Thursday, August 30, 2012

Time Dashes On

The month of August is almost over, and it seems like I can't keep up.

The Imagicopter Anniversary Event at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis was a great success. Attending were Windsong Levitch, Gerald Trimmer, Dan and Jackie Gamber, Robert Krog and Bill Eakin. We were glad that Allyson Adams could join us. She is the daughter of the actor Nick Adams. Her new book The Rebel and The King is now available, telling the story of Nick Adams and Elvis Presley's friendship. Each person got a chance to spotlight their work and the Gambers entertained us with a video from Allotrope Media and Jackie's "Dragon Spotting Workshop". Many thanks to all the attendees and especially to the Booksellers for their help in making the event such a success.
L-R: Allyson Adams, Windsong Levitch, Gerald Trimmer, Dan Gamber, Jackie Gamber, Robert Krog, Bill Eakin

ParABnormal Digest issue #4 is finalized and in process of print and distribution. I am very privileged to co-edit this magazine with Terrie Leigh Relf, a great editor and writer in her own right. I was confused about the release date of PD because of a possible scheduling change that didn't pan out. The magazine will still be issued in March and September of each year. I have a significant backlog of submitted stories I have to work through for the coming March issue.

On a personal front, I want to thank Allan Gilbreath and Kimberly Richardson for their help with the radio and TV spots promoting the Imagicopter Anniversary Event. Allan and Kimberly have been of immeasurable value to Imagicopter's growth and continued ability to help writers and artists get their work in front of larger audiences. 

I have had no notice one way or the other from the stories I have submitted (see my last blog entry). I am finishing a story for the Perfect Flaw: Dystopian Stories (editor Robin Blankenship) and working ideas for the Thunder on the Battlefield (editor James R. Tuck) anthologies, both from Seventh Star Press as well as doing my best to finish the last Thran novel (Deity) for Sam's Dot Publishing.

My thoughts and hopes for health and safety go to those who have been hit by Hurricane Isaac. Til next time, the rest of you remember to stay low and keep your powder dry!