CanCon 2018 and the Saga of Black Wolf (short version)

‘Twas another glorious and exhausting weekend of schmoozing, boozing, and panels at CanCon 2018. I did my first public reading from Black Wolf, realized at the last possible second that I was the moderator for my science fiction versus fantasy panel (eep!), and ended Saturday with a hilarious panel on dreams in literature. I spent most of Sunday scooting about the vendors room, spending money and talking to my fellow authors. As always, I met some old friends and made some new ones.

It was all a lot of fun, but perhaps the best part of the weekend was finally getting some anticipated dates for my book’s publication and launch. On Saturday morning, I was minding the Renaissance Press table with Nathan, my publisher, and chatting about books and stuff. Now that my book is out of proofreading, I took the first opportunity I’d had in months to prod Nathan in-person about a publication date.  The company had taken on more books than usual this year, but it seems the sheer size of Black Wolf actually broke their production schedule. (Sorry!)

The long and short of it is that the cover art is almost ready, and assuming I can get the reviewed manuscript back to Renaissance in the next week or so, we should have a physical book to sell by sometime in December or January. Additionally we expect to do a multi-book launch  in Toronto this spring. It’s all getting so very close…

In the meantime, I have some new books to read and an inspiring poster for my home office.

Caffeinated coffee: check. Blood of my enemies: check. Okay, people, let’s get to work.

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