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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, November 29: Come for the Mystik U Book Launch and Reading, Alterniverse Comics, Hyde Park, NY:

Friday, Dec 8, 2017: Visit my table at the Ace Long Island Comic Book Con

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017: Musical Comedy Improv show! Nothing to do with books or comics, but I might get to be a mech godzilla bartender or something. Kingston NY or New Paltz, details TBA.

January 12-15, 2018, Arisia, Boston, MA: Come attend a writing workshop with me and check out my panels!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (tentative date): Oblong Books, Rhinebeck: Reading and Book Launch, Cadaver & Queen

Tuesday, March 6, The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings: Cadaver & Queen Book Reading with fellow author Nicholas Kaufmann,

March 14-18: The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Convention: 200 years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. In Orlando, Fl.

May 19: Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest,


If you’re at NYCC this year and want to see me, stop by the Making Ships Sail panel on Saturday, October 7, from 12:15-1:15. There’s also a book signing right after.

Baltimore Comic Con!


I’m off to Baltimore Comic Con this Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24, where I will be on a panel called “How I Broke Into Comics,” moderated by DC publisher Dan DiDio. I’ll also be at table 2502, so if you’re at the con, come on by and ask me about Mystik U, Cadaver & Queen, Future Echoes and Liminal Comics. And yes, you can also ask me Neil Norse Gods questions.

The Romance Writers of America National Convention

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:

Online Romance Course Starts August 22

Love to read romance novels? Want to write one? Come join McDaniel’s online class in Reading the Romance Novel and learn how to read like a writer! I’m teaching, it starts Monday, August 22. Here’s a link to learn more:

Poughkeepsie Comic Con

Didn’t make it to San Diego? Live near Poughkeepsie? Come check out the comic book show at the Civic Center this Saturday and Sunday July 23/24. (I’ll be on a Comic Book Creators panel at Saturday, July 23 at 12 pm). And I’ll have a table Saturday (Sunday I’m back to writing). Here’s the press release: