Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Pics and Comments from the River City Comic and Arts Festival

Thought I would post some pictures from the River City Comic Arts Festival.

I met some new readers and fans of all things fantasy, science fiction and horror, and crossed paths again with readers and folks I've met before. A great event.

Thanks to Jordan Lowe (of Asylum Comics) for organizing it!

First Cosplayer of the Day

2nd Cosplayer, left me a kind Fortune :)

Buzz Lightyear Cosplay (and reader of my novels)!

Original Cosplay Character: Heatwave
(and reader of my novels)

More Cool Cosplayers

Deathstroke and Deadpool Cosplayers

James T., an avid reader of my novels :)

Cosplay Viking Warrior that reminded me of Sgt. Drux of
The First Civilization's Legacy Series

Brandon and his Daughter--they won the drawing to name
a character in Monsters, Maces and Magic: Fairyed

Remington and Brandon on the left and right: The Dueling Ogres
Kesha "Wizard in the Wardrobe" from Schmo Mo News
and Chad, an occasional guest co-host of the Dueling Ogres in the back.

Wonder Woman Cosplayer

Jordan Lowe, organizer of the River City Comic Arts Festival
and Kesha for Schmo Mo News.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

River City Comic Arts Festival (July 28th)

Hey Folks,

I'll be one of the guest authors at the River City Comics Art Festival this upcoming Sunday (July 28th).

As indicated in the floor plan (below), I'll be stationed right next to author Stephen Hines. Also there, but across the hall from my table will be artist Shawn Langley.

Plan on stopping by, saying hello, and maybe pick up some novels, comics, or art created by the the talented group of invited guests and vendors.

Here's a brief bit of what's happening:

For more info follow this link: River City Comic Arts Festival

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Art Affair on the Square 2019 in Urbana, Ohio

I will be participating in Urbana's Art Affair on the Square this Saturday (July 20th) from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Come see artists, crafters, authors, food vendors and more.

It's located in downtown Urbana, just off the Square (where US Rt. 36 and US Rt. 68 intersect).

I and several other authors (including William O. Weldy and Addie J. King) will be in the literary tent, sponsored by the Champaign County Library. We will be located on East Court Street this year.

Rumor has it the Domestic Divas will be there too!

Come and see what's happening, and maybe pick up a few signed books!

For more details, check out this link: Art Affair on the Square 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Revised Manuscript for Fairyed Sent off to Gryphonwood Press

Yesterday I finished the revision of Fairyed (based upon editor suggested corrections and comments), and a few minor things I wanted to fix. I also completed the Dedication, Acknowledgements, and About the Author sections, and emailed those, and the manuscript to Gryphonwood Press.

Actually I did the majority of the revision while on vacation with the family at Fort Myers Beach, Florida. I got up early and worked, and did work while there was down time or my daughters/wife were napping or shopping. Maybe some would think working on revisions while on vacation doesn't make sense, but it's what I do. I sat on the porch of the condo, overlooking the gulf, listened to the waves wash up on the sand and focused on the task at hand. (See pic above of my 'work station.' Not too bad.)

The cover art should be completed (by Drazenka Kimpel) in early August, and Jonathan Waters has been contracted to narrate the audiobook version of Fairyed.

Most of the work is done. I will have to proof the galley when my publisher sends it over. And I am the one who proofs the audiobook version, but the major work for the novel is finished (on my end)--well, except for marketing and promotion.

Back to Relic Shield. Less than a month before the school year again starts, and I will have less time available for writing and writing-related projects.