writer subtoot (friendly) 

Any writer friends have advice on what to expect from a local author event?

I'm going to be on a panel of local SFF authors in May and I haven't a clue what to expect. Will it be fun? Weird? Bad? I think I'll be okay on a panel but I guess it depends a lot on the other authors.

Advice welcome!

*surgically separates the main cast of THE BEAUTIFUL DECAY*

There we are. Now the fun can really begin.

It might be time to actually open my map and look up [town name] ...

Silly book game 

I've made more money books on itch.io than I have on any other platform.

This is in spite of the fact itch is primarily a games platform and that discoverability there is presumably much lower.

It was a pleasure to publish on, too, with customisable product pages, and very easy-to-set-up sales.

I might start to promote my links from there a bit more?

Love to hear from other folks on how they've found it as a book publishing platform.

Well, hello short story I have stalled on due to deadline shame.

I am going to finish you this week.

New time!

I'm kind of a mess -- but a friendly one!

I'm an author, a , and a moon in training.

I talk a lot about my familiar, Merlin the cat.

I post a lot of and for free -- mostly cute creatures and monster romance and .

I toot awkward true stories in

I love

I'm the eldest of seven siblings and nearly all of us are queer.

I'm very awkward but do say hello!

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