It’s been a busy month for me, with lots going on.
On the personal side, my little sister, Annie, got married two days ago in the LDS Provo City Center Temple. I love her and her new husband, Neils, so much, and I’m very excited for them. My cousin, Kyle, also got married in the Payson Temple to his lovely wife Whitney exactly a month prior to my sister’s wedding, so there have been these exciting events happening in my family.
I’m also signed up for a class to help me prepare to retake the GRE so I can apply to grad schools for next fall. I’m looking at applying to anthropology programs with an evolutionary concentration in particular, and maybe looking at evolutionary psychology programs for the eventual Ph.D. rout that I’ve been hoping to journey.
Also got called in my LDS single’s ward to be the Relief Society Secretary. It’s intense, but it’s been an amazing experience so far.
On the writing side, I’ve finished up edits for my Windows Into Hell story, “The Armadillo’s Song.” That anthology is scheduled to come out in October this year. I’ve also been working on some preliminary edits for my Valcoria Anthology story under Jason King, and we’re hoping to go through Curiosity Quills Press for that as well. Still working on novels. I’ve been wanting to do more with orcs, and I have a great story in progress there that I’m currently focusing on.
I’ve signed up for Salt Lake Comic Con panels in September, and currently I’m still planning on attending Salt City Steamfest in August (though I may only go Saturday depending on how my schedule works out). Looking forward to seeing friends at these events, as well as fellow fans of writing and other awesome media!
Last week, I participated in Spring Into Books at Salt Lake County Library’s Viridian Event Center. I had a blast, and wanted to give a shout-out to everyone who worked to put the event together, and for everyone who came. Thanks, League of Utah Writers and Viridian, for a providing a venue for us local authors to have a fun afternoon sharing our books!
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Hey guys! I’m still alive–I promise!
Here’s some of what I’ve been up to this month, writing-wise.
I pulled out a couple of short works-in-progress from years past, re-worked their concepts with a fresh perspective, completed them, and sent them off for consideration at a couple of magazines. We’ll see how that goes, eh?
My friends at Curiosity Quills have been moving forward with edits on our Windows Into Hell stories, so I’ve been working on getting my story, “The Armadillo’s Song,” all polished up. According to Goodreads, this fabulous anthology comes out October 24th. Feel free to add the book to your to-read list, and keep your eyes peeled!
I think my Facebook and Twitter followers might be a little sick of me talking about Redneck Eldritch. It was a fun project to be involved in, and I love seeing it do well. For those of you reading it, we authors would love to have some more honest reviews go up on Amazon and Goodreads. If you have a moment to let others out there know what you think, that would be a wonderful treat for us!
Speaking of reviews, I’m reading my way through Writers of the Future volume 32 and hope to post a nice little review of that soon. (My friend Julie Frost has a story in this volume, and I promised her I would give a review after I bought a copy from her.)
For upcoming live events, I’ll be at Spring Into Books, a local author signing event, next Saturday at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. I’m also planning to attend Salt City Steamfest and Salt Lake Comic Con later this summer.
That’s all for now.