks to their patrons.
Please keep checking back to see where I’ll be next, and if you are near Hiram, drop into the Hiram Bookstore and pick up your autographed copy today. Already have an autographed copy drop by anyway, it’s a nice bookstore that I would highly recommend. Thanks for checking in and hope to be in a bookstore near you soon.
A little over 10 years ago, I picked up a zombie book called The Rising. By a first time novelist, Brian Keene. The book was quite possibly one of the best novels I had ever read. I immediately became of fan Keene and his style. In the decade since, I have read most of his works and enjoyed them all. Some more than others, but they have all been enjoyable.
This past weekend at Monsteramacon here in Atlanta, I had the pleasure to meet this man who has given me so many hours of enjoyment with his novels. Meeting people you respect is always daunting, because there is a little trepidation that they will not be fan friendly. I can say that this was not the case. As soon as the con opened on Saturday we were at his table and he spent a good 20 minutes talking with us. Not only did he take the time to actually converse with us, he is a very genuine person. While being an icon of horror fiction, he also is a fan, as one would expect. He would hear us mention a book we liked and recommend a book by another author that we would most likely enjoy. It was only a few minutes before we stopped looking at him as this monolith of monsters and we were just four fans talking about the genre.
Keene writes believable characters that connect with his audience. In Dark Hollow and the sequel Ghost Walk, he uses actual folklore beliefs from his native upstate Pennsylvania. So if you’ve never read any of Keene’s stuff then click on the covers below. As for my recommendations: if you love zombies then you should definitely read his Rising series, it’s one of the most original zombie concepts I’ve ever seen. Not to mention a fantastic book. My favorite books of his are Dark Hollow, Ghost Walk, and Ghoul. Truthfully, I haven’t read a book of his that I didn’t like though. If you’re a Keene fan and get the chance to meet him, you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity.
The Rising Series by Keene
Dark Hollow and the Sequel Ghost Walk (also available in one volume as LeHorn’s Hollow)
To view all his works go to Brian Keene amazon page.
I even had the pleasure of getting a photo with Keene.
Here is the flyer that my ever talented cover artist and wife did for my upcoming book signing in Hiram. If you can, it would be nice to see you. Anyway without further ado, my flyer (copy & paste it onto your social media, or print it and pass out to friends). Keep checking back for more information on where I’ll be appearing.
All the information you could want.
Hello again friends. I wanted to let everyone know that I will be doing a book signing in Hiram at Hiram Books. This will be on Friday August 8th from 5pm-8pm. I will be signing both books in the Winston & Baum Steampunk Adventure series. This is the first book signing for Winston & Baum and the Seven Mummies of Sekhmet. Winston & Baum and the Secret of the Stone Circle will also be available for purchase. So spread the word and I hope to see everyone there.
Hiram Books can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hiram-Books/468301566592117
Hiram Books is located at 5077 Jimmy Lee Smith Pkwy #109, Hiram, GA 30141. They are right beside Cheeseburger Bobby’s, so stop for a bite to eat and then walk on down and get an awesome book. Hope to see you there.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that this weekend, my wife and I will be attending Scifi Summer Con in Atlanta. Caralyn is attending as an artist and will be located in the dealer room, I will also be there with her with copies of both Winston & Baum books. Also one of the prizes for the costume contest will be a copy of Winston & Baum and the Secret of the Stone Circle.
For more information on Scifi Summer Con visit: http://sfscon.tripod.com/. Caralyn’s fantastic fantasy art can be found at her website: http://www.mysticreflections.com/.
If you can’t attend this convention but would still like to purchase copies of the Winston & Baum series, please click on the covers below.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you this weekend. If you can’t make it, keep checking back as I post more information about upcoming appearances.
As most of you good people may have heard, I had a book signing this past Saturday. I wanted to share some pictures for those who could not make it. Also I wanted to offer a great big thanks to Susan at the Book Worm. She gave us a great place to set up and the opportunity to meet some awesome people in the community. Thanks to everyone that came out and for those of you who couldn’t make it you can contact the Book Worm to purchase an autographed copy of Winston & Baum and the Secret of the Stone Circle. Also keep checking back, I’m hoping to be able to do more signing for other local book stores and would love to go back to the Book Worm after the release of the second Winston & Baum novel. Anyway, on to the pictures!
Our lovely booth
Book Signing Action Shot!