Tag: Shamus young

Book

As soon as I say I am intending to post more often things get super busy here and I can’t.  Shamus’ book, The Witch Watch, is almost finished and ready for print editions to be available.  Since I am doing all the formatting/final proofing plus much of the marketing and web related stuff (aside from him posting about it and that sort of thing) I am super busy preparing it for print.  We have the proofs here and I am going over them one more time, adding any edits to the various formats, and getting the author site and his profiles on the various distribution channels all on the same page.  You can read Shamus’ take on it all on his site (in case you missed it).  Also here is the author page we have set up where links to the books already for sale plus information on the various versions and whatnot is available.

This morning Shamus and I went out for coffee in order to get away from computers and get on the same page regarding the business side of all this.  As we talked we realized how much the Lord had been preparing me for this aspect of the job, from working on author websites (I have dealt with authors more than any other webdesign client) to working on illustrations and proofreading for Splashdown books and just having a wide range of experience with various writers and books.  This just served as another reminder that we are going the right direction with all of this, despite the financial set backs.

PAX East

Because I am feeling lazy and tired I will only give a brief description of our awesome weekend (and some of the God stuff that occurred) then leave you with Shamus’ more specific posts and a slideshow of all 3 days.

Not only did it work out (in an awesome God sort of way that I am not going into right now) that we got to go to the show on Saturday but we got to meet lots of people from the Escapist (including some of our kids favorite internet celebrities which totally freaked them out when we got home–“You ate dinner with the people that do the Daily Drop!!!!”) Also mission accomplished as far as going to PAX in the first place– necessary networking was done and we now have some help in getting both Shamus book and the card game marketed properly. The whole trip went very smoothly despite Shamus concerns (he doesn’t travel because bad things happen when he does). All in all God gave us a beautiful weekend, enough money to do all that we needed to do, provided tickets and dinner on Saturday, with lots of kindred spirits, perfect weather, and too much to do to get all of it done so we took our time and even stayed an extra night instead of driving home exhausted. Shamus signed lots of autographs (many more than he expected– note to self: next time bring a Sharpie), got to meet lots of cool people and put faces to names (his editor, Susan is AWESOME!!!!), and was on an impromptu panel for the Escapist while being 4 hours past his bedtime. It was a pretty awesome weekend and great to relax away from home and kids.

Meanwhile the kids had a great time with family, who made sure they were very well entertained and had as much to tell about when they got home as we did.

For more specifics about what happened each day you can read here (each link goes to a post Shamus wrote about that day/time frame):

Settling in

Being in Line

Friday

Saturday

Sunday



Cosplay at PAX East 2011