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New and Shiny Website!

Website screenshot design

Website screenshot design

After being slightly embarrassed about my old website for years – to the point where I rarely even bothered to update it because I didn’t want to be reminded of it – I finally got off my ass and made an entirely new site. And it’s looking damn good, don’t you think?

Making a new site does, of course, have something to do with me having a lot of big announcements in the near future and I needed a good place to display them all. There will be lots of pretties, so be sure to check in later!

But to get back to the site: It’s still in its early stages and I’m planning on adding content and making a lot of improvements to the design. But if everything goes according to plan, I might actually be a web designer who remembers to keep her personal site updated!

(Some of the old blog posts imported in weird ways, so just ignore odd formatting and misplaced images if you come across them…)

 

I’m open to suggestions for both content and design! Do you have any ideas for stuff I should post on the blog? Any subpages with info I should be adding? Or maybe you found a hundred and seven bugs in the layout that I have missed (it happens a lot…)?

Lay it on me!

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Going to KoyoCon 2017

There’s a chill in air and that means it’s almost that time of year again: Time for KoyoCon!

As is my custom at this particular convention, I’ll not only have a table in the Artist Alley where I sell paperback copies of my books, I’ll also be hosting various activities as part of KoyoCon’s event team. Last year, I wasn’t particularly successful in doing both (the artists at the next table started selling my books for me at some point, as I was nowhere to be found. Sorry!), but this year I have a plan.

It includes bribery, witchcraft and skipping meals, but what good plan doesn’t?

KoyoCon 2017 is held November 10.-12. Look for me.

I might or might not be running around with a dragon on my head.

 

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SVScon 2015 – Ready for the last time? I’m not!

SVScon 2015

I realized today that there’s less than two weeks to SVScon(don’t panic, don’t panic, don’t PANIC!) and I haven’t even written a post about going.

As anyone who’s been following this page will know, I have been participating in SVScon for years, first simply as a geek interested in comics and video games, then as an author joining their Artist Alley. It’s been the highlight of my year for about 5 or 6 years, but sadly this will be the last one.

Not for me, personally, but for the convention itself. I’m getting all nostalgic about it every time I remember that I won’t be going to this convention next year. I have met so many people there over the years. Many are people I have a chat with every year when I see them at the convention, some have become close personal friends that I talk to every day and couldn’t imagine not knowing.

It was also the first convention I ever showed up at to sell my books. The first year was an absolutely terrifying experience, but I had barely unpacked my things before the first person came to buy a book and the small box of paperbacks I had brought with me was empty long before I had to pack up my things and leave, so there was a lot of happiness mixed in with the terror.

Let’s stop with the reminiscing before I get all teary-eyed.

Luckily, there’s going to be a new convention to take SVScon’s place. I’ll tell you all about Hydracon when we get a little closer to August where it will open the doors for the very first time.

Returning to my completely non-panic behavior in the beginning of the post, as usual I’m not feeling ready at all. Not only will my next book not be done before later this summer at the earliest, I have once again thrown myself into cosplay-project, because, apparently, being an owl-owner and a fantasy writer doesn’t make me weird enough.

This year I have gone from World of Warcraft to Dragon Age and I’m so not done yet. The costume will be very authentic, though, with all the blood it’s going to end up with from the various stab wounds I’m inflicting on myself.

Ahem…

If you’re going to SVScon this year, feel free to drop by my table for a chat! I’ll be in Artist Alley on Friday and Saturday.