MileHiCon 48

MileHiCon 48
This is a bit last minute, but I’m finally stealing the time from something else to invite you to come out to MileHiCon 48. I’ll be there. Come say hi! Here’s my schedule: Friday 9 PM: Writer Meetup at the Bar Pikes Peak Writers volunteers will be there (with deelie-boppers on!) to host a get-together for ...

Two New Pages

I’ve put two new pages on my web site. The first is a list (and descriptions) of all of the presentations I’ve given in the past and would like to do again in the future. The second is a list of all of that podcasts I currently listen to. Check the page on occasion to ...

Belated Worldcon Recap

Belated Worldcon Recap
The 73rd annual World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was named “Sasquan” this year and was held in Spokane, WA, USA from August 19th through the 23rd of 2015. Patrick Hester bugged me back in February to ask if I was going and if I wanted to split a hotel room with him. I put numbers ...

Turning Things Around

I’ve hesitated making this post for a while. I received some good news today that changed my mind about posting this, so here it is…. I’ve been down on myself for a good number of months now as far as my writing goes. I’ve faced some emotional challenges. I’ve battled doubts. I’ve run against my ...

Obligatory 2014 Recap

Obligatory 2014 Recap
Wow. What a year. Ups. Downs. Even some sideways curves thrown in. I’m not going to go through every, gritty little detail and bore you to death. Here are some highlights of the year for me! The year started out with a bang as the government decided it wanted back taxes on my grandfather’s estate. I ...

Book Review: Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson

Book Review: Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson
I met Michelle at the 2014 Pikes Peak Writers Conference and, as writers will do, we got to talking about what we write. When she told me about her book, I knew I had to have it. As soon as she let me know that the pre-order for Divinity was available, I slapped down my ...

PPWC 2014 Recap

PPWC 2014 Recap
I’m at a loss for where to start. Our annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference has been the works for about 15-18 months. Yeah. It takes us that long to get everything ironed out and going properly. Now that the 2014 PPWC over, we’re focused on 2015, but not after taking a well-deserved break for a week or two. ...

Five More Tips for Making a Conference Great

I’ve been thinking about my first post that contained five tips for making the most of a conference. I jotted down a few notes on adding five more tips, and I wanted to share them with you here. 1) Practice Your Pitch If you’re going to be pitching your book to an agent or editor, ...

Five Tips for Making the Most of a Conference

Pikes Peak Writers recently hosting our second annual Write Your Heart Out Event, which is a free half-day showcase of what to expect at our annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Congrats to Shannon and her staff of volunteers for putting together a fantastic event! I had prepared a series of interludes between the main speakers in ...

I’m Batting .000

If you recall from my PPWC recap, I pitched Warmaiden twice. Through some miracle I managed to land four requests for the full manuscript from those two pitches. How? Well, check that post for the details. That was April. Now to fast forward to today. The final rejection from those four requests rolled into my ...