Hello, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’m finally ready to leave this cold, miserable winter behind in favor of budding trees, daffodils, warm sunshine, and a little taste of what’s coming your way this summer.
As you all know, I’ve been plugging away at Dark the Dreamer’s Shadow, the second book recounting the adventures of Arran Swinn, and I’m happy to say that it’s close to being in good shape for publication.
General release will likely happen at some point during the early summer, possibly in June (if I can get my act together). The grand cover reveal and teaser excerpts are on their way, of course. I may also be in the market for a beta reader or two, and I suspect my volunteers already know who they are.
In addition, I will be making my very first convention appearance at the end of July. The ninth annual Pi-Con will be taking place in Connecticut from July 31 to August 2, during which time I will be participating in a writer’s workshop, contributing to some panel discussions on writing and fantasy, and doing a reading from Dark the Night Descending (probably), signed copies of which will no doubt be available for purchase.
I’m pretty excited to be taking part in the program, and I hope some of you Northeasterners will try to join me for moral support. It’s not a huge convention, but it seems like a great place to get my feet wet and meet some cool, local-ish nerd fans.
So please wish me luck as I work to stamp out all those nasty typos that seem to breed in every work-in-progress. I’m very pleased with the book so far, and I know you guys will be, too. Stay tuned for more updates!