Mobicon

Convention News: Mobicon 2017 on the Horizon! a.k.a. See You Friday!

Short and sweet today!

Mobicon 2017 is just around the corner and I hope to see you there! I’ll be setting up shop at Booth #35 (check out the map below) and I’ll have a full slate of my solo books for sale. Grab The Push ChroniclesThree Seconds to LegendThe Songstress Murders, and my latest, Rune Service! Get them signed! Chat, get a picture, whatever you like!

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The fun starts at 12:00 pm in Mobile!

Convention News: Looking Back at PCKC and Looking Forward to Mobicon!

Time for a quick update! Strap in, folks, it’s time to talk conventions!

As you may likely know, the weekend before last I was honored to be at Planet Comic Con in Kansas City, alongside the incredible Bard’s Tower crew. It was a fun, exciting, and at times crazy stressful week! Greyhound both delayed my trip and then got me to Kansas City days early, forcing all sorts of financial juggling as I hunted down a place to stay that didn’t make me broke, then the first two days of the convention itself were intense. In the end, though, everything worked out for the best: we did solid on sales, I got to enjoy time with my colleagues, and I continue to learn and develop as an author and, to be frank, a salesman.

Important tip to all my fellow writers and authors: You’re not just selling your writing, you’re selling yourself.

As for my next convention, I’ll be flying solo at Mobicon in Mobile, Alabama. It runs the length of Memorial Day weekend so I hope to see you there! Expect more convention news to come in the coming weeks!

Until next time, good reading, good writing, and good luck!

Convention News: On the Ground in Kansas City! a.k.a. Planet Comic Con 2017!

Good news, everyone!

You can see me at Bard’s Tower alongside all my Push Chronicle books this weekend at Planet Comic Con in Kansas City! Buy some books from me or any of the other amazing authors on hand, get autographs and pictures, and enjoy a chat while you’re at it!

In addition, I’ll be flying a solo table at Mobicon 2017 on Memorial Day weekend in Mobile, Alabama. Hope to see y’all at either or (dare I say?!) both conventions! More news to come about new books, releases, and conventions in the weeks ahead!

Monday Musings: MobiCon 2016 After-Action Report!

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Well, we are back safe and sound from Mobicon 2016 and it was quite a blast!

I certainly feel like the whole ‘baptism-of-fire’ thing has come and gone. There are certainly things I could have done better, both in planning and in execution, but I’ve been lucky to have gotten tons of advice from my fellow local authors. All in all, things felt like they went well and I certainly felt like I hit a certain groove by late Friday.

The big things I learned to improve on for the future:

  • Get prepared EVEN SOONER. It allows for greater flexibility and fiscal planning.
  • Branded tat! I knew this ahead of time, but I failed to take full advantage due to some last minute changes of planning and unexpected front-end expenses.
  • Incorporate some more three-dimensionality in the displays, both to improve table use and to help catch eyes.

So the next confirmed con visit is Kansas City Comic Con in August! More info and updates to come!

Monday Musings: It’s Almost Time! a.k.a. Mobicon This Weekend

Right, so it’s almost time.  Now, I’ve been to conventions before, even been to conventions for ‘business’ reasons.  The last two Pensacons I’ve attended have been more for promotion and networking than just for the fun of it.  Mobicon, though, will be the first time I’ll be sitting at a table, trying to get you to buy my books.

It’s a step forward, but it’s a step on uncertain ground.  At least psychologically, this could be a make-or-break moment.  It’s one thing to sit back, behind the shield of the internet, and excuse away any lack of success or moments of failure as there’s a certain distance involved.  This, though, will be personal, face-to-face, nitty-gritty.  Basically, this is where I either grow up or drop out.

Well, not so dramatic as that, of course!  While this is a stressful moment, it would also be short sighted to lay everything on one convention, especially my first!  No, while this will remain a big step, it’s entirely a step forward, a step in the right direction.  At worst, it will be a learning experience, letting me know what I need to do for future conventions.  At best, I’ll come home with empty book boxes and the knowledge that I’m doing things the right way.  Either way, it’ll be fun!

In other quick news, my free promotion for Indomitable went like gangbusters.  Just a reminder, though, that all of The Push Chronicles are available for free through Kindle Unlimited.  If you have that, swing by my Released Books list and start reading!  Also, don’t forget that The Songstress Murders will be released at the start of Mobicon!  You can still pre-order your Kindle copy from Amazon.  Physical copies will be available for order around the time of the e-book release.

Until next time, good reading, good writing, and good luck!

Book News: The Songstress Murders Now For Pre-Order!

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The Walled City is the wonder of a world reborn, five cities stacked one atop another. The only thing that stands between the normal Folk and the criminals that would prey upon them is the City Watch. Cue Junior Inspector Vela Redmane, lover of life and the lovelies, yet serious about her work as a detective, who finds herself embroiled in one of the weirdest murder cases ever seen in this place of magic. Murder by pleasure, warring gangsters, mysterious mages, and a singing golem are just the start of Redmane’s troubles. The most complicated part of all? The roots of love tangling Vela with both her top suspect and the sorceress who holds all the answers!

It’s time!  You can now pre-order The Songstress Murders, the first of the Inspector Redmane Mysteries!  Head on over to Amazon and grab it before it’s released on May 26,2 016!  Physical copies will be available first at Mobicon in Mobile and then from CreateSpace that weekend!