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Guest Blog: Worldbuilding (A Virtual FantasyCon Post)

Today a special guest will be taking over my blog to talk about worldbuilding. Her name is Megan Manzano, and she’s a contributing blogger for Virtual FantasyCon, which runs from November 1 – 8. I also guest posted on her blog on the topic of superheroes and mutants—check it out.

Virtual FantasyCon Scifi SundayI’ll be a participating author on Nov. 1, during the Scifi Sunday Facebook event. Follow the link to learn more—there will be prizes from authors like me, scavenger hunts, and even a costume contest. Get out your selfie sticks!

Before I let you get to Megan’s fantastic writing, I also wanted to mention that I’ll be hanging out at the Geek Gala tonight in Charlotte, NC. Costumes aren’t required, but the theme this year is the Monster Mash. The Gala goes from 6 to midnight, so if you have your Halloween costume ready, come on out!

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Kindle Countdown Deal Oct 8-15

Cover for The Last of the AgelessHello everyone! I’ve got a lot of great news to share today. First, The Last of the Ageless is a Kindle Countdown Deal from October 8th through 15th.

One of my readers compared The Last of the Ageless to Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. I’ve never been so flattered!

Now $0.99 in the US
and £0.99 in the UK

Buy It at Your Local Amazon Now

Limited time only!
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Reading at Buckhannon-Upshur High School (My First Author Appearance!)

Last Tuesday, I had my first ever appearance as an author! It was terrifying and exhilarating.

Homecoming

I graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 2003, so this event was a homecoming of sorts for me. I’d only been back once or twice post-graduation to pick up my siblings, but I knew to expect the odd mixture of familiarity and strangeness. So many things had changed, and yet so many remained the same.

Welcome Home Ms Traci Loudin - When All Is Lost posterA few of the same: My former sophomore English teacher, Miss Cupp, brought some of her students in to hear me speak. And my former creative writing teacher, Ms. Ramsey Boyce, also brought her students in. Before the event, Ms. Ramsey Boyce had contacted me to tell me that she was reading my book and that so much of it seemed familiar. So although I have no doubt I’ve grown as a writer over the years, my voice is apparently much the same!

I was greeted by this wonderful hand-painted poster based on the cover for When All Is Lost. It’s a very close representation of it! I’m amazed at the level of detail, and extremely flattered that Ms. Wager, the art teacher, would take the time to create something like this for me. It now resides in my office so I can see it while I write.
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