What a crazy whirlwind it's been! There are so many exclamation marks in this post!!!!
1. The Book
Centernia: Mark of the Castle is complete!!! Scheduled release is this late October/early November!!!!!!!!! Mark is 530 pages of magic, mayhem and drama edited by the amazing Keith R.A.DeCandido https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_DeCandido
2. Appearance Schedule
Wizarding Weekend Ithaca, October 26, 27 & 28th will be my big fall show. I'll be giving a panel talk on worldbuilding and selling in the Artist Atrium. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SIGNED COPIES OF MARK OF THE CASTLE. Come early to snag your copy!!!!
The same weekend as Wizarding, my artist friend Cat Razim will have copies at Flower City Minicon. An even smaller number of signed copies will be available, though I will not be there.
3. Fantasy Art Projects
This is the source of most of my awesome crazy. This year has been my year for fantasy art. In 2019 you can expect to see dragon puzzles released from Ravensburger, unicorn puzzles from Lafayette Puzzle Company, unicorn figurines from Pacific Trading Co and soooooooo much more. A ton of my time has been absorbed into creating these pieces, and though they're not Centernia-specific, if you're a fan of fantasy, follow RoseCatherine.com and all my social media for updates
We're still looking for fans to rate Return to the Castle and write reviews. A paragraph of your time makes Centernia that much stronger.
5. My Brain
Statistically speaking, I'm not dying. I'm mostly deaf in one ear now, my face is half numb and occasionally my balance sucks. I feel like I should be more down about it, but I'm mostly like, hey, MRI technology saved my life. Tumor is still in my head, and in theory it should shrink down and behave itself.
6. The Future
Now that the book is done, expect more art and a collection of short stories. :-D