Appearing at Love Our Local Authors Festival on September 10

Just a quick update to let everyone know that I’ll be appearing at the Love Our Local Authors (LOLA) Festival this Saturday, September 10, at Hooray for Books! in Alexandria, Virginia. The event takes place from 1-5pm, and my author panel will be from 3:30-4:00. I’ll also have copies of The Demon Within for sale.

Hooray for Books! is a recent discovery of mine, and it’s one of the coolest bookstores I’ve ever been in. The staff is incredibly friendly, and they’ve got a great selection. I don’t know what other authors will be at the festival, so I’m really looking forward to seeing the other authors. I have a feeling that my TBR pile is going to grow exponentially this weekend.

So if you’re in the DC Metro area, I would love it if you could come out. The address is:

Hooray for Books
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA  22314

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Release Date News & Wizard World Vegas

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A couple of big things to report tonight.

The release date of The Demon Within has been moved up one week. The book will now come out on April 5, 2016. That means that those of you that preordered the book should now be getting a package in your mailbox one week sooner than expected, and that I will officially be a published book author one week sooner than expected. I should be excited, but mostly I’m too busy being terrified right now.

But hey, you might not even have to wait until April 5 to get your book, because I will be appearing at Wizard World Comic-Con in Las Vegas this weekend, and I’ll be signing copies of the book there. I will also be appearing on two panels. This is what my schedule looks like:

Saturday, March 19

12:00-12:45: Spoilerific Star Wars Panel (with my fellow California Coldblood author Adam Korenman and author/editor extraordinaire Robert J. Peterson), room N114

Sunday, March 20

12:00-12:45: The Women of ‘Doctor Who’ Panel (with Jessica Tseang), room N112

1:00-3:00: The Demon Within book signing, not sure of location yet.

I won’t be the only California Coldblood author doing signings during the weekend. Adam Korenman will be signing his novel, When the Stars Fade, on Saturday from 1:00-3:00, and Robert Peterson will be signing his novel The Odds all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

All of us will likely also be spending a lot of time in the California Coldblood Books booth, #539, throughout the weekend.

So please show up and say hello! I would love to meet you.

 

Panelists Needed to Discuss “Women of Doctor Who”

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Do you know the women of “Doctor Who?” Would you like to geek out in front of a live audience? If so, I am looking for you!

On March 18-20, I will be attending Wizard World Comic-Con in Las Vegas, where I will be moderating a panel on “Women of ‘Doctor Who.’” We will be talking about all our favorite females (Rose Tyler! River Song! Missy!) and whether the criticisms of gender depictions in the show are justified. And of course, we will be addressing the most important question: should the next Doctor be cast as a female?

I’m looking for people who know and love “Doctor Who,” but aren’t afraid to criticize it. You also need to be comfortable speaking in front of an audience.

My area of expertise is the “regenerated” (post-2005) “Who,” so that’s going to be the primary focus of the panel, but I would love to get some people who are more familiar with the classic series so we can talk about that as a basis of comparison. I also want this panel to be as diverse and inclusive as possible.

Right now, I don’t know when the panel will take place, but I should have this information soon and will let you know as soon as possible.

As a presenter, your conference admission will be covered, but your transportation and hotel will not, so you will need to make your own arrangements to get out to Vegas.

If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail—bethwoodwardwriter [at] gmail [dot] com. Tell me a) what interests you about this panel; and b) who your favorite female character on “Doctor Who” is and why.

If you have any media presence, or anything you’d like to publicize at the panel—books, comics, artwork, movies, a blog, etc.—send that information along as well, with links if possible.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you!