Archives: The Last of the Ageless

2016 Writing Plans

Traci Loudin and Angie Westfall, librarian at BUHS2015 was a good year. At long last, I published my post-apocalyptic science fiction book! (As well as 4 short stories.) I also completed the first draft of a brand new epic fantasy adventure, not set in the Ageless universe. And along the way, I learned a lot, like what it takes to format both an ebook and a print book.

Read on to see what I accomplished in 2015 and what I plan to accomplish in 2016!
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A Record-Breaking Renaissance Festival

I have returned from my travels to the Carolina Renaissance Festival during Time Travelers Weekend! I was an author guest with Park Road Books this weekend. Together, Edward McKeown, J. Matthew Saunders and I sold each others’ books and signed them (our own, of course).

Meet Traci Loudin at Carolina Renaissance FestivalThe Carolina Ren Faire broke record attendance on Saturday with over 15,000 attendees! Matthew and I were dressed as steampunks and Ed was a British colonialist (or a French swordsman on Sunday), traveling through time to the Renaissance. Together, our books spanned from 600 years in our past up through 50,000 years in the future.

Captain Jack Sparrow Stormtrooper CosplayAfter spending the entire day on my feet Saturday, I was exhausted on Sunday and made a few blunders including misspelling a Stefanie as Stephanie. She was gracious about it, though I felt absolutely terrible and corrected the spelling as best I could…

Ed, Matthew, and I made a great team, each with our own styles of pulling people in. Matthew had his dark and mysterious going on (perfectly in keeping with his subject matter), Ed tended to draw people in with friendly conversation, and I brought them in with, let’s admit it, my charming smile. ;D

 

The Pulsating Pickle Technique

Photo of Miguel and his pickle by Michelle Erica Green

On Saturday, Miguel of the talented and hilarious Don Juan and Miguel troupe came by to show us his, errm, pulsating pickle trick… Yes, you read that correctly: We were treated to a very intimate and backstage viewing of how Miguel gets his pickle properly pulsating.

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Time Traveling for Signed Books

The Indie 50 nomination period is open until November 22nd and The Last of the Ageless is eligible. Please nominate your favorites!

And now… Forward in time! Join me for a weekend of time-traveling debauchery at the Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace! (What a mouthful! Who knew that was its full name?)

Carolina Renaissance Festival - Time Travelers WeekendThere will be jousting!

Huzzah!

There will be turkey legs!

And there will be signed copies of the The Last of the Ageless!

Huzzah!
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