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It’s official! I have my ticket for the 2018 Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Nebula Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, in May.
It’s my first ever SFWA conference, and I’m super-excited.
If you’re going too–see you there!
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I’m happy to report that CAGE RUNNER, book 2 in the Sand Runner series, is coming to both paperback and ebook within a week or two. Thank you to everyone who patiently waited.
Here is an exclusive cover reveal and a free preview for you.
To learn more and download a free preview, visit the CAGE RUNNER page.
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Today I published a new coloring book, the third in my Coloring Collection.
It’s called Terrific Tools: A Coloring Book for Teens & Adults, and as the name suggests, it’s all about tools.
That’s right! A coloring book about tools. It has wrenches, hammers, screwdrivers, and more. 20 original, hand-drawn designs, with 2 or 3 copies of each design. All were great fun to draw – and I hope they will be as much fun to color.
So whether you’re shopping for yourself, or you need a fun Valentine gift for him – look no further!
Last year, I published my first novel (Sand Runner, Book 1 in the Sand Runner series) and officially became an indie author writing science fiction & fantasy.
Here are my writing & publishing goals for 2018:
Goal #1 Continue to improve my writing craft and processes, including a better, more focused use of my writing time (around my full-time job) and banishing procrastination.
Goal #2 Finish and publish the next two books in the Sand Runner series. (As I write this, Book 2 is in the last stages of editing and pre-production, with the cover reveal and preview coming very soon, and Book 3 is in outline.)
Goal #3 Finish and publish the first 3 books in the Magda series. (Middle-grade magical realism. I have my editor’s comments on what will become Book 1 and Book 2, and an outline and partial draft for Book 3.)
Goal #4 Finish, submit, and publish at least one short story with a Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)-recognized market. (I need 3 to join the SFWA.) I also hope to attend the 2018 SFWA Nebula Conference in May, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Goal #5 Finish and publish 3 more coloring books. (I was inspired to create my first coloring book after listening to Joanna Penn‘s interview with Meg Cowley on the Creative Penn podcast. I’ve always loved drawing, so the idea immediately appealed to me. Creating the designs and putting them together into a book has been a lot of fun. As I write this, I’ve designed and published 2 coloring books, with another one on the way. I often draw the designs while listening to podcasts or audiobooks, “recharging” between my writing sessions.)
Goal #6 Update and continue to improve my author website. (As I write this, the website has already been updated to a new theme and moved to a new hosting service. But I want to do much more with it, and to learn the necessary skills as I go, which is fun in itself.)
Goal #7 Figure out what I’m doing with my newsletter, since, to be honest, I got busy and neglected it in 2017. But an email list and a newsletter are a must if I want to stay in touch with my readers – and I do!
Anyway, these are my goals for 2018. Of course, they aren’t set in stone, and I may decide to change them. But I definitely plan to keep busy and get a lot done!
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