Hi BrooksBooks Readers,
In October 2022, Terry and I attended New York Comic Con. It had been a while since we had been to one of the largest cons on the planet, and the readers who came out to visit with Terry made it all worth it. He had multiple signings at the Del Rey booth and the con signing area (we even signed next to Brendan Fraser, who was absolutely delightful to every person in his mega-long line). And, of course, Terry was part of several panels with other SF&F authors.
I was asked to moderate one of those panels. The Titans of Fantasy. It featured Terry, Diana Gabaldon, and Brandon Sanderson. I was happy to do it. I respect the three of them and knew we’d have a lot to talk about. The panel was held in one of the largest NYCC rooms they have, and it was standing room only. I’ve never seen a crowd more energetic and enthusiastic. It was great fun.
ReedPop, who puts on the convention, videotaped the panel. Now that some time has passed, they are allowing us to share that video! Thank you, ReedPop and PopVerse, for making this happen:
For those of you who watch, you’ll hear Terry put me on the hot seat when he asks about my forthcoming new novel, The King-Killing Queen. I was so flabbergasted that I forgot to even mention the title. Well played, Terry. Well played. The novel is publishing from Grim Oak Press in partnership with Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead), initially via a Kickstarter that launches March 14, 2023. To learn more about it—and to qualify for a free pin we have planned—visit www.thekingkillingqueen.com and sign up for news.
Terry, Judine and I will be attending several conventions throughout 2023. We will be announcing those details quite soon!