SL Comic Con FanX 2016 is upon us! Here’s what I’m promoting and where I’ll be.
First of all, this is my first time having a booth, so look for my boutique press Misch Masch Publishing in Artist’s Alley, with CrankLeft. Our address is Teal 3. Come say hi!
I’m promoting three books:
First, the Peacock Lavine and the Aetherian Fates of Nott series, about an immortal Valkyrie who lives among mortals in Regency London.
“A Norse Steampunk and Urban Fantasy Rollick and Tussle Through an Alternative Regency Iceland, England, and the Afterlife”, Peacock Lavine and the Aetherian Fates of Nott includes notes of Jane Austen’s day but with airships, societal hermits, Luddites, and of course, Norse supernaturals.
And yes, it’s okay to go Regency rather than Victorian and still be steampunk because the Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century.
This has been incredibly fun to write, and it definitely covers a lot of ground, so it may need to be your next adventure novel.
Please note that you may want to preview this book before sharing it with your mature MG’s. It’s pretty tame but does reference violence (Valkyries are Shieldmaidens and this is during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, plus Ragnarok!), sex (that it happens, not a play by play), and garden variety swears. The protagonist is 18 years old, but she’s lived in a compound so she’s both figuring out who she is and where she fits in the larger world. For that reason, both MG and YA readers may relate.
Here’s Contestant #2!
Psychopomps or “guides of souls” are those entities who escort the nearly or newly dead to an afterlife realm.
A TEENAGE GIRL’S FIGHT TO SAVE HER NEWBORN BROTHER FROM THE PHANTOM OF DEATH WHO SEEKS TO STEAL HIS SOUL
Little Bundle of Death by BEN LANE HODSON
A PIRATE’S REDEMPTION FROM INFERNUM TO AETERNUS WITH THE GUIDANCE OF A SEA REAPER MERMAID
The Sea of Ghosts by RAYCHEL ROSE
A CORPSE DUSTER’S INITIATIVE TO OUTPROGRAM DEATH
Mobile Dusters by E.W. FARNSWORTH
A BRITISH SOLIDER’S ESCAPE FROM LIMBO AFTER HIS VALKYRIE GUIDE GOES ROGUE
The Resurrectionist’s Kiss by CINDY GRIGG
… AND MORE!
The third book is for writers, detailing how I speak my drafts rather than typing them, which has helped me be active by going on Writer Walkabouts, increase my daily word count, and more. A total lifestyle-changer, whether you write fiction or non-fiction!
I include a system of drills that are hopefully fun, as they incorporate works of classic literature.
Once you master this skill, you will feel like you’re working with eight arms and an octopod’s evil genius mind!!
Note: This is a new cover for the print version. The eBook features a previous cover until early April. Same content either way.
Not for the Faint of Heart: Being a Resilient Writer
Thursday March 24, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Writing is not for the faint of heart–but most artists are, regularly! How do we overcome the tricky interchange between storytelling and our inner forces that work against us, like worry, doubt, and fear? This team of panelists explores practical tricks and tools to help you use these forces to your advantage.
Friday March 25, 2016 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Today’s YA: Writing about Tough Topics for Teens
Check out this main Panel Programming Page for more details, and have a wonderful week!