Book Signing!

Hey people in the Seattle-area! I’ll be at Oroboro Games in Bellevue, WA on 9/18 at 6:30 PM. We’ll do a little Q&A (no hard questions, please) a little signing, a little celebrating. Please join us if you’re in the neighborhood. Don’t ask me for directions (I told you, no hard questions), but you can visit Oroboro Games for all the info you need.

Come wish Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress a Happy Birthday!

GenCon Bound

If you have to ask what GenCon is, you’re probably not going and probably won’t care much about what’s going on there. For those you don’t know, GenCon is a four day whilry-do of gaming madness. It’s the biggest gaming event of the year and it’s right around the corner! I need to get packing.

I’ll be going to GenCon this year along with my fellow Wizards. But this year I won’t be demoing games or standing up in inappropriate shoes for long hours, smiling and Vanna Whiting the company’s offerings. Nope. This year I won’t even have to share a hotel room. Why, you ask? Because this year I’m going as an “author.

When I first saw my name under the “Author” slot I thought it said I was sharing a room with someone named Arthur. I didn’t think HR would go for that, especially considering Arthur and I don’t even know each other. Then a co-worker mentioned in passing something along the lines of “oh you get to go to GenCon for your book. Cool!” Sure, I thought. I can talk about my book while I’m there. No wait. That’s ALL I’m going to do. And then I got nervous.

When I get nervous I do any combination of these three things: Chew a lot of gum, eat a lot of pudding, or head off to a discount department store and buy a lot of kitchen gadgets. Yes, kitchen gadgets. They’re soothing to me. To each their own, ok? As I’m writing this, I have TMJ from my 3 pack a day habit, my keyboard is covered in a sugar-free-fat-free caramel pudding-like film, and I’m drinking a brand new mug full of fresh roasted coffee whose beans my new coffee pot ground itself.

It’s all very exciting and I’m not talking about cheese graters and peppermills (although those too are rather electrifying.) Lots going on at GenCon as always but perhaps you might feel inclined to stop by one or two of these fine events:

Book Signings!
Saturday, August 18th
10:30AM- 11:00AM
And
1:30PM-2:00PM
@ The Wizards of the Coast booth #2533

Seeing as though Confessions doesn’t officially release until September 18th, you may be wondering what I’ll actually be signing. Anyone else just have a vision of Motley Crue circa 1986? Fortunately no one needs to whip out a butt cheek as our savvy production team and generous brand team have arranged for a limited quantity of Confessions to be on hand. “Limited” as in, whatever doesn’t fit into my suitcase. If you like that “new book smell” you’ll love this book as it’s pretty much coming right off the press into a box and delivered to GenCon’s front door. That’s the plan anyway. Wizards also has cool give-aways for Confessions. I know what everyone is getting for Christmas. Please stop by if you get a chance. Seriously. Please?

Female Gamers and D&D seminar
Friday, August 17th
Noon-2:00
Join yours truly and a bevy of lovely women from Wizards for an interactive discussion on female gamers, games and D&D.

Spin a Yarn with Ed Greenwood
Saturday, August 18th
Noon-1:00PM
What have I gotten myself into? Oh boy—I’m Ed’s official sidekick. His “straight-woman” if you will. This event is always a good time from what I hear. I’ll bring extra gum. And pudding. And a crock-pot.

D&D Q&A
Saturday, August 18th
2:00PM- 4:00PM
If you like acronyms and Dungeons and Dragons, this is the event for you! Get all your burning D&D questions answered here. I personally have nothing to do with this event but I’ll be in the audience. Sit by you?

If you want more information on any of these events, go here:
https://registration.gencon.com/indy/eventreg.cgi?ew=events09&eid=2323

And yes, we all know I think my book is pretty special, but there’s something extra special about Confessions. You’ll have to take my word for it because I can’t say anything just yet, but I think you’ll be tickled too.

Safe travels! Hope to see you there.

BEA Bound?

Me too! Just one of the perks working in publishing is you get to travel to the coolest industry shows. Not only will I be there promoting the great line of Mirrorstone titles but I’ll be donning a second hat and promoting my very own book, Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress. I’ve wanted to go to Book Expo America since I was a wee writer (and reader.) OK maybe not so wee but for a while now. Make sure to stop by the Wizards of the Coast booth and say hello and get your very own free advanced reader’s copy signed.

Saturday, June 2nd from 11:00AM – 1:00PM. (What? I’m going to miss lunch????)

Lucky me will be signing along side The New York Times best-selling author, R.A. Salvatore. While you’re waiting in line to talk to him, you can watch my palms sweat, my cheeks flush and me trying desperately not to toss the authentic New York bagel I most likely had for breakfast that day onto my new shoes (which I will also undoubtedly be wearing). Sounds fun, eh?

GenCon

What is GenCon? Well, if you have to ask, you’re probably not planning on going. But I am! You can’t write a book about D&D and not hit a few gamer conventions. Especially GenCon—the longest running gaming convention in the world. Lots going on in the Wizard’s booth but who cares about all that? I’ll be there promoting Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress and you should be there too. More info coming soon.