Wednesday, September 29, 2010

THOSE WHO FIGHT MONSTERS cover

Here's the cover for the anthology that will contain a new Vampire Babylon short story (as well as works from Simon R. Green and Rachel Caine):



Nice and noir! This will be on sale March, 2011....

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Vamps, Hunters, and Broad Shoulders



Next week, you all!

Since SUPERNATURAL has moved to Friday nights, I'm not sure about doing a recap...at least one that will be relevant by the time I get around to it after the weekend. We'll see how it goes!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blaze site

I'll be able to write my next Blaze in the coming months--and it's about time, LOL. My last one was out in June, 2009. I can't believe I didn't have one on shelves this year. In fact, I recently received word that my next one is tentatively scheduled for November, 2011!

I still read lots of Blazes though. I love the line, and the authors are fabulous. They even have a Blaze site, and it's got posts on everything from craft to pop culture. Brenda Chin, senior editor, even comes on every once in a while!

Check it out at http://blazeauthors.com/blog/ . They've got giveaways, too!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Dragon*Con

Just in case I didn't reach my quota of Con goodness this year, I went to Dragon*Con, Atlanta. It's different than Comic-Con, San Diego, mainly because of its size. But, as one of my friends commented early on as we gazed at the towering Hyatt floors with Con attendees hanging over the rails, Dragon*Con is more like a "giant geek dorm."

You heard that right--since Dragon*Con isn't located in a convention center, all the action takes place in five hotels, so it's pretty spread out. However, judging from the sea of people you must navigate, "spread out" doesn't seem like the best description. If you're in any way claustrophobic, this is not the experience for you.

I was lucky enough to be put on three different panels: Vampire Ethics, Out of the Coffin, and Marketing Yourself. Fun was had, and I must say that I learned a thing or two about business from the last one. And do I need to mention the excellent food that I snarfled down during the Con? Not only was there a Guest Room for Con professionals that offered some downright yummy kibbles, but Kasey Mackenzie (RED HOT FURY--read it!) and I went to Ray's in the City for some very fine seafood. I went to Mary Mac's Tea Room for some delectable soul food, as well. Eating is a very major part of any trip, as any one who has traveled with me can tell you.

Besides having the good fortune to hang out with Kasey, I also got to spend lots of time with urber agent and author Deidre Knight, her family, plus the wonderful Marley Gibson and Patrick Burns ("Haunted Highways" on Twitter). My only bummer of the Con was that the Ghost Adventure guys had to cancel.

So it's back into the swing of writing now. I'll be diving into a Special Edition, plus shaping a couple of new projects....