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2014 Schedule

January 10th, 2014

These are the places I’ll be showing my ugly mug this year. I’ll update for book signings and such as the year goes on, so check back.


Susquehanna Comics — Book Signing (March 22, noon-5 pm)

Pennwriters Conference (May 16-18)

Balticon (May 23-26)

Confluence (July 25-27)

DragonCon (Aug 29-Sep 1)

World Fantasy Convention (Nov 6-9)

2013 Pennwriters Conference

May 21st, 2013

Hey folks,

I spent this past weekend in Pittsburgh at the annual Pennwriters Conference. For those who don’t know, I’ve been a member of Pennwriters for about ten years. When I first joined, I was an unpublished fledgling, and the organization was instrumental in my journey to professional publication.

The annual conference switches between Lancaster, PA and Pittsburgh each year, and this was the first time I’ve gone to the western event. And I’m so glad I did. I presented modules (lectures) about how to pitch to an agent/editor and how to revise your novel. Both were very well-received, so I guess my rampant stage-fright was not evident.

On top of presenting, I spent a lot of time just talking to my fellow members and re-connecting. Writing is a lonely business, and it really helps me to share my experiences (and fears) with other writers.

There are too many people to thank for my wonderful time at this year’s conference, but I can’t neglect to thank the hard-working conference¬†officers and volunteers.

I can’t wait till next year!

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Pennwriters Conference 2010

May 16th, 2010

This year’s annual conference was held at the beautiful Best Western Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. I’ve got to say upfront that I think this conference gets better every year. Big kudos to Ayleen Stellhorn, this year’s conference organizer.

As before, the conference offered a program of workshops and seminars about writing, marketing, publishing, and such. I was able to attend a few of these and found them all excellent. I was also able to volunteer more this time around than in previous years, and I really enjoyed that.

But the best part was reconnecting with people I hadn’t seen since my last PW conference (in 2008). I was given some awesome marketing advice from NYT-bestselling author Maria Snyder (I also snagged an autographed copy of Storm Glass). And I had a wonderful conversion with agent Jennifer Jackson (of The Donald Maass Literary Agency) in the hotel lobby. Pennwriters does a lot of things right with their conferences; getting top-flight agents and editors to attend is one of them.

So now that the conference is ended, I’m left feeling a little sad that it’s over, but I’m also energized to dive back into my work-in-progress.

Thank you to all my fellow Pennwriters.

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