So, the first and biggest thing I'd like to tell you about is the signing for Apollo's Daughters that is happening in Salt Lake City this weekend. If you're anywhere nearby, I'd love to see you come out for it.
Here is the Facebook event invite, but here are the most important details:
Apollo's Daughters, and it's companion anthology Athena's Daughters, strives to highlight the female protagonist in a collection of short speculative fiction, Apollo's Daughters being written by male authors.
Signing and meet and greet begins at 6pm, with readings from Bryan and Jason Young beginning at 6:30pm. Both authors and artists will be available until 8:00pm.
You may purchase Apollo's Daughters at Eborn Books day of or snag it on Amazon now.
Eborn Books 254 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Friday, May 29, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pmIt's incredibly important that you come out to readings and signings that authors do at bookstores. Not just me, but any writer. Bookstores will do just about anything with an author once, but if there's no turn out, they won't be doing much more with that author.
I'm a guest again this year at Origins Game Fair, held annually in Columbus, Ohio. I'll be on a number of writing panels and my schedule is posted below. I'll be spending all the rest of my available time manning a table where I'll be selling and signing books. I hope to see you there.
- 10:00 AM - Room C223 - Time Management and the Author Panelists: Gregory A. Wilson, Addie J. King, Bryan Young, Aaron Rosenberg, Sheryl Nantus
- 11:00 AM - Room C223 - Networking Panelists: Bryan Young, Gregory A. Wilson, Jaym Gates, Aaron Rosenberg, Lucy A. Snyder
- 2:00 PM - Room C223 - Freelancing 101 Panelists: Bryan Young, Josh Vogt, John Helfers, Jennifer Brozek, Aaron Rosenberg
- 10:00 AM - Room C223 - The Myth of Writer's Block Panelists: Bryan Young, Sheryl Nantus, John Helfers, Gregory A. Wilson, Kelly J. Swails
- 2:00 PM - Room C222 - Screenplays and Narrative Fiction: Bridging the Divide Panelists: Bryan Young
- 11:00 AM - Room C223 - Learning to Tell Stories Through Roleplaying Games Panelists: Donald Bingle, Addie J. King, Ronald Garner, Bryan Young
- 8:00 PM - Room C222 - Story Hour with Janine Spendlove and Bryan Young
- 10:00 AM - Room C223 - Researching Your Story Panelists: Addie J. King, Kelly Swails, Dylan Birtolo, Bryan Young, Donald J. Bingle
I attended CONduit over the weekend and had a lot of fun. At my reading, I read the story Escape Vector which is a part of the upcoming anthology from Silence in the Library called Contact Light. I think the story works really well when read aloud and it's probably what I'll be reading at Origins for my "Story Hour."
CONduit was a great time as well. I talked a lot of Star Wars and got to be on panels with a lot of friends, old and new.
Though I took a couple of days off of writing over the weekend to spend some time with my son for his birthday, I got back to work this morning and cranked out a thousand words on a new short story and the first draft of the new fantasy novel. I think I'll be finishing that short story tomorrow and start a new one, both of them aimed at my collection of science fiction short stories.
I've been toiling away on a couple of freelance columns and stories as well that I hope will be shared with you sooner rather than later.
As for new published writing, I wrote a piece for StarWars.Com about the cinema influence of Busby Berkeley on the Star Wars universe. You can read that here.
As a reminder, you can get tickets to Stuff You Missed in History Class's first live episode in New York in October (which, coincidentally, will feature me) right here.
And don't forget to check out any of my books, drop reviews of them on Amazon or Goodreads, and follow me on twitter and Facebook!