Day 3 of being a published author

Today felt like jumping out of a perfectly good airplane (career as editor) to trust my fate to an unknown parachute (career as author). Of course in my case I continue to be a full time editor so I’ve managed to stay in the plane while simultaneously deploying the parachute. Needless to say, mental chaos reigns. Having other books to work on has helped keep me sane while I assiduously avoid looking at my ranking on Amazon…yeah, even I didn’t believe that when I wrote it. You know how they hook up heart rate monitors to astronauts when they go into space, well, they should do that to authors when they check Amazon. “Judging by your EKG, your heart could power a Formula One car, a 747 and one of those hissing espresso machines.”

I’ll be at the Camp Hill, PA B&N this coming Wednesday at 7pm for a signing and talk. Jeff Young, the assistant manager, friend and fellow writer, has most graciously set up the event. If you’re in the neighborhood drop by and say hello. I’ll be the guy acting like he knows what he’s talking about.

The following week Pocket Books are flying me out to San Diego for Comic Con where I’ll be signing and then on my first panel as an author. It’s something about god………….just pausing for the lightning bolt. If you’re at the Con and need a good laugh, or want to hear from authors like Jim Butcher, Lynn Flewelling, David Keck, Jenna Rhodes and Eldon Thompson, then swing by room 5AB on Saturday, July 26 at 6pm.

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