QuestCon is over, so is the visit to the parents, and Halloween is past as well. Now I’m sitting back at home and revving up my writing brain. Before I completely say goodbye to the fun times, I thought I would send you guys a few pics of my awesome time.
My QuestCon adventures.
Halloween was spent fighting a cold and taking care of 3 sick kids, so we didn’t get any great pics of that, but we did have a blast with all of our other events. Now, it’s back to reality.
The weekend is over and I’m still on Cloud 9. QuestCon in Mobile, Alabama was only my second convention ever and the wave of elation has yet to end. What was so awesome? Well, I’ll narrow it down to my top 3 for you guys.
In third place: COSPLAY!!!!
I LOVED seeing everyone in character. So many great outfits stopped by, and each person totally represented their cosplay complete with attitude. Strike a pose and rock it!!!
Second: The Celebrity Guests.
Matthew Atchley, John Anderson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jody Lynn Nye, Dan Wells, Paul Amos…the list goes on and on. There were so many cool people to meet and awesome panels to attend that I didn’t even get to meet the
RWBY voice actors! I did shake hands with Paul Amos and saw Jason Douglas, but I was kind of fan girling in my head and didn’t want to give away that I totally adore their characters. Next time though, I’m totally letting my mouth fly open with, “
Dude you were awesome in….” Screw trying to be cool. I WANT A PICTURE!!!! I did totally get these snapshots though, AND I got to actually participate in a panel with DAN WELLS!!!!
Okay, so what can beat celebrities?
And the Winner Is…: Spending time with Friends, Family, and Fans, and Making New Ones.
Helping me man my booth, were three of the coolest people ever, friend and author Carrie Dalby and the Purple Pixie herself, Sylvia Lee. Hubby and the kids were there and Saturday, I even got to see some of my other homeschool babies. Matthew Atchley (celebrity artist) and his wife returned to Mobile and it was SO great to hang out with them again. I also got a chance to meet some young readers and even heard back the next day how much they were loving the story!!! That’s really what it’s all about. I love taking my readers on an adventure they enjoy.
Well, the weekend is over and Lex2 is calling my name, so even though I’m still riding the high, I must return to my manuscript and find out what happens when Lex…
oops, can’t say. Hee hee!!
Catch you guys again soon! Oh, if you want a chance to grab your own copy of Legendary Lex: An ODD Beginning, click here for more info.
Loves and Hugs to you all!!! And a special thanks to QuestCon for making me a part of your family. ❤
Last weekend was the big pre-release for Legendary Lex: An ODD Beginning. Unfortunately, a hurricane decided to sweep through and cut my party time short. We still had a good turnout considering the weather and it was a great practice run for upcoming QuestCon October 20-22.
I’ve been super busy prepping everything, but I want to take a few seconds and bask in the excitement. Yes, Lex is finally going to be released to the world. This is HUGE for me. But, I’m still a regular person and a fan, and QuestCon has some pretty awesome guests in their line-up.
Sherrilyn Kenyon. Okay, let me say this one more time so it really sinks in. Sherrilyn fricking Kenyon is going to be at QuestCon!!! I’ve only recently been introduced to her books, but I’ve become totally obsessed with her story. (And I say story because all of her books seem to intertwine in some way so far.) Her Chronicles of Nick are an awesome read for almost any age, and her Dark Hunter series is sensational for adults. (Well, adults who like the paranormal romance genre.) Needless to say, I will be trying not to fangirl out at her booth. I do, however, have 2 books ready for her autograph. Hee hee.
Next on my list of swoon-worthy guests: Paul Amos. Dude, I didn’t even realize how much I knew him from. But, like most Amos admirers, his Lost Girl time as Vex will reign at the top of my list. (So awesomely portrayed!)
It’s going to be tough remaining professional next weekend. Wait! What am I saying???
I’m going to be partying it up behind my table with my own crew and sneaking off for quick peeks at my fave guests. I’ll be wearing funky fun clothes and my Dragicorn houseshoes and having a blast! Professional doesn’t mean boring or BORED! I’ll still be there for my fans and giving out info to those who have no clue who I am because, let’s face it, I’m still a total newcomer to the author’s table.
I’ll be sure to let you guys know how it all goes and I hope to see some of you there!!
UPDATE!! Pre-release at GNG is being moved to 12-5 due to the incoming hurricane. Still hope to see you guys there, but stay safe!! Hugs!
They’re here! The first shipment of Legendary Lex novels has arrived.
These beautiful babies will be on sale at Gamers n Geeks on Moffet Rd. in Mobile, Al. On October 7th, starting at 2pm, I’ll be chowing down on yummies and sharing them with friends, family, and fans. This is a party, so come share in the fun! Also, the first 50 customers will receive a special surprise along with their manuscript purchase. After those 50, there will be no more books available until the official release on October 19th. I’m so excited! Looking forward to seeing you guys there! Just click here to see the event!
There he is. Somehow, thanks to my lovely daughter, The Evil Witch Kara (Yes, that’s the secret name she chose for my blog posts), we have adopted an uncaged spider into our home. Now, I’m a pretty bad arachnophobe so this is a huge step for me. Henry and I had to make some ground rules for his survival. First, he stays in his little corner of the bathroom window. Second, he makes no sudden moves or I can’t be held responsible for any random object that may fly his way.
I know that spiders can be very helpful and Henry is actually doing a pretty good job of catching the occasional bug. He earns his keep. Also I tend to be very protective of all life. We try to catch the non-dangerous creatures that may find their way into our home and release them back outside. But anything that can pose a real threat tends to get crushed by my lovely son, Prince. (We don’t use their real names on here. Besides it’s more fun this way.)
With Halloween quickly approaching, Henry is making an even more perfect addition to our crazy household. Well, as long as he follows my basic rules.
Years in the making and I can’t express how amazing it feels to hold it in my hands. I’m sure every author feels this way when holding their book babies. Having it in it’s intended form complete with amazing cover art is literally a dream come true.
This isn’t the final form. After looking over the pages, I need to make a change to the header and footer, but that’s why we order proofs—to see what needs to be changed in the format. I’m so glad to share this moment with you guys! I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Let me know what you think!
PS. Look for more exciting news soon. I’ll be posting my pre-release information along with the official release. Thanks guys!!
My world is run on emotions. Music, movies, television, art. Anything that elicits strong feelings.
Everyday life? It’s…tough. There are too many news stories of murdered children or horrific fires. Of terrorism and natural disasters. The reality of these things are too strong for me, so I escape into what I call second-hand emotions.
These come from characters in our imaginations. Those, they can suffer and wither and murder and scheme. Since they’re not real, I can live those lives.
Of course there’s the standard reason too. Where else can I meet fantastical creatures like leprechauns and fairies? Where else can I stand in a ring of toadstools and be transported to a place where people fly and the world is lit by fireflies? Superheroes can come and save the day, and a little lady can scream, “No capes!”
In my world, anything can happen and I can break down crying or laughing. Then, I can always return to reality and know that the evil wizard isn’t going to break in my windows at night.
I guess it’s kinda strange…Using fiction to escape reality, then using reality to escape fiction.
Full circle. My ring of safety.
Painting by Myriam Warner, one of my sweet daughters from another mother. ❤