Penned Con, Cover Update, Dragons

In a little over a week I’ll be signing books at Penned Con 2018 in St. Louis. This is a really down-to-earth con with two giant rooms packed with authors and readers. You can talk books with real people for two days straight! There’s also a theme dinner, auctions, games, and drawings. Tons of fun. Check out the details here, and come!


 


 
I haven’t read any Seriously Good Books lately but ohmigosh do I have a movie to recommend to you.

I Am Dragon
Amazon | IMDb

I watched it on Amazon Prime but you might find it elsewhere.

It’s Russian, and in Russian, so you’ll get English subtitles but the language is beautiful and can’t be missed. I won’t tell you anything else about it other than it’s an old-fashioned fairy tale that’s darkly romantic, with great costumes and scenery, good acting, and a great love story. Just watch it.
 


 
Did you notice THE ALIGNMENT had a little update to its cover? As much as I loved the original, I think I might love this one even more…

 

UNQUIET Update – August 19

Fall has been in the air these last few mornings and it’s pure magic. It’s starting to feel like book publishing time. Now all I need to do is finish the darn thing. So, what’s new? More words added. Body count increasing. Haven’t hit the climax yet but should be there soon. It’s late now but I’m going to try for 500-1,000 words before I call it a day…

Progress of UNQUIET
First draft: In progress (71,022 words)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

Join Me at Penned Con 2018!


This September I’ll once again be signing books and giving away free stuff at Penned Con 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. This is a big event that gets more fun every year. Penned Con fans are diehard book people who love to talk books books books. So if that’s you, come! Tickets are available now or at the door. Money raised goes to Action for Autism.

More info on the Penned Con website and Facebook page.

UNQUIET Update – July 3

Another strong month of progress here. I believe we’ve passed the midpoint. Right now I’m in the process of piling as much stress on this hero and heroine as I possibly can. I need to see what happens when they break. And then I need to break them more. Hopefully they won’t take it out on each other.

On second thought… I kind of hope they do. ;)

Progress of UNQUIET
First draft: In progress (56,774 words)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

UNQUIET Update – May 24

Finally, a solid month of words that have put me very close to the halfway mark! That’s progress I can be proud of for the first time since starting this book. And I even took a weekend road trip to see my fav band play. So yeah, check this month off as a glorious success. Over 10,000 words added, plus live metal. \m/

Progress of UNQUIET
First draft: In progress (44,150 words)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started

UNQUIET Update – April 25

The title of the new book and series is official. Book one is UNQUIET. The series is UNQUIET SERIES.

Things are very unquiet. I wish I could muffle these voices for a few hours at night for some kind of reprieve. Two mornings in a row I woke up with severe jaw pain from grinding my teeth. I knocked out about 2,000 words yesterday and woke up today with no pain. Coincidence? No. I blame these characters and all the unquiet. Today I hope to do another 2,000, if anything to save my teeth.

And again, I have new distractions in the household. Rescued feeder rats now living in a three-story rat condo with access to daily snacks of Cheerios and Cheez-Its. They know they are surrounded by predators, but one of them chooses to snooze the day away anyway, and the other has decided to spend all her time on the top level TEMPTING THEM.

Here’s the dog as she watches them and imagines what they taste like.

Here’s the dog after being told, “No, you can not eat the rats.”

The cats are so crazed from temptation that they refuse to be photographed.

Progress of UNQUIET
First draft: In progress (33,368 words)
My revisions: Not started
Editing: Not started
Proofreading: Not started
Formatting: Not started
Final proofread: Not started
Cover art: Not started