It’s flash fiction week at the Confabulator Cafe. And not just any flash fiction– Halloween stories! Our mission was to write a story for you about a travelling carnival, like Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.
All the stories I’ve read are great. I highly recommend that you read through them all, if nothing else, to get you in the Halloween mood. My story actually takes place in the world of the Hidden, like Monster in My Closet. There’s no Zoey, no Maurice, or any of the other characters you might be familiar with, but any one of them could have been there. You can read the story here: “Carnival of Riddles.”
This weekend I’m on two panels for the online writer’s conference, Coyote Con. It’s free, there are lots of different panels you can attend, and it runs from Friday to Sunday evening.
I’ve noticed traffic has increased here since I started talking about NaNoWriMo, so you might be interested to know one of the live panels I’m on is on that very subject. Â I’ll probably talk about a lot of what I’ve been saying here, but there are three other people on the panel with me, plus the Q & A with the audience. If you’re still undecided or have questions about NaNo, come on into the chatroom on Sunday with us so we can help.
On Saturday, I’m on a panel called Monsters & Things That Go Bump in the Night. You know how I love monsters. You can view the schedule for the whole weekend here: Coyote Con Schedule. There are three tabs, so you can view all three days.
Here Be Magic Giveaway:
Last, but very important — have you entered the Here Be Magic contests yet? There’s only one week left! This week’s entry could get you a promo package if you’ve got a book to promote. And don’t forget the big giveaway that’s going to be awarded next week. You’ve still got a chance at that Kindle Fire or Nook HD loaded with a bunch of Carina Press books (including mine) and a gift basket full of swag.
I don’t want to brag, but that basket includes a fully blinged-out toilet brush from me, in case you run into any monsters and need to defend yourself. Next week, I might post a picture of it.
So, there you go. Three important pieces of news telling you to go elsewhere. Why are you still here? There’s lots to do!
See you real soon!