Comicpalooza: Day 3

So today was the final day of the Comicpalooza Convention. I didn’t get nearly as many pictures as I wanted to but still shot some interesting stuff. Enjoy!

 

The youngest attended with me as Darth Vader.

No Houston area conference is complete without Triscelle Publishing! Here’s one of their fabulous authors, Cornelia Amiri.

And here is artist Jeff Balke with one of his biggest little fans.
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Comicpalooza: Day 1

So it was day one of Comicpalooza in Houston,Tx today and look who I found roaming the hallways: Jay and Silent Bob. Okay, maybe not the real Jay and Silent Bob but damn good impersonators.

There was a lot to see and do today and many, many people in costume. It was almost overwhelming as the convention covers nearly the entire George R. Brown Convention Center, which is a damn big place.



There’s definitely something for everyone: a mustache emporium, scantily clad women, shirtless men, comics, sci-fi television stars, and Legos.




The costumes ranged from ridiculous to outrageous, from unique to amazing. I didn’t take nearly enough photos but promise to do better tomorrow.





My only disappointment of the day was not getting to meet artist Boris Valejo. However, I’ve been told he did make it into town after all. So I have high hopes for tomorrow.

Speaking of which, what are you doing tomorrow? Whatever it is, change your plans and head downtown to see me!



Comicpalooza!

What’s fun, involves gaming, comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, literature, art, and all kinds of unique people? That’s right, Comicpalooza in Houston, TX. Today is the start of this three day convention that has seriously grown over the past couple of years. This will be my first year attending and I can’t wait!

I know it’s not easy to see on the above diagram, however I’m sure this will be available on site as well. I’ll be just above the “Artist Alley” on the left side of the first floor. I’ll be at booth #1831 alongside authors J.D. Faver and Mina Khan.


Aside from signing books and meeting our readers, all three of us will also be on panels throughout the event. I will be on two Saturday: No Right Way to Write at 1pm, and Vampires and Shifters: Why Do We Love Them? at 6pm. On Sunday I’ll be on: Prose: The Art and Science of Choosing the Right Words at 12pm, and Kick Ass Heroes and Heroines at 3pm. As far as I can tell most if not all of my panels will be in room 3.

So whether you’re a Trekkie, Star Wars fan, Whovian, or none of the above, you should come out to Comicpalooza for a unique and interesting weekend.

Update for the Masses

It’s almost the end of the school year! I’m always happy to see the summer months because that means a little less hectic schedule with the kids. However, this year I’m absolutely ecstatic because I’ll have a high school graduate also! So hopefully when school starts again I won’t be stretched quite as thin.


On the writing front I’ve got a few things going on. I’m currently working on edits for Heather’s Redemption. For those of you who have read Resignation, this book is about that Heather. Yes, I know she wasn’t shown in a very good light in the first book. Hence the name of this one. I promise she is redeemed and with a sexy hero to boot. Once I finish the edits I’ll get a release date. Hopefully very soon.

Also on the writing front, if you’ll be in the Houston area this weekend you can meet me in person! I’ll be attending Comicpalooza for the first time ever and am super-duper excited about it. I get to hang with other dorky, freaky people just like me. I can’t wait! It’s not too late to get one, two or three day passes. There will also be a whole ton of famous people to ogle once you’re done talking to me. 😉


And last but not least I need to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me by buying my books these past two months. I had a new release in April (Lunchtime Sex) and in May (Too Much to Lose). Though I won’t have the numbers in for a couple of months I’ve already had some positive feedback. So I know at least one person bought each of them. Thanks to everyone who did!


Life and NaNoWriMo Week One

So, what have you been up to this week? I’ve been writing, writing, preparing for a trip out of town this weekend, writing, and other things. Last Wednesday marked the first day of November and the beginning of NaNoWriMo 2012. I was iffy on participating this year because I knew I already have a lot going on this month. However, the idea for another erotic novella struck me and I thought, “What the heck?”, and that was that. So if you’re familiar with my Love Beyond Barriers series from Ellora’s Cave then You might be happy to know my NaNo WIP is Ben’s story. It’s not in his POV of course. All of my LBB are from the heroine’s POV. If you want to know which heroin is his you’ll just have to wait and see. 😉


First things first, NaNo. I’ve done fairly well so far. I’m currently at 14,340 words. Just over my goal of 2K a day so I’m happy. I’m not optimistic about getting much done this weekend but will try to make it up next week.


Second, this weekend. As I stated above I’m going out of town. Where? Why, Readers n’Ritas of course! I’ll be in Allen, TX all weekend and would love to meet you if you’re in the area. There will be a book sale and signing on Saturday at 4pm.

Third, the JDRF walk. I won’t be able to attend this year as I had already committed to RnR before knowing the date for the walk. However, my team, Team Alice Jane (named after my daughter who has Type 1 Diabetes) will be at the walk with my mom. They will be walking in Montgomery County this year instead of the Houston walk, but it promises to still be an awesome event. If you’re in the area and not busy Saturday morning you should go by to cheer them on. Also, it’s definitely not too late to donate and help us reach our goal of $500. We’re sitting at just over $300 right now.


Lastly, guest blogging. I’ll be in a couple of places online this month giving away prizes. I promise to update my site with the info as soon as I get home on Sunday evening. Don’t forget I’m still in the middle of a tour for Day Shift. I have a couple more stops before the holidays.

So that’s it, that’s my update. I hope ya’ll have a fabulous and productive weekend. I’ll be drinking margaritas! 😉

I’m Live and In Person!

Happy Saturday! Today is another chance to meet me out and about. I’ll be at Third Planet Sci-fi and Fantasy Superstore in Houston. They’re having a big Halloween sale complete with candy and goodies for trick-or-treaters. So, come in your best costume and have some early Halloween fun!

1-4 pm

Phone: (713) 528-1067
2718 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77098





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