[Chikara Press] Spacecoast Booklovers Recap

Jul 05, 2023 9:41 pm


Hey there! What a scorching summer this has been so far! Please remember to stay hydrated as we enter the dog days of summer.


Spacecoast Booklover's 2023 Recap

I had a blast at this year's Spacecoast Booklover's convention in Cape Canaveral! It was really awesome to meet so many new readers there. This year had the highest attendance of readers and authors in the convention's history!

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I also debuted Pinstripes during the convention, and I nearly sold out of all of my copies! I was also on a panel with other authors, and we talked about book tropes and did some Q&A sessions with readers. I had the opportunity to play a Dungeons & Dragons boardgame with some readers, also. On Saturday night, after the signing, everyone dressed up in their finest vintage 1920's flapper outfits and zoot suits for the Roaring 20's themed afterparty.

I am looking forward to returning next year!


See you at LLS!

Literary Love Savannah (LLS) will be the final reader convention I attend this year. The event is happening July 19-23 at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront hotel, right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah, Georgia. If you are planning to attend, please let me know! I will have some goodies for my Patreon supporters, as well as debuting a new book that you can snag before anyone else (more details below)!


Here's the cover reveal of the book I will be debuting at LLS! This is my highly-anticipated Viking Death Metal-themed book, and my first Urban Fantasy story. LLS attendees will be the first to snag their copy before anyone else! Let me know what you think of the cover! My Patrons had first dibs on seeing this cover already:


Thunderstruck is a snarky Urban Fantasy contemporary retelling of a classic Norse mythology story.


Take a hot-tempered guitarist, a mischievous drummer, and a kickass bassist, and you get VanAesir, one of the hottest underground Viking death metal bands in Seattle.

But the road to the top is an endless struggle, especially for Tor Hagen, lead guitarist of VanAesir and walking disaster for all electronics. Getting through a set without a hitch is a challenge for Tor, whose uncontrollable lightning abilities are amplified through his uniquely crafted guitar, Myollnir.

A few days before one of the largest metal events in the country, Tor wakes up to find his beloved Myollnir has been stolen. With a little help from his friends Frida Winters and Luca Ingram, Tor must do whatever it takes to get it backā€”even if gaffs and corsets are involved.

A hilarious and snarky contemporary retelling of the Norse mythology story The Lay of Thrym from Poetic Edda.


Thunderstruck releases first exclusively at Literary Love Savannah 2023 (starting 7/21/2023), and you can also get the ebook and print versions from Chikara Press. 

The ebook and print versions will be released at the major retailers (Amazon, B&N, etc.) on 9/5/2023.

-Love, hugs, and lots of cookies