From a quick bit of research, it seems that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the dog days of summer. Oof, it’s hot.
Summer vacation is coming to a close and the kids will be going back to school in just a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, my deadline for “A Place Called Hope” is September 1st and is approaching quickly. I’m planning for a crunch over the next month-and-a-half to get it out the door.
Nominations for the Dragon Awards close in less than a week. If you’re so inclined, you can make your selections here.
Steven Gould is one of those authors who writes books that you can just dive into over and over. His first book that I read was “Jumper”, the story of a young man who discovers he has the ability to teleport. That is probably his best-known work as it spawned a (regrettably) bad movie that took quite a few liberties with the original story.
All in all, Tara and I had a pretty good weekend. I got to put some faces and voices to folks that had been names on a screen, met some new folks, and sit in on some interesting panels.
I will be doing some signings and a couple of what look-to-be interesting panels — one zombie-related, the other urban fantasy. Works.
May possibly have video to share, but will definitely have pictures for sure.
Have an awesome 4th!
Potential spoilers ahead.
I got the chance to take an early look at Jon Del Arroz’s latest book, “For Steam and Country”, and it’s a dandy. If you’re into steampunk and acts of derring-do, the book is right up your alley. Jon is one of sci-fi’s up-and-coming new voices, and he’s a big proponent of keeping fiction fun. I think that’s something we can all get behind.
I asked Jon if I he’d be willing to do an interview to help promote his new release, and he happily obliged.
If Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, this is the sort of review that makes you want to write three or four more pages. Books, even. 😉
I find zombies boring… and I still LOVED this book