Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hear the Me, September Update, and More!

 Happy September! 

Check it out -- I'm doing a live reading a little later this month, there are books to be bought at any time but right now would be good, and more of all that jazz. Read on for details!


The Yap Reads Aloud!


The Horror Writers Association Atlanta Chatper has started a really fun thing -- the Southern Nightmares Reading Series

This month, in addition to awesome authors like Derek Phillips, Kelley Frank, Lee Murray (all the way from New Zealand!), and Venessa Guinta, I'll be reading as well!

Fear not, those afraid of horror -- my story will not be gross or slasher-y in any way. But you'll get to hear me read aloud (sometimes it's great...sometimes I sound like a hyperactive squirrel on drugs...tune in to see which Gini shows up!) and that's got to be worth the -- totally FREE -- price of admission!

Details for how to listen live on September 24, 2020 from 8-9pm Eastern time, and where to find the previous months' recordings, and a whole lot more, are at the 
HWA Atlanta website

 

Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm using the Virus Troubles to git 'er dun, so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back sooner than you think...


I promise.

P.S. Despite what you'd think, pre-orders are still mattering a whole lot, so even though it SAYS it's coming in 2050 or 3000 or something, do your girl a solid and pre-order this book as soon as the various retailers allow it, please and thank you!

P.P.S. The book isn't available for pre-order in most places at the moment, because it's not back on DAW's schedule yet (because, well, see above). This is the (constant) reminder that, when it IS available, it'll help a LOT if you pre-order it. 
So many bookie wookies, so much time to catch up on all of them while waiting for Aliens Like Us. Check out my Bookstore and Bibliography for all the things!
Buy these books...

I just found out that author Rachel Caine -- a lovely person as well as an awesome writer -- is in hospice.

Please buy her books, most of which are on sale right now. Even a few sales will help, and more sales will help, well, more.
Random Randomness

This is so accurate that I feel personally recognized and attacked at the same time...
That's it for today but, never fear, another Update will be arriving next, um, month if I can manage it, and I promise to do my best. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Yaps, Kickstarters, and Books, Oh My!

 Hey there!

Well, the dog (and cat, Poof, Peregrine, ocellar, chocho...you get the idea) days of summer are upon us. And even though we can't do all the stuff we're used to being able to do at this time of year, things are still going on, oh yes they are! 

Including figuring out why there's a tiny cover icon at the start of this post. It's because, for whatever reason, I cannot find the delete option in the new interface for Blogger. No mistakes allowed, that's apparently Blogger's new motto. But I digress...


It's Kickstarter Time!


Zombies Need Brains is doing another set of three awesome anthologies about Dieties, Derelicts, and Clashing Cultures! And you don't want to miss out!

I'm a featured author in "Derelict" and I can't wait for this one. But I know all y'all want to know what you can get in terms of reward levels. So here goes.

First off, the "bad" news. My first available rewards -- tuckerizations and a signed set of all 16 books currently available in the Alien series -- were gone on the first day. 

BUT, there are still great rewards now and upcoming.

Have you wanted to chat with moi or another author in a one-on-one setting, but you've been too far away to ever get to meet up at a con? Fear not, we have you covered. There's a list of authors -- definitely including moi -- who you can spend 30 fun-filled Zoom minutes with (and, yes, for me, if there are technical difficulties, I'll stay on until we've gotten our full 30 in). Limited only to the number of times each author is willing to chat. (It's moi -- you KNOW I'll run the yap until the cows come home, so fear not, I'll be available.) And that's not all.

As soon as we fund -- and we're close right now -- new rewards will be put up. Including...one more tuckerization in my story, and another signed set of the Alien series. I know! It's too happy to be true! But true it is.

So, check out the latest ZNB Kickstarter and let's get to doing all the cool things out there!

Speaking of Seeing the Me via the interwebs, check out my summer con panels for San Diego Comic-Con and CombatCon 2020!
SDCC 2020
The Four Quadrants of Publishing
Featuring Jonathan Maberry, Gini Koch, Nancy Holder, Andrew Mayne, and Livia Blackburne

Moderated by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
CombatCon 2020
Violence in our Characters
Featuring Gini Koch
Moderated by T.L. Smith

@56:25 minutes
And, speaking of ZNB and their awesome anthologies... 

Zombies Need Brains has announced the release of Galactic Stew! Featuring a ton of cool stories by awesome authors, it's got "Alien Capers" by moi, which tells the tale of what happened to those "left behind" in the Apatan System while Kitty & Company go to save the galaxy during Aliens Abroad. 

You know you want it, so don't delay, grab your copy today!




Unidentified Funny Objects 8 is Coming!

My story - "C.A.T. Squad" - is a standalone original that features, well, the cover model. You know you want to read that one!

Click here for the full Table of Contents -- it's gonna be a ton of fun, so keep your eyes peeled for pre-order opportunities and such!


Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm using the Virus Troubles to git 'er dun, so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back sooner than you think...


I promise.

P.S. Despite what you'd think, pre-orders are still mattering a whole lot, so even though it SAYS it's coming in 2050 or 3000 or something, do your girl a solid and pre-order this book as soon as the various retailers allow it, please and thank you!


Random Randomness

Face Masks for a cause! 

As you know, a charity near and dear to my heart is the 
Joshua Tree Feeding Program. As a fundraiser, they're selling really great masks for only $10 each. Check it out and get a cool mask for a great cause!

I mentioned this last time, but the Maker of the Masks is taking a breather SO, there's only a short window to get yours. So, don't delay, once they're gone, they're gone!




That's it for today but, never fear, another Blog will be arriving next, um, month if I can manage it, and I promise to do my best. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love, 
Gini











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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

See the Me via SDCC@Home!


Hey there, gang!

Just because we can't travel doesn't mean we can't attend San Diego Comic-Con this year. In fact, more people can attend than ever before! They've figured out a way to get their signature (as in, world class) programming online and, as in years past, I'll be on a panel, running the yap about the publishing business.

Date: Sunday, July 26
TIme: 2pm Pacific
Where: The comfort of your own sofa
How to view the panel:

The Four Quadrants of Publishing: SDCC@Home

Follow the instructions on how to sign up for the private Facebook broadcast of the panel.


"See" you there!

Love,
Gini

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Summertime Update


Happy Summertime, Everybody!

I know, I know, you're all asking yourselves, why did June get "skipped" and combined with July, just when Gini was getting into the swing of things? What gives? This gives:

My chicklet just had her own chicklet, and she and my SIL asked me to come out to help with the chickletlet. So I did. I've been in Arizona since mid-May and newborns are quite demanding, so some things kind of had to slide. But not to worry, not all the things. (Yes, I'm writing while I'm out in God's Country.)

And for those inquiring minds, I have chosen my Grandmother Name and I am Grams, sometimes Gram-Grams.

 

Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm using the Virus Troubles to git 'er dun, so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back sooner than you think...


I promise.

P.S. Despite what you'd think, pre-orders are still mattering a whole lot, so even though it SAYS it's coming in 2050, do your girl a solid and pre-order this book as soon as the various retailers allow it, please and thank you!
It's a Hamilton July, Innit?


Yes, like what seems like the rest of the world, we watched "Hamilton" this weekend. Family reviews were mixed, but it was enjoyed by all of us.

Yes, this is my fave characters/actor from the show, aka Daveed Diggs as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. (Though, King George was the true show-stealer.) Who did you like? Is "Hamilton" your fave or do you prefer a different musical, or are they all just so much frenetic noise to you? Inquiring minds and all that...(feel free to leave replies on this post, where it's easier for me to find them :-D)
It's HE-ERE!

Zombies Need Brains has announced the release of Galactic Stew! Featuring a ton of cool stories by awesome authors, it's got "Alien Capers" by moi, which tells the tale of what happened to those "left behind" in the Apatan System while Kitty & Company go to save the galaxy during Aliens Abroad.

You know you want it, so don't delay, grab your copy today!
So many bookie wookies, so much time to catch up on all of them while waiting for Aliens Like Us. Check out my Bookstore and Bibliography for all the things!

Unidentified Funny Objects 8 is Coming!

My story - "C.A.T. Squad" - is a standalone original that features, well, the cover model. You know you want to read that one!

Click here for the full Table of Contents -- it's gonna be a ton of fun, so keep your eyes peeled for pre-order opportunities and such!
Random Randomness

Face Masks for a cause!

As you know, a charity near and dear to my heart is the 
Joshua Tree Feeding Program. As a fundraiser, they're selling really great masks for only $10 each. Check it out and get a cool mask for a great cause!
That's it for today but, never fear, another update will be showing up next, um, month if I can manage it, and I promise to do my best. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Hey there! I know, it's another blog post, what WERE the odds?

Because I get asked this daily (often multiple times daily)...

Yes, Aliens Like Us IS coming, but...

No, Aliens Like Us still isn't ready for Prime Time, but...

I'm using the Virus Troubles to git 'er dun, so...

Fear not, Kitty & Company will be back sooner than you think...


I promise.
Things are Different This Year: Cinco de Mayo Edition


Happy Cinco de Mayo 2020. At least we get tacos. 

I hope everyone is hanging in there and remaining safe and healthy.  These are Interesting Times and while I vastly prefer to write about them rather than live them, we all have to do what must be done. That's right: We have to have tacos and fiesta like it's 1999 all over again! I have faith that all y'all can manage it with great style and grace. Extra points for truly excellent guacamole.
Looking for something, anything, that's about the Alien Series? Well, look right here...

Galactic Stew - featuring "Alien Capers" - is available for pre-order. If you want a physical copy, go to the publisher's site (Zombies Need Brains) and if you want ebook, go to the Kindle Store.


No, it's not Aliens Like Us, but it does tell you what happens during Aliens Abroad to those who are left behind in the Apatan System, and you know you want to know who did what to whom and why.
Last month, Flame Tree Press had its authors share our inspirations for our short stories in A Dying Planet. This month, it's our favorites in the apocalyptic genre. Check out what movie is my fave and why (hint: Kitty refers to it more than once throughout the Alien Series. Good ol' Planet Bob...) over at the Flame Tree Blog! Also, if you're short on reading material, you might want to pick up a copy -- it's a beautiful volume chock full of great stories by awesome authors. Want to be sure? Here's the Table of Contents!


I did a number of reviews for TG Geeks before all The Virus Troubles started. Some of them now sound sweetly nostalgic (going TO a restaurant, how exotic and old-fashioned), but some of them can help you choose what to while away the hours with. Plus there's plenty more great, fun content at the site. See? We do it all for you.

Binging My Life Away
Doom Patrol

Restaurant Reviews
The Butcher The Baker
Seed Kitchen & Bar

Movie Reviews
Cats
The Gentlemen

 
Random Randomness

Kissing Books featured a nice little guest blog by Alien Collective Member in Very Good Standing Jaymie Dieterle, which has some great SFR recommendations.

I share one of my most memorable meals (not memorable for the food, per se) over at Eating Authors, awesome author Lawrence M. Schoen's blog.


And there's a nice little interview with moi ovear at VoyageATL.

 
That's it for today but, never fear, another blog will be on the way before you know it. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, remember we're all in this together, be kind to one another, give love and support to all those who are on the front lines in any capacity, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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