I’ll be at FWA 2022 tomorrow. I won’t be running a dedicated table for my books at this con, but my books will be at the Rysingson Accessories table, where I’ll be helping out. I’m also doing a Fantasy Fiction panel on Saturday. May 7th at 10:00 AM. Finally, I’ve created a Mastodon account I’m using in addition to my Twitter, for social media updates. I know things may be changing on Twitter, and I decided now was a good time to branch out.
Since it was so busy in March, I figured I should do a little recap. Doing two cons almost back-to-back was more tiring than I expected, but it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed talking to people about my writing and getting to do some writing panels. Selling at a con can be challenging, but I look forward to running a table again soon. When I got back from TFF, I was interviewed by the FWG News podcast, and it’s in the March 2022 edition. One of the things I talk about in the interview is what selling at a con is like as a self-published author.
April will primarily entail me working on my next book, a vampire novella. I’ve had the outline for this book sitting, waiting for me for almost a year now. I plan to knock the first draft before I start outlining the sequel to Scars of the Golden Dancer. I need a break from the setting of Scars, so this is the perfect project for me. I’m enjoying the change of pace.
My next con is going to be FWA in May.
I will be at TFF this weekend. I’ll have Scars of the Golden Dancer and Knotty Works for sale in the artist alley this weekend, and I’m looking forward to chatting about my writing at the table. I am also doing two panels at the con on Saturday, March 19th. Fantasy writing will be at 6:00 pm and Erotic Storytelling will be at 8:30. Anyway, see you in Dallas!
It took me longer than I expected it to, but I’m finally releasing my first novel, Scars of the Golden Dancer at Fur the ‘More 2022, this upcoming weekend! I’m currently taking pre-orders for the book and a collection of previously published work on the Dancing Jackal Books store. When Fur the ‘More asked me to be their guest of honor for them in 2021, I was deeply honored, but I knew it would be tight for me to finish the book in time for the con. I didn’t know at the time I was going to end up with a whole extra year to get things ready.
Not only did I get the novel done, I was also able to pull together Knotty Works. Releasing two books at once has been a challenge, but I managed to get everything done in time. As part of this process, I’ve set up my own imprint, Dancing Jackal Books, to handle the publishing side of things.
At Fur the ‘More, you’ll find me in the dealer’s den and participating in the writer’s track. This will be the first time I’ve had a table to sell books at, but I’m looking forward to it. I’ve got a story in the conbook you should check out. So if you’re at the con, stop by and say hi. I’ll also be at TFF two weeks later with books.
Finally, I recently had an 18+ story released on The Voice of Dog podcast, “Making it Fit” once again read by the amazing Khaki. This story is in Knotty Works, but I’d still suggest checking it out.
I’ve been busy the last couple months. Novel edits have been an ongoing process, but I’m making great progress, Also, be be attending MFF 2021 this weekend. I’ll be doing three writing panels at the con.
Friday, December 3, 2021
- 2:00 PM – Characters and Relationships
Saturday, December 4, 2021
- 10:00 AM — Science Fiction
- 3:00 PM — What It Takes to Write: Process, Discipline, and Lifestyle
Also, I had a story that appeared way back in March on the Voice of Dog. “Glory of the Gods” was originally in Heat #12, and was recorded in two parts on the podcast. It was a fun story to write, and if you want to check out a fun adult story with ancient mystery cults in it, I suggest giving it a listen. (Part 1, Part 2)