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I will be traveling this coming week to Farpoint in Timonium, Maryland. This Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Super Hero and Media convention has been around since 1993. It offers a wide variety of programming and fun. It runs from 2/17/2012 to 2/19/2012.

As I will be an author guest at this convention (Hey, I did write a 2012 book, Coffee with Thunderbolts), this will be a new experience for me. I will be on 4 panels:

1.What to Do with a Finished Novel . I keep hearing the tune What Do You Do with a Drunken Sailor. Anyone who has done NaNoWriMo knows that the 50,000 word first draft of one’s novel is a drunken creature that needs to be sobered up into something “respectable”.

2. Self-Publishing. Or as I would say: How I Got This Grey Hair!

3. Thunder, Thunder, ThunderCats Ho! Otherwise known as: Marianne Plays the Devil’s Advocate (I am more negative than positive toward the new series. Question is: Do I survive stoning?)

4. NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month. For myself, I would howl: Been There! Done That! Lost Mind (Again)!

Come on out for a great weekend in the wilds of Maryland. And if you see a puzzled, rookie self-published author wandering the corridors looking for her next panel, please don’t point her toward the exit.


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