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I Have Stuff, Yanno…

Really, I truly do have stuff. Pieces I’m writing for people. Places I’m going to be to sell those writings.

That sort of thing.

This here post is to updated all you fine Brownies on said activities. Well, most of them. The ones I can talk about anyway.

June 18th marks my return to the Grove City Wine & Arts Festival. I’ll be selling with a couple of fine folks you may have heard of: Tim McWhorter and Violet Patterson. We only have one spot this year (as opposed to last year’s rainy fiasco, where we had two), so come by and see us. We’ll have horror, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction. Kind of a grab bag, really.

Did I mention the wine? Over twenty wineries are participating this year. Oh… and music, and artists (not just us authors). It runs from 11a-10p. Really no excuse not to get out and have some fun.

And the even bigger news, some that I’m really excited about is my appearance at Scares that Care Weekend July 22-24th. A twist of fate flipped over an ace in the hole and I’m going to make it this year, when I thought I wasn’t. You’ll find me at the PlotForge table hawking my books alongside Tim McWhorter (what is it with this guy? He’s everywhere… maybe he’s stalking me? Or maybe I’m stalking him…)

This convention… well, I can’t say enough about it. I attended last year, sold books, and the atmosphere was just wonderful. Horror for a cause. Read, donate, show up, have a drink or ten with me, and let’s give to those who need it more than we do. All the deets are on the website.

If you haven’t, check out my latest episode on The Lift. The episode, “The Burden of Others,” is right there on the splash page. You can also get the Kindle version of my latest short story, “An Unfettered Life,” in the anthology, Dystopian Express. You really should do both of these things.

And that’s it for now, Brownies.

Down with the Sickness in Grove City

The Grove City Wine & Arts Festival was this Saturday and I was sicker than I have been in a good long while. I still showed up, (thanks, dad, for that damn thing called a “work ethic”) and I even managed to sell a few books. Most of the credit for that goes to my wife, though, as she did most of the talking. I tried to smile and talk, but mostly just looked miserable.

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At least the wife found a wine she enjoyed!

The Festival was an awesome gathering of artists, wineries, and a couple of food trucks. And that my friends, bummed me out. I’m a large man and I enjoy my food, especially outside the box kind of stuff. Being sick, I didn’t eat anything all day, just drank bottle after bottle of water. And, truth be told, they had the absolute best portable potties I’ve ever seen. These babies were clean, sturdy, and they smelled awesome all day long. This is a fact that I can attest to personally.

Also in attendance were the talented Violet Patterson and Tony Acree, along with Tim McWhorter, who I met for the first time. If you haven’t read any of these folks, hop to, why don’t ya? You won’t be disappointed.

I did get a special treat when Eric Beebe, the owner of Post Mortem Press (my publisher), showed up. He brought along his always-awesome wife, Stephanie, who spent ample time shooting aliens with my son. It’s always nice to receive support and PMPress is the best; they’re great people and they actually give a shit about you, the author, and that’s rare. If you’re an independent, small press author, I don’t think you’ll find better, so check them out and give them some support.

I wish I could tell you more about the music and the artists, but I didn’t move other than to inspect the portables that I already mentioned. That just means I’ll have to do double duty next year. I’m okay with that.