Posts tagged with: CapClave

mountainviewfromcoopershawkI’m SO excited!  It’s OCTOBER!!!  WOOT!!!

Thanks for popping in today.  I’m in the throes of getting the house decorated.  See the typewriter below?  It’s a “Haunted Typewriter” from Grandin Road – they have the BEST Halloween stuff!!   It “spirit-types” HELP over and over.  Perfect for a Halloween-obsessed writer!  Grins.

Stormy weather and book deadlines have me a few days behind, but it’ll be up by the end of the weekend.  Grins.  (I’m waiting till Monday to do the outside since Sunday is supposed to be windy and rainy. )

But I’m getting a start inside between Capclave and watching my Eldest play baseball.  Eldest and the Hubs are in south Florida.  Yes, Florida.  They’re at a tournament and I can only watch him play on GameChanger – a fabulous pitch-by-pitch realtime computer interface.  It’s almost–almost!– like being there except I can’t whistle, yell, and clap encouragement.

Well, I CAN, but they can’t hear me.  Ha!haunted-typewriter

So, decorating, watching baseball and doing panels at the AMAZING local Fantasy Con called CapClave.  I am so thrilled to be a part of CapClave this year.  What a great group of people!  I had my first panel this morning with the guest of honor, Sarah Beth Durst.  What a fun person!!  And a great YA writer if you’re looking for a super YA fantasy read!

We were on a panel talking about where authors get their ideas.  I think that’s a funny question, because, as another panelist said, my problem is how do you stop them from coming long enough to WRITE them!?!?  Ha!  However, it was fascinating to hear how ideas and concepts came to the other panelists.  (Dreams, articles, tv shows, other books, fairy tales, and “what-if” scenarios…)thewitcheswalkfinal

I’m part of another panel later in the day about climate change, and last thing tonight, I get to join the wonderful ladies from BroadUniverse for a Rapid Fire Reading.  If you’re not familiar with either Broad Universe, or RFRs, these are too fun!  The Broads, as they’re affectionately known, are women who write speculative fiction.  Rapid Fire Readings are a session where authors read from their latest works or works in progress.

I’m reading from the Witches Walk.  So excited!!

Of course, I’ll have to be checking my phone tonight because the Cubs and Giants are playing….Let’s Go, Cubbies!!  I know Suz will be watching the Indians.

It’s a great time of the year….football, baseball, books, Halloween, trick-or-treati

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 27: Members of the Chicago Cubs wait to welcome Kris Bryant #17 after he hit a game-winning, two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field on July 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Rockies 9-8. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 27: (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

ng (chocolate!), and spooky stories.  What’s not to love?

Are you decorating for Halloween?

If you like football, who do you root for?

If you’re a baseball fan, is your team fighting for a spot, or done, or in the hunt?

Time for pumpkin pie!!  (And maybe a food fight with Cassondra….Bwahahahah!)