Holiday Extravaganza!

More than 40 authors (including me) will be participating in the Holiday Extravaganza sponsored by Strong Women, Strange Worlds. Live Quick-Reads and round-robin Speed-Date-a-Book events on Zoom (Dec 12) will be accompanied by other December events across the Internet!

Find a new favorite author — discover a new book for yourself or for gifting — even win a free ebook or other prizes in this event. The live readings on Dec 12 will be accompanied by micro-fiction contests on Twitter and other events on Instagram and Facebook.

More updates to come! This online event is free, but you need to register at this link.

Prairie Harvest Festival

It’s been a while — a long while! — since I’ve had books for sale at an in-person event. So I’m really looking forward to the Prairie Harvest Festival in Columbus on Saturday, October 9. Looks like a fun autumn event with music and family-friendly activities, and I’ll have my books there — including Taylenor.

Here’s the info on the event. It runs from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday at Westland High School in Columbus. As of now, the weather is supposed to be great. Here’s a link to their page, and you can also find them on Facebook.

Panel: Writing Great Genre Fiction

The 2020 Ohioana Book Festival is being held online this weekend, and I’m excited to be part of the Ohioana panel on Writing Great Genre Fiction!

The other authors participating are Sheldon Gleisser, Richard J. Norgard, TG Wolff, and John Vanek. The moderator will be Moriel Rothman-Zecher. Here’s a link to the Facebook page where you can see details about the panel, which will be held live online at 1 pm EDT on Sunday.

The book festival takes place throughout the weekend with various online panels. Here’s a link to the Ohioana Library Association’s preview of the weekend’s events:

 

Virtual Ohioana Book Festival

Hello, all! I’ve included a link below to the Ohioana Library’s post about this year’s book festival. The original festival was postponed to August due to concerns about Covid-19. Of course, now we know that unfortunately this virus isn’t going away by August. So the festival has now been changed to a virtual event that will take place over three days, from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30.

Ohioana is planning a variety of panels and events that will be held over Zoom and social media platforms. I’m hoping to participate!

Further details will be upcoming. Stay tuned! 🙂

Ohioana Library’s post is here.

 

 

Imaginarium 2020 Virtual Convention

Another event change due to COVID-19: the Imaginarium Convention, originally scheduled as a live event in Louisville, KY in July, can’t be held as planned this year due to crowd-size limitations. The convention organizers intend to schedule a virtual Imaginarium convention via Zoom, to be held from September 21-27. I am hoping to be able to be on panels as planned!

Here’s a link to Imaginarium’s announcement. Stay tuned for additional updates as the changes are worked out!

 

Columbus Arts Festival Canceled

Hello, all —

It’s not really a surprise, of course, as the United States and the world continue to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, but I’m still sad to share that the Greater Columbus Arts Council has had to cancel the 2020 Columbus Arts Festival. Here’s a link to their statement.

This is my favorite festival, and one I’ve been attending since it was a smattering of tents on the Ohio Statehouse lawn many years ago. I had the pleasure of reading at the festival last year at the Word Is Art tent. I’ll look forward to applying next year and hopefully being able to repeat that wonderful experience.

I hope you are staying safe and healthy, and staying home as much as possible during these trying times.

For those who have time to read — some of us I’m sure — my publisher is putting several books on sale for 99 cents. Some of these are the first book in a series or set, and my first novel, Black Tide, is included. Black Tide is Book One of the Color Mage set. Here’s a link to Hydra’s post showing all of the sale books. 

Ohioana Book Festival Postponed

Ohio Library Association Facebook Post

The Ohioana Library Association announced today that it will postpone the Ohioana Book Festival, originally scheduled for April 25. This is not unexpected under the circumstances of this COVID-19 pandemic. The new date is still to be decided on. I hope to be able to be there at the rescheduled festival. Also hope you all stay healthy and secure during this time!

Half Price Books Signing

Dayton area book-lovers: I’ll be at the Half Price Books in Beavercreek on Sunday, December 1 from 1-4 pm with my new novel, Taylenor! I’ll also have the Color Mage epic fantasy novels with me, reissued with the new covers. Stop in and say hi! Also: books make great gifts!

Grove City Mistletoe Market

I’ll be one of the vendors at this year’s Grove City Mistletoe Market on December 7. This will be a family-friendly celebration with a lot going on — see the linked post. There’ll be vendors selling unique, creative gifts and art — and I’ll have my fantasy novels available, of course! If you’re in the area, stop in and enjoy the market!

Grove City Christmas Celebration & Mistletoe Market

Cincinnati Comic Expo

I’ll be in Creator Alley at the Hydra Publications table at Cincinnati Comic Expo this coming weekend! I’ll have my newly-released fantasy novel, Taylenor, available for signing — also the reissued Color Mage books with their great new covers. Planning to be there Friday and Saturday!

Link to the convention website:  http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com/creator-alley-artists/