Monday, March 2, 2009

On to Epicon

We leave on Wednesday for Las Vegas NV. We will be driving--not looking forward to it, it's a horrible drive. Too much traffic, boring scenery. I plan on editing the next Deputy Tempe Crabtree novel which is all done. Once I get it polished, I'll send it on to my publisher then I can get back to Rocky Bluff PD novel in progress.

Our first stop (not counting the potty stops we'll have to make because we always begin our trips with an iced flavored coffee from McDonald's)will be at my sister's in Vegas. I love conferences in Vegas because it gives me the opportunity to visit with my sis and her hubby. We'll stay the first night there and leave after lunch for Epicon.

What is Epicon? It's the conference for electronically published writers. I was published in e-books long before there were any readers like iPhones and Kindles, even before the first Rocket E-Reader, when to read a book published electronically the only ways to do so was on the computer. Romance writers started Epicon and they quickly embraced other genres. At this point in my writing life, all of my publishers also do e-books. I have books with Hard Shell Word Factory, Treble Heart Books, and my Deputy Tempe Crabtree series is published by Mundania Press. The Rocky Bluff P.D. series is with Oaktree Press which also puts their books on Kindle.

At Epicon we'll hear a lot about different writing processes and also how to promote ebooks on the Internet. It's amazing how that has been changing over the years.

Though that's a good reason for attending, I'm also looking forward to seeing friends I've made at this conference over the years. It will also give hubby and me a chance to relax away from all the hub bub that goes on at home. Always ongoing drama.

And of course I'm taking books to be sold at the Epicon bookstore.

I've got the clothes out I plan to take--now it's time to put them in the suitcase.

I'll also be trying out my new mini-laptop while I'm gone. Hope it works as well as everyone who has them says.

Marilyn
aka F. M. Meredith

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