I write about Robin Archer, a fae in our world charged by the Fairy Queen to protect human children from human predators. The second installment, released in October 2015, was called “Orphan Heirs & Shades of Night” and was set in Irvington, where someone had created a haunted house secretly based on the deplorable acts of H. H. Holmes.
In 2016, a new haunted house opened in Irvington, overtly based on the deplorable acts of H. H. Holmes.
No word yet on whether the Hotel Holmes will be back for 2017; the website has not been updated since last year. We can hope that’s not due to actual crimes committed during the haunted house’s run last year.
First I went to Realm Makers, which has become one of my favorite writing conferences, and then to a small local writing conference at Taylor University, my first time visiting there. In a couple of weeks I’ll head west again to attend the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers conference. It’s like I’m trying to get my annual allowance of writing conference in just a few weeks!
This little girl was so excited about the fairy unicorn wings she made herself.
Gen Con sold out completely. Not a badge to be had.
Then I had Gen Con, an awesome gathering of 65,000 or so (final attendance not yet released for this year) of your geekiest friends to talk about games, books, history, film, anime, and pretty much everything related. Gen Con is always super-busy for me, because I teach sessions (this year I presented twice on Japanese Folklore & Mythology and once on Norse mythology, as well as teaching costuming workshops from Featherweight Armor to Moldmaking to a make-and-take for simple, hallway-safe wings) and because we compete in the costume contest, which because of Gen Con’s process is mostly a whole-day affair. Continue reading
This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Chocolate.
In the small Indiana town of Upland lies an unlikely hero.
In 1965 this drive-in opened to sell burgers and shakes, like so many others. It’s expanded and changed with time, but it’s also specialized and become internationally famous for its impressive dessert lineup. Continue reading
Hey! Today D is for Dinosaur is on sale for just $.99 for the ebook. The price goes up again Wednesday. That’s just — hold on — less than 4 cents per story, and all about dinosaurs, real or metaphorical. Hard to argue with that value.
Part of the fun of being a writer is hanging out with other writers. I just got home from the Realm Makers conference — more on that later — and today I get to share a schmancy new cover in the Storms in Amethir series by my friend and critique partner Stephanie A. Cain. Check out The Weather War! Continue reading