Wednesday, October 16, 2013


New Book on Schedule!

It’s been a while since I blogged back in July. Basically, I’ve spent all this time finishing my latest novel, SEEDERS.  I handed it in a couple weeks ago to my editor and her changes should be coming in a couple of days.  So glad things are moving quickly!  I’m excited about this book and can’t wait to get it into the hands of my readers.

Turns out, this is a great time to get back to blogging.  Just got back from New York Comic Con  2013, where the cosplay was fabulous.  If you like to people-watch, this was the place to be.  In a ten-block radius of the Javits Center, there were wacky characters everywhere.  The streets looked truly bizarre, even for New York City.  
Of course, once we got inside the convention center, it was wall to wall nerd heaven…


Yes, I got to see a fake Spock and real Kirk, so the day started out great.  And of course I was starry eyed just being in the same room with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The only bad part of the day was not seeing The Walking Dead Panel.  I LOVE THE WALKING DEAD!


Apparently, people lined up at the door all night, raided the Main Stage first thing in the morning and camped out in the room until 6:30 that night to see Rick, Daryl, Glen and the rest.  Apparently the room is never cleared between panels so few have a chance of seeing the main attraction.  We got on line at about 4:30 when it was 2,000 people long and the ushers pretty much laughed at all of us thinking we’d actually get in. Okay, most were sympathetic, but my kids were crushed.
Thankfully, The Walking Dead producers saved the day by setting up a traveling museum a few blocks away.  I doubt many people knew about it, but we stumbled across it on the way to lunch.  There were a lot of props from the series, including Rick’s hat, Daryl’s crossbow, Merle’s hand, a casting of T-Dog and even the bloated guy in the well.
It wasn’t as good as seeing Norman Reedus in person, but it was the next best thing.