MidSouthCon was an absolute blast. I had an amazing time and I can’t thank the people behind the con enough for inviting me nor can I thank the attendees and fellow guests for making me feel welcomed.
The panels were excellent. We had some great discussions on the broken people panel and the audience really got into it.
The diversity in spec fic panel was both eye-opening and bittersweet. I was reminded that progress is being made and yet….at the same time, we still have our work cut out for us.
The critiquing panel also had some excellent discussion and both the panelists and audience members had some memorable experienes about good and bad critique
What was really both awesome and humbling is that a number of people spoke to me after the panels. They thanked me and were really impressed with what I had to say. Apparently I’m good at that speaking thing.
Also signed some autographs and sold some books so win all around.
I cannot believe this is my 100th post. I guess even on the internet time flies when you’re having fun.
Thanks to everyone who has commented and has made this website a success. I look forward to many more posts.
First and foremost I would like to thank all of the lovely people who stopped by for the Pauline Trent interview. I loved reading your comments and you all are absolutely lovely and welcomed to stop by any time.
There was also a drawing for a free copy of FALLEN HEART for one lucky commenter.
Drum roll please.
CONGRATULATIONS to Tam Linsey who is our winner!!!!!!!
Tam, Pauline will be contacting you about delivering your novel.
Thanks to Pauline for the awesome interview and the contest, you lovely Pauline Trent fans. Not only for stopping by but for breaking this blog’s record. To date, I got more hits, comments, and subscription adds for the Pauline Trent interview, than I have any previous post. You all are awesome!
If you’re one of the three people on the planet who’s not familiar with Pauline Trent, then I don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life. I really don’t. She’s a talented novelist and is every bit the extraordinary heroine as the ones she writes about in her books.
I recently sat down with Trent and caught up with her on a number of topics: writing, the publishing industry, as well as her latest novel, FALLEN HEART, the third installment of her popular Lambert Fall series.
So the past few weeks I’ve been really slammed. But it’s a good kind of busy so by no means am I complaining.
I just submitted a proposal to my publisher and an editor for an upcoming project I was recruited for. At this time I can’t say anything about it, but I really want to because it’s really awesome. I can’t wait to show you all the finished product because I think you all will be just as stoked as I am. Okay I will drop one hint. It’s steampunk.
In other writing news, I’ve been working on a novella which I’m proud to announce I’ve finally found a name for it: West Of Sunset. The story features young gay wizard detectives, vampire biker gangs and witchy heroines. It’s been a romp and I’m only at the halfway point. I’ve been working on it everyday and it’s coming along nicely. I can’t wait until it’s finished. More than that, I can’t wait until it’s published.
As you all know, I’ve got some upcoming appearances in the next few weeks and I’ve been preparing for that as well. I’ll be posting more on said appearances in the not-too-distant future.
And this past weekend, I had an impromptu photoshoot. I thought it wouldn’t hurt to have some updated headshots. Below are the results of some of my fave pics.
This past February I celebrated Black History Month by re-reading some of my favorite graphic novels that feature black protagonists in some most excellent stories. I also used the month to boost the signal on some excellent titles that I think fans of all colors should check out.
Not surprising, more than a few people have asked me for recs on graphic novels. I’m only happy to oblige.
So the following is a list of some of my favorite graphic novels featuring black superheroes:
-Black Panther (the Reginald Hudlin run) One Bad Mutha, Bride, Back to Africa, The Deadliest of the Species
-Black Lightning: Year One
-Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool, Trial By Fire
-Icon: Homecoming, The Mothership Connection
-Hardware: The Man In the Machine
-Serenity: A Shepherd’s Tale
-Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel
-Daughters of the Dragon: Samurai Bullets
-Aaron McGruder and Reginald Hudlin’s Birth of a Nation
-Luke Cage: A Town Without Pity
-Luke Cage Noir
-Vixen: Return of the Lion