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The Tiny Book Fest – Day 2! April 26, 2020

This Sunday is DAY 2 of THE TINY BOOK FEST from Interlude Press & Duet Books!

Come for a panel on WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION, A Q&A with author CLAIR RUDY FOSTER, which will include a reading from his marvelous collection of short stories SHINE OF THE EVER, A Conversation with CB LEE, author of the fabulous SIDEKICK SQUAD series, A Conversation with award-winning IP Art Director C.B. MESSER led by author JULIAN WINTERS, and a panel on YA IN SPAAAAAAACE!! THE MANY WORLDS OF SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY YA!

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Definitely something for everyone!

I’m really looking forward to this, but especially to hear more about the cover design process at Interlude Press/Duet Books. I’m more than a little thrilled with the cover CB Messer came up with for THE CAMINO CLUB. It’s not accidental that they’re phenomenal at what they do! Messer reads the books for which they create covers. There couldn’t possibly be a better cover design for THE CAMINO CLUB. It’s impossible. It’s pure unadulterated perfection and I have CB Messer to thank for that. What an incredible attention to detail!

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Catch it on ZOOM or FACEBOOK LIVE!

ONCE AGAIN, THERE WILL BE PRIZES!

That will be a wrap for THE TINY BOOK FEST! Make sure to catch it this SUNDAY APRIL 26th, 2020!

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Recovered Poem (Maasai Adumu at Keekorok) and The Tiny Book Fest Recording…

Every once in a while a publication that has published one of my pieces goes under. The reasons are various, but we know funding has a lot to do with death in the art world.

Message in a Bottle Poetry Magazine came through for me in 2010 and published my poem Maasai Adumu at Keekorok. I wrote this poem soon after returning from a writing retreat in Kenya where I made a side trip to Keekorok Lodge on the Maasai Mara National Reserve for a safari.

MiaBPM is now defunct. As first rights are now gone for this poem, I thought I would share it here so it doesn’t slip away to someplace where I can never find it again.

Maasai Adumu at Keekorok

Their voices lift
like gazelle in fright,
swell your insides
to heights that burst
and bleed in rivers red.


Their screeches
hit that place inside,
cracks it into pieces;
that place you did not know,
you did not dream you carried.


Their dance beckons,
screams your name
and you are left in tatters,
feeling loss of life,
your old life slips away,
you lift with every jump and neon yelp,
to stretch yourself complete.


Their red shúkàs sway,
entice ancient longing,
scream to all who are present,
“We are, we are,
we are Maasai.”


While you’re here, I did a panel for THE TINY BOOK FEST by INTERLUDE PRESS AND DUET BOOKS this past weekend. The panel was LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION and it was moderated by Sarah Penna of FROLIC MEDIA. Also on the panel with me were fellow pub-house authors Julian Winters, Lilah Suzanne, and Laury A Egan.
Apparently, if you missed it, you can still watch the Facebook recording:
The Tiny Book Fest continues next Sunday (APRIL 26, 2020) and you can tune in via Zoom or Facebook on Interlude Press’s Facebook page. Here’s the schedule:
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The Tiny Book Fest – DAY 1 SCHEDULE Sunday April 19th, 2020

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The Tiny Book Fest is coming! Day 1 is SUNDAY APRIL 19th, 2020.

Tune in this SUNDAY (APRIL 19th, 2020) via ZOOM and FACEBOOK LIVE.

I’ll be on the LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION PANEL…

1pm – 5:30pm Eastern Time or 10:00am – 2:30pm Pacific Time.

Join the conversation and win prizes!

Brought to you by INTERLUDE PRESS and their Young Adult imprint DUET BOOKS!

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Readers & Writers – Come to The Tiny Book Fest Sunday April 19th from 1pm to 5:30pm While Staying at Home!

This coming Sunday (APRIL 19, 2020), join Interlude Press and Duet Books for THE TINY BOOK FEST! Events are happening from 1pm to 5:30pm Eastern Time!

CLICK the link above for the full fest schedule. Here’s a little about the discussion panel I will be on:

1:30 pm Pacific Time / 4:30 pm Eastern Time

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Every once in a while, you’ll read a book where the setting feels almost like another character in the book. Authors with setting-inspired fiction discuss how the location can set the tone and influence storytelling.

Moderator: Sarah Penna, Co-founder of Frolic Media
Panel:
Kevin Craig, The Camino Club (Duet, October 2020)
Laury A. Egan, The Ungodly Hour
Lilah Suzanne, Tack & Jibe; Jilted
Julian Winters, The Summer of Everything (Duet, September 2020)

THE BOOKS:

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Moderated by Sarah Penna of FROLIC MEDIA, our panel will discuss the importance of place in story. I can only speak for myself, but my story was literally built around the location…I would not have a story without the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain. I’m looking forward to sharing this panel with such amazing authors!

THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY IS THE SECOND DAY OF THE FEST. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR BOTH SUNDAY APRIL 19th, 2020 and SUNDAY APRIL 26th, 2020. A BOOKFEST FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN LIVING ROOM! Get cozy and join Interlude Press and Duet Books for what promises to be a fantastic and entertaining time.

I’m not saying anything, but…I do believe there are prizes to be had!

 

 

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The Tiny Book Fest by Interlude Press and Duet Books! I’m on the LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Panel!

I’m so excited about this! Interlude Press and Duet Books are having an online BOOK FEST! And I get to participate!

THE TINY BOOK FEST BY INTERLUDE PRESS AND DUET BOOKS is coming! Visit INTERLUDE PRESS BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGE BELOW:

IP/Duet Tiny Book Fest Coming to a Computer Near You April 19 & 26

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Sunday, April 19th and Sunday, April 26th!

I think you’ll find there’s something for everyone. Here’s the schedule from the Interlude Press website:

 

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

10 am PT /1 pm ET

FLUFF YEAH!

The authors of the upcoming SHORT STUFF YA anthology talk about the role of feel-good fiction in difficult times.

Moderator: Alysia Constantine, Short Stuff editor
Panel:
Julia Ember, The Seafarer’s Kiss; The Navigator’s Touch
Kate Fierro, Love Starved
Jude Sierra, A Tiny Piece of Something Greater; Idlewild; What It Takes
Tom Wilinsky and Jen Sternick, Snowsisters


11:45 am PT / 2:45 pm ET

JULIAN WINTERS IN CONVERSATION WITH DAHLIA ADLER (LGBTQ READS; His Hideous Heart)


12:45 am PT / 3:45 pm ET

BEHIND THE SCENES: Q&A WITH IP/DUET

Want to know what’s next? How to submit a manuscript? How we’re riding out the current storm? We’re here to share and answer your questions about where we’ve been, where we hope to go, and how we’re going to get there.


1:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm ET

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

Every once in a while, you’ll read a book where the setting feels almost like another character in the book. Authors with setting-inspired fiction discuss how the location can set the tone and influence storytelling.

Moderator: Sarah Penna, Co-founder of Frolic Media
Panel:
Kevin Craig, The Camino Club (Duet, October 2020)
Laury A. Egan, The Ungodly Hour
Lilah Suzanne, Tack & Jibe; Jilted
Julian Winters, The Summer of Everything (Duet, September 2020)


SUNDAY, APRIL 26

9 am PT / Noon ET

TURN BACK THE CLOCK: WRITING ACCURATE HISTORICAL FICTION

Whether your novel is set in Ancient Rome or the height of the disco era at Studio 54, writing historical fiction requires detailed research to get the setting right.

Moderator: TBA
Panel:  

Alysia Constantine, LuckMonkey (January 2021)
Carrie Pack, Grrrls on the Side
Amy Stilgenbauer, Sideshow
Laura Stone, Bitter Springs


10:30 am PT/ 2:30 pm ET

CLAIRE RUDY FOSTER, Q&A and READING, SHINE OF THE EVER

A literary mixtape of life, love and queer community in Portland, Oregon, Claire Rudy Foster’s Shine of the Ever was singled out by O Magazine as “Best LGBTQ Books That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2019.” Join Foster as they read from this acclaimed short story collection.


12:15 PT/ 3:15 pm ET

C.B. LEE IN CONVERSATION WITH BOOKTUBER MALLORY COHEN (“Mallorayofsunshine”)

1:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm ET

THE COVER UP: THE STORYTELLING ART OF COVER ILLUSTRATION

Award-winning IP Art Director C.B. Messer in conversation with author Julian Winters


3pm PT/ 6pm ET

YA IN SPAAAAAAACE!!: THE MANY WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY YA

Space operas! Urban fantasies! Reimagined fairy tales! Science fiction and fantasy are a staple of Young Adult fiction, as well as some of the most popular queer YA reads. Our panel talks about the broad range of SFF- YA, and their places in it.

Moderator: Alex Brown, Tor.com
Panel:
Julia Ember, The Seafarer’s Kiss; The Navigator’s Touch
Kate Hazel Hall, From Darkness (November 2020)
C.B. Lee, The Sidekick Squad Series; Seven Tears at High Tide
F.T. Lukens, The Broken Moon Series; The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic; Monster of the Week

 

I will be participating in the LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION panel, where the authors talk about settings and locations and how they influence story. My upcoming book with DUET BOOKS is THE CAMINO CLUB, which is set on the CAMINO DE SANTIAGO pilgrimage route in SPAIN. The Camino is definitely one of the characters in my novel.

Mark your calendars! Two consecutive Sundays in April.

Go to my NOVELS page to learn more about pre-ordering THE CAMINO CLUB. The paperback, by the way, is currently on sale at BARNES AND NOBLE.