Over the January 23rd weekend, I participated for the second year in the COSine, a science fiction convention put on by First Friday Fandom in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a smaller, more laid back convention but it always brings in big names in the science fiction and fantasy literary community. This year was no exception. With Guests of Honor including Jim Butcher and Connie Willis, 2016’s event was an early highlight to my year.
This year, we launched the print versions of both Sleeper Protocol and Runs In The Family at the convention to a wonderful reception. I entered the convention with a small goal for book sales and nearly doubled it. I also had the pleasure of reading aloud from the books for the first time. My reading had about fifteen participants, about half were close friends and the others were acquaintances and new readers. It was a great experience.
Next week, I’m gearing up for Superstars Writing Seminar and looking forward to sit downs with James A. Owen and Eric Flint in particular. There are many interesting things afoot.