I always like going to conventions. I’ve been going for years and I have quite a line up for 2017 already on my appearances page. Usually I split a table with several authors to cut costs and do several panels in trade for a free ticket and some food. Today, for the first time, a convention offered to pay me! That’s a big step! There’s usually a hierarchy of guests at these things, so breaking into the next level is really exciting. So my new favorite convention is Snake River ComicCon in Pocatello!
If that’s not enough good news for one day, Immortal Works also published the audiobook of one of my short stories for Flash Fiction Friday! It’s short, just 7 minutes. They’ve been doing some amazing short stories every week for months. If you have iTunes, go to the store under podcasts and search for Immortal Works. Subscribe and download a bunch of great stories. You won’t regret it. If you don’t have iTunes, you can go to YouTube and subscribe there. If you just want this one, find it HERE on the IW website.
I just found out about a really great writing contest at The Speculators’ Club where I write reviews. There is a new theme every month. The first month, March, the theme is cross-genre work. So I definitely have to get an entry in. The limit is 1,000 words. You can get people you know to vote you higher up in the monthly rankings. The monthly winners all move up and get judged professionally at the end of the year. The overall winner gets $1,000! That is about twenty times the going professional rate.
Hey, I just made honorable mention from the Writers of the Future contest. Again. Last time I received this award for One Cog. It won two different awards, but has still never been accepted for publication anywhere. Isn’t that weird? I hope Schism gets published. I’d like to turn it into a book, but I’m juggling three books already… And loving it!