Just for this week, anyway. I'm currently in St. Louis for GRL (the Gay Romance Literature Retreat) and will be here through Monday.
Blog posts will publish on their usual schedule since I was a good author and actually, er, scheduled them.
If you're in the St. Louis area and would like to stop by and say hello, please come to the author signing on Saturday, October 9, starting at 10:00 am, Hilton at the Ballpark. You do not need to be registered for the event - the signings are open to the public.
If you're looking for photos from the event, I'll do my best to post them to the FB group:
Angel Martinez: Building Worlds, Constructing Fantasies
It's that time - time to let you all know where I'll be at GRL this year. GRL (the Gay Romance Literature Retreat) is an annual retreat for readers of LGBTQ+ romance, which this year is being held at the Hilton at the Ballpark in St. Louis.
Official event dates are 10/6 - 10/10 this year. While registration begins on 10/6 and there are some events scheduled for late afternoon/evening, the author specific events start Thursday morning.
I will be these places:
Author Lounge (come and chat, pick up some swag and stuff) 12:00 - 12:45
Author Lounge (see above) 10:00 - 10:45
Panel: Writing the Rainbow (it's about more than just the G in LGBTQ+) 11:30 - 12:20
Featured Author Booksigning (open to the public, anyone can come see us! I will have books to sell!) 10:00 - 11:30
Also on Saturday, don't forget to pick up your bracelet from Ari McKay for charm collecting! I will have hedgehog charms for you, but you need to have the bracelet first! :D
There are additional hedgehog charms if you're a Brimstone fan (or if you purchase some Brimstone :D ), but these are separate:
First, quick reminders for anyone who still wants to pre-order paperbacks for signing and pickup at GRL in St. Louis this October:
Also, Amazon has chosen Lime Gelatin and Other Monsters for their September Monthly Deals. Normally, the book is $3.99, on sale all of September for $1.99. The publisher will be dropping the price at all other sellers to match. Yay!
*deep breath* Things are still moving slowly, but they're moving. We have:
1. A signed contract for Ryld's Shadows: AURA 4. More info on actual production dates and cover and so on will come later. I was anxious, but the publisher snapped it up quickly.
2. Some actual progress on Variants 2 - From the Noblest Motives. An actual chapter one is nearly complete. Some of you may recall I had to trash the entire beginning after rewriting Rarely Pure and Never Simple. It just didn't work any longer. Some of you may also know that I tend to write slooowly at the beginning of a new project. 300 words is a good day.
3. If you're going to be at GRL in St Louis this year (all gods of travel willing), I'll be participating in the charm bracelet scavenger hunt. (Participants pick up a charm bracelet and a list of authors to find - each author gives them a charm representing their work.)
The charm I picked is a hedgehog to represent both Leopold from the Brimstone series and Mrs. Pickle from Geoffrey the Very Strange. The gold one is the official charm. The one with a bit of pink is one I'll have a few of in case you'd like an extra Leopold charm. I just thought they were pretty.
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.