Houston might be the fourth largest city in the country, but the writing community is rather small. Or maybe that’s just the way it seems to me because I do have this tendency to talk…a lot. Anyway the writer that was kind enough to answer my 20 Questions in the lovely month of July is… Continue reading 20 Q’s with… D.L. Young
For some people it was father’s day, or a chance to see the Dynamo or Astro’s, but for me June 19 was the epic final day of Comicpalooza (and ended with a blood filled episode of Game of Thrones). It’s always great to meet new readers-of which I met several-to share my work along with… Continue reading Comicpalooza 2016
As proof that it’s been raining daily for what seems like months-it poured down on Houston on Sunday June 12. Silver Street Studio did lose power, and that’s when I left, which proved more difficult than expected since Edwards St. was flooded. My car is pretty small, so I stayed on high ground until the… Continue reading Pop Shop Houston Summer 2016
I’ve always loved talking with other writers about their process, and I love reading their work. Thus I can only hope that my readers agree with me. In the vein of James Lipton I’ve come up with 20 questions that I want to ask my fellow writers-half the fun will be how each of them… Continue reading 20 Questions-Chantell Renee
Part of being an author is reading a lot of books from every genre, not just the one you write in. If you know me personally then you know that I always have at least one book with me, and another in the car for when I finish that one. Because of this I’ve read… Continue reading 20 Questions With…
I love meeting readers and going to really fun events-thankfully I’m doing that twice in June.
First on Sunday June 12 from 11-5 I’ll be at Pop Shop Houston in the totally chill Silver Street Studios in the heart of Houston’s arts district. If you like man buns, diy crafts, live music, great food, and impeccably created wares then this is the event for you. When I first attended this event was when myself, author Chantell Renee, and author Andrea Barbosa started calling ourselves ‘the dream team’. Not only do we get along well but we all love to talk to people about our craft, and if we’re not the author for the reader then we’re more than happy to direct them to each other.
That’s the best part of the Houston Writers Guild-you create lasting friendships.
Second on Sunday June 19 from 11-5 I’ll be at Comicpalooza at George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. This will be my first time at this particular event, but my second time cosplaying as my character Samantha Locke from my debut romantic thriller ‘Blood On The Potomac’. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I get to see Harley Quinn again, as well as Black Widow.
As you can tell I like strong female characters.
As predicted I had a blast at Space City Comic Con this year-especially because my longtime love, Israel was able to attend and see for himself.
Not only were there many local venders selling their wares (I ended up taking home some amazing necklaces and earrings made by local vendors and some artwork from Johnnie Rosales Jr (whom you can find on Instagram and Twitter)) but I had a chance to meet up with some authors.
As usual the dream team including Chantell Renee , Andrea Barbosa , and myself looked for readers and directed them to the book that would interest them-even if it wasn’t ours. Supporting each other is the most important thing for an author. While at the event I met author Gibson Michaels for the first time and bought a copy of his novel ‘Storm Clouds Gathering’ and enjoyed speaking with him about his military service. Author D.L. Young was there also and it was great to speak with him about writing and I bought his novel ‘Soledad: Dark Republic Book One’.
The readers that I met were awesome and I hope that they love my debut novel ‘Blood On The Potomac’ as much as I loved writing it. And I’d appreciate anyone of my readers to leave an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads. It’s always a pleasure to meet with new people whether they get my book or not because going to these events is one of the few times in an authors life when we actually get to talk to people about our work. A highlight was seeing one of my dear friends that attended cosmetology school with me-great to see you again Meagan.
This year I didn’t get a picture with Black Widow, but I did see Space Pants and Space Shorts made famous my Gwen Stefani and Peter Dinklage for their skit on SNL. I also got to speak at length with one Daenerys who is a budding writer and seems to be on the right track to publishing her own work. The other Daenerys I’m pictured with had a dragon with her. Thankfully I didn’t get burnt up so I could meet Harley Quinn. My handsome man got to fight with Deadpool and Godzilla.
Thank you to everyone that took one of my books home, all the people that took a picture with me, and to all the local vendors that supported me as much as I supported them.