Friday, February 5, 2016

Speaking at SFWC Next Week!

Next Friday, I'll be speaking at the San Francisco Writer's Conference for the second year in a row! I'm pretty stoked to get to speak at the very same conference I first attended as a slightly wet-behind-the-ears writer several years ago.

The event will be held at the Mark Hopkin's hotel, and I'll get to address a few hundred budding authors all spending the weekend in San Francisco in order to learn more about their craft. It's also a fun place to connect with fellow book-lovers. Last year I remember telling them about the new book deal I had just signed and this year I get to tell them about my new novel coming out in August! How cool is that?

After speaking at my high school last month and prepping for my speech this month at the SFWC, I'm starting to get more and more comfortable talking to large groups about my work.

What are some great author talks you've attended in the past? What words of wisdom have other authors said that really stuck with you?   

Thursday, February 4, 2016

At Misha's Blog Today

Hi, everyone!

I'm over at Misha Gericke's blog today where she's chatting about my book, Between Two Fires, which comes out August 23!

Check it out and let me know what you think, thanks!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Spoke at My Old High School

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at my old high school again, this year telling students all about my new upcoming book! I was genuinely surprised by how interested my audience was in writing and they wanted not only to learn all about my novel, but also how they could make careers in writing themselves. Man, was high school always this cool?

I may not be exactly be longing for my teen years again, but I've got to admit that it was pretty fun to interact with students and share our thoughts on writing and art in general. I've also gotten pretty comfortable talking about my book in front of groups, which helps since I'll be speaking to an audience of several hundred people in a couple weeks at the upcoming San Francisco Writer's Conference.

So how's your February going? Any fond writing or reading-related memories from your school days come to mind?

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Undead Road: My Zombie Summer: Part One

It gives me great pleasure to introduce David Powers King's latest book! Check it out!

Ebook Release: January 21st, 2016
Paperback: January 26th, 2016

Nothing brings the family together like a zombie apocalypse …

Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Barnes would rather watch a zombie movie than shoot a real one, but he has no choice if his family wants to survive the end of the world. Their plan? Drive across the infected United States to a cabin in the Colorado Rockies without a scratch, but their trip takes a complicated detour in the middle of Nebraska when they find Kaylynn, a girl who can handle a baseball bat better than Jeremy can hold a .45 Berretta. And when they stumble into a sanctuary, Jeremy soon learns that Kaylynn is stronger than she looks—a deadly secret lies inside her.

After the radio picks up a distress call from Kansas City about a possible cure, Jeremy’s parents go with a team to investigate. They never return. The only way to find their parents is for Jeremy and his sister Jewel to rely on a dangerous girl who might just turn on them at any moment.

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About the Author:

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

English Historical Fiction Authors!!!

Today, I’m hanging out over at English Historical FictionAuthors – the home of everything regarding English Literature in Fiction! 

I recently joined the great crew at this shared gathering place, where fans of fiction set in Britain can get together to discuss all their favorite eras throughout history. I’m proud to be the newest addition to their long list of awesome authors.

Go check it out, and let me know what you think! Thanks!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Moveable Feast

Paris is a Party. That’s what Hemingway’s memoir about living in Paris is called in French. But today this little autobiography has taken on a new meaning in the City of Light after the most recent terrorist attacks.

I meant to post something about this a while back, but didn’t get to it until now. Basically, Parisians have been buying up Hemingway’s book like crazy and leaving copies of it all around Paris as a symbol of hope and solidarity against the forces of evil and terror. In my opinion, that’s a pretty rad way for art to influence life and fight the good fight for liberty and goodness all at once.

I bet Hemingway would be proud.

So what books have had a profound impact on the way you see the world? What stories continue to inspire you and give you hope?  

Monday, January 11, 2016

My Amazon Author Page!

Finally, I got this baby up and running. When my publisher released the cover for Between Two Fires and made Amazon preorders available online, several of my awesome fellow bloggers started pinging me and saying…“dude, where’s your author page at?”

Well, here it is:

Needless to say, I’m definitely psyched to have a name and face to go with my book. Now the experience has gotten me all curious about looking at other authors' pages on Amazon, checking when their books are available and what events they may be at. I know, I know…welcome to the 21st Century, Mark.

Anyhow, I’m curious how others out there typically look up their favorite authors. Do you usually search Amazon first or do you go to Goodreads? Or somewhere else?