Eeee! I'm flying out to Seattle on Monday for Emerald City Comic Con!
All the details:
Come say hi! Grab some stuff! I'm excited, so there are too many exclamation marks!!!
Hey all! Look what's now available in Italian! :D
Carrington's rather pleased. All the Offbeat Crimes books are in the translation process over at Pride Publishing - currently into Italian and French. Hooray!
Oh hey! Hi! I know things have been slow around here, but there are things in the pipeline.
One of those items is Ryld's Shadows, book #4 in the AURA series with Bellora Quinn. Pre-order starts on January 25, which isn't that long from now :o How did that happen?
We'll do a cover reveal soon, as well. Fun stuff...
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:
Someone (*coughFreddycough*) decided I needed a prettier, more story appropriate graphic for Shadow Run. I absolutely adore it:
Shadow Run is a high fantasy serial about:
Zie, who's been fleeing from something horrible for a long time
Essenin, who spots him in a tavern and is interested
Davitts, who really would rather not, thanks, but since Ess is determined...
New episodes every Monday.
Production on new releases has been moved into 2022 for both my publishers, which gives me a little breathing room.
And what happens when my brain gets breathing room? A new character walks in. Naturally. There he was, at three in the morning. No name. No backstory. Just STANDING there atop a fencepost giving me a LOOK.
Rather than start a new novel and outline and agonize and get that in production somewhere, I thought it would be fun to just write as it occurs in a serial format to fill the time between releases. (That's a teensy bit of a fib - I didn't actually start writing until I had a direction. But things will fill in more clearly as we go.)
Zie's initial episode is the next blog down, if you care to start following along. "Shadow Run" will post every Monday, until the story finds an end. I will try to keep the episodes short? But I'm not making promises. High fantasy. Probably some violence along the way. Probably some NSF episodes soon, too. Just so you know. (I've typed the word "episode" so many times this week, it no longer looks right.)
Status updates this week:
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!
To Chicago, specifically.
Next week, I'll be online rather less than usual since I'm flying out to Chicago to help with a move. Maybe I'll remember to take pictures while I'm there - miracles do happen!
Regular blog posts have been scheduled, so no interruption of those. :)
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.