Melissa Olson’s Faith and Fantasy Blog Series: Day 2

I have been given the distinct honor to appear on author Melissa Olson’s (Dead Spots) 12-day blog series: Faith and Fantasy: Twelve Days of Deliberation.

Logo Faith and Fantasy“Welcome to the twelve-day, twelve-author blog event, Faith and Fantasy: Twelve Days of Deliberation Today’s post is by steampunk author extraordinaire Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., author of the Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series. Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for a new post by returning MelissaFOlson.com guest blogger Kate Maruyama!”

I wax professorial about “God and the Alien” here: http://melissafolson.com/mfoblog/faith-and-fantasy-day-2-god-and-the-alien-by-richard-ellis-preston-jr

Melissa describes the blog series as: “For twelve days in December, beginning on Monday the 2nd, you can come to my website to read professional fantasy authors’ thoughts on everything from why Catholics like ghost stories to what ancient peoples might have named aliens “demons” to the connection between medieval swords and God’s orders. It’s going to be fantastic. So please bookmark my blog page using the link above, and join me December 2-13 for some great discussion with great writers.”

Please, join in!

Nine Novel Nightmares: Reading at Mysterious Galaxy

It was a thrill to have the honor to appear at The Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in Redondo Beach this Saturday to do a Halloween reading with a coven of highly talented 47North authors, witches and warlocks all.  Myst Galaxy Reading Day 26 Oct 13

The Nine Novel Nightmares reading/signing event included, from left-to-right below: Kate Maruyama, Kate Danley, yours truly, Lee Goldberg, Melissa Olson, Phoef Sutton, Lisa Klink and David Tully.  What a great bunch of people!

47North Authors Myst Galaxy 26 Oct 13

It was exciting to get to hear everyone read a passage from their book. I chose to read part of the Kraken attack sequence from Romulus Buckle & The Engines of War. This was the first public reading/signing event I have been a part of and it was tremendous fun.  We had a great turnout, including a twenty-odd member book reading club, and you can see my highly supportive pal Andy Kenoff below, sitting in the front row, red shirt, cheesy grin.

Myst Galaxy attendees 26 Oct 13

It was awesome to get to see both books in my Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin series on display behind the cash wrap. Pick up an autographed copy today!

Myst Galaxy Cash Wrap 26 Oct 13
Myst Galaxy Cash Wrap Books 26 Oct 13
Myst Galaxy Sci-Fi Shelf Oct 2013

A special thanks to Melissa Olson for organizing this event and to Justin Golenbock at 47North for his help and supplying the books! Thanks as well to Mary Elizabeth and everyone at Mysterious Galaxy RB for hosting us!

I’ll be Reading and Signing at Mysterious Galaxy on Oct. 26

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in Redondo Beach, CA.

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in Redondo Beach, CA.

If you’re in the neighborhood, I’ll be participating in a Terror Buffet reading and signing event at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in Redondo Beach on October 26th. Join myself and ten Southern California authors of epic and urban fantasy, steampunk, mystery, and horror for an afternoon of genre celebration. Participants include: Melissa Olson (Trail of Dead), Richard Ellis Preston Jr. (Romulus Buckle & the City of the Founders), Kate Maruyama (Harrowgate), Andrew E. Kaufman (Darkness and Shadow), Kathy Danley  (The Woodcutter), Rob Kroese  (Disenchanted), and Lee Goldberg (Monk, The Heist) and a bunch of other The Dead Man authors: David Martin Tully , Lisa Klink, and Phoef Sutton.

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