I met several other authors at this convention. I’m including links in this post if you are interested in finding out more about their works.
Author Judith Leger writes romance novels which include fantasy elements such as elves, dragons, and magic. Her website can be found at www.judithleger.weebly.com.
Science fiction writer Craig Callais, a native of my hometown of Houma, Louisiana, has published his first novel entitled Warlord: The Ordeal, which is available at www.amazon.com. Here’s a photo of Craig at his author table:
D. B. Grady of Baton Rouge has published his first science fiction novel, a murder mystery set on Mars. It’s called Red Planet Noir. You can visit http://www.dbgrady.com to learn more.
David Grady has a great sense of humor. It was his idea that various costumed sci-fi and fantasy characters pose for his series of photos called “Down and Out in Con du Lac.” lol! 🙂
Don’t let the photos deceive you. We were having a good time! 🙂
Author M. B. Weston was also at the convention promoting her fantasy series about angelic warfare called The Elysian Chronicles. I’ve read the first book A Prophecy Forgotten, and I’m currently reading the second book Out of the Shadows. If you like military fiction and epic fantasy, this series may appeal to you. Visit www.elysianchronicles.com to learn more. Michelle Weston is a non-denominational Christian author who is a huge fan of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and J. K. Rowling, so you know we got along really well. Michelle is also a terrific guest speaker and panelist. She and her assistant Rachel Stevens were having fun at the convention:
Louisiana’s 501st Legion, the Bast Alpha Squadron, is the New Orleans-based chapter of the international organization. They are Star Wars costumers who do lots of charity work in our state and have a great time while doing it. The 501st had a fan table along with the Baton Rouge-based Star Wars club Red Stick Rebellion (of which I am a member). Here are some photos of their table.
Finally, I am posting a photo of an art print that I received from Jean Alexander. Jean is a talented artist that I met at ImagiCon in Birminghmam, Alabama last month. I’ve already blogged about the Snape painting that she did at ImagiCon. This is an art print of the first painting of Severus Snape that she did, and it’s my favorite of the two. 🙂
My next book signing will be June 26 at a Writers Conference in Ponchatoula, which will be followed by two convention appearances in July: MythCon 41 in Dallas and Infinitus 2010 in Orlando. Please look at the sidebar for link to the Mythopoeic Society’s website to find out more about MythCon 41. You will also find a link to the Infinitus 2010 website there as well.
Several of the authors that I met this weekend at Con du Lac are on Twitter. I’m at www.twitter.com/DeniseRoper. You can also find David Grady at www.twitter.com/dbgrady. Michelle Weston is at www.twitter.com/mbweston. And Judith Leger is can be found at www.twitter.com/judithleger.
I recently added a link to the Imagicopter website to the sidebar of this blog. Imagicopter is an organization that promotes various writers and their works. I am one of their newest members. Visit their site to find out more about Imagicopter’s upcoming events.