Monday, July 18, 2016
Hello everyone! I hope the summer has been awesome for you all. It's been a very busy (and surprisingly hot) one for me. Spellbound has been doing well, we got another 5 star review yesterday! I'm glad people are enjoying it and meeting such fun authoresses. I have to get started on getting Feathers and Fireflies out there as a single novella too. I've been getting requests to write more about Rory and Lucas and I think that'll just have to happen! Stay tuned for more short stories concerning our favorite fiesty and sarcastic duo. In the meantime, the kindle version of Spellbound is permanently free. Snag it here and have some fun! The paperback version is available too.
I've been getting things rolling for my book booth in October too! For those who don't know, I will have my first booth at the upcoming Santa Fe Comic Con October 21-23rd. I wanted the first one to be local, hence the Santa Fe one. I'm a little nervous, but I think it'll be a great time. I can't wait to show the merch that is being made for this event. I've been checking out the proofs of what's been done so far and I can tell you now, it is fantastic. I'm hoping to have more booths next year too. And of course, I will be in cosplay each day! Right now the plan is to be Peggy Carter (First Avenger movie version), Artemis Ravenwing (because that HAS to happen for the booth), and Tifa Lockhart (Advent Children version). As always, lots of pictures will be taken.
Also, here's a quick fun story:
I went to change the prices of my kindle novels since it was Fan Fest weekend (of which I will post more pictures of in just a moment), and I saw that people in Great Britain and Canada have been buying them. Yes, I squealed. It's really awesome. REALLY awesome. I've been telling others who ask me how things are going that slowly but surely, I'm getting my work noticed out there. It's starting to pay off now and I can't wait to give you all more tales of Artemis Ravenwing and co. I won't forget the SHADOW WALKER loves either! That particular series is quite dark so far and it's exciting. Don't worry, I haven't skimped on the sarcasm either.
For the cosplay lovers, I FINALLY GOT TO BE YOKO KURAMA. It was wonderful. The rose whip and the tail were each a labor of love, but after all of the test builds, I finally got the best version of each. You can bet that the legendary bandit will be making more appearances in the future.
This was Fan Fest's second year and I got to make it this time around. I was excited that a few people knew who I was supposed to be. I went into the event fully believing that people wouldn't know who Yoko was and BAM! A handful of people got it. The tail and the rose whip got a ton of compliments too and that was awesome in itself. I don't get to craft often anymore (especially considering how retail has been taking over more and more of my life), so hearing and seeing others admiring things you've made is nice. I will admit though, the hilt of the whip needs work. A lot of it. I will figure that out before Yoko makes a con return. Here's some fun pictures for you all to enjoy:
Ok, time to get some stuff done before the retail side job takes over later on today. I have an ARC read to finish (more reviews coming your way via the blog), other books on the reading list to get to, and some CHAMPIONS OF ARRYGN work as well. So much work to do, yet so little time. Happy reading and adventures, everyone! ^_^