Still not dead. Just up to my eyebrows in life and far too busy. I think about blogging every single day, but sleep keeps winning.
There will be a real update on writing and stuff before I leave for Austin on Friday, but for now my Armadillo Con schedule. Not that many–or any–of you are in Texas, or will be at Armadillo con, but it’s been a while since I had a schedule to post. Seize your opportunities where you can and all that.
I might be a little giddy about going to a con after so long.
Fr1700E Researching Your Book
Fri 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Ballroom E
Jayme Lynn Blaschke, J. Kathleen Cheney*, Jaime Lee Moyer, Cary Osborne, Lee Thomas, Ernie Wood
Where to look, who to ask, what to do? How much is too much? What do you do with all the research that doesn’t fit in the book?
Come hear me, and others, talk about research. I love research. I bet none of you knew that about me, but it’s true!
Fr1930L Meet the Pros Party
Fri 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Lobby
Here’s an opportunity to meet your favorite author or artist.
I plan to be there, at least for a little while. How long depends on who I find to talk to. So come talk to me so I don’t sit in the corner, alone and watching Austin revolve around Wes Chu.
Sat Noon-1:00 PM Dealers’ Room
Lou Antonelli, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Tess Mallory, Jaime Lee Moyer, Alan Porter, Ernie Wood
I’ll be the one in the blue feminism tee shirt.
I will have bookplates for Against A Brightening Sky to sign and other bookmark type things. If you happen to have one of my books, I’ll sign those too. I’ll sign almost anything–but I draw the line at body parts. No signing those.
Sa1700A Poetry Round Robin Reading
Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Southpark A
Tess Mallory, Jaime Lee Moyer, Michelle Muenzler, Juan Perez*, Rie Sheridan Rose, Katherine Sanger, Adrian Simmons
Panelists take turns reading their poetry.
This could be the year to read bitter poetry. We’ll see.
Sun 11:30 AM-Noon Conference Center
Jaime Lee Moyer
I’ll be reading from Against A Brightening Sky. The first three chapters are up on my website, so I plan to pick another chapter to read from. It should be a nice sneak preview for those up before noon on Sunday morning. I’ll arrange to have chocolate or some other goodie there too. Yes, I’m not above bribery to attract an audience.
Su1400F Book Covers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Sun 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Ballroom F
P. J. Hoover, Rocky Kelley*, Rick Klaw, Jaime Lee Moyer, Willie Siros, Jacob Weisman
How does a cover artist balance creative impulses with the imperative to create a cover that sells books? What are the notable successes and failures?
A bookseller, the guest artist, some editors and an author–me–will talk about cover images. I know the kinds of covers I love and why they work for me, or cause me to pick the book up for a closer look. I need to think a little harder about covers that don’t work for me and why.
If you are at Armadillo Con and you don’t find me in any of those places, look in the bar. Above all, I plan to have fun at this con.