My MystiCon Schedule

If you’re going to be in the Roanoke area, drop by MystiCon. Here’s where I’ll be…


10pm: Iron Author


Noon: Exposition in SF and Fantasy

2pm: Ending Stories with a Bang or a Whimper (M)


11am: How to Get Rejected


Short Story Update and MystiCon News


I have my MystiCon schedule and it looks fabulous.  As always, they put me on panels with the wonderful Lexxx Christian, which means there will be plenty of fun to be had.

So, if you’re around the convention, here’s where I’ll be…

Fri 7:00 PM Ballroom E – WritingYA Lit: Breathing New Life Into SF/F

Fri 10:00 PM Boardroom 1 – Adult Characters with Benefits

Fri 11:00 PM ‐ 1:00 AM Rm 533 – Paranormal Erotic Paranormal Romance Reading

Sat 12:00 PM Ballroom E – Writing Making Old Stories New

Sat 7:00 PM Signing Table

Sat 11:00 PM Rm 438 – Writing Did That Really Happen?

Sun 10:00 AM Ballroom D Literature – What Will You Be Reading in 2020?

Sun 12:00 PM Rm 533 – Reading Koffee Klatch

Given that I usually bring my family to these things, I don’t have the heart to tell my mom that I’m on a 18+ panel where they’ll ID you before letting you in.  How cool is that?  😀

Short Story

I found another short story that I decided to resurrect.  I know I said I’d never write a vampire book, but I wanted to write this one because single moms need love, too.  Single women without kids shouldn’t have a monopoly on sexy vampire encounters.  The rest of us need some love, too.  😉  There’s also the fact, that I’ve mentioned this book at MystiCon 2012, so it’s time to ante up.

At 17,000 words, If I Should Die is about a single mom whose first vampire encounter left her broken and battered, and a second one that dooms her to repeat a terrifying history.

Even though I’m still fiddling with the cover art, the story is in the hands of my editor.  I’m hoping to release If I Should Die on March 4th, but we’ll see.

My MystiCon Schedule

My schedule at MystiCon 2012 is here!  I so can’t wait until this convention because it’s one of the funnest out there.  🙂  Even better, Sherrilyn Kenyon will be there.  Now if only I can remember to bring my books so she can sign them.  Anyway, without further ado, I present my schedule.  My pre-con comments are in blue.


9:00 PM

Dogwood 1

It’s The End of the World (As We Know It)

“Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and  seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead  rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass  hysteria!” Join our panelists as they discuss the best ways to end the  world.

 This is a no-brainer for me, but I’ll see what everyone else says.


11:00 PM


Paranormal Romance Readings

Readings by several of our paranormal romance authors.

 At 11pm?  I hate to say it, but 11pm is my bedtime.  I hate it when I don’t get any sleep during a convention.  But…I’m also very forgiving.  😉


4:00 PM

Signing Table

Marcia Colette Signing

I’ll be signing with the fabulous Jane Oliver.  Although, I doubt much pen action will occur because this is the only time Jana and I have time to catch up these days.  We’ll probably spend more time talking up a storm.


5:00 PM

Dogwood 2

Far Out (or Way Far Out) Scientific Concepts You Need to Know  About

Are you interested in the cutting edge of scientific research?  We’ll be discussing such things as Cold Fusion, Zero-Point Energy, Out of  Body Travel, Nanotechnology, Higher Consciousness, the Mayan Calendar, Exotic  Space Propulsion, Anti-Gravity, Parallel Universes, and more.

Great.  I have to do homework for this panel.  Yes, I LOVE new concepts along the sci-fi lines, but it’s the research I hate.


10:00 PM

Boardroom 1

Romance vs. Erotica – How Much Is Too Much?

Back by popular demand. There can be a very fine line that  separates romantic fiction from erotica, and the audience’s expectations for  each can be quite different. When does one become the other, and how far can  an author go?

I can’t IMAGINE why this panel is back by popular demand.  😆  I tend to get a little “too real” when the topic of what’s off-limits comes up…and usually, the audience catches me saying stuff that make me thankful my mother isn’t in the room.


9:00 AM

Boardroom 1

Care for a Chick-Lit?

Why is the main character in paranormal romances usually female?  Is the audience meant to be women only?

Chick-lit and paranormal romances?  I sure hope this panel isn’t about Mary Janice Davidson because I don’t have a clue her.  I’ve tried the Betsy books and couldn’t get into them.