Going to New York Comic Con?
Come see yours truly! I'll sign your face!
Or your book... your choice, really...
Time: 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Description: Alternate histories, parallel worlds, mages and saints shape modern day fantasy and new legends in the making. Join six of today’s top authors as they discuss the art of writing Urban Fantasy, with F. Paul Wilson, one of the originals of the genre.
1. Max Gladstone TWO SERPENTS RISE (Tor)
2. Anna Jarzab, TANDEM (Delacorte/Random House Children’s)
3. Jeff Hirsch THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE (Scholastic)
4. Anton Strout STONECAST (Ace)
5. Benedict Jacka CHOSEN (Ace)
6. Tonya Hurley PRECIOUS BLOOD (S&S Kids)
MODERATOR - F. Paul Wilson DARK CITY (Tor)
Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
GEEK REVOLUTION is a no-holds-barred geek culture game show featuring six science fiction/fantasy authors competing for the chance to be TOP GEEK. In addition the audience members will be asked to 'write-in' questions in hopes of stumping the authors and winning a prize pack of books. Hold onto your hats, nerf herders, this might get ugly
A.D. Robertson aka Andrea Cremer
Moderator: Mia Garcia
Saturday @ 5:00 PM – Anton Strout signing ALCHEMYSTIC
NO STONE UNTURNED…
Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis.
But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear.
With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry—even with the help of her dedicated friends—are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world.
But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her—and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn.
With over fifteen years in publishing, the last five of them being published, I love to go to conventions and writer's weekends to help others on their path to publication. I've lectured at San Diego Comic Con, Gen Con, Brooklyn Festival of Books, Romance Writer's of America chapters, and many others, so if you are interested in having me as a guest
, please contact me.
Attention, my beasties! Alchemystic
and The Simon Canderous series
is now available at audible.com
All five books, unabridged!
That's like fifty hours of ear-ly pleasure! ___________________________________________________________
The best tool I have at my disposal is YOU, dear reader
. Word of mouth is what really helps to keep a new book series like mine going, so if you enjoyed Alchemystic, Dead Waters, Dead Matter, Deader Still
or Dead To Me
, please help spread the word.
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Join the Department of Extraordinary Affairs... or at least look like you have:
And for those of you just joining us, what's that?
Haven't read Dead To Me,
book one,of the Simon Canderous urban fantasy series yet?
Well, look no further, my little Undead Approved. You can check out an excerpt here
What people are saying about the Simon Canderous series:
Canderous is a reformed thief and a psychometrist. By turns despondent
over his luck with the ladies (not always living) and his struggle with
the hierarchy of his mysterious department (not always truthful),
Simon's life veers from crisis to crisis. Following Simon's adventures
is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it's well
worth the wear and tear."
-Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, aka HBO's True Blood
Canderous is the kind of guy who can do magical things with his
hands…literally. With only his wry sarcasm, self-deprecating humor and
preternatural 'talent' for Psychometry to keep him out of trouble, Simon
navigates the supernatural underbelly of New York City with a style and
panache worthy of a thousand sequels."
-Amber Benson, author of the Calliope Reaper-Jones series and co-author of the Ghosts of Albion
fantasy with a wink and a nod. Anton Strout has written a good- hearted
send-up of the urban fantasy genre. Dead To Me is a genuinely fun book
with a fresh and firmly tongue-in-cheek take on the idea of paranormal
police. The laughs are frequent as are the wry smiles. I'm looking
forward to seeing what he does next."
-Kelly McCullough, author of Cybermancy, Webmage and Codespell
"Real magic in a real, gritty world and a hero whose moral compass wavers--delightful!"
-Tamora Pierce, NY Times bestselling writer
Ghostbusters, part Men-in-Black, Strout’s debut is both dark and funny,
with quirky characters, an eminently likable protagonist, and the
comfortable, familiar voice of a close friend. His mix of (mostly)
secret bureaucratic bickering and offbeat action shows New York like
we’ve never seen it before. Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going
to want to keep this one!"
-Rachel Vincent, author of Stray and Rogue