Sunday, June 30, 2013

EVENT PHOTOS: Seton Hill Residency June 2013


The June 2013 Residency at Seton Hill University for their Writing Popular Fiction MFA Program always coincides with the WPF Alum-sponsored In Your Write Mind Conference. That means hundreds of writers on campus for an incredible summer event. This year was even more celebratory as we had two film crews on property. The Popular Romance Project was filming students, faculty, and alum for the documentary Love Between the Covers, and I was there with Matthew D. Dowling and the GoingLIVE TV show to do interviews. Here are a few photo memories.

Chocolate Lovers' Booksigning
 GoingLIVE Mobile Set

The Annual WPF Ball - This year it was themed The Princess Bride

Graduation Day

Sunday, June 23, 2013

COVER: Greenshift


To celebrate the cover reveal for Greenshift, the e-book will be temporarily 99 cents at Amazon!

A tale set within the world of Ambasadora.

Mari's rare eye color makes her a pariah within Upper Caste society, which is why she prefers plants to people...except David, the former Armadan captain who shuttles scientists around on a refurbished pleasure cruiser.

But someone else is interested in Mari and her distinctive look--an obsessed psychopath who tortures and murders women for pleasure.

When the killer chooses Mari as his next victim, the soldier inside David comes alive, but it is Mari who must fight for her own life and prove she isn't as fragile as the flowers she nurtures.

Greenshift by Heidi Ruby Miller

Cover Art by Bradley Sharp

Foreword by Dana Marton

Space Opera/Science Fiction Romance paperback coming from Dog Star Books in August 2013

Many thanks to the following supporters who participated in the Cover Reveal for Greenshift:

COVER: Hysteria


Asylums once used to confine those deemed mentally unfit to linger, forgotten behind trees or urban development, beautiful yet desolate in their decay. Within them festers something far more unnerving than unlit corners or unexplained noises: the case files left to moulder out of sight, out of conscience. Stephanie M. Wytovich forces your hands upon these crumbling, warped binders and exposes your mind to every taboo misfortune experienced by the outcast, exiled, misbegotten monsters and victims who have walked among us. The poetry contained in Hysteria performs internal body modification on its readers in an unrelenting fashion, employing broad-spectrum brutality treatment that spans the physical to the societal, as noted in Stoker Award winner Michael A. Arnzen's incisive introduction.

Hysteria by Stephanie Wytovich

Introduction by Michael A. Arnzen

Cover by Steven Archer

Pre-order this poetry collection from Raw Dog Screaming Press

Sunday, June 09, 2013

BOOK: Alone in the Crowd by Patrick Stutzman


Available on 15 June 2013 on Amazon

Cover Art by Tomomi Ink

Alone No More?

Earth has finally sent a colony to the moon where Anna has been stranded, bringing with it hope of rescue. Although some are not quick to trust her, others welcome her with open arms, and she finds an unlikely friendship in a young colonist named Jason.

As Anna teaches the settlers to survive, the looming threat of the aliens' return casts a dark, foreboding shadow over the colony. Can she earn the colonists' trust and prepare them in time for first contact?

Visit the author’s website at The Worlds of Patrick Stutzman

See what other works are available from the author at Amazon’s Patrick Stutzman page

Visit the cover artist’s website at Tomomi Ink

BOOK: Aristeia Book 3: Tree of Liberty


Aristeia Book 3: Tree of Liberty by Wayne Basta
Zeric Dustlighter has been a soldier his entire adult life. Give him a gun, and tell him who to shoot, and he’ll get the job done. He always knew he was never cut out to be in command.

But now, cut off and trapped behind enemy lines, Zeric faces his worst nightmare; the fate of thousands of lives and possibly the entire Union, rest with his decisions.

"Tree of Liberty is a thoroughly enjoyable finish to this sweeping, epic trilogy. It’s got everything we’ve come to expect from Basta: triumph over adversity, personal sacrifice, emotional connections and thrilling action. Another great space adventure!"
— Jason Kristopher, author of The Dying of the Light: Interval

To Pre-order Aristeia Book 3:

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(You can win some of my books here!)

Thursday, June 06, 2013

EVENT: DogCon2

DogCon 2 • Columbus, OHio

August 2-4


Red Roof Inn Downtown
The hotel is near downtown and close to the Short North. It is just a few blocks away from the North Market. The DogCon rooms rate is $85 per night. You must book by July 2nd to receive this rate.

Making Reservations:
Individuals may call the Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown direct at (614) 224-6539 or email Jim Greenhalge, Director of Sales at Please refer to the Group Code DOGCON when making reservations.
Amenities: Free Continental Breakfast, Free WiFi, a Free Airport Shuttle is available 8am to 6pm--please schedule 24 hours in advance
Parking is $10 per night.

Event Schedule

Friday, August 2, 7-9pm Kafe Kerouac hosts the Raw Dog Screaming Press Literary Circus
Poetry and Short Fiction readings including a tribute to poet Stephen Wilson
8pm Whiskey Tasting

Saturday, August 3, 1-3pm RDSP 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at the Thurber Center
Help us celebrate 10 years in publishing and launch our Science Fiction imprint Dog Star Books
-FREE Creative Workshops (complete schedule coming soon)
-Kid's Activities
-Tour the Thurber House
-Light refreshments will be served
4-5:30pm Reading at Bexley Library
Readers: Matt Betts, John Edward Lawson, Donna Lynch, Heidi Ruby Miller, Jason Jack Miller,
D. Harlan Wilson, K. Ceres Wright, Stephanie Wytovich

4-10pm Short North Arts District Gallery Hop

Sunday, August 12-6
Writer's Retreat at The Sanctuary for the Arts: Gather with fellow artists and explore or, wander off to contemplate or create on your own or do both. Stroll the garden path, walk the labyrinth, play in the creek, draw on the bridge. Bring a picnic if you like; lemonade and cookies will be available. Donations appreciated.
Reading by Matt Betts and open mic