Obviously I am a nerd. So yes, I am super excited about the eclipse. I am also incredibly lucky to live in the amazing Charleston, SC which happens to have one of the best views of the eclipse.
So what does a sci-fi writer super nerd do during an eclipse. The answer…Barn Jam. What…you ask? For those of you in the area, the awesome folks out at Awendaw Green normally host a Barn Jam on Wednesday nights. If haven’t gone before, make it a point. As if they weren’t awesome enough already, they will be hosing a Total Eclipse party this coming Monday. They are also allowing their neighbor, and friendly neighborhood science fiction author, to come out and set up a table for The Expansion Project.
Come on out and join the party!!
You mean I have to read…out loud? In front of people, actual humans? This of course was my first thought when Leah suggested the idea. Its not that I’m shy and for some odd reason I don’t really get stage fright (perhaps that comes from playing music for crowds for nearly 18 years). Something about just felt a little strange.
But whatever it was, I got over it quickly and decided to just jump in and see what happened. I have to admit, it was actually quite a bit of fun. It certainly helped when people laughed at the funny parts and clapped at the end.
Honestly though, the best part for me was getting to hang out with a couple other local authors, Leah Rhyne and Rob Favre. These are some very awesome people as well as very talented writers. It felt like we had known each other for years. Rob was even asked by his daughter if we knew each other beforehand, because we seemed like “bros”. I’m taking that as a good thing. Overall, it felt like it was a good start to building a little more culture around the local author scene here in Charleston. We’ve got so many talented people in our midst. I will certainly be looking to do more events with these two in the future.
In the meantime, don’t be scared to get off the NY Times Best Seller list and see what you’ve got right around the corner. Especially if you are looking for things that aren’t just a carbon copy of other best sellers.
Yes it is America weekend and in celebration of that, I am endorsing the word AND. A word so beloved by Americans that I feel it my patriotic duty to service it next weekend at a book reading/signing at Mr. K’s Bookstore in North Charleston. The event will include myself AND the mastress of horror/fiction/snarky humor Leah Rhyne AND the YA sci-fi extraordinaire Rob Favre. Come join us from 2 to 4pm for a great time!
Looks like eBooks are heading off into the world and making new friends. Its exciting to see new places light up on my map. The Expansion Project is now in pretty much every format, so go grab yours and join the expansion!
As for the up and coming, I should have a few new events coming up pretty soon so keep an eye out her or catch some updates via Instagram ~ @mcmickleonmedia. Hope everyone is having an exciting summer and getting a lot of great beach reading in.
Til Next Time
Come and join me as I officially release my latest novel, The Expansion Project. It’s been a fun time writing it and I’m excited to share the story with everyone. I will be available at the brewery from 5 to 8pm with copies of the book on hand as well as some of my first novel for those that haven’t had the chance to grab one yet. I look forward to meeting everyone!
To pick up a copy, head over to Amazon for either the Paperback and/or Kindle edition!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, the title of the new novel has been revealed. The Expansion Project will be a sci-fi thriller that takes the reader on a crazy ride across the galaxies. But don’t let the sci-fi part fool you, Brian will continue to bring you a fun group of characters that will still live near and dear to your heart. Stay tuned for more details!!!
Well folks, I’ve been wrapping up the editing process and m getting ready to take that hat off and go to the next. I’ve been toying around in GIMP to get some graphics done for the book cover and various other spaces. I’ve forgotten just how much fun it is to monkey around with that type of stuff. And though it can be quite tedious and time consuming, it definitely starts to give a little life to the book and makes everything feel a bit more real.
Needless to say, I’m very excited about how everything is turning out and can’t wait to get it out there for everyone. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the journey to the far reaches of space as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. But that time will come soon enough. In the meantime, feel free to catch more updates on here, or on Instagram, @mcmickleonmedia. Twitter will be coming soon, but I’m still quite new to social media so…baby steps.