Hello all. I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. I have several different irons in the fire that I will tell you about as the year goes on, but for now let me tell you about my first show this year.
I will be at Connooga from February 23-25 in Chattanooga, TN. If you’ve never been to this show, it is a lot of fun. Unlike a lot of shows this is multi-fandom, meaning comics, anime, pop culture, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, cosplay, horror, scifi, and fantasy are all welcome and will be represented. I will have copies of my books for sale, and am super-excited to be at the show with Bram Stoker award winner Brian Keene.
I hope that you guys can make it out to this fun show, and I’ll post my panel schedule once it’s finalized. If you can’t make it out in February, don’t worry I have other shows that I’ll be doing this year but more on that as they get closer.
Enjoy and hope to catch you in 2018.
Hey, I thought I’d start off the week with a book recommendation. This is still very much a Monster Monday, and the monster of the recommended book clearly reflects that.
Owl Goingback’s first novel, Crota, was a Bram Stoker award-winning book. It has everything that you would want in a monster-driven horror novel: compelling characters, a great monster, an interesting backstory, and a setting that lends to the atmosphere. I’ve read all of this authors books, and they are all good, but Crota has always been my favorite with its blend of modern horror and Native American myth. I suspect many of you will quickly fall in love with this book as well.
Click on the image below to pick up your copy of this novel with the synopsis below.
Synopsis: It is called Crota…and it has awakened. Sheriff Skip Harding is called out to investigate a double homicide unlike any he has seen before: the bodies are torn to pieces in the woods. Some think it’s a bear. But others whisper something different. It’s the Crota, they say. The great beast of legend that one day will reawaken. And that day has arrived….
I’m back from Dragoncon 2016. This was another fun year with lots of great costumes, guests, and attendees. I got to meet a lot of new people and sell some books, which is always nice. I even have some amazing people who come out every year to get the newest volume of the Winston & Baum Steampunk Adventures. My wife, Caralyn, had a phenomenal year in the art show, winning two awards.
Here’s her “Clocktopus” necklace, which won Best Jewelry from the judges. Here is “Are We There Yet?” which won Best Fairy based off of the votes of the people who attended the Art Show on Friday and Saturday.
A big thank you to everyone that came out and met us. Dragoncon is always a great place to meet up with friends, I was fortunate enough to get to spend a few minutes talking with authors Bobby Nash and David B. Coe.
My next scheduled con will be C1 Comicon on November 12. Come out if you can and pick up some fun stuff for Christmas presents or just drop by and say ‘hey.’ To all of my great con buddies and fans, thanks for coming out, and I’ll see you next year.