Hey y’all, I have a couple of things going on this month and wanted to let you all know so you can check it out.
First, this weekend I’ll be at Wordstock festival in Portland, Oregon. Wordstock is actually a series of events throughout the city and I won’t be everywhere all at once. Big shock that, huh? I will be at the Wordstock Festival Book Fair at the Convention Center on 10/13-10/14. Bold Strokes Books, that’s my publisher, will be hosting a vendor booth at the event and that’s where I’ll be hanging out. Karis Walsh and David Holly who are also part of the Bold Strokes family, will be there, too.
The book fair will be open from 10 am – 6 pm and admission is $7 per day per adult. You can get a group rate of $5 if you can find 9 other friends to go with you (group = 10 people or more). I plan to be there pretty much all day, but y’all will have to forgive me if you come by to say hi and discover I’ve slipped off to explore the fabulousness of wordstock. We’ll have a selection of Bold Strokes titles for sale at the booth, and if you buy one of mine, I’ll even sign it for you. The part I’m really excited about with this event, however, is the opportunity to just talk about books and writing. Please drop by and join the conversation.
Later that week, I’m giving an online interview at Cocktail Hour on 10/16 at 11am. My understanding is that the interview will be broadcast live,***CORRECTION! IT’S NOT BROADCAST LIVE. IT IS ONLY RECORDED AND THEN THE PODCAST WILL BE POSTED A DAY OR SO AFTER THE INTERVIEW IS COMPLETED.*** but it will also be recorded and made available as a podcast in case you’re not able to listen in on Tuesday. Hell, you could also listen to the live version, then listen to the podcast later if you find that you just can’t get enough the first time around. 🙂 It could happen…
I’ve never done an online interview before and I’m a little nervous. I’ve a tendency to ramble and just generally make an ass out of myself. I don’t know if y’all will be able to call in during the interview, but if you are able and if you notice me making a fool of myself at any time, please call and give me a nice verbal smack around. The words “Please, for the love of god, stop!” should do the trick nicely.***AS NOTED ABOVE IN THE CORRECTION, THERE’S NO OPPORTUNITY TO CALL IN BECAUSE IT’S NOT LIVE. THEREFORE THERE WILL BE NO HOPE OF SAVING ME FROM LOOKING LIKE A FOOL. I’M GOING TO ROLL WITH IT.***
As an extra bit of fun, I’ll be giving away a copy of Indelible during the interview. Now, as with all things in life, I’m going to ask participants to do a little work for it. Since one of the main characters, Luna, is a tattoo artist, I’m going to ask a question about tattoos. Specifically, what is your favorite tattoo (of your own) and why is it special for you. If you don’t have one (and if you don’t, why in the world not?), but still want to enter the drawing, you can tell me all about the tattoo you want to get and why.