The month of April offers you readers lots of chances to grab up free and bargain books.
Brain to Books Cyber Convention
A reader’s delight
I don’t travel to conventions these days but that doesn’t mean I don’t attend them. Instead, I go to virtual conventions conducted online. They offer all the same benefits: booths, panel discussions, contests, and of course lots of FREE STUFF. This month it’s the 3rd annual Brain to Books Cyber Convention, B2BCYCON for short.
Hundreds of authors in various genres and 18 different countries are participating, all over the Internet. It’s a chance for writers to network with other writers, editors, cover designers, and other industry professionals.
For readers, it’s an outstanding opportunity to get better acquainted with your favorite author and find new favorites, not to mention scoop up FREE books, bookmarks, book bags, and other giveaways, all from the comfort of your favorite chair.
I went for the first time last year and had a blast, so I’m doing it again. I’ll be attending as a reader and a neworking writer, but as an author, I’ve got goodies of my own for you.
- I’ll have a Mystery/Thriller showcase on Goodreads. Click here and join in chatting about crime fiction.
- There’s also plenty happening on Facebook.
- Do you enjoy hearing authors’ works read aloud? You can find an excerpt from The Zen Detective read aloud at the StoryTime booth, or fire up this YouTube link.
- I’ll have an answer to the question “Is It a Mystery? Thriller? Suspense?” on my blog as part of the Genre tour.
- As for Fantasy, The Redoubt, Book Four in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam series, is a clue on the Scavenger Hunt. Of course there’s prizes to be won.
Meanwhile, SAVE THE DATE. You’ll receive an email reminder the day of CyCon. And, you’ll be entered to win a $100 amazon gift card. Winners will be announced on April 7 so you definitely want to click this link and register.
The Writing Life
When not busy with online conventions, sales, and giveaways, I’m working another cozy mystery story with heroine Candy Wadsen this month during Camp NaNoWriMo, an organized writing marathon.
April 9-10, the Criminally Good Mystery Ebooks sale. Lots of bargains here for you readers of crime fiction.
April 12, Drop Everything and Read. I’ll be taking over Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Throughout the day my Fantasy-book author friends and I will be hosting games, giveaways, chats, and more.