Upcoming Virtual Book Tours, Snowmaggedon 2022, and Back at Shows

18 Apr

So I’m not sure if I actually had COVID, whatever I had was weaksauce and work wanted me back after 5 days. I wanted to be on the safe side and pushed it to six. Now we have a policy that demands we stay away for 8.

If you’re on FB you might have noticed that I posted a picture where my cat Calypso was in quite a bit of snow.

I live in a place where I’ve seen snow in every month other than July or August. Yeah, it kind of looks like winter but it’s actually all melting. Normally I wouldn’t care but I had back to back car issues, so I’m kind of in limbo as me driving a car that’s riding low wouldn’t be an issue if they weren’t waiting for the roads to melt. I was also stuck at work for 48 hours, but let’s be honest I saw it coming. I just work and the Union would take me seriously when I say storm stay protocol. Dodger I bombed to my sister and Calypso was fine. I did give my coworkers keys, but I’ve learned that people also misplace keys. I’m hoping I get to know my neighbors good enough soon to trust them, it was just lousy timing with me moving and the pandemic happening shortly thereafter.

Speaking of, R.J. Hore and I did two shows, and it’s nice to have more than one title, lemme tell ya. I’m pretty much ready to hit the ‘approve’ button for Garnet and Silver, but I don’t really feel like I’m in any rush either. At this point I will not be attending Keycon, and it’s because of the Passport Policy. To be fair, I’ve been frustrated with Keycon’s managing things before, but everyone else seemed happy, so I let it slide. I do not and will not violate PHIA, so I’m sorry if you are looking forward to seeing me there to hang out or chat. We are planning on doing Shelmerdine’s Farmer’s Market and I think I’d like to hit up a little Pinawa Farmer’s Markets, but we’ll see. I looked into having a book launch at McNally Robinson’s Grant Park, but they too are keeping with a passport and mask policy. No and no I don’t care if I never sell another book again.

Starting April 25 Witchslayer’s Scion will be on a Virtual Book Tour and the next day a Review-Only tour will take place for The Mermaid and the Unicorns. It’s by dumb luck that they occurred at the same time. I am going to put the discounted price in effect April 22, 2022 for The Mermaid and the Unicorns, so you can get an ebook copy for basically $0.99 in your neck of the woods. I know the Canadian Dollar and the American dollar are different, but it’s the lowest I could go. Follow along for a chance to win a Gift Card to an online book seller of your choice (Amazon, Kobo, B&N etc.) So if you’re on the fence about the ebook, wait a few days and it’ll be on sale for the duration of the tour. I don’t set the prices for Champagne’s titles, but I’ll tell you if anything I have does go on sale.

Other than that I was chatting with Cassie, owner of Champagne Books (Tower of Obsidian, Dreams of Mariposa, Witchslayer’s Scion) and while I don’t have a contract yet, it’s looking good for books 2 & 3. I’d love to be able to tell you I sent in Titan’s Ascent and I’m brilliant, but I’m almost there. It feels like a broken record because I thought I was almost there in January. I’m honestly burnt out and my mental health still kinda sucks, but hey if I go trilogy and I get the “That’s Enough” from everybody, I’d be content with this prequel set even if I don’t do the series I have in my head. I can see a massive shift in quality from Book 1 to 2, which was honestly pretty gradual because I noticed a shift when I was in University after I took a course in stylistics, but really hadn’t seen anything truly noticeable from project to project until now. I have enough other stuff that I could probably spend a decade editing it and either developing it for self publishing or going the traditional route, but all in all I feel like I’m no longer just treading water.

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