Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ohio Peeps!

Are you in Ohio? Would you like to meet me and buy me margaritas and/or Godiva truffles? You would? Oh, you crazy. ;)

Two things:

It appears I'll be part of a book signing in Cleveland, OH in mid- to late July for the anthology, "Etched Offerings: Voices from the Cauldron." The date is still being firmed up, so I'll let you know the details as it gets closer. In the meantime, here's a link to the book and an excerpt from my story, "The Black Oak":

This was the realm of the Mother, the heart of a forest that had once lain its body across thousands of acres. The magnificent kingdom now poached into tatters, chopped by asphalt, with precious few bits reserved for those who brought their children to see its hawks or to walk in the quiet with all that had lived here for ages. It was a heart closely guarded, kept unto itself.
     A heart fiercely protective of what little it still had.

Second, Context is a writers' convention happening at the end of September in Columbus, OH. It's for anyone interested in sci-fi, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, anime, manga... You get the idea. The price is great for a convention, and the list of workshops is awesome. The editors of Misanthrope Press  (publishers of Etched Offerings) will be there, and I hope that some of you will be, too. If not, I'll just make new friends.

My stomach just flipped writing that. The truth is, I've got serious social anxiety. But I keep trying, even though my hermit ways want me to stay home and never talk to anyone but on the computer. :)

All right, I've got two stories to finish this week, so I'm off like a prom dress. See ya around, peeps.

PS Misanthrope Press has also published two other anthologies recently, one of werewolf stories, and another with dark forest tales. Check them out, too. 


  1. SQUEEE! You awesome, awesome woman! I would come! You know I would! Especially to your book signing but also to the con! Totally! Would be a blast =( I´ll go out and friend a new tree (if it´s a sexy bastard I´ll introduce you)


  2. I *know* you would. And we wouldn't shut up and it would be so much fun and we would miss all the workshops because we were still talking and there would be five o'clock wine and cheese and maybe earlier wine and then later wine.

    Sexy bastard trees... rawr.