University of Arkansas speaking panel
If you can make it to the University of Arkansas campus this Friday at 5 pm, I'll be speaking as part of a panel of local authors discussing how to write and publish writing while also holding a full-time job. There will be a Q & A time as well.
I am told by reliable sources that there will be cookies available for the audience.
See you there!
Skate the Seeker
My publisher got me the edits and revisions for Rag and Bone Chronicles, Book II: Skate the Seeker, so now I begin the process of cleanup and revision anew. My side-project is on hold until I get Seeker ready to send back to Thinklings. The changes this time are not nearly so drastic as they were during the last round – mostly line edits and only a few plot tweaks – so I expect to have it sent off before the end of October. An early 2023 release awaits! If you know anybody that hasn’t read Skate the Thief, tell them to get a move on so they can be ready for the book 2 release.
There are too many shows, too much good TV. To butcher Théoden, what can men do against such reckless good content? House of the Dragon is excellent. Overlord IV has been painfully hopeless (though never hopelessly painful). His Dark Materials (yes, I’m very behind on this) is gripping and fun. If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you may have seen my recaps of Bleach episodes, and on this, I must give myself credit for being – what, only two decades behind the hottest trends in anime? I just checked. 2004. Real cutting edge stuff on my part.
Anyway, there’s loads of stuff I haven’t even had time to watch. The Rings of Power waits, Andor waits. Goodness, I haven’t even watched the bonus episodes of Sandman yet. I watched the initial batch of episodes and loved them, so that will have to be finished soon, I think. I enjoyed Sanderson’s Words of Radiance, and have moved on to his Oathbringer, both courtesy of my local public library (thank you, Ben Franklin). Anyway, if you’re wanting to know what I’ve been consuming lately with my eyes and ears, there you have it.
On Oct. 21st, I’ll be speaking at the University of Arkansas as part of panel of local working authors – writers who have day jobs but publish books on the side – and I’m looking forward to that, both for the experience of doing it and for getting an excuse to walk the grounds of my alma mater again.
There will need to be some book signings set up with local bookstores when book 2 comes out, but that’s a consideration for later. There’s no point contacting people about that without a specific release date in mind.
That's all for me, for now.
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-J. E. Ayers
Jeff Ayers writes books that are pretty good.