Here is a big list of all the places you can find me in 2022.
As usual, I have to put the caveat that these events could be cancelled or changed at any time due to the pandemic. However I’ll do all I can to ensure I can attend in a healthy manner!
Middle Georgia Comic Convention
Unable to Attend
January 15, 2022
Holiday Inn Macon North
Admission Fee: $5
We had a wonderful time at this event back in 2021, and we’re excited to be back! This is a small convention but we always meet such amazing people there.
Days of the Dead
Unable to Attend
February 25-27, 2022
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
We had to delay our attendance a few times due to the pandemic, but the folks at Days of the Dead have been super helpful every time. I’m looking forward to vending at this show for the first time!
March 18-20, 2022
Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center
This is the second year this event has been in Atlanta, and I’m sorry to say I missed it in 2019. Our schedule was pretty full so we didn’t get to go in cosplay or as vendors. This year is going to be different!
Oconee Library Comic-Con
April 2, 2022
Oconee County Civic Center
This was the first year they ran this library sponsored event and we had a blast! Hoping we get the chance to go back again next year!
April 22-24, 2022
Crown Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA
I’ve had friends rave about how wonderful this small convention is, so I’m thrilled to be an official guest this year!
Middle Georgia Comic Convention
June 11, 2022
Holiday Inn Macon North, Macon, GA
Admission Fee: $5
We had a wonderful time at this event back in 2021, and we’re excited to be back! We unfortunately couldn’t make it to their January event, but I’m thrilled to be back this summer! This is a small convention but we always meet such amazing people there.
August 18, 2022
Atlanta National Golf Club, Milton, GA
I’m so thrilled that Perrie reached out to me to take part in this fun books and bites event! This will be my first time taking part. We’ll have drinks, books, and bites–not to mention a few gifts too!
Next Chapter Con
October 1, 2022
Dalton Convention Center, Dalton, GA
$7 online / $10 at the door
I think this will be our third time back to Next Chapter Con and it’s always one of my favorite events to attend! Such wonderful people each year and such a fun atmosphere.
I *may* be on a panel or two here. Still waiting on the final confirmation!
October 8, 2022
This year I’ll be doing some virtual events for Monsterama! They had some issues with the hotel this year, but it actually works out fine for me since I’ll be doing Broadleaf this same weekend.
|Monsters of… Science!|
We know science was involved in creating Godzilla, Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein’s monster, and even killer giant bugs. But shouldn’t we criticize the creators and not the process of science?
Broadleaf Writers Conference
October 8-9, 2022
Perimeter Doubletree, Dunwoody, GA
This has been a conference I’ve heard about for years from many respected fellow authors, so I’m excited to be part of it for 2022! Another new experience for this year and I’m loving it!
My Panel Schedule:
|The Different Paths to Publication: Independent and Traditional Publishing|
Saturday Oct 8, 9:30-10:30 AM
Panelists: Daniel Black, Peter Ferris, Marlena Frank, EV Knight
What is an Indie publisher? What is a Big 5 (or is it now Big 4?) publisher? This panel will define each category of industry publisher and describe the experiences of writers working with either an independent publisher or a traditional publisher, and what you can expect from each type, and what the process is like.
|You Wrote a Book. Now What? How to Market and Promote Your Work and Manage Your Career|
Saturday, October 8, 12:00-1:00 PM
Panelists: Denny Bryce, Peter Ferris, Marlena Frank, Robert Gwaltney
You’ve written a book, it’s found a publisher, and it’s about to be published. Now what? Whether you’re an indie writer or you’re with a traditional publisher, most promotion work falls on you. Ideally, you’re not just thinking of one book but a writing career. Our panelists discuss social media promotion strategies, marketing, contracts, some of what you can expect, and how to navigate the business of writing and publishing professionally.
|First-base and Beyond: How to Spice up the Love Life of Your Characters|
Saturday, October 8, 2:15-3:15 PM
Panelists: Marlena Frank, Shaun Hamill, Piper Huguley
Should the scene end with the light turning out, or should you slip under the covers and go further? How much passion can be telegraphed with a look, a touch? What should you show and when should you stop? How do you craft smaller, human moments of passion, in addition to blatant, graphic love stories? Our panelists give you tips on creating romance (and heat!) in your characters’ love lives.
|Beyond the Bookstore Shelves: How to Use Genre to Shape Your Stories|
Sunday, October 9, 11:45-12:45 PM
Panelists: Denny Bryce, Andy Davidson, Marlena Frank
Genres have distinct characteristics. How do you determine the best genre for telling your story? What if you want to mix it up? How do you blend the characteristics of two (or more) genres and still tell an effective story?
Our Favorite Werewolves/Shifters (books/movies/TV)
Recording: October 11, 2022
Should be going live shortly after recording. You can watch panels from CONtinual on their Facebook or Youtube.
October 14-17, 2022
Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, Atlanta, GA
I’m back as a vendor and panelist for this diverse and inclusive convention that left such a wonderful impression on us back in 2021! This is one of those small cons that’s sure to grow bigger in the future. I always look forward to the wonderful conversations I have here.
|It Came from Fandom|
Friday, October 14, 5:30-6:30PM
Saturday, October 15, 1:00-2:00PM
|Divinitea: Tea and Tarot|
Saturday, October 15, 4:00-5:00PM
|Bringing the Scary: Crafting Monsters|
Sunday, October 16, 1:00-2:00PM
Sunday, October 16, 2:30-3:30PM
November 4-6, 2022
Hilton Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, GA
Another hopeful convention! We may or may not be back for this fun fantasy convention, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed!
|Panels coming soon!|
How to Write a Story Set on a Cruise Ship
Must-watch holiday favorites (movies/TV episodes/TV specials) and books you read every season
Recording: December 6, 2022
H.A.L. and Friends–AI-themed horror
Recording December 13, 2022
Should be going live shortly after each recording. You can watch panels from CONtinual on their Facebook or Youtube.