Do You Have Angst?: September 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Archon 40 This Weekend!

Archon 40 is this weekend, and I'm not sure if anyone can be more excited about it than I am! I have a lot planned for my last con of 2016! I'm pleased to announce that all of my muses will be attending Archon for the first time! Cristi, Marina, and Mayra will all be at my booth Saturday afternoon! I will be giving away a new poster of all three muses with every purchase. I have some copies of Angst with an error on the cover. (I'm pretty sure that makes it a collector's edition. :P ) I'll be selling these for only $6 each while supplies last.

I also get to participate in six panels at Archon and I will be moderating four of them. Please stop by for some fun discussions:

Friday  12:00 pm Salon 4  What Star Trek Means to Me (M)
Friday   3:00 pm  Cahokian Worldcon 74 Recap (M)
Saturday  10:00 am  Salon 4 DC Comics on TV
Saturday   3:00 pm  Salon 4 Marvel Cinematic Universe (M)
Saturday   4:00 pm  Marquette B    Writing Damaged Characters
Sunday   1:00 pm  Salon 6 Author Readings
Sunday   2:00 pm  Marquette A Avoiding Writer's Block (M)

You can find me at booth 22 in creators alley:
Friday 4-8
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 10-2

My wife will also be selling all sorts of fun, geeky craft items at booth 23!

Archon 40 will be:
September 30th - October 2nd, 2016
Gateway Convention Center and DoubleTree Hotel
1000 Eastport Plaza Dr
Collinsville, IL 62234

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Burning with Angst Is Almost Ready!

I’m pleased to announce that the rough draft of my fourth fantasy novel, Burning with Angst, is complete! I have sent off copies to the beta team for review and discussion. So far the feedback on early chapters has been excellent. Always a good sign. I have also scheduled time with my amazing editor, Danielle Fine, to clean things up.

Life is my obstacle course. There are always reasons my books take longer than I’d like, but I feel that it’s more important to write a good, entertaining novel than it is to rush out content. Honestly, if my editor were ever to say that a book needs a lot of work and I should do a full rewrite, I’d spend that time getting it right rather than releasing a sloppy book. (Fortunately, that’s never been the case!)

If you pre-ordered a copy of Burning with Angst, thank you for your order, and thank you for your patience! Even though I hadn’t set a release date, readers very kindly asked if they could pre-order copies back in February. I believe I told some that I’d try to finish by the end of summer, which was a pretty vague commitment. While technically that happened, it’ll be just a little longer before the editing and formatting process is done. That said, I really appreciate your support.

If you are wanting to pre-order Burning with Angst, I’ll make an order form available on this site as soon as I have a final publication date. In the meantime, I highly recommend signing up for my book release newsletter so you are in the know. I promise, no spam, just an update when new books are available. You can sign up here:

I’m really excited to share this new adventure! I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it!