Edit: I wrote this post Friday Oct 7th, and first published it Monday Oct 10th. It’s now Friday Oct 14th, and I’m back here making the changes I meant to Sunday Oct 9th - because a lot has changed and I had a cold and was totally out of it. And now I have no time.
I know how Gandalf felt.
Man, I’m really bad at this “timely promotion” thing. I apologise.
I'll get there.
But in the meantime, I have NEWS.
Okay, remember way back in the day when I announced that Renaissance Press will be publishing my previously self-published backlist? Yeah. It's finally happening! The first of those books has been given a new life. You might say, it has been resurrected. Made undead, even...
It's Human. My vampire novel. In case the above terrible puns didn't make that obvious.
Anyway, here is the cover:
Can you do me a favour? If you happen to see any of my books out in the wild (bookstores, folks reading them, maybe?(with their permission)), as it were, would you be able to snap a picture of it and send it to me? I'm on Twitter (@SMCarriere) and Instagram (@s.m.carriere). If you happen to see them, any of them, please tag me.
It would literally be a dream come true.
Okay, now to other news. Can-Con is happening again, and I couldn't be more excited. There are some serious scheduling conflicts, however. So far. We just have the draft schedule. I will post an update if it changes.
Edit: There were changes!
The launch party for Renaissance Press was happening Saturday afternoon from 12:00 - 2:00pm. I am teaching martial arts during that exact time. My assistant is unable to take over that weekend. Not being able to split myself in twain, and not having access to any form of time-travel, I would’ve been utterly unable to attend, which made me sad. But, upon hearing the news, Nathan at Renaissance Press and Brandon Crilly (who was in charge of the schedule… and will also be launching his debut novel, Catalyst, this weekend. Be sure to check it out!), the launch has been moved to Sunday and I can attend! It’s at 10:30 and, just before my panel. In order to make it easier, I gave up on my signing session. There’s no real point to it, to be honest. I’ll be in the dealer’s room most of the convention, and stupid easy to find if anyone wants my signature for some reason. I will be there later in the afternoon Saturday, and all day Sunday. And of course, the rest of today.
The Dealer's Room is open to the public (you must be masked). Swing by and I'll be thrilled to sign for you. Largely because I expect that there will be no one seeking a signature, and I don’t have a table mate this year, so I will be a little lonely. Anyone dropping by will make my entire weekend. Come see me in the Dealer's Room! If I'm not at a panel (or teaching), I'll be there. Come see me any time!
Then I will be on a panel. Just one, thank heavens. I've not been on a panel in a long while, and I'll probably be a babbling ball of bollocks, but I'll try and be thoughtful and interesting. In any case, I'll be on the panel Homemade is Fine: The Use and Making of Niche Genre Terms. It looks to be a fun topic and I'm thrilled to be on it. That is happening 11:30 - 12:30 in Salon F.
Now, I'm pretty sure that Can-Con is limiting the number of in-person attendees this year, and as a result may already be sold out. BUT the Dealer's Room is open to all (provided you are masked), and I cannot stress enough that you should probably drop by to see all the amazing books and book-related things that the fantastically talented Ottawa-and-surrounds SFF community has created.
Christmas comes up fast, and it books are always a brilliant gift.
Right, I have been going full-tilt since Monday, and I’m exhausted and hungry so I’m in search of lunch and a nap before the convention starts in earnest.