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Appearance – Balticon 46, May 25-28, 2012

Hey! Look at me, remembering to tell people things while there is still time to plan for them!

Michelle and I will be appearing at Balitcon 46, Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28, 2012) in Baltimore, MD.

We don’t have our full panel schedule yet, but we do know for sure that on Sunday evening, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., you can join us in Parlor 1041 for the Cupcakes and Con Men party, to celebrate the paperback release of The Slipstream Con. We’ll be plastering wanted posters and party details all over the various nooks and crannies of the hotel, but you can firmly state that you heard it here first. Please stop by for free cupcakes, party games, and frivolity of a Ylendrian bent. We will have paperback copies of The Slipstream Con for sale at the event, and would be thrilled (giddy, perhaps, given the amount of sugar we intend to have on offer!) to personalize a copy to send home with you.

Release Week Madness Contest – Winner!

We’re happy to announce that the winner of our Release Week Madness contest, the lucky soul who gets to adorn their bookshelves with a signed paperback copy of The Slipstream Con, is none other than…


…Violetta Vane!

(See what I did there?)

Thank you so much to all who participated.  We look forward to seeing you around the blog in the future, too.

Release Week Contest- Win a Signed Paperback!

We’re excited about our paperback release, as you might have noticed.  To celebrate, and hopefully get other people excited, we’re holding a contest to give away a personalized, signed copy of The Slipstream Con. 

That’s this book, in case you missed it:

How to enter:

Leave a comment on any of our release week posts, between now and 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 11, 2012.  Make SURE to include your email address.  Comments without email addresses will not be added to the drawing.  If your name is pulled by the random number generator (I used Random.org, if you’re curious.) I will contact you and get a shipping address to mail your book to you.

If you’d like to comment, but aren’t interested in winning the book, feel free, but please indicate that you don’t want to be added to the pool of contestants.  Thanks!

Please share the contest far and wide.  If we get more than 100 commenters, we’ll give away -two- (2) copies of the paperback!

WIP Wednesday – In Which February Utterly Escapes Me

I sat down this morning, had a browse around the intern, and was walloped upside the head with the realization that next week, I will have a paperback on shelves.  (Well, we, but for the purposes of this post, I’m being self-centered.)

I’ve been in anthologies that went to print.  In fact, every anthology I’ve been in went to print, and I have a lovely little stack of books that don’t have my name on them, tucked into the Magical Mystery Desk.  But this is the first time I’ve been able to look up at that stack of books and see my own name on some of the spines.

The paperback release of The Slipstream Con has been overshadowed by the frantic, breakneck pace and inevitable post-project come-down of finishing the next Ylendrian book, Peripheral People.  Both books are dear to me, for very different reasons, but let’s be honest: There’s no use pretending I’m not a Kellen Frey fangirl.  Or I would be, if I didn’t have the joy of writing the little bastard.

After taking the night off on Monday (horrors!) and spending most of last night fiddling with promotional things (augh!), tonight it’s back to business.  I haven’t decided what I’m going to work on, but there’s this lovely little post-Slipstream short story we’ve got in the queue, and I’m thinking it might be time to visit with Kellen again.  Just to make sure he’s staying out of trouble, mind you.  (Spoiler: He’s not.)

Tomorrow, we’ll talk about that promotional stuff.  It involves cupcakes and coffee, which I’m sure will garner me a few points, right?