Monday, April 17, 2023

READ THIS! Author Q&A Deets and LOTS More!

Spring Is In The Air!

Hope those who celebrate had wonderful Passover and/or Easter celebrations. 

Spring seems in the air around the Manse, and if not Spring so much as Rain, well, April showers and all that. Speaking of all that, there's a lot more going on for this update than the last one, PLUS we have the READ THIS! Author Q&A coming this Thursday. So let's get to it, shall we? We shall!

April 2023 READ THIS! Author Q&A
April's READ THIS! author Q&A with author Mel Todd
will be on
Thursday, April 20, 2022
from 9pm-10pm Eastern.

Access to Discord is available worldwide, and everyone is invited to attend!

You do not need to be a Discord member/user to attend:
Use this link to go directly to the chat room!

(You also don't need to have finished the book to join in the fun. We authors know that everyone reads at their own pace and we just want to hang out with you guys and have some good times!)

Once in, you'll get to join in the fun of asking authors about their "process" and more. PLUS, one lucky winner will get May's READ THIS! selection for FREE! I know! It's too happy to be true! But true it is, so don't miss out!

(You must be present in the chat to win.
Physical copies U.S. only; ebook copies worldwide.)
April 2023 READ THIS! Selection
The READ THIS! Selection for April 2023 is: 

No Choice
By Mel Todd

Gini's Take: Have you ever wanted to be able to shapeshift? It's a tough thing, but McKenna Largo's just the woman/cougar for the job. A great start to a wicked cool series.

About the Author: Tired of stories that didn't fill her needs, Mel Todd decided to share the weird worlds that occupy her mind. Action, magic, sci-fi, and more, her stories have it all. You can follow her on Facebook at You can also sign up for her newsletter and follow her blog at Author of over 35 stories, her newest series Twisted Luck is catching fire.
May's READ THIS! Selection

And Remember: One Lucky Q&A Participant can win it early!

The READ THIS! Selection for May 2023 is: 


Alexander Outland: Space Pirate
By Gini Koch writing as G.J. Koch


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 on Version 5 of the rewrite process. Does every book take me this long? No. Will all the others in the series take this long? Likely no. Life has tossed a lot at me and mine and that's made some things a struggle, but...

Kitty is always with me, and she's not going to let the bad things win, in any universe.

So...Watch this space for more updates as I have them. And keep those digits crossed for the hope that my shouting "the end!" comes sooner as opposed to later.

P.S. I am definitely heading towards the end game. I realize that's vague, but it means that I think we'll be shouting "hurrah" somewhere in the nearish term. Digits crossed, at any rate...

P.P.S. Watch this space, I'm hoping to share happy news soon.

Book Riot has a cool podcast, and in this one, SFF Yeah!: If Men in Black Was a Romance, they talk about a lot of cool book recommendations, including Touched by an Alien! So, give it a listen and enjoy!
It's Preorders Time!

The audiobook for The Reinvented Heart, featuring "Go Where the Heart Takes You" by moi writing as Anita Ensal, releases April 18, so get the preorders in and/or get the audio book as soon as it's out!
And Dragonesque, featuring "A King Arthur Dragon in Space Station 23's Court" by moi and co-writer Bebe Bayliss, is now available for preorder from Zombies Need Brains! Don't wait, get your copy ordered today!
And for those who like to know what they're getting in advance, here's the full TOC:

“Slay” by Esther M. Friesner
“Avarice and Vengeance” by Madeline Dau
“The Princess Network” by Niall Spain
“Cold Fire of Manhattan” by Russell Hugh McConnell
“Duck, Duck, Dragon” by Grace Eliza
“Sheep Rarely Wear Gold” by Mike Jack Stoumbos
“The Exposé” by Paul D. Smith
“Lord Bai and the Magic Pirate” by Jean Marie Ward
“Tatsu: Cryo Five” by Gerald Brandt
“A King Arthur Dragon in Space Station 23’s Court” by Gini Koch & Bebe Bayliss
“Migration Season” by Larry Ivkovich
“Bone and Blood” by Barbara Campbell
“The Breeding Habits of Dragons” by Journey Sloane
“Gods in Chains” by Em McDermott
“The Left Hand of Giordino” by Auston Habershaw
“Reenactment” by David B. Coe

Read Out Loud!

Do you have your copy of the Touched by an Alien audiobook yet? If not, don't wait! Grab yours today! 


It's my current con schedule for the rest of this year. This list is definitely subject to change, with schedules to come and other events added on. So make your plans to come see the me!

LibertyCon 35
Chattanooga, TN
June 23-25, 2023

San Diego Comic-Con 2023
San Diego, CA
July 19-23, 2023

I'll be doing signings and panels and will be at Booth C-03 in the dealers hall most of the time, so be sure to come get your signed bookie wookies and hugs!

DragonCon 2023
Atlanta, GA
August 31 - September 4, 2023

I'm an Author Guest this year AND we'll be back in the booth, so lots of ways to see the me!

GenCon 2023
Indianapolis, IN
August 3-6, 2023

I'm a Symposium Author again this year, so make your plans to make it to this fun con now!

I have my preliminary schedule and it's super cool, so watch this space for my finalized schedule if you're heading to the coolest gaming con around!

World Fantasy Con
Kansas City, MO
October 26-29, 2023

So many bookie wookies, so much time to catch up on all of them while waiting for Aliens Like Us and the next READ THIS! selection. Check out my Bookstore and Bibliography for all the things!
That's it for today, but, never fear, another Update, including details for the next READ THIS! selection, will be arriving in a couple of weeks!

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, hope this year starts wonderfully for all of you, and let's be readers out there. Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch all y'all on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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