Indie Author Day!

I recently heard about a new event coming up this fall: Indie Author Day. From their website:

During the Inaugural Indie Author Day on October 8, 2016, libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team. In addition to these local programs, each library’s indie community will come together for an hour-long digital gathering at 2 pm Eastern featuring Q&A with writers, agents and other industry leaders. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity for libraries and authors to connect on both local and global levels!

I think this is a fantastic idea! I love the idea of indie authors and libraries boosting each other up. The book industry can be a pretty crazy place, and we all need to support each other.

I’m hoping to help organize a local event here in Buffalo. Curious to see if your library is hosting an event? You can find the list of participating libraries on the website. You can also reach out to the event organizers to try to get your library involved if you don’t already see it on the list.

Happy Pride Week!

It’s Pride Week here in Buffalo, NY, a celebration of the LGBT community. I’ll be walking in the Pride Parade this Sunday with Relativity BellyDance along with the Dance Days of Buffalo float. (We walked in the parade last year and learned the hard way that 1 bottle of water is not enough, and dancing for the entire 2 mile stretch is a BAD idea. We are more prepared this year!) President Obama also declared the entire month of June to be LGBT Pride Month!

Here’s a great post from the WordPress Blog last year that they wrote shortly after the SCOTUS ruling legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the US. In the post, they link to various LGBT bloggers and posts.

Who are some of your favorite LGBT authors or characters? My favorites include the author Clive Barker, and the characters Professor Lyall and Biffy (oh how I love them!) from The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger.

Grigory’s Gadget Launch Day!

Tomorrow (March 12) is Launch Day for Grigory’s Gadget – Book 1 of the Gaslight Frontier Series! You’ll be able to find it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Smashwords, and Kobo! You can also get the paperback through my CreateSpace eStore. It’s also on Goodreads!

If you’re in Western New York, stop by Mermaid & Weasel on Main Street in Buffalo for my book launch event (along with their store anniversary party!). I’ll have copies of Grigory’s Gadget to sign and sell, along with Grigory’s Gadget-themed tea, candles, and t-shirts!

Here are a couple reviews of Grigory’s Gadget:

I also did an interview with the Steampunk Cavaliers HERE!