This week, I’m packing fake blood, my laptop, and thermals and heading out to Portland for my first writing conference in a few years. What madness could steal me from my adopted perpetual-summer home in Florida?
Muthafuckin’ BIZARROCON, that’s what.
My new book, Pax Titanus, is published by Eraserhead Press, and for its grand debut (along with the two other fantabulous New Bizarro Author Series titles) they have DEMANDED that I attend this colorful and weird annual event.
Not only do I have to stand and smile, but I’m going to have to read (I am actually going to perform an interpretive dance) to a room full of interested Bizarro authors, readers, and fans. I’ll be forced to attend illuminating workshops and eat high-quality food that (I’m assured) contains no human flesh. Party poopers.
Well, fine. Publish my book and make me travel to a kickass town, have fun, and make a shitton of new friends. Just put my head in a Fisher Price FunTime Vise. At least I have been promised a Voodoo Doughnut for my trouble.
Being Portland, I know that there will be no shortage of coffee (MY LIFE FUEL) and it’s my intention to post up at least one report from the field. I’m looking forward to sharing my experience with you. The more people I can drag into this world, the better. My plans are to listen more than speak, soak it all up, and use what I learn to do my part to corrupt an already corrupted world.
Upon my return, I’ll be blogging all the way to the OFFICIAL release of PAX TITANUS, a book I think you’re going to really dig.
Exciting times, yes indeed.
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