My Balticon 51 Schedule

I’m so excited for this year’s Balticon! This is my favorite convention to participate in, and I have a wonderful slate of panels and events this time around. I hope you’ll come out and join me for Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday May 27, 2017

1 PM – Author Reading: Grig Larson, Chris Lester, Mike Luoma
Renaissance – St. George

2:30 PM – Autographs: Michelle Sonnier and Chris Lester
Renaissance – Atrium Autograph Table

5 PM – Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator (Moderator)
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore

Sunday May 28, 2017

12 PM – Being a Fan of Problematic Things
Renaissance – Mt. Washington

1 PM – Biology is a Science, Too
Renaissance – Guilford

4 PM – Crowdfunding Your Podcast
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore

7 PM – Metamor City LIVE!
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore

8 PM – Metamor City LIVE! After-party Q&A and Trivia
Renaissance – Pride of Baltimore

Monday May 29, 2017

12 PM – Fiction Writing for Gamemasters (and Vice Versa)
Renaissance – Mt. Washington

In addition to all of these awesome events, my books will be available for purchase in the Dealer’s Room throughout the con. Stop by and say hi!

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New beginnings

Hello, everyone!

Some of you who’ve been following me for a long time may remember that used to look very different. When this was just a private blog for my own scattered ramblings about the world, I found that I didn’t have that much to say. But a lot has changed since that old site went dark.

For one thing, publishing isn’t what it used to be. With vendors like Smashwords and Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing providing a direct link between authors and readers, there has never been a better time to bring my fiction to a broad audience.

There also has never been a better time to be in audio production. Making audiobooks and moving them around used to be expensive — remember those huge boxes of CDs that used to fill the shelves at Borders? — but with the widespread availability of broadband Internet access and 4G phone connections, people can not only easily access audiobooks, they can even stream them directly to their handheld devices. We’ve become sort of inured to this, but when you stop and think about it, it’s pretty incredible. And with audio content easier than ever to access, that means that the demand for it is increasing — and that means big opportunities for authors and producers to reach a vastly increased audience.

This year I’m focused on breaking out from the world of podcasting into the exciting, expanding world of professional audio production. I’ll share my journey with you here as it develops.

And, of course, if you enjoy my rants and ramblings, there will be some of those here, too.

So welcome aboard — and as we say in Metamor City, keep it on the bright side!

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