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Playing it Cool . . . Yeah, Right!

So, The Shattered Prism has been out officially for one week tomorrow and I've been promoting the heck out of it. I had the very first virtual release party I've ever had, screwed my courage to the sticking place and called a couple of newspapers, and have been a self-promoting pill on every FB page I'm affiliated with. I have to say that it seems to have paid off. Starting Friday and still going today, as of an hour or so ago, I am still on Amazon.com's Best Selling Coming of Age Fantasy list. I have to say, I'm still geeking out over it more than a little bit.

I've been going to science fiction conventions since my sophomore year in high school. I remember finding the advertisement for WindyCon in the back of my dad's Analog and begging him to take me. Don't ask me who the author guest of honor was at that time, I just remember the individual in a nine foot Masque of the Red Death costume and the feeling that I'd found someplace very magical. Howe…

Release Party for The Shattered Prism

Alright, I'll admit upfront that I've never done one of these before, so I'm hoping it'll go over well. I'm having a release party for The Shattered Prism this Friday. We'll start at 9 am and go until about 3 or so. I plan on having a couple of drawings--for ecopies of Prism and of Ribbons. Which, is only .99 by the way. Recipes, questions, conversations, snippets of the book and a sneak peek at book 2. It's a couple of days after the book actually releases and after a couple of reviews are sent out there. I just hope they're good. I also have an interview on Thursday for the FP Review. I'm pretty stoked that the community in which I teach wants to interview me for being a writer. I suppose it's a bit of a feather in the cap of the school district to have a professional writer as a reading and language arts teacher. I'll also be at DuckCon the last weekend of June. They put me on five panels! That's the most I've ever been on. I miss…