Wrap up and coming attractions…

The Cold Run book tour and giveaway is winding down, although if you haven’t had a chance to enter, don’t worry. We will be hosting another one very soon to celebrate the print release of the book. It’s been a lot of fun and I learned a lot as well, just as I did with the launch of Soft Target. I’m hoping at some point to put together all the lessons learned into a full blog post, for future reference. In the meantime, I’ve started forward movement on the first draft of Steel-Toed Blues, which has been languishing, waiting for me to be able to concentrate some serious time on it.

In addition to the articles I’m currently working on for Task & Purpose, I have a few upcoming blog articles that I’m pretty excited about.

First up will be a two-part piece for the anthology, Accessing the Future, currently in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. They’ve got 22 days left to raise about $1,200 for an anthology that explores “disability & the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and sexuality.” For the first part, I have an interview with the coeditors, Kathryn Allan and Djibril al-Ayad. The second part will be a contribution to a larger blog tour, where writers turn the lens of the anthology on their own works in progress. I suggest heading over to the Indiegogo campaign site to learn more, and possibly drop them a few bucks.

Next up, I have Connie Wilson, who was featured last year in a Conversation. Her book, Northern Lights: Part One, releases September 13 (currently available for pre-order), followed by Glow Stick on October 4th. I’ve got an interview, and will have links to the books and some other fun things.

Also in the next week or two (I’m still working on getting organized enough to have a publishing schedule), I will have an interview/review combo for Queen Mother, a book by Angela Norton Tyler. This is an interesting story in that I’ve been joining groups on Goodreads that do read and reviews, in order to see where I can find material for my own blog, as well as places to potentially find readers/reviewers for my books. Angela was featured author of the week on one of these groups, and sent me a copy of her book to read and review. It wasn’t a book I would have found on my own, but one I ended up enjoying very much. Which makes these groups somewhat the Internet equivalent of browsing your favorite section in your local bookstore.

Anyway, that’s what I have coming up. Lot’s of stuff to keep me busy and not bored. Just the way I like it.


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