Hi all. Are you ready for a busy month. I sure as hell am. September is going to be a jam-packed month for me. Lots of activities going on and a few new opportunities opening up.
-First up, I have a new job, which is exciting. Same company but different department, and vastly different type of work. I’m ready for the change and feel good about it. It’ll be less time on my feet and I’m grateful for that alone. Plus it’s a different side of the business.
-Next up, Imagi-Con. Imagi-con is going on in Easton, Pa on Sept 15. It’s a place where Cosplay and Pop culture collide. Pretty much a place to get your geek on, regardless what you geek about. This promises to be a fun day and a whole lot to do and see. Cosplay, steampunk, music, comics, books; you name it. The plus is that Mel and I will be vending our wares (books, jewlery, fairy houses, etc). All homemade, btw. And to top it off, both Mel and I will be speaking on a panel. She will talk about costuming and effects make-up while I will talk about the writing process and inspiration. If you’re in the PA area or simply a Con enthusiast, I suggest getting yer tail over here on the 15th.
Imagi-Con info: https://www.facebook.com/events/447696488993245/
On the publishing front: I have a short story being published this month.
In Shadows & Light Anthology 2018, I have Eat The Poor. Shawna Platt puts out this anthology every year with a host of amazing stories. This year is no exception. I have been blessed to be included in multiple volumes, and honored to be published again this year.
Shadows & Light Anthology 2018: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1719964335/
I do have another story being published in October in Ink Stains 10, but we’ll talk more on that later.
-September is Bi Month (at least as far as I’m concerned) as we have Bi Visibility Day and Bi Awareness Week. For those of us in the Bi community, these are kind of big deals because it’s where we can highlight and and educate the community. There is a lot of erasure and misinformation going on and it’s important to dispel all that bullshit.
In that spirit, the proceeds for any sales of Pale Winter Sun will go to The Bicast. Since PWS is a heavily Bi-centric YA novel, it seems not only fitting that it help support such an important project, but I want to give back to those that have helped me so much. The Bicast is a podcast for and by the Bi+ community. It’s been a mainstay for a number of years now and helps to elevate and educate. Just recently I co-hosted a show, after a long hiatus, which was really awesome. And don’t forget Our Stories, which is a project of the Bicast. It’s to collect and share experiences of the Bi+ communtiy, because we all have a story to share.
-I’m also slated to be interviewed for an episode of Deadman’s Tome with Jessi Dedman. I’ll give more on that as details come forth.
-Ohohoh, and last but not least, I will making a quick trip back home to Idaho to visit the family. It’s been a few years since I’ve been back so I’m excited, even if it’s a quick trip. My initial target was to be there for my dad’s 70th birthday, but plans changed. Still, just being able to get up there and see everyone will be fantastic.
So there you go, my September dance card is kinda full, but that’s okay. Lots of fun and exciting stuff going on and I’m looking forward to it all.
Your Weird Uncle Mick