Monthly Archives: August 2011

My Armadillocon Schedule

Armadillocon is this weekend at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin.  I’ll be in and out all weekend, because life is a little crazy right now and I have a million things to do, but I will absolutely be there at the following times…

Texas is a Scary Place
Fri 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Sabine
S. Allen, M. Cardin*, J. Lansdale, J. McDermott, N. Southard, F. Summers
A discussion of horror written by Texans and/or set in the Lone Star State.

Reading
Fri 8:30 PM-9:00 PM

Signing
Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Dealers’ Room
R. Clement-Moore, T. Mallory, N. Southard, D. Sylvan, D. Webb, B. Yansky

Kindle: Friend or Foe?
Sat 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Sabine
I. Andrews, N. Barrett, B. Crider*, K. Frost, N. Southard
What does the popularity of this e-book reader mean for readers, writers, publishers, booksellers, and collectors?

The Rising Popularity of Zombies
Sat 9:00 PM-10:00 PM San Antonio
S. Allen, L. Donahue*, S. Johnson, J. Rountree, N. Southard
The walking dead have invaded movie and tv screens, bestsellers lists, and even Pride and Prejudice! What’s next for the living-challenged?

Ghost Stories
Sat 11:00 PM-Midnight Trinity
S. Allen, S. Johnson, J. McDermott, N. Southard*, W. Spencer, D. Webb
Want to hear something really scary? Our panelists tell their favorite ghost stories.

Quick Updates

Last weekend’s signing went great.  We sold out of all the store’s copies of Scavengers (I think it was 19, but don’t quote me on that), and there were only five copies of Supernatural Noir left.  Lee Thomas and I signed those and gave them to the store for safe selling.  Thank you so much to everybody who came out and purchased a copy.  And to my girlfriend’s parents…I’m sorry about the cocaine and rough sex scene in the middle of Scavengers.  I should have warned you about that.

Mike Oliveri wrote an excellent essay on writers and suicide. As somebody who’s been in therapy for about two years now and still has days when getting out of bed feels like the hardest thing ever, I can vouch for everything he says.  Certainly worth the read.

This week I need to finish up a short story, and then I need to get cracking on a novel that’s due by year’s end.  How did I end up with deadlines, again?