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My Dragoncon Schedule

Title: Kaiju Lit Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: Long a cinematic staple, world-smashing giant monsters are now wreaking havoc in the pages of literature. Title: Gotham – A Year of Crazy Time: Fri 7:00 pm Location: Marriott M302-M303 (Length: 1 hour) Description: The Court of Owls rules Gotham, & the crazies are running wild. Title: Baen Roadshow Time: Sat 2:30 pm Location: Hyatt Regency V (Length: 2.5 hours) Title: Tiles, Tentacles, Dice, & Dread Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: From tabletop thrills to console chills, we'll discuss writing & playing games with a horror theme. Title: Into the Dark Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: Embassy CD - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour) Description: Dark Fantasy, Horror and Urban Fantasy are thriving genres. New writers with new ideas or darker & deadlier characters are always in demand. Learn what you need to break into this market. Title: Discovery Day or Doomsday? An iZombie Fan Panel Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Chastain 1-2 - Westin (Length: 1 Hour) Description: A moderated fan-panel discussion of the hit show's explosive third season. Title: Dark Matter – Zairon or Bust! Time: Sun 1:00pm Location: Marriot M301-M303 (Length: 1 Hour) Description: The Corporate War heats up with the crew of the Raza stuck in the middle of it. Title: SOT Signing Time: Sun 4:00 pm Location: The Missing Tome - Americasmart booths 1400, 1402 1301 & 1303 (Length: 1 hour) Title: Author Roundtable: Tales of the Wild & Weird West! Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Augusta - Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour) Description: The West wasn't there to be won--it is a place where the weird & wondrous worlds of speculative fiction play. These authors discuss the Weird West genre--its tropes, definitions, rules, & and how to break them. Title: David Boop signing Time: 10:00 am Location: The Missing Tome The Missing Tome - Americasmart booths 1400, 1402 1301 & 1303 (Length: 1 hour)

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The Blame Game

I'm am so sick of the finger-pointing and blame. From SFF, from American citizens. Isn't it past time we stop blaming the other side for our woes? For our fears? Both sides have them. Neither side is all the way right or wrong. What does it take to stop the madness? Seriously people. This isn't professional. This isn't the community I fought so hard to get into. You've buried people that have done you no harm on either side. SJWs/Puppies. Republicans/Democrats. Who has to die before you get your collective heads out of your hurt butts? Isn't that how so many stories end? Someone dies before both sides see how foolish they are. Who is it going to be? Who has to make the ultimate sacrifice before there is peace? We're writers. We've seen this plot before. Come together and face each other with understanding, love, compassion, or haven't we come far enough as a species for that? Everyone is scared. Everyone. If you're not scared, you're not paying attention. And if you think it's just going to work itself out, it's not. I love and respect people on both sides of this conflict and I refuse to chose one side or another. I love working with both and will continue to do so as long as I'm allowed to. As long as I have stories to tell I will, and I will do it in the most honest way I know how. Isn't that what we all want as creators? To reach the most people with our stories? We are doing the very things we used to abhor. Writing stories for select audiences. Marketing to select audiences. I refuse that notion. I write stories for everyone. If you don't read my stories, that's your choice. But they were written for YOU. Doesn't matter. M/F. POC/White. Hetero/LGTB. I write stories for everyone and I try to include everyone in them because we live in a world amazing people. Why is this so difficult a concept? Author shaming. Character shaming. Plot shaming. Let's stop. Just stop.
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Author for Rent

So, I'm pimping myself. But I think it's about time. I'm not getting any younger. LOL! Truth be told, I live sitting on panels, talking to classrooms, teaching what I know in an informal way. Here goes... I've been at this writing thing most of my live in various ways, but serious as a novelist since 2002. Since then, I've published a lot of short fiction, a couple of novels, a short film or two, and recently edited a national bestselling anthology. What does that mean for someone looking to book an author? It means I can talk about writing, publishing, dialog, plotting, unconventional narrative, specific genres, #thewriterslife, editing, publicity and marketing. I've spoken to schools from the elementary level to college. I've attended hundreds of conventions all over the country, given talks at libraries, bookstores and large writer's groups. With my journalism background, I can speak in front of cameras, microphones, or answer questions given as an email. I can do it all because I have done it all. I'm ready to work for you. Attached is my one sheet. Let me know if you have any questions. Dave

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Prequel to "She Murdered Me with Science" Now Available!

My name is Noel R Glass and I’m not your average gumshoe. What I am is a pariah from the theoretical physics game; a former wunderkind who watched his future dissolve like the victims of my failed experiment. Years later, I’m finally putting my intellect to work solving crimes with science, not instinct. Well, mostly. Instinct told me the angelic damsel in a black dress who walked into my office was bad news. What made it worse is she admitted to possibly killing her husband, Millionaire Mercantile Maverick Marlin Black. Now I have to find Mr. Black, or his corpse, before the cops do. Otherwise, they won’t look beyond the bedroom eyes of his gorgeous widow. But I know different. It’s not just a hunch, but the science of the bullet that took down Black doesn’t add up. I’m on the run to find a rifle that kills without making a sound. Even my genius brain might need help on this one. Who can I turn to? Certainly not the Widow Black or any of Marlin’s associates. They’ve all got motives. No. The type of assistance I need comes in the form of a Japanese gangster with a Chinese Name. But if Wan Lee helps me, what will he ask for in exchange? Damn those dames singing the “Save Me” blues. Why aren’t I smart enough to just walk away? "A Whisper to a Scheme" now available through Amazon.com.

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