Over the last weekend, I had the privilege of joining approximately fifteen other independent authors at the home of Michael and Robin Sullivan, where we did nothing but discuss business for days on end and definitely did not throw knives at anything or anyone.
As you probably know, I spend most of my time either writing or curled up in my carapace, so it's unusual that I ever exchange words with others and see the sun at the same time. But I really had a blast; it was awesome to meet up with a cabal of these fellow independent writers and find out that they're all such great people. It's a rare treat to be able to talk with my peers and exchange notes on books we're reading, marketing strategies, and the current location of the secret Story Idea Shop where we buy all our ideas.
Who was there? That's a great question--allow me to provide you with a list of the other authors in attendance, some of whom you may have read before, and others I'm sure you're about to go read right now:
Michael Miller - Battle Spire, the Dragon's Blade trilogy, and Portal Books
Miranda Honfleur - Blade and Rose and Dark-Elves of Nightbloom
Davis Ashura - The Castes and the OutCastes and The Chronicles of William Wilde
Dyrk Ashton - Paternus: Rise of Gods and also your dreams.
Luke Chmilenko - Ascend Online and A Mark of Kings (with some other guy)
Bryce O'Connor - The Wings of War and A Mark of Kings (with some other guy)
Alec Hutson - The Crimson Queen and its sequel
Phil Tucker - Godsblood, The Chronicles of the Black Gate, Euphoria Online
K.S. Villoso - The Agartes Epilogues, Annals of the Bitch Queen
Quenby Olson - First Position, The Firstborn, The Bride Price, and many others.
J.C. Kang - The Dragon Songs Saga, Scions of the Black Lotus
A.C. Cobble - Benjamin Ashwood, The Cartographer
Andy Peloquin - Defenders of Legend, Hero of Darkness, Heirs of Destiny (these include a bunch of books, seriously this guy has like a million books out, he is a monster who must be stopped.)
T.L. Greylock - The Song of the Ash Tree (Books 1-3)
Now go read.
P.S. Thanks to Ethan Roscoe on Facebook for the puntheon.
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