Redford Comic Con Valentine Show

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Two weeks from today is the Redford Comic Con Valentine Show in Redford, Michigan! It was great fun last year, so I’m doing it again. This is the only book-signing I have scheduled so far this year. It’s also another rare opportunity to meet myself and the other lady creators involved in the #WonderfulDrinkingGame Starter Kit all under one roof!

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And the best part is admission is only $3.00 and ladies/girls get in free! The first 100 girls get a free comic at the door.

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“Say what!?”

Check out the yourcomiccon.com website for details

RSVP for the event on facebook

#GivingTuesday

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There has been radio silence from me during the time Black Friday seeped into Thanksgiving, the weekend, and became a whole Black Friday Week. Now it appears Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week. (a/s/l?)

No, I haven’t been shopping. I didn’t do any special sales at my webstore on my books either. I spent way too much time promoting sales last year and did not make one sale. Instead, I used that time recovering from throwing my back out two weeks ago moving furniture, getting caught up on cleaning, and decorating for the holidays. also-availableDuring that time, I also had a breakthrough on figuring out which software to use for the layout of my third book in The Sick Rose Vampires series, The Heart is a Rebel.

I will save you the details, but I had beaucoup problems and frustration putting together my last book. There was time and energy lost with using sub par software when it could have went towards making additional and better quality illustrations. Despite lack of funds and training on the fanciest and current ways of putting together a book or the means to hire someone who can, I may have figured out a way to make this go easier. This has always been a fly by the seat of my pants operation. Without yet saying what I’m specifically using this time around, so far so good.

So, it’s “Giving Tuesday”. A day set aside to make consumerism feel better, if there is money left after Black/Cyber Week/Month/Whatever events to donate to charity. Let’s make giving a part of our lifestyle, and not just because we need to feel better about our spending habits, or because it’s the holidays. If you don’t have the moola, donate your time or skills. Last week I got to spend time with elementary school kids making art.

drawing-for-a-cureI thought today would be a good day for me to announce that I’ve been working with Drawing For A Cure, a non-profit organization of artists who contribute artwork with all sales going towards the American Cancer Society. You may have seen my Joker/Harley fan art as a coloring page. Soon you can get it as a full color print exclusively from Drawing For A Cure, with all proceeds going to a good cause. WIN

Did you do something special for #GivingTuesday? How do you make giving a part of your life the rest of the year?

And The Winner Is…

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 ***NIKKI M.***

Congratulations! You won all this stuff!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. If you missed this one, don’t despair. I’m planning two more prize package giveaways before the year is up. You’re going to have to wait and see what they are!

I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween!

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And if you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year, good luck! I’ll be once again trying to do the 30 Day Plank Challenge. 😛

Binge on Dark Shadows this Weekend and Win Free Stuff

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I just discovered via The Collinsport Historical Society that Decades TV Network is airing a Dark Shadows Binge this weekend! I’m happy about this perhaps becoming a Halloween tradition! To say that the show had an impact on me personally, and in my writing and art, is an understatement. The Binge is a nice way for new fans to get a crash course on the show and for us old ones to enjoy the nostalgia, whether we were running home from school to watch during it’s original airing, getting acquainted in the 90’s on the SciFi channel (“wasn’t it that weird vampire show?”), or in my case, getting the DVDs mailed to me from Netflix because someone said my Dad resembled Willie Loomis.

I’ve included a couple of pieces of Dark Shadows fan art in my Halloween Giveaway package, in addition to two signed paperback books from The Sick Rose Vampires! Enter the giveaway HERE by Halloween! I will randomly select a winner on November 1st.

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Prize package includes:

The Sick Rose Vampires, Volume I: Blood & Alcohol (signed paperback)

The Sick Rose Vampires, Volume II: Skin of the Night (signed paperback)

Chibi Barnabas Collins 8-1/2″ x 11″ glossy print

Decorated and hand-painted, one-of-a-kind “Explore the Shadows” trinket box

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE

My eerie and ethereal ambient dream pop seasonal playlist seems to grow every year.

The Sick Rose Vampires Dark Shadows Halloween Giveaway

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Prize pack includes: an autographed copy of both books in The Sick Rose Vampires series so far, chibi Barnabas Collins print, and Barnabas Collins trinket box.

ENTER HERE!

2016 Book Tour Ends this Saturday at ComiqueCon

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Saturday is your last chance to come out to one of my book-signings this year.  The schedule for Comique Con sounds so awesome, it’s going to be difficult for me to stay behind my table. See the full schedule here.

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WW GAME starter kitI signed up for a half-table, so the items that will be on display for sale will be scaled back. After looking at photos of my table from Monroe Comic Con, I was surprised at how much stuff I had! The featured goodies I will have at Comique Con will be The Sick Rose Vampires books, Wonderful Drinking Game posters and starter kits, and the debut of my new limited edition “Girl Fight” print with Harley Quinn and Batgirl. And again, free #IndieBooksBeSeen catalogs and Harley/Joker coloring sheets!

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Comique Con is this Saturday at:
Arab American National Museum
13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
10am – 5pm
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Ypsilanti Comic Con Coming Soon

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We are about a month out from the second ever Ypsilanti Comic Con! I attended the one in March and am happy to be back at the September 24th con as a vendor! This will be my second book-signing appearance since the release of my sequel to The Sick Rose Vampires: Skin of the Night!

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Book bundles will be available if you are picking up both books in the series. There will be a discount if you purchase both books together, or bring in your first book to get it signed and get a discount on the second! I’m continuing the sale on trinket boxes at the show while supplies last.

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I am also pleased to announce the Wonderful Drinking Game Starter Kit will be making it’s debut at Ypsilanti Comic Con! I have partnered with Custom Creations by Danielle, LLC and Phoenix Girl Creations to bring you everything you need to get started with the game. Just BYOB!

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Please be sure to follow all of our pages if you are on facebook, and stay tuned for your chance to win your very own Wonderful Drinking Game Starter Kit!

The Sick Rose Vampires

Custom Creations by Danielle, LLC

Phoenix Girl Creations

YPSILANTI COMIC CON is

Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM – 4 PM

St. Matthew’s United Methodist

1344 Borgstrom Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Tickets are just $3.00!

Comics, toys, local artists & crafters, cosplay, and a trivia contest!

RSVP on facebook HERE!