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For the third year running, the marvelously talented people of The Fine Arts Center in Hot Springs, AR have invited Imagicopter participants to be part of an Event. It will take place on September 8, 2012 and, unlike previous Events, this one promises to be an all-day exercise.

Donna Dunnahoe, one of the lovely ladies behind FAC, has put together a wonderful outline for the day’s activities. There will be workshops in the morning, book signings in the afternoon, and panels in the evening. Thus far, the following have signed up to be part of the experience barring any unforeseen mishaps:

Lineup (times subject to change):
H. David Blalock – workshop on “How to Write Short Stories”, time to be determined but not to exceed an hour
http://www.thrankeep.com/

A. Christopher Drown, speculative fiction writer – workshop on “Presenting Yourself as a Professional Writer (Whether You Are Or Not)”, 1 hour
http://www.shelfari.com/achristopherdrown

William Eakin, speculative fiction writer – workshop on “How to Sell Short Stories”, 1 hour
http://www.sfwa.org/members/eakin/

Jackie Gamber, writer, editor, and publisher – workshop on “How to Write Microstories (Stories under 200 words)”, time to be determined but not to exceed one hour
http://www.jackiegamber.com/

Dan Gamber, graphic designer and publisher – not sure if he is hosting a workshop
http://www.pictusdesign.com/

Leia Barret-Durham and Grady Glover, paranormal writers – workshop on “The Pros and Cons of Independent Publishing”,1 hour
http://fearandtrust.freewebspace.com/

Herika R. Raymer, editor and speculative writer – workshop on “How to Please an Editor”, 30 minutes
http://herikarraymer.webs.com/

At this time, no schedule is available to post as details are being finalized. However, please see The Fine Arts Center website for updates on times, locations, and updates!
http://www.hsfac.com/index.shtml

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A lady of many talents, poet/writer/editor Kimberly Richardson is at it again!

A lover of steampunk, through Kerlak Publishing she has proved fellow enthusiasts with two anthologies – ‘Dreams of Steam’ and ‘Brass and Bolts: Dreams of Steam II’ – as well as compiled some of her own poems into a collection called ‘Tales From A Goth Librarian’. Now she is ready to delight readers again with two novellas in one, ‘Mabon and Pomegranate’.

Teasers from Kerlak Publishing:
Kimberly Richardson, award-winning author of ‘Tales From a Goth Librarian’, explores what happens when the realm of myths and legends collides with modern society in two compelling and captivating novellas.

Mabon:
What would you do if you discovered that your dreams were real? Monica had no idea that moving to the small town of Mabon would be the answer to her prayers, and yet so much more…

Pomegranate:
Alexandra has it all: a great job, a wonderful husband, and very few worries in the world. Yet, when a black clad stranger enters her life, she is suddenly thrust into a world of myths and legends all contained in the skin of an infamous fruit.

Pick up your copy today!

 

Like fantasy and intrigue with a dash of steampunk? Read J. L. Mulvihill’s “Lost Daughter of Easa”!  It already has received some wonderful reviews, see her site, and continues to impress!

((from http://www.elsielind.com/))
ImageAfter falling through a portal, a seventeen-year-old girl awakens lost in a forest with amnesia and must draw on her instincts and self-preservation to escape ravenous wild beasts, goblins, demons, and a dark witch who knows the secret of her past. The Lost Daughter of Easa is the first book in a series by J. L. Mulvihill.

((from http://www.elsielind.com/))
I am a native Californian living in Mississippi. I love writing and have written poetry, short stories and song lyrics from the time that I first learned to write. My most recent short stories are featured in the anthology, Memories and Dreams, published by The Fine Arts Center in Hot Springs, AR. I also love to cook and have developed many original recipes. Recently, I coupled one of my favorite recipes with a short story called, Jen’s Spicy Crawfish Bisque which appears in It’s All About Food with a Mississippi Twist. My first novel was accepted for publication and scheduled for release sometime before Labor Day 2011. I have written several articles for the Jackson Literature Examiner. I am also an event’s coordinator for the Mississippi chapter of Imagicopter, an organization of authors and artists who promote their own publications, while lending a hand to other writers and artists. I belong to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA), The Mississippi Writers Guild (MWG), as well as The Arts Council of Clinton, The Clinton Ink-Slingers Writing Group and the JavaInk Jotters.

A lover of animals, Joy Ward has helped write two touching novels! Interviews from the Ark (available from Kerlak Publishing) is a delightful mix of stories by Joy Ward and Missa Dixon which allows owners to get a peek into what their pets are thinking. Haint: A Tale of Extraterrestrial Intervention and Love Across Time and Space (available from Trafford Publishing) is Joy Ward’s novel about love and the influence pets have on us. Joy Ward will be signing copies of the books at The Pet Set stores in Atlanta, GA. She will be at

The Pet Set
976 Piedmont Ave
Friday Aug 5

The Pet Set
2480 Briarcliff Road #3
Saturday Aug 6

Come out and see her!

Teaser on Haint from http://www.sffmeta.com/showbook?bookNo=963
How did we evolve? Did we have help? In a world torn apart by cataclysmic climate changes, survivors learn answers to these immortal questions as they join together based on their love of various dog breeds. Two voices, the weimaraner Haint and his mistress Amanda, tell the story of how each in their own way come to the realization of what they mean to each other. Along the way, Haint explains how his species came to help humans along in their evolutionary development. Haint also reveals that the world is becoming inhabitable for humans and dogs so he and his kind must make the decision whether to save themselves and what they have learned over the thousands of years on Earth or stay and take their chances with the doomed humans. Amanda, accompanied by her friends Kern and Liddy and their canine familiars Haint and Cloudy, travel across a landscape with violent weather and competing tribes as they look for a way to save their “breed” from drought. During the trip they take on an enigmatic young girl who is much more than she appears. Haint is the story of lives entangled over thousands of years and hundreds of lifetimes as dogs and humans discover the depths of their love for each other.

Teaser on Interviews from http://www.kerlak.com/ark.html
Have you ever wondered what the animals around you are thinking? So did noted interviewer Joy Ward until she teamed up with gifted animal translator Missa Dixon. Dixon has had the ability to understand and communicate with all kinds of animals for as long as she can remember. Now, Dixon and Ward open up a world that few could imagine.
In Interviews from the Ark you’ll meet a Bernese Mountain Dog who helps children learn to read to repay a karmic debt. There’s an opossum who wants to be human. One chinchilla works hard keeping his household calm and centered. Dogs, cats, birds, a tiger, a horse, an alpaca, a beaver, a rat, an elephant and others tell us about their lives, their dreams and their advice.

Want to learn more about the author? Go see her at http://www.joyward.net/!

Interviews

Horror writer and Kerlak Publisher Allan Gilbreath will be at LibertyCon 24 promoting the latest release – LAWYERS FROM HELL! Hear him regale you with outrageous tales of previous Cons as well as his experience as a Fight Coordinator for a Cineline Production’s movie – SWORDBEARER.

LibertyCon 24
Comfort Inn & Suites
East Ridge, TN

((from the Bio at http://www.libertycon.org))
Allan Gilbreath denies that he was raised by wolves, but still enjoys quiet moonlit evenings. He is an accomplished skeptic, cook, gardener, computer geek, martial artist, and avid student of arcane knowledge. Allan is also a nationally recognized and award-winning author, publisher, speaker, and instructor. He has appeared on television, stage, radio, web/podcast, and tours the country in live appearances. He enjoys serving on convention panels and can cover a wide range of topics from the serious to the outrageous. In his adult vampire novels, Galen and Dark Chances, he links sensual fantasy with danger and predation to excellent effect. His exceptional use of plot tension between the various characters sets a wonderful stage for the little details that bring it all to life. Allan’s Jack Lago supernatural mysteries are known for their attention to detail and suspense. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and his latest work, Allan Gilbreath: A Short Story Collection.

Allan was the fight coordinator for the independent short film Swordbearer, a fantasy featuring excellent special effects and a dramatic sword fight. Allan also serves as an investigative skeptic for paranormal and cryptid research. His stories of investigations are not to be missed. In addition, he is no stranger to the kitchen and is the host of The Art of Genre Cooking. Catch a cooking panel and learn all about prepping food to match your themed event.

Go out at see him, take a look at the books, and come away laughing!