Attended the RWA’s con in Orlando, Florida this July, where I attended workshops, bonded with old friends and made some new ones, and danced like a lunatic at two different parties (at one point, I think I may have crawled across the dance floor like Madonna at the 1984 MTV Music Video awards. Did I mention there was an open bar?) Among the new friends I made: Farah Heron, Suzanne Brockmann (have been a fan for years but we’ve never actually sat down and talked before) and Summer Heacock, all of whom get quoted in this piece I did for The Mary Sue: https://www.themarysue.com/romance-writers-of-america-convention/
Still waiting to see the cover, but very excited to be reading through the copyedits on my upcoming novel, which I like to describe as “Feminist Frankenstein Meets Grey’s Anatomy.” Copyedits always make me nervous, since a good copyeditor catches all kinds of holes and errors in story logic, and leaves me thinking ohgodohgod I screwed up, how can I fix this? This time, though, on the very last sentence of the last page I found this note: “Ed., I absolutely loved this engaging, well-written book. The characters are so vivid and well-drawn!” I’m considering it my first review. Thank you, copyeditor, for making my day.
I’m very excited to be attending MoCCA in Manhattan this year (April 1 and 2). I’ll be wearing my editorial hat and representing Liminal Comics, along with my amazing assistant editor Maggie Vicknair. Come check out our soon-to-be-released first comic, Future Echoes by Al Davison and Yen Quach. https://www.societyillustrators.org/mocca-arts-festival.
Here’s the link to the Liminal website: http://www.brainmillpress.com/liminal-comics/