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Phoenix Comic Fest 2018

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Blog, public speaking | 0 comments

Phoenix Comic Fest logo 2018

 

Phoenix Comic Fest begins today! Here’s a re-post of all the relevant info. My full schedule can be found on their site and is also in their app. I’ll be posting pictures and info on Twitter and Facebook throughout the event.

Friday
12:00 pm
Magic Systems in literature :: North 126C

3:00 pm
Gods and Faiths in Fiction :: North 125AB

4:30 pm
Signing – Sam Sykes, Beth Cato, Aprilynne Pike, Jon Skovron, Myke Cole :: North 124AB

8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Drinks with Authors :: North 120CD
Join authors and other creators for a glass or two in an informal setting. We’ll have door prizes, giveaways and raffles to support Kids Need To Read. Cost is $10 to attend.

Saturday
10:30 am
Bigger Isn’t Better- Short Stories :: North 125AB

12:00 pm
Signing – Beth Cato, Rae Carson, Amy Lukavics :: North 124AB

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Elevengeddon + Phoenix Comic Fest

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Blog, public speaking | 0 comments

This is a busy week for me! Events kick off tomorrow with Elevengeddon at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale at 7pm. Note that I am not listed on the site but unless I come down with plague, I will be there! PLEASE bring books/buy books. I’ll have cookies~.

I’ll also be carrying (cookies) at Phoenix Comic Fest, the con once known as Phoenix Comic Con. My schedule is fairly light this year, which is kind of refreshing, honestly. I hope to attend some panels I’m not sitting on. My full schedule can be found on their site and is also in their app.

Friday
12:00 pm
Magic Systems in literature :: North 126C

3:00 pm
Gods and Faiths in Fiction :: North 125AB

4:30 pm
Signing – Sam Sykes, Beth Cato, Aprilynne Pike, Jon Skovron, Myke Cole :: North 124AB

8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Drinks with Authors :: North 120CD
Join authors and other creators for a glass or two in an informal setting. We’ll have door prizes, giveaways and raffles to support Kids Need To Read. Cost is $10 to attend.

Saturday
10:30 am
Bigger Isn’t Better- Short Stories :: North 125AB

(note that I’ll likely be doing a quick dash for lunch before the signing, so if I’m late, that’s why)
12:00 pm
Signing – Beth Cato, Rae Carson, Amy Lukavics :: North 124AB

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Tucson Festival of Books on March 10th

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Blog, public speaking | Comments Off on Tucson Festival of Books on March 10th

Tucson Festival of Books

The Tucson Festival of Books is this weekend, and I’ll be attending on Saturday March 10th! (Psst. I’ll have cookies.) I will be wandering around, and then I have the main event:

Magical History panel from 4-5pm
Gail Carriger, Beth Cato and Mindy Tarquini, authors of novels filled with magic and mystery will discuss alternative earth histories where magic, the paranormal or time travel are real. Assistive listening devices available.
Where: Student Union Santa Rita
A signing will immediately follow the panel at the UA BookStore Tent on the Mall

I hope to see you around!

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Pixel Project Live Chat via YouTube Sunday at 6pm PST

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Blog, call of fire, public speaking | Comments Off on Pixel Project Live Chat via YouTube Sunday at 6pm PST

Pixel Project

Sunday at 6pm I am participating in a YouTube Live chat with The Pixel Project, an awesome organization working to stop violence against women. They work with artists and authors throughout the year, and I’m delighted to talk with them for the first time! Tune in to ask questions or simply watch as I discuss my books and even read an excerpt from Call of Fire.

Directly access the chat at this link.

Be sure to check out the other women authors who are taking part in the coming weeks, too!

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World Fantasy Schedule

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog, public speaking | Comments Off on World Fantasy Schedule

I’m headed to World Fantasy Con in San Antonio next week! My panel schedule is light for once–that means I actually get to attend other panels and readings! Yay! I will also be doing the tourist thing with Novella the Sloth as my stalwart companion. I’ve been to San Antonio a few times before, but there is always more to see… and taste. I’m going to hunt me down some good BBQ.

I am already being asked,” Will you bring cookies?” The answer, of course, is YES! That said, I’m encouraging folks to get cookies at two particular places:
– I’m donating cookies to the Tiptree Award bake sale that takes place Friday 12:30-3pm in the hospitality suite. Buy my cookies, support a great cause!
– I’ll be at the Fairwood Press booth in the exhibit hall to sign Red Dust and Dancing Horses. You don’t have to buy a book to get a cookie, but the books will be right there, so I hope some people will be enticed to acquire new reading material.

Thursday Panel
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (1 hour)
Where: WR – ExecSalon 2 (Ardath Mayhar)
Guns, Gears and Wheels: Making Plausible Historical Choices in an Industrializing World
Some fantasies focus on the natural magics inherent in the world; others on derived magics found or developed by human or nonhuman cultures. Writers have to balance the existence of magic with the development of technology over time. Tolkien envisioned human industry and technology as part of the evil. Roger Zelazny played magic against technology in his Changeling stories. Neal Stephenson directly examined the place of technology in a monastic society in Anathem. Our panelists will discuss what historical inventions would change in a world that includes magic. What are the continuing prospects for technology in historical fantasy and who is doing it right?
With Alan Smale (mod), moi, Stina Leicht, Tracy Caulfield

 

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Words of Wisdom on NaNoWriMo and Star Wars

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog, poem-a-day, public speaking, roar of sky, writerly advice | Comments Off on Words of Wisdom on NaNoWriMo and Star Wars

Are you preparing to take part in NaNoWriMo in November? Striving for 50,000 words in a month is a major undertaking. At the Once and Future Podcast blog, I offer 4 tips to reduce stress during NaNo.

(I’m not taking part in NaNo this year; I wrote a rough draft for Roar of Sky in March and April this year, and I’ll be working on the edits for it this November. I will, however, be doing the Poem-A-Day Challenge.)

In other geeky news, a whole bunch of authors contributed posts to Unbound Worlds on what Star Wars personally means to them. As “Da Wars” was among my first words spoken as a baby, I have very deep thoughts on the subject.

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