Hi everyone! I've reached the stage in packing now where I'm counting stuff off on my fingers, certain I'll forget something. I will. I always do. Trying my best. (Toothbrush, socks, underwear...pants! Need pants...) But this morning as soon as son come over, we're off to New England! It's about a 5-6 hour drive depending on what traffic we hit. I know that's not a lot, in the grand scheme of things, but I'm not a great long-distance driver. We'll make it.
While there, we'll be stopping first in Rhode Island at the Crowne Plaza Warwick to see if they'll be nice and let us check in. Then we'll head a little farther north to Worcester and Annie's Book Stop, where we get to visit with the Rainbow Readers of Massachusetts. I'm so excited! I do have a reading ready and will be there to chat and sign stuff if folks so desire.
Annie's Books Stop
65 James St, Worcester MA
Then back to Warwick and the Crowne Plaza for Bishounen Con! This should be tons of fun - lots of familiar faces, Vendor's room, tons of fun panels.
Panels? Oh right! I have panels! All on Saturday, as it happens.
Author Readings Noon on Saturday 3/4
Jordan Hawk, Freddy MacKay and I will have an hour of readings! Come join us for some fun excerpts.
Character Development in Fiction 2pm 3/4
With Jordan and the lovely Jill Marie Hackett of Magical Boy Basil. We'll be talking about queer character development.
Queer Paranormal: You Thought It Was All Shifters! 9pm 3/4
With Freddy and Jordan again! (Jordan will be quite sick of me, lol) The panel will be what it sounds like it is. :D This is getting past my bedtime so it might be more hilarious than we mean it to be.
Finally, I get to be the Author of the Month over at My Fiction Nook this month!
First post is today and there will be all sorts of fun questions and I may tell a personal story or two. :) Today's post includes a couple of books and my Five Favorite Biology Things at the bottom of the post. Yay!
My Fiction Nook, Author of the Month
Well, hey! It's Thursday again! Somebody tell the weeks to slow down, please.
Next week at this time I'm going to be packing up the car and heading for Rhode Island and Massachusetts!
- First stop will be Annie's Book Stop where I'll be for an appearance starting at 7pm on Thursday, March 2. Hopefully I won't be too punchy from the drive. This should be interesting. ;) I'll be reading and chatting and signing if you so desire.
-Next stop - Bishounen Con! Where we'll get to hang out with the lovely Jordan Hawk and hubby, the talented Jill Marie Hackett and all of our friends from the Yaoi North tribe! Bishounen is from 3/3-3/5 and you can find me and Freddy in the Dealers Room most of the time, though we will have panels and readings.
OK. So that's the upcoming trip that I'm all excited about and losing sleep over. Cause that's what I do.
The other thing I wanted to mention this week is the WIP's. Those of you who've known me long enough have heard plenty of times that I'm only comfortable working on one thing. I may have other works started that I've set aside, but active works in progress? I want to be working on One Thing At A Time. (Possibly two if I'm co-authoring, since that's a different process.)
I'm currently working on four (FOUR!!!) active (ACTIVE!!!) WIP's. And trying not to hyperventilate with competing and overlapping deadlines coming up. There's the ongoing Marionettes in the Mist project that we're getting close to wrapping up. There's the next book in the Offbeat Crimes series, Feral Dust Bunnies, that's due scarily soon. There's the next Brandywine book, Pack Up the Moon, that Isn't on deadline but is still active. And finally there's a secret thing I'm working on that I need to hand in the first couple of chapters this week to see if the publisher wants me to go forward.
*pant* *wheeze* *gasp* I'm okay...I'm okay.
Couple of VIT's this week (Very Important Things):
That's a lot of things, isn't it? For a month where very little is happening, I have a bunch of news snippets today:
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.