Comic Con 2017 Panels: Steampunk Goodness and the End of the World, Ragnarok-Norse-Apocalypse Style

Yay! Comic Con time again. I’m very excited about my panels this time around, so here are the details.

First of all, let me just say that this is probably my favorite Salt Lake Comic Con banner yet–Gates McFadden, Dick Van Dyke, John Cusack–I mean, come on! This will be an awesome convention.

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My Panel Schedule

I’m on two very different panels, but interestingly, they intersect in my series Peacock Lavine and the Aetherian Fates of Nótt: a steampunk adventure based on lesser-known Norse mythology–in Regency-era London, of course!

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I’ve published book one in this series, Piccadilly Valkyrie, but I’ve temporarily unpublished it so I can adapt it to the larger scope this story line has evolved into. I’ll post an update when this is available again.

The prequel Unwyrded is available for free if you’d like to jump in now. Find that in the post following this one.

So, without further ado, here are my panels! I’m so excited to be on these alongside authors I admire.

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Ah, a back-to-back schedule . . . what a beautiful thing. I don’t know how on earth that happened, but I’ll just be quiet and not ask any questions!

If you’ve never been to Comic Con, there’s always a lot to take in, but especially for writers, artists, and creators. A lot of people don’t know about the panels that take place during the whole thing. It’s a wonderful way to jump into writing and start understanding different aspects of the business, from craft to marketing and beyond. If you’ve ever thought about being a fiction writer, you should come to this. It’s three days of affordable, solid programming from a variety of authors. It’s all geared to help you out.

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Get Your Free Copy of Unwyrded

Welcome to my site! I’d love to connect with you and share my book Unwyrded (prequel to the series).

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ICELANDIC AIRSPACE, APRIL 1812

VALKYRIE KÁRA IS UNDERDEVELOPED AND UNRULY.

When her ability to weave mortals’ Fate as a death maiden of Odin fails to develop on schedule, Kára knows her Eternal Band’s leader Freya will have little use for her. Already far from Freya’s good graces as a valkyrie who speaks her mind, Kára knows it’s only a matter of time before Freya decides her Fate.

Defying Freya’s rules to never leave the valkyrie training airship compound, Kára strikes out to find answers about her condition.

When she begins studying surprisingly convincing mortal ideas that make her question all Freya has taught them, her already unraveling world seems to spin faster. Kára must decide where an immortal with no power fits in, or the fast-approaching future will decide it for her, by catapulting her beyond the friends she is desperate to hold onto. 

A Norse Steampunk and Urban Fantasy Rollick and Tussle Through an Alternative Regency Iceland, England, and the Afterlife! 

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Also, if you’re looking for information about Life, the Universe, and Everything (LTUE) 2017, please check out my site called The Productive Author.

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Thank you!!

Links to My Different Blogs: Fiction and Non-fiction

My blogging has been scrambled for the last little while. It’s also been scarce; I admit I haven’t had much going on! It’s so easy to let a week go by, then five, then fifteen. . .

I’m up in the middle of the night right now because a delicious storm woke me, and it’s gorgeous witnessing it, hearing the trees come alive at every branch when they are usually silent. It’s the kind of warmer storm you can let swirl in through open windows.

I love wind because it mixes things up, refreshing everything at the particulate level. I tend to like change a lot. But sometimes, the swirl of it all keeps me from moving forward on specific projects, even though a lot is happening inside my little writing world.

So I’m reassessing blogging. Part of my difficulty has been topic confusion. To fix that, I’m splitting my channels as follows:

  • My book-specific sites such as PeacockLavine.com will describe a given series, its characters, and its world for new or interested readers. These are introductory landing pages.

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  • This blog CindyGrigg.com is for readers who want to know more about my works, so it will feature more in-depth stuff about my inspirations, character development, worldbuilding, research, and upcoming books or projects. If you already like reading my fiction, you’ll probably like this site.
  • I have the vision I’ve been struggling without, regarding TheProductiveAuthor.com as well. That will continue to be where I explore writing tools and the writing craft, and the audience is fellow fiction or non-fiction authors.

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  • Finally, I have more personal thoughts I’m beginning to write about as far as my faith and particularly pertaining to women’s issues and singles’ issues within Mormon-dom, so I finally figured out how to approach that as a separate site I’m working on. I’ll post it here when it is ready. This is where I’ll get into spiritual or churchy stuff.

In Summary: The Power of Reassessment

Reassessment (and wind storms!) help me transform, so it’s fun to finally get some traction around all this.

And it’s fun to have it happening on a day that’s significant to me personally, because it’s a special day for someone in my life who matters to me immensely and whom I deeply admire–one of my absolute heroes. Someone who continues evolving and reassessing, and who I’m deeply proud of. . .so I’m doubly inspired.

Thanks for visiting my site!