Thursday, July 2, 2015

Celebrating Everything

Don't faint but...I'm still here! What were the odds? I mean, I went to radio silence for most of June (three major deadlines, one of which is still outstanding is why), but I was always thinking of all of you. Cross my heart and hope to write 10,000 words a day.

While much has been going on like awesome SCOTUS decisions that have been a long time in coming (Reader, Gower, and all the A-Cs are still celebrating, and ACE is very proud of his penguins), I've been mostly head's down getting those deadline projects written before I leave for San Diego Comic-Con next week. BUT, since several Members of the Alien Collective have sent me notes inquiring as to whether I'm alive (so far, yes, and doing my best to stay that way), going to SDCC (absolutely), and if anything else is happening (of course it is), that I figured I'd better take a mo to catch all y'all up on all the things.

First off, my official schedule for San Diego Comic-Con is:
--7:00pm Wednesday/Preview Night, July 8th -- signing Alien Separation and all the other bookie wookies in the Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119
--11:30am-12:30pm Friday, July 10th -- Science Fiction and Sex panel, Room 24ABC
--1:00-1:30pm Friday, July 10th -- Science Fiction and Sex signing Alien Separation and whatever else is there, under the sails
--12:00pm Saturday, July 11th -- signing Alien Separation and all the other bookie wookies in the Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119

Beyond that, I'll be hanging out and hitting panels. Let me know if you'll be there so we can arrange to meet up! For all for whom this is a regular thing -- same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel for meetings.

I realize the last time you heard from me was the night of my signing at the Poisoned Pen. The signing was amazingly awesome and the bookstore was packed -- much love to all who came and to all those who watched live via the interwebs! For those who missed it, you can catch the recording on LiveStream.

Hitting movies this weekend? I realize these are kind of late, but in case you haven't seen them yet, check out my reviews for Spy and Inside Out over at Slice of SciFi. And if you have seen them, and have a differing or supporting critique, add your thoughts over at Slice!

Next up, OMG, it's finally really ready for pre-order! What, you ask? Why The X-Files: Trust No One, where you'll find my story "Sewers". It's coming out later this month, so get your pre-orders in today!

Speaking of things coming up, shortly I'll be announcing the pre-orders available for my reissues of The Royal Scam and Three Card Monte, the first two installments of my Martian Alliance Chronicles. And, the third installment, A Bug's Life, is also coming. All three will be out over the next few months, with more coming as time goes on.

 I have some new personal appearances scheduled for later this year as well. You can come see the me at:

October 16-18 -- Comic Media Expo, Mesa Convention Center; full schedule to come but I'll be there all three days.

November 15 -- Desert Rose RWA Free Writer's Workshop, Scottsdale Civic Center Library; full program runs from 9:30am-4:30pm, I'll be on from 11:30am-12:20pm presenting Keeping Romance Fresh & Alive in a Long Running Series.

Speaking of writers, check out all the blogs awesome author Sharon Skinner likes to read. And then, check out Kori David who's a good pal of mine and all around cool chick, who also has some awesome books.

And now for some science! And we have a LOT of science because so many cool things are going on out there in the multiverse! See how Mother Nature Network confirms things about black holes that Algar has already told us, check out I Love Nature to hear about what scientists have recorded planets saying, see what Business Insider has to say about an erupting black hole that likely signals that Algar's people are hot on his trail, The Spirit Science lets a well known physicist confirm all that we know about the multiverse, and Fusion shares that we might need to rally the troops to make Pluto an official planet again, but it's looking good. Hey, we've accomplished quite a lot recently so what's one more battle for good ol' Pluto?

For those wondering what to do that would make me and every other author delirious with joy, Inkygirl has some great suggestions. And, surprising no one in the Casa, Brain Decoder shares that creativity and crazy are probably closely linked. What WERE the odds? And finally, for those who don't understand my DAILY STRUGGLE, Playboy explains it all for you. In totally safe for work words and pictures, too.

Last but not least, on Father's Day, Duncan and Andrea Rittschof, two Members of the Alien Collective in Very Good Standing, had their car stolen. Yay that the police found earlier this week, but it's their only form of transportation, the expenses to repair may be quite high -- and they're still determining if it can be repaired or not -- and it's already over 100 every day here in Phoenix. Awesome editor and author Tim Marquitz started a GoFundMe campaign for them, so if you're able to, even just a little, please help out.

BTW, a belated Happy Canada Day to all Canadian Members of the Alien Collective! And an even more belated Happy Father's Day to all dads, uncles, brothers, grandfathers, stepdads, and anyone else doing the dad role. Hope that you were spoiled rotten and treated well and that this year everyone remembered that while ties are nice, someone else mowing the lawn is better.

That's it for today, but as always, more's on the way. So, for those in the States, everyone have a very safe and happy 4th of July holiday, and everyone else have a wonderful weekend wherever you are. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!


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Blogger Brent Ryan said...

I'm very much against 'SCOTUS' creating law; that said I am very much for the government ceasing and desisting meddling with who marries whom, jor any other moral or ethical question. Most especially the FED should get out of the way and let the states rule themselves.

I'ld thought AC's would be all for religious liberty? So long as they are free of the desire to impose that religion on others.

July 2, 2015 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Brent Ryan said...

SCOTUS opened the door to persecuting those who practice a different religious choice.

July 2, 2015 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Gini Koch said...

No, it doesn't. This argument is the same one made when interracial marriage was allowed. History shows us that persecution happens when any one group of people aren't allowed the same rights as the other groups. We have a separation of church and state in this country for a reason. As someone WITH a "Different religious choice" than the norm, and as someone whose religious choice has made her people the targets of hate for thousands of years, I'm definitely on the side of love and making sure everyone's rights are equal, not telling one type of person that their love, and their desire to be committed to their love, is less than anyone else's.

July 2, 2015 at 2:12 PM  

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