I'll post about our recent vacation when I get a chance, but first it's that time of year again—this weekend I'll be heading down to Hunt Valley, Maryland (just outside Baltimore) for the ShoreLeave
convention! If you're in the area, stop by and say hi! Here's what my schedule looks like:Friday, July 8:
10pm-midnight, Hunt/Valley Corridor: Meet the Pros
I’ll be here with all the other authors, just hanging out so people can say hi, get autographs, buy books, etc. I’ll have copies of Birth of the Dread Remora
with me, so if you haven’t bought one yet now’s your chance!Saturday, July 9:
11am-noon, Concierge: How to Take Your Writing to the Next Level
David R. George III and I will be talking about how to make that leap forward, professionally speaking.
noon-1pm, Salon E: Crazy 8s!
Michael Jan Friedman, Bob Greenburger, Howie Weinstein, Glenn Haumann, Peter David, and I talk about our new business venture, bringing books directly to the readers who want them. Get the scoop on Peter's book The Camelot Papers
, my next novel No Small Bills, and more!
1pm-2pm, Salon E: Time Management for Professional Writers
Keith R.A. DeCandido, Richard White, David Mack, and I talk about how to balance your time, write, and maybe even still have space for a life.
3pm-4pm: Crazy 8 Writing Marathon!
We’re writing a story, round-robin style! And we’re doing it live at the con, where you can watch! Afterward we’ll offer the book for sale, and all proceeds will go to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Come and cheer us on!
4pm-5pm, Salon F: Game of Thrones
David Mack, Alan Kistler, and I talk about the books and the new hit HBO series
5pm-6pm, Concierge: Commercial vs. Self-Publishing
Kelly Meding, Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Richard White, and I talk about the new avenues and options available to authors, including e-publishing and self-publishing.Sunday, July 10:
11am-noon: Crazy 8 Writing Marathon!
More Crazy writing!
2pm-3pm, Salon F: From Tie-In to Original
Keith R.A. DeCandido, Christopher L. Bennett, David Mack, Dayton Ward, and I talk about making the jump from doing tie-ins to writing original fiction.
3pm-4pm, Salon F: The Scattered Earth
I’ll be talking about the Scattered Earth saga, including the Dread Remora books an other upcoming components, with special guest star Keith R.A. DeCandido!