July Began With a Bang

Writing Updates

Test readers are supposedly analyzing a fantasy short story I completed a couple weeks ago. I’ve promised to hand over another short–an action sci-fi–later this week. In the meantime, I’m considering my novel-in-progress, DeCo, in less than favorable ways. (How is the story so disorganized? There’s too much! Too much!)

Life Updates

I’m still working an 8 to 5 job, still trying to keep up with the paperwork and scheduling for a martial arts school, and still taking part in the filming of a dark fantasy / horror short film. An early trailer for the short film is available on YouTube:

Vaughn on Tour

Discord's Apple by Carrie VaughnI’ve mentioned Carrie Vaughn on this blog before. She’s the bestselling author of the Kitty Norville series, including the newly-released Kitty Goes to War, and the young adult novel Voices of Dragons.

Tor just released her first adult stand-alone novel, Discord’s Apple, and to celebrate, she’s going on tour. Here’s her official schedule for the month, altered from the information cheerfully stolen off of her blog.

If you have the opportunity to meet her, I recommend that you go for it. She always has good information for fans and aspiring writers.


July 28: Phoenix, Poisoned Pen at 7:00 pm


July 24: San Francisco, Borderlands at 3:00 pm

July 26: San Diego, Mysterious Galaxy at 7:00 pm

July 27: Burbank, Dark Delicacies at 7:00 pm


July 10Romcon 2010 in Denver

July 31:  Denver, Broadway Book Mall at 3:00 pm

New Mexico

July 20: Albuquerque, Bookworks, at 7:00 pm


July 21: Portland, Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing, at 7:00 pm


July 29: Seattle, University Bookstore at 7:00 pm