The sun is shining, the heat is melting us all, and of course, your favourite writer friend has been busy, busy, busy! There are some new appearances in the works that I will announce later this month, and I am also gearing up to go to TNEO, the Odyssey Workshop’s incredible alumni event, but before that…
It’s Ad Astra Time Again!
Now, anybody who has read this blog for any length of time will know how wild I am about Ad Astra. Every year I go, and every year I have a great time and find a lot of great new friendships and of course, piles of books.
This year, I will be at the Renaissance Press booth signing The Face in the Marsh along with my wonderful colleagues MJ Lyons and Eric Choi, who will also be selling and signing copies of Murder at the World’s Fair and We Shall Be Monsters. I will also be on a lot of panels. Check ’em out below.
11:00 am Sat- Research Before You Write- Vaughan West
I think that there are going to be some really solid research tips for new writers on this panel. Research is literally my day job, so I’ll be sharing my best tips for web searching and other accessible sources.
1:00 pm Sat- Get an Editor!- Vaughan West
A panel of writers will speak about how to handle editing and work with editors. This should be excellent information for anyone who is wondering what the process looks like or how an editor can step up your game.
2:00 pm Sat- He don’t know talkin’ good like us- Oakridges
Writing dialect can be such a divisive topic among writers and editors, and I can’t wait to see how our panel tackles this one. I’m expecting to learn a thing or two from the others, as well!
8:00 pm Sat- Writing Animals in Speculative Fiction- Markham B
This is one of my babies. I absolutely love writing dogs and other pets, and I think it is such interesting territory to explore. Plus, I’ll be speaking a little about the re-release of Distant Early Warning. 😉
10:00 pm Sat- 2019- Is this the Peak?- Oakville
Omg you have no idea how much I love just doing straight up fan panels. With all of the franchises ending this year, what will come next? Will anything?
1:00 pm Sun- Empowering Marginalized People Through Horror- Oakville
It’s just me on this panel right now so I’m calling out to any POC, LGBT folks or folks with disabilities who might like to join in. Comment if interested! No experience/prior knowledge necessary, just interest.