Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2016 – AMR’s Schedule

So, once again, I’m at PPWC, which is a conference I love dearly. Over the years, they continue to be very good to me. Here is my schedule!

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Read & Critique Author

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 2:55 p.m. to 3:55 p.m. – Pitch Wars!

Friday, April 15, 2016 – 4:25 p.m. to 5:25 p.m. – Pitch Wars!

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Writing on the Edge: The Promise and Challenge of Diversity in YA Literature (Filling in for Judith Robbins Rose)

Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. – The Dance of the Divine: Where Story Arc and Character Arc Meet

Hope IS a Weapon – Your Chance

There is a war brewing against my despair, and I need your help.

At the very heart of who I am, hope constantly battles despair. I’m not a good versus evil type of guy. I think of doing evil things and it makes me want to take a shower and call Lou J. Berger.

So the chance of a lifetime has hit my little writing career and it has filled me with hope. I am a part of a massive Humble Bundle that could really help not only my writing life but the life of the books I’ve loved to write the most.

I love Dandelion Iron (The Juniper Wars Book 1) and I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. It is a part of a bundle of sci-fi novels that has a truly impressive list of authors and projects.

From the press release, and I quote: Instead of just a grab bag of books, fully half of the 18 titles in the Sci-Fi Specials Bundle are not available to the public at the time of the Bundle launch on April 6.  One book—the new anthology Decision Points, featuring stories by bestsellers and award-winners Jody Lynn Nye, Lois McMaster Bujold, Robert J. Sawyer, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson, and a never-before-collected Ender’s Game story by Orson Scott Card—is included here as an advance pre-production proof. The remaining books in the bundle have never previously appeared in any other bundle.

So yeah, Dandelion Iron is with an Orson Scott Card Ender’s Game story that has never been in a collection before.

Gulp. My book. Hope battles despair.

If this Humble Bundle doesn’t do well, I might not be invited back.

This is it. This is a moment in time that could have amazing results. Not only do you get my book before anyone else, you get a ton of other wonderful books as well as the chance to help various charities. Over the years, the Humble Bundle project has given over 71 Million Dollars away to charities. That truly is a hopeful thing.

Here is the link:. https://www.humblebundle.com

Help me to use Hope as a Weapon.

Now is the time.



AnomalyCon 2016 Schedule! Hurray!

Title Time Participants
Colonialism in Second World Fantasies Fri 7pm B. Dornbusch, J. Campbell, A. Ritchey
Science For World Progress Sat 8pm R. Maas, A. Helms, K. Helvig, A. Ritchey
Space! Is It Really the Final Frontier? Sat 6pm K. Helvig, L.J. Hachmeister, E. Denmark, A. Ritchey
Actually, Where HAS the Rum Gone? Sun 1pm S. Holl, A. Peter, E. Camomile, A. Ritchey
The Rules of Time Travel Sun 3pm I. Brazee-Canon, N. Maslakovic, A. Ritchey