Covenant/literary promotional activities as of Sept. 5, 2007
Over Labor Day Weekend I finished answering interview questions from Aisling Press. The interview will appear on the Aisling Press website and in the back of Covenant. I'll provide a link once it's live. Out-of-the-box, "thinking" questions that delve between the lines accompany those relating directly to the story.
This Saturday, September 8, I'll read at the International Literacy Day festival in Rainbow Springs State Park, Dunnellon, FL. The Florida State Parks website has more information about International Literacy Day events, which will occur across the parks system.
On Saturday, October 6, I'll participate in the dark poetry panel at Necronomicon (Tampa, FL, October 5-7).
On Saturday, October 20, I'll be part of a book event at Poe House Books in Crystal River, FL.
On Friday, October 26 (the day before I attend the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading), I and other local authors will speak on craft at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills, FL, as part of the kickoff celebration for the November Novelists group. Spearheaded by the Citrus County Library System, the group formed to network and support participants in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Upon its release, copies of Covenant will go to the following:
The Eaton Collection at the University of California, Riverside. From the website: "The Eaton Collection is the largest publicly-accessible collection of science fiction, fantasy, horror and utopian fiction in the world.... It is visited by scholars from around the world both for its American and international holdings."
The University of South Florida Library's Special Science Fiction and Fantasy Collection. Shannon Colavecchio-Van Sickler profiled this collection in her June 25, 2006, St. Petersburg Times article, "USF's brave new world."
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America's Circulating Book Plan. Through the SFWA CBP, Covenant will circulate among readers in ten regions before residing in book repositories (mainly public and university libraries). I will also receive new book releases to read and pass along to other SFWA members participating in the plan.
I have also sent in my registration check for next year's Worldcon, Denvention 3 in Denver, CO, which will take place August 6-10, 2008.
I'm awaiting answers to other inquiries and will post more updates as they develop!
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Covenant, the first volume in the Deviations Series, is forthcoming from Aisling Press and can be pre-ordered here. The Deviations page has additional details.