On the Conference Road


I'm headed for Louisville, KY this weekend for the Imaginarium Convention. After three other SFF fandom cons and a Meet-the-Author event, I'm excited to rub elbows with writers interested in advancing their skills and careers. 

Speaking of Lasers & Lagers, the Meet-the-Authors event, I just got home from Panama City Beach after expanding that event into a family vacation. We had a great time swimming, checking out the shops, riding the Skywheel, and "trying" to swim with the dolphins (they were elusive thanks to recent storms). Lasers & Lagers occurred on the one rainy day which made it perfect!

I talked to lots of people about books, mingled with the other authors, and had a chance to see the inside of a very unique establishment, Lie'brary on Beck. Special thanks to the proprietor and wonderful staff of this establishment where the decor focuses on books. Even the bathroom doors look like bookshelves! Pretty cool place to talk about books and raise money for the local library. All in all, a fun time.

Now my sights are on Kentucky. I've never been to Imaginarium, but the enthusiasm of the coordinators is contagious! I'm, also, excited about my schedule for this event because I get to talk about some of my favorite workshop topics. Let's face it, once a trainer, always a trainer.

Here's my schedule:


I'm, also, going to offer some great deals on supporting materials for a few of these topics!

As you can see, there's a lot going on. If you're going to be there, I hope you'll stop by and say hello. 

Affiliated with a writing conference elsewhere? These are just a few of the topics I can present. I'd love to hear from you!

Whether you're heading out to conferences in the near future or not, I hope you're finding time to enjoy your summer, create amazing works, and love life!

In the midst of all of this, there were quite a few giraffe births in the news! 
  • Great news from Africa on the increase of births in an area with dwindling numbers. 
  • Annabelle of the Texas Safari Ranch finally gave birth to a baby girl! You can watch new giraffe, Betty, and her mother on the live giraffe cam
  • And the Dallas Zoo had a giraffe birth on Independence Day!

Dallas Zoo baby giraffe, pic from Facebook



And remember . . .

Don't get caught with your eyes closed!







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