SO, hey!

I know this is late, but you know…… since when am I ever on time with updates to journals, blogs, or websites?


Anyway, moving along… I added a couple dozen images to a new gallery for GalaxyFest 2012. Go check them out and see what you think.

As for the con itself, It was pretty good, especially for being a first run. I haven’t heard any official figures, but if I had to guess, I would say they had around five thousand attendees. The quality of people and events there was quite high, and the hotel was very gracious and accommodating. I was even able to take my whole family, including our almost 80-pound Kuvasz with me. I think Malcolm (yes, we named him after our favorite starship captain) was a bigger draw than most other attractions there.

My good friend and support Mike came down to the show from ‘way up north’ and we had a great weekend, talking about life, the universe, and everything. Mostly we chatted about the Kalijor books and where the plot is headed, as well as the spin-off novels and what was going on with those. We met Miss Crosby, and Miss Masters, in addition to a few other folks whose names I can’t recall, and we sold enough books to cover the cost of the table, so all in all it was a win and I think we’ll most likely be going back for year two. Although we’ll probably grab a table in a different spot, to see if we can increase traffic any.

In other news, I will begin the final rewrite on the Fourth Key of Kalijor Tomorrow (Monday the 12th), and should have the text in the can by mid-week. The cover art is well into production and I should be seeing samples soon, and ordering the first book proof early next week.

In similar news, I just received a shipment of new books for StarFest, including hardcovers of all of the first three books! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I will have hardcover books for all of the novels, beginning this year! I will have them on hand at StarFest and will make them available via the Kalijor Press store just as soon as I have a chance to go through them thoroughly and make sure there are no errors. I will ~not~ be shipping them to book stores at least until we get the new cover art for the second editions. Then we’ll see what you all think and make a determination from there.

Also, I am interested in bringing some other merchandise to StarFest this year, like some t-shirts and maybe some coffee mugs and/or mouse pads. I would be very interested in hearing what, if anything, you all would be interested in seeing/having available.

In addition to all of that, the RPG is well into re-writing. I think I have a decent bead on how I want to work the system and will be spending time here and there getting it all moved over to the new rules. That said, at this point in time, my focus is shifting almost entirely to the writing of the Fifth Key. I am at about 10,000 words now, and have a long, long way to go yet. But U want it done this summer so there is plenty of time for editing and revision and loads of flexibility in the release schedule.

Once that is done, I will begin rewriting the other novels that are already done and in holding patterns, and we should be able to release books every six to twelve months for the next 5-10 years consistently. Assuming I can keep writing while that is going on (and I see no reason why that should not be the case) there should be a lot coming from Kalijor Press for as long as you all will continue reading our work!

For now, however, I am going to go watch Iron Chef, then go to bed and try and get some sleep before the re-write begins!

I hope you all have an amazing day, and I look forward to chatting with you the next time we meet.

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