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)
This past year has been the strangest year of my life to live through. Everything happened in 2020, and nothing happened in 2020, both at the same time. The release dates for many anthologies were pushed back, and fur cons after March were canceled for the safety of the attendees. It has also been stressful for all of us, and while we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel with the pandemic, vaccine distribution is going to take some time.
Because of that, there will not be an in person Fur the More in 2021. The con will be holding a virtual event, but the next in person even will be from March 4-6, 2022, and I will be the Guest of Honor at that event. I know the writing track is planning to do something for the virtual event, but the details of that are still in the works.
This also hasn’t been a great year for many people’s productivity, but I’ve somehow managed to get quite a lot of work done this year. My Patreon continues on, and I had three stories come out in 2020 in The Voice of Dog podcast. These stories are also eligible for the Cóyotl Awards, Ursa Major Awards, and Leo Literary Awards. If you haven’t had a chance to, I highly suggest listening to these stories. Khaki’s readings of these are amazing.
Already, “Loving You is Wrong” has been nominated for a Leo Literary Award, and I’m honored to see my work considered like this. If you enjoyed any of my stories on the The Voice of Dog, I’d appreciate if you nominate them for the awards. I’ve got more projects in the works, and really looking forward to Fur the More in 2022. I’m also hoping that once the vaccine has been distributed there may be a chance to go to a con in the later part of the year.
I’ve excited to let you all know I’ve been asked to be the Guest of Honor at Fur the More 2021! This was announced last weekend at closing ceremonies and I got to go up on stage and introduce myself to the audience. This is a great honor and I plan to create some stories for the con tying into next year’s Roaring Twenties theme. As part of this, I’ve already snagged a magazine about the 1920s I’ll be using to kick-start my research on the subject.
On the flip side though, COVID-19 is currently causing havoc for many events this year. My next con appearance is supposed to be at FWA in early May, but it remains to be seen still if that will happen as scheduled or not. I’ll keep you all updated. I hope everyone remains safe and healthy, so please listen carefully to your local public officials about measures to contain the spread of the virus.
We’re all in this together, so don’t forget to wash your hands.