Appearances at a Glance

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What's New

March 30, 2018 - I was asked to do a talk on ghosts and horror at the Riverside Writers meeting June 9, 2018, at the Salem Church Library. If you are a writer or want to be one, and live in Fredericksburg, Virginia, this chapter of the Virginia Writers Club is the place to check out. If you come June 9th you can hear me talk and I will have copies of my books for sale and signing afterwards (or if you have your own copies, you can bring them and I will sign them.) For address of the event and time, check out Appearances at a Glance.

March 26, 2018 - I will be blogging about secondary characters at Author Dellah Devlin's blog Monday, April 2, 2018. And I will be selling my books at the Science Fiction Yard Sale, Saturday, May 26, 2018. For the times, address and anything else, go to Appearances At a Glance, or check this flyer.

February 19, 2018 - For those who didn't get to hear my interview or read from How the Vortex Changed My Life on Speculative Fiction Cantina, the show has been archived here, so anyone can listen at their convenience. I shared the hour with another author, Judith Howell.

February 18, 2018 - I am happy to say that I am returning to Chesterfield Comic Con at the Meadowdale Library branch Saturday, March 17, 2018. I'll be selling and signing copies of my books, especially How the Vortex Changed My Life. The event is free and open to the public. For the times, address, and the mini convention's website, check out Appearances at a Glance to your right on this page.

February 12, 2018 - I got my schedule from Stokercon 2018 March 1-4th.

I have a reading March 2nd, at 5:00 p.m. I will be sharing the hour with authors E.A. Black and Kathleen Kaufman. This will be on the 17th floor of the Biltmore Hotel. Following the reading, we'll be at the autographing table in the Dealers Room, which is sponsored by Broad Universe, to sign books and answer additional questions.

Saturday at 10:00 a.m. I will be a panelist on a panel, All the Screaming: Writing Sex and Romance in Horror.

And on Sunday, March 3rd, at 10:00 a.m., I will be moderating the panel, Outlining Versus Pantsing. For more information on the horror convention put on by Horror Writers Association, how to get a membership (yes, readers can do it), rest of programming, rest of the reading schedules for the weekend, and all else: here.

February 10, 2018 - I have three online appearances this month. First one is Friday, February 16th, on Speculative Fiction Cantina blogradio, where I will be reading from my novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life. I will be sharing with horror author Judith Howell the hour-long show, which is at 6:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Central, 4:00 p.m. Mountain, and 3:00 p.m. Pacific.

My second appearance happens on Saturday, February 24th--second day of Mysticon that I will be making a live appearance. I will be interviewed by the blog for Women of Horror Month (each day, from February 2nd to the last day, there will be a difference woman horror author interviewed, so check them all out).

Last will be happening on Sunday, February 25th, at The Hazel Hedge So, if you're on Facebook, check out my slot that day. And be sure to check it out everyday, as a different female author will be on it, all for Women of Horror Month.

I will also be doing a live appearance at the Hanover Book Festival in Mechanicsville, Virginia, on Saturday, April 28, 2018, selling and signing my books. Find the time, address and website link at Appearances at a Glance. (or in case of Sapphire's: Appearances page.

January 21, 2018 - I'll be heading to Lovecraft Country for Stokercon 2018 March 1-4, 2018. This conference is put on by the Horror Writers Association, and will be at the historic Biltmore. For more information check Appearances at a Glance.

January 18, 2018 - The results are in for the 20th Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers' Poll (2017). How the Vortex Changed My Life made number 8 in Top Ten of the Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel. Check it out here.

January 5, 2018 - I have new online appearances in February and April. The first one is Friday, February 16th, at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT, with me appearing on The Speculative Fiction Cantina Blogradio. I'll be reading from How the Vortex Changed My Life. I will be sharing with another author during the hour-long show. The link I have for now is here and closer to the date when I get the direct link, I will post it here, along at my blog and social media links, too. You can listen to any of the other authors reading on the show by scrolling down to Upcoming Broadcasts, or the host's blog here. The next online appearance will be my interview for Women of Horror Month, and that happens Saturday, February 24th, here. This will be happening when I'm at Mysticon that weekend. The last online appearance is a guest blog I will be doing on April 2nd here.

December 8, 2017 - I was interviewed by my chapter of the Horror Writers Association. Check it out here.

November 17, 2017 - If you like Books A Million, you can now order the paperback copy of How the Vortex Changed My Life at their online website. Click here for more info.

I am returning as a writer guest at Mysticon February 23-25, 2018. Check Appearances at a Glance for the hotel, address and website link.

October 30, 2017 - I was interviewed on Virginia This Morning TV talk show on October 30, 2017. You can see the interview here.

October 21, 2017 - The trade paperback edition of the urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, is now available online at Barnes and Noble.

October 4, 2017 - I will be doing a virtual blog tour for How the Vortex Changed My Life. Check the schedule:

October 8, 2017: I Smell Sheep Reviews
October 9, 2017: KMN Books
October 10, 2017: Carol Writes: The Write Drive
October 13, 2017: Fantastic Dreams of Pamela K. Kinney

I will have a giveaway for those leaving comments on the blog: a $20 Amazon gift certificate. I will post the winner on my blog, on October 16, 2017, at 12 Noon Eastern. The winner must leave a comment with name and email (don’t worry, I must approve comments and I won’t post it on my blog, just email you, so we can get you your prize).

October 2, 2017 - I will be reading from How the Vortex Changed My Life, then signing copies of the urban fantasy novel at Chop Suey Books from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 13th. For the address and more, check Appearances at a Glance.

September 27, 2017 - The copies of my new novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, have arrived by UPS, ready for my events coming up. This includes a book signing at a local independent bookstore, The Little Bookshop, in Midlothian, Virginia, on October 14th. For address and time, check Appearances at a Glance for that.

September 20, 2017 - My urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, is now available as a trade paperback. You can find it HERE. And for those readers in the UK: it's available on Kindle and paperback on AmazonUK.

September 15, 2017 - The kindle of my urban fantasy novel How the Vortex Changed My Life is now available at Amazon. Find it here.

September 1, 2017 - I will be an author guest for Marscon 2018 in Williamsburg, Virginia January 12-14. For the hotel address and website link of the convention check out Appearances at a Glance.

August 29, 2017 - I just got the poster for the Charlottesville Book Fair being held November 18, 2017, in Charlotesville, Virginia. Here it is!

July 19, 2017 - I just got the word that I will be a guest again at Monster Fest at the Chesapeake Central Library October 7, 2017. For address and times, check Appearances at a Glance.

July 15, 2017 - Besides being in the Scares That Cares dealers room at the Horror Writers Association Virginia chapter tables Saturday, July 22nd (off and on--my books will be there though), selling and signing my books, I will also be doing the Horror Writers Association Virginia Meet & Greet at 8:30pm – 9:30pm. in Rooms A & B: Come meet the members of the Virginia Chapter of the Horror Writer’s Association and learn more about their organization. So if you get one of my books, but I wasn't there to sign it, you will definitely catch me at the panel. For more on Scares That Cares Weekend, the link is here.

July 14, 2017 - Paranormal World Seekers will have a canopy at Paracon at Ferry Plantation in Virginia Beach, Virginia Saturday, September 30, 2017. I will be selling my books there, besides PWS selling the DVDs. General admission is $10 and the event is open to the public, rain or shine. Check Appearances at a Glance for time and address.

July 13, 2017 - I will be signing my ghost books and my horror fiction, plus hopefully my urban fantasy novel, How the Vortex Changed My Life, will be released by then, at the Shockoe Cemetery Book Fair that will be put on by The Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, on Sunday September 24, 2017.

And on November 18, 2017, I will be doing the Indie Author Book Fair. You can find the addresses, times, and more at Appearances at a Glance to the right.

May 25, 2017 - For those who are stationed at Fort Lee in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia, or if you know someone stationed there, I will be selling and signing copies of Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area and Haunted Virginia: Legends, Myths and True Tales at the Main Px June 30, July 1 and 2, 2017. Address and times at Appearances at a Glance.

And I'll be returning to the New Author Expo part of the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. The New Author Expo will be held in the Naismith Room on the second floor, around the corner from the Art Galleries. The whole event is open and free to the public.

April 26, 2017 - I will be at Paracon @the Exchange Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Exchange Hotel Museum in Gordonsville, Virginia. Check Appearances at a Glance for the address, times, and link to their website. I will be with Paranormal World Seekers and we will have tables there, selling the DVDs, plus my and fellow investigator Carol Smith's books. Adult are $10.00 and $5.00 for children ages 8-12, with children 7 and under free.

April 27, 2017 - I will be assisting at the Horror Writers Association, Virginia chapter table on Saturday, July 22, 2017 only (though the convention is July 21-23, 2017), plus selling and signing my books there. Check Appearances at a Glance for address and Scares That Care Weekend's website link.

Please check out my Archives pagefor news and events that happened earlier this year and prior.