Sunday, September 26, 2021

First Signing Event Since Pandemic Arrived Happened


The Classic Plastics Pop Culture Vendor Show at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna, WV (Sponsored by the Classic Plastics Toy Store) went well.

There was a lot of foot traffic at the mall, probably due to the advertising effort by Classic Plastics, but also just regular in general. The mall looked to have about 95% occupancy of all its store fronts. Compared to the malls around where I live, that is outstanding.

Although I have quite a number of events in Parkersburg, and Marietta, both very near Vienna, I only saw two regulars to events I've regularly appeared at. One normally stops to chat but isn't one who reads my works. That's okay. I enjoy discussing fantasy, SF, writing and more.

It made for an odd mix of book sales. While I almost always sell the first books in a series (Such as Outpost or Flank Hawk) far more than other books, at events where there are folks who've picked up my works before, I tend to sell more of the later books in a series. I guess if I do the event again, I may get the repeat folks. Although, in my experience, returning readers at events like arts festivals and the Pop Culture Vendor Show, have less consistent return as compared to "Comic-Con" style events.

I was a little rusty with the PayPal Card Reader and such, but quickly got back into the swing. And, for those curious, about 1/3 paid cash. The rest via credit or debit.

Fortunately, I keep all of my signing gear together and organized in the crates and boxes. Makes prepping for events less of a hassle and less likely to forget something. Below is everything loaded on my two carts--which I have learned to dual maneuver pretty well.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

See me at the Classic Plastics Pop Culture Vendor Show Sept. 25th

Hey Folks,

I'll be at the Classic Plastics Pop Culture Vendor Show!

Time: Sept. 25 (Saturday) 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Grand Central Mall, Vienna WV

Link for more Information: HERE

I'll be there with a host of other vendors and authors, talking Fantasy and SF and signing copies of my novels.

If you're in the area, I hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Monsters, Maces and Magic: Date is now available as an Audiobook

Hey Folks,

Monsters, Maces and Magic: Date is now available in audio. It's narrated by the awesome Jonathan Waters!

Check it out (links below):

Date on Audible
Date at iTunes
Date on Amazon

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Interview on Dueling Ogres Podcast

Hey Folks

I was interviewed on the Dueling Ogres Podcast (a return visit)!

Check it out via the links below and don't hesitate to share. We discuss a variety of topics, from my books and writing and publication to the potential disaster of self-driving cars and more.

Episode 215: A Tale of Two Terrys

YouTube: Dueling Ogres Episode 215
Audible: Dueling Ogres Episode 215

Really, it's available pretty any podcast app or distributor.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Monsters, Maces and Magic: Revived's 1st Draft

Typed "The End" to Revived's first draft last night (well, technically at about 20 minutes after midnight--so today). It came in at 123,447 words. Longer than anticipated. Based on the outline, I originally figured it'd end at about 110,000 words.

Several revision and editing passes come next.

My publisher (Gryphonwood Press) notified me the other day that Date's audiobook version was uploaded for publication. Expect about another week or so before it's available.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Couple of Mid Summer Yard Pics

The sunflowers got planted a little later than expected due to frosts in the spring. Originally, in this spot I planted three, but our cat decided only two were necessary. This is the first bloom of the summer.

Some purple morning glories among the stalks of glass gem corn. There are a few pink blooms about as well. Once you plant morning glories, expect to have them forever.