I just found out that the World of Shadows anthology for Shadowrun just published and will be available at GenCon! This is very exciting for me. I have been a fan of Shadowrun since I first got into gaming. I think it was the second system that I ever learned, and it was so different from Dungeons and Dragons. I instantly fell in love with the cyberpunk universe. It is one of the universes that is near and dear to my heart.
So to be writing for it and having stories published is definitely a bit of a dream come true. Check out the amazing cover!
So with only a couple of weeks until Gen Con, I thought it was about time to post my schedule. I have a table in Author's Avenue, so I will be there any time that the dealer's room is open and I am not scheduled on a panel. Speaking of panels, here is my schedule.
Thursday, 2 pm: Writer's Craft: When to Show, When to Tell
Thursday, 7 pm: Read & Critique
Friday. 9 am: Business of Writing 101
Friday, 6 pm: Writer's Craft: Epiphanies and Defining Moments
Saturday, 9 am: Worldbuilding 101
Saturday, 11 am: Signing in the Exhibit Hall
Saturday, 12 pm: Worldbuilding: Writing a World's History
The most exciting part of this convention is that my Sheynan Trilogy will be available in hard copy format. It is the first time in a few years that I will have a book at my convention table with my name on the cover! Very exciting and I can hardly wait.
So I will be going to Origins Game Fair next week, and will of course be working a table in the library. If you are going to the convention, please stop by and say hi! It is always nice to chat with people. Otherwise, I will be standing behind my table and swaying from side to side with nothing to do (or more aptly standing on a chair and doing something foolish and liable to get myself hurt - you cannot deny who you are). I will also be serving on panels. Here is my schedule if you would like to hear me talk about something that I claim to know a little bit about.
Thursday, 1 pm: More than Black Hats, Creating a Villain
Friday, 4 pm: Medieval Combat (apparently this is a solo panel because I won't stop talking about it)
Saturday, 1 pm: Magic and Technology
Sunday, 10 am: Researching Your Story
Sunday, 11 am: Fan Fiction: Friend or Foe
Pretty much any time that the dealers' room is open and I am not at a panel, I will be at my table. I hope to see some of you there!
So today is a double bonus kind of day. Why? Because in addition to the release of The Torn Soul, my choose your own adventure gamebook, Lords of Nurroth, was released! This is an app that is available on IOS platforms and Andoid. Here is a link to the product page on Tin Man Games website. This was a lot of fun to create, and different from any other writing project that I have taken on, so I am very excited to see it become a reality!
And as if that was not enough, it also has already been reviewed by Touch Arcade, and they gave it a wonderful 4/5 stars and had some things to say about the writing that had me bouncing up and down in my seat. Check out the review, download the book, and enjoy entering a very dangerous world of intrigue as a thief with a penchant for getting the job done that no one else can.
I am excited to announce that the third book in my Sheynan Trilogy officially release today. It is called The Torn Soul and can be ordered directly from Apocalypse Ink Productions or from retailers such as Amazon. This marks the conclusion of Darien's adventures as a Sheynan, and I am very happy to have it become a reality and get into the hands of readers. It was only made possible through the Kickstarter campaign that I ran a couple of years ago.
Now that all three novels have been rewritten/written and published, the entire trilogy will soon be available. The current target is to have that completed in time for GenCon 2015. Exciting times!
I'm a fiction writer, a technical writer, a computer programmer, a hardcore gamer, and a professional sword swinger. I have a thirst for adventure and am a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I try to put a bit of that into all of my stories, and I do love telling stories!