Sunday, July 8, 2012

Onward and Upward!

Fandom Fest finished up last week, and I've got about a week to go on the Spirit of Fire Blog Tour, so I'm wrapping up a couple of major endeavors that have kept me extremely busy in the early part of the summer.

Fandom Fest as a whole was well over 10,000 in attendance, a big success by any measure.  I was very proud of the Literary Track group that was assembled, as we had some incredible guests like Timothy Zahn, Robin Hobb, Julie Kagawa, and Angie Fox.  I got to meet a few of the film guests like Sean Astin and James Marsters, but for the most part the weekend was insanely busy and I'm definitely glad things are done.

The Spirit of Blog Tour on the other hand has been a great deal of fun, with a nice mix of videos, interviews, giveaways, guests posts and more.  I really hope everyone has enjoyed the character posts and character interviews, and that those activities have helped give some further insight into the ensemble of the Fires in Eden series.  Some of the videos have been absolutely crazy, such as the bacon making one I did for The Cabin Goddess and another video I did for I Smell Sheep which required the help of my sister with puppeteering so that the site's mascot Baaart could make an appearance on the video.

July is going to be a very writing heavy month.  I've got several short stories close to completion, including new ones for the Chronicles of Ave and the Annals of the Rising Dawn, and the first of a batch for a new series that will be horror genre in nature.  Of course, I'm underway on book 4 of the Rising Dawn Saga, and it is going to be high-octane! If you thought The Seventh Throne was full of action and revelations, wait until you dive into this one!

So onward and upward it is as the July heat continues here in Central KY!  :)

1 comment:

H David Blalock said...

I have to hand it to you, Stephen, you really know how to put a fantastic literary track together. Look forward to seeing you soon.