Thursday, July 30, 2015

Steel City Con in Piitsburgh only a week away!!!

I apologize for the length of time since my last post to the blog.  It has been a long month for my family, medically and emotionally.

Since my last post about winning a Bronze Medal in the National Category for Best Fantasy Novel at the 2015 IPPY Awards,

I was able to receive an honorable mention for Escape from Netherworld in the Young Adult Category in the 2015 Hollywood Book Festival as well.  I was thrilled about the mention, but disappointed that I was not able to make it to Hollywood for the awards.  They were held at the same hotel where the first Oscars were presented.

I have also been working on the second book in the series.  During a second printing of the first book, I am going to add the embossed medal from the IPPY Awards as well as, at the bottom of the first book's cover, I am adding the words First Book in the Netherworld Trilogy.

I just wanted everyone to know that I am hard at work deciding on what is next for the group of friends that were thrust into this alternate realm.  I always catch myself overwriting, I want to explain so much that is in my mind, but I know that I need to let the readers imagine a good bit of what is happening for themselves.

I am also going to be selling my book and signing autographs at the Steel City Con in Pittsburgh (The Monroeville Convention Center) August 7th-9th.  I will be located in the Artist's Alley with some amazing Authors, Artists and Illustrators.   Some of the Unbelievable Celebrities in attendance will be Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Nichelle Nichols, Tricia Helfer, Ralph Macchio and a bunch more.  You can check out more details at and I hope to see some of you there.

I hope to be able to post more often again since everything has started to get back to normal in my usually chaotic life.  I also would like to hear from some readers and get their opinions on what they thought of the first book in the Netherworld Trilogy. I wanted to share some artwork that I have been putting together with some of my characters or the book's cover. I will include one below and hope to have more posted in the future.

Thanks again for following along on this amazing and sometimes bumpy adventure as an author!


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