This posting is a bit of a laundry list.
First of all, I’m happy to announce that 100% of my net royalties (my royalties less agent cut) for all sales in September will be going to non-profits who combat the sins of racism, misogyny, homophobia, and hatred of Jews and Muslims.
My net royalties for September sales will be split evenly among the following organizations:
So, if you’ve been considering picking up a new short story or one of my novels, September would be a good month to do so.
I’m also on my way to Dragon Con in Atlanta.
Dragon Con – September 1-4, Atlanta, Georgia (http://www.dragoncon.org/)
10:00 p.m. A Delicate Balance: Darkness and Light in UF
It isn’t always easy to find humor when the fate of the world may be at stake, but our panelists will share how they lighten the serious aspects of their stories and worlds with humor.
Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Delilah S. Dawson, J.D. Horn, Chloe Neill, R.R. Virdi, Jeri Westerson,
10:00 p.m. Malevolent Magic
Often in urban fantasy, magic proves more detrimental than helpful. Our panelists discuss this aspect of their own magic systems, and the role it plays in their stories.
Panelists: Myke Cole, J.D. Horn, James A. Hunter, Kevin O. McLaughlin, Chloe Neill, Linda Robertson
1:00 p.m. The Daily Grind: Mundane Jobs and the UF Protagonist
Fighting supernatural threats doesn’t always pay the bills, so some characters have to also have regular, mundane jobs. Our panelists discuss how their protagonists balance the two aspects of their lives.
Panelists: David B. Coe, J.D. Horn, J.F. Lewis, Gail Z. Martin, Samantha Sommersby, Debbie Viguié
And finally, I’m still coming along with the weight loss program. Down around 15 pounds, aiming for another 20-25. I’m hoping to be in decent enough shape to run the Carlsbad Half Marathon this upcoming January. So far, prospects look good.