Saturday, November 20, 2010

Looking toward a busy holiday season

Well, November began a little bittersweet for me. I attended the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention the first Friday. Allan Gilbreath drafted Sam Flegal and I to talk to the 300 local schoolchildren attending with their teachers about art and writing respectively. We set up an Imagicopter table next to Elizabeth Donald's Literary Underworld and spent a lot of time driving traffic to her and several other people's tables who have expressed interest in joining Imagicopter.

Saturday the crud that had threatened to lay me low finally won. Although I was still ambulatory through it, I felt as if I was carrying a freight train on my chest the whole time. Even today, most of the way through the Z-Pack I submitted to, the coughing continues. I hate bronchitis, my personal, ever-present demon.

I was able to get some work done on Angelkiller, and got a chance to discuss an upcoming project with Tyree Campbell of Sam's Dot Publishing. On a side note, I am proud to announce that Sam's Dot will be publishing my novella High Kings, to appear in 2011.

The debut of Emperor, the second Thran novel, will probably be earlier than planned at MidSouthCon due to other projects in the offing. I'll keep you posted on that.

Swordbearer is scheduled to premiere in Lexington, KY, in January, with showings in Memphis, TN, and Clarksville, AR, in February. After that, there is a fairly extensive schedule of screenings in conventions all over. I'll keep you advised as to dates and locations as they become available.

I still have plenty to keep me busy over the holiday season, writing-wise, so keep an eye on this blog for more announcements. Meanwhile, have a Happy Thanksgiving!