My Busy Weekend

This Saturday, September 13, I will be at the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library’s 2nd annual Author Expo from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Willoughby Hills Community Center in Willoughby Hills.

This Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm I will be at the Meet the Authors event at the fifth annual Weekend Of The Pooka:  A Celebration Of The Arts at the Bedford Commons.  While I’m only there Sunday, the events go on all weekend long.

Dragon•Princess will be available at both venues.

In other news, I just found out I will be attending the 27th annual Buckeye Book Fair, this November 1st.

So, anyone want a book?

Dragon princessI was talking to a colleague about the non-writing part of this writing thing. Specifically, what a mid-list author might do to get some publicity for their book. The conversation hit the obvious points, signings, distributing ARCs and so on. But he did mention something I hadn’t ever considered: having his minions friends leave propaganda bookmarks at giveaway tables at cons for him. This is one of those ideas that are so simple that it’s baffling why I hadn’t thought of it before.

Here’s what I’m thinking of doing. And I’m going to offer this to anyone reading this post: If you are attending a SF convention or similar venue in the continental U.S. over the next 12 months, and are willing to drop off bookmarks/postcards promoting my Dragon* books, I will give you a signed copy of Dragon•Princess in return. (If you have that, I’ll send a copy of Dragon•Thief when it becomes available.)

If you are interested, e-mail me at author@sandrewswann.com at least one month before the convention you’re planning to attend.

Done (for now)

I just handed the finished copy of the second book in the Dragon* series off to Sheila at DAW. Dragon•Thief is done for the moment, pending editorial revisions.
For those who start at the last page, here’s the last line:

Things really never go wrong in quite the way I expect.

And some actual news. . .

“My rival Dark Lord to the contrary, there is more than one way to offer a virgin sacrifice.”
—The Goddess Lysea

I have completed, more-or-less, the revised draft of Dragon•Thief. After some spelling and copy-editing, I should be turning it in to DAW by the 15th. Fans of the misadventures of thief Frank Blackthorne should be happy to know he does get what he wants, and it turns out about as badly as you’d expect.