I'm so excited to be a Special Guest at GenreCon! Not only will it be my first time in Australia, but I also get to teach some pretty exciting writing workshops. I have promised not to steal koalas. No promises on hugging them.
More information at the GenreCon website.
ConFusion is one of my very favorite cons. Here's where I'll be:
Friday, 9pm - Erotica: More Than Sex?
Saturday, 9am - Writers' Kaffeeklatsch (Con Suite)
Saturday, 3pm - Romancing the YA Novel
Saturday, 4pm - Geeking Up Your Personal Style
Saturday, 5pm - Autograph session (Bring your own books. I'll have postcards.)
You can usually find me in the hotel bar in between panels. Say hi! I'm not scary!
More info at the ConFusion site.
I'm so excited to be a Presenter at SIWC-- and to see Canada for the first time on my birthday! Here's my schedule, and I'll also be at the various networking events, probably while eating gluten-free poutine.
Friday, 10am: First Chapters
Friday, 11:30am: Panel on Topics in SFF (with Mary Robinette Kowal, Cat Rambo, Daniel Jose Older, Robert J. Sawyer)
Saturday, 10:00am: How to Write Violence
Join me, the Fabulous Foxes, and my buddies James R. Tuck and Levi Black for donuts and great Fantasy books!
I'll be signing the first hardcovers of Conspiracy of Ravens (out October 11), as well as the Wake of Vultures paperback, Star Wars: The Perfect Weapon (in print for the first time in The Force Awakens paperback), and anything else you might need to catch up on. If you wanted to get a signed copy of Strike, now's a great chance!
Find out more at the Dragoncon website.
Here's my tentative schedule:
Title: Young Adult, Old Adult
Description: A lot of readers of YA are actually not in the expected age range. Why do we as adults read young adult novels? Is there a reason beyond good stories and good writing?
Time: Fri 11:30 am Location: Embassy AB - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Debbie Viguié, Delilah S. Dawson)
Title: Back in Time: Historical Urban Fantasy
Description: Our panelists explore supernatural beings and magic occurring in historical real-world settings.
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Clay and Susan Griffith, David B. Coe, Cherie Priest, Leanna Renee Hieber, James R. Tuck)
Title: Protect and Defend: Non-Humans Saving Humans
Description: The role of many Urban Fantasy protagonists is protecting the human world from supernatural or magical threats, and sometimes those protectors are not human themselves. Our panel of authors discusses the difficulties this situation may present for the protagonist, their community, and humans.
Time: Fri 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Jim Butcher, Faith Hunter, Kevin Hearne, Jeanne C. Stein, Patricia Briggs)
Title: Q&A With Star Wars' Finest Authors
Description: You've loved their stories & characters, Canon and Legends. Now see them in person as they discuss where they would like to see the universe go, and give some insight into their process for bringing our favorite characters & stories to life.
Time: Fri 07:00 pm Location: Imperial Ballroom - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, Delilah S. Dawson, Janine K. Spendlove, Kevin J. Anderson)
Title: Short Fiction for Fun (and Profit?)
Description: Short stories: equal parts art, science, and kung-fu. How does writing a short story differ from writing a novel? Should every author write short fiction?
Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Embassy EF - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jody Lynn Nye, Delilah S. Dawson, Mercedes Lackey, Patricia Briggs, Alethea Kontis)
Title: The Craft of Dystopia
Description: Experts from a variety of media outlets lend insight into what makes a compelling and unique dystopian world, as well as the challenges of keeping stories fresh in a rapidly popularizing genre.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: Chastain F-H - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Gail Z. Martin, Ben Fisher, Delilah S. Dawson)
Title: Beyond Victorian: Alt. History in other cultures and eras
Description: if you can't bear the sight of one more crumpet, how about medieval, nativepunk, retrofuture, or solarpunk? There's a multitude of cultures and eras and subgenres that are begging to be explored. Our panelists explore new lands and times into the various aspects of alternate history.
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: 204 I - Mart2 (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kacey Ezell, Milton J. Davis, Delilah S. Dawson)
Title: Novelizing the Media
Description: Media tie-ins are very popular. Our panelists discuss how this works and their participation in a new superhero anthology.
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: Embassy AB - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Delilah S. Dawson, Clay and Susan Griffith, Alethea Kontis, Steve Saffel)
Title: Delphic Oracle
Description: The Oracle at Delphi used great magic to see the future. Now our writer guests will channel her power to tell us a story--one word at a time.
Time: Sun 01:00 pm Location: Embassy EF - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Todd McCaffrey, Delilah S. Dawson, A. J. Hartley, Mercedes Lackey)
Title: Autograph Session:
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: International Hall South - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: E.J. Stevens, Christopher Golden, Travis Heermann, Delilah S. Dawson)
Title: What Lies Beneath: Shifters and Werewolves
Description: Our authors discuss the bond their shifter and werewolf protagonists have with their human sides.
Time: Sun 08:30 pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Patricia Briggs, Delilah S. Dawson, Faith Hunter, Samantha Sommersby, Clay and Susan Griffith, Peter Orullian)
Title: Darkness and Light: Humor in Urban Fantasy
Time: Sun 10:00pm Location: Chastain DE - Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Our panel shares how they employ humor to ensure their narratives do not become overwhelmed by the dire circumstances in which their characters often find themselves. Panelists: Mario Acevedo, Kevin Hearne, Richard Kadrey, Julie Kenner, J.F. Lewis, Jeanne C. Stein, Delilah S. Dawson
Find me in Sin City! I'll be at the big Saturday Book Fair with copies of WAKE OF VULTURES, the brand-new-that-week STRIKE, and funky fresh paperbacks of HIT.
Here's where to find me:
Friday, April 15 - 1:30-2:30pm Fantasy: The Kickass Fantasy Heroine
Traditional fantasy readers and writers sometimes criticize the female hero – especially the warrior women – as being a male hero with tits. Is this a fair criticism? What does a female character bring to the warrior role that is quintessentially feminine? (In the Conga room.) With Darynda Jones, Kate Elliott, Tamora Pierce, and CL Wilson.
Friday, April 15 - 7-9pm RT Awards Ceremony!
Friday, April 15 - 9-9:30pm Award Winners Gala
We'll be drinking prosecco and taking pics in the Brasilia Foyer. Join us!
Saturday, April 16 - 11am-2pm Big Book Fair
Saturday, April 16 - 2-3pm Sugar Rush Teen Day Party
Saturday, April 16 - 5-4:45pm Humble Beginnings
Authors are blessed by the writing gods from the moment they pick up a pen or touch a keyboard...aren’t they? Decide for yourself as more than a dozen YA authors read excerpts from the poems, stories, and fan fiction they wrote as teens. (Tropical A)
Saturday, April 16 - 6-7:30pm Teen Day Party
Join us for a Q&A and signing. That's 2 Star Wars authors, 2 Carniepunk authors, and 2 Three Slices authors. Chuck Wendig had to cancel due to zombie virus, I MEAN PNEUMONIA, so I'm clearly going to need a beard. Come see us!
I'm a Guest at the Dahlonega Literary Festival!
I first came to the DLF in 2012 as a spectator to meet author Deanna Raybourn, and I liked the town so much that I sold my house in Atlanta and moved here. If you're in the north Georgia area and want quality time with cool authors in a beautiful town with lots of great food and shopping, join us! Jaye Wells and Joshilyn Jackson will be here, too.
More details to come at the DLF website.
Why? Because A Gathering of Shadows and Wake of Vultures go together like dark chocolate and mint, baby. Come see us at Malaprop's Bookstore!
Want to meet some of the best writers I know? And, uh, also me? Come join us at Barnes and Noble at Firewheel Mall in Garland, TX, on Saturday, February 20 at 2 pm. We'll have a bookalicious afternoon with Jaye Wells, Delilah S. Dawson, Rachel Caine, Charlaine Harris, and Kevin Hearne. Talk! Questions! Books! Signatures! Boots!
Because always boots.
Here's my schedule!
Friday 6:00:00 PM SFF Debates 2016!
Six of your favorite SFF personalities debate the issues of our time in this live debate, moderated by Robert Jackson Bennett.
Diana Rowland, John Scalzi, Wesley Chu, Delilah S. Dawson, Robert Jackson Bennett (M), Mark Oshiro, Brent Weeks
Saturday 9:00:00 AM Author RPG: Planet Mercenary!
Authors from across the genre spectrum come together to put Howard Tayler's new game, Planet Mercenary, to the test. Come watch these exceptional creatives put on a show and enjoy some laughs. Please remember to give the players their space.
Howard Tayler (M), Brian McClellan (M), Delilah S. Dawson, Cherie Priest, Mur Lafferty, Robert Jackson Bennett, Saladin Ahmed, Brent Weeks
Saturday 3:00:00 PM Gettin' Punny With It
Piers Anthony and Adam Roberts can't help themselves. And neither can these panelists. Come watch these punsters compete against one another for the title of ConFusion Punmaster, while discussing whether or not the pun can be used without irony.
Patrick Tomlinson (M), Cherie Priest, Delilah S. Dawson, Dave Robison, Sunil Patel
Saturday 4:00:00 PM Autograph Session 1
I'll have bookmarks, cards, temporary tattoos, and bookplates. Come see me!
Saturday 5:00:00 PM Vigilante Justice in Urban Fantasy
The Urban Fantasy genre is built, in many ways, around glorifying extra-judicial violence. In this way, they might have more in common with the Western than the modern crime novel. Given the huge challenges in the United States with gun violence and criminal justice, should we be more concerned about the narrative shape of these novels?
Diana Rowland, Michael R. Underwood (M), Delilah S. Dawson, Jeannie Szarama, Melissa F. Olson
Saturday 7:00:00 PM The Aftermath of Canon
Star Wars recently relegated all of its Expanded Universe fiction to non-canon, which was tantamount to betrayal for many fans. Aftermath, a novel in the new canon, was met with many reviews that could not come to grips with a Star Wars that included gay characters. How well did Disney handle their canon situation? And is there a place for fiction that services its readers' bias?
Delilah S. Dawson, Andrea Phillips, Eric Distad, Jeannie Szarama, Michael Lee
Sunday 12:00:00 PM What Comes After Grimdark?
In 2015 many novels were released to great critical acclaim that seemed to eschew the bleaker tones of modern genre fiction. Noami Novik's UPROOTED and Becky Chambers A LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET are two examples. What might be motivating a shift away from grim tales and will the trend continue?
Delilah S. Dawson, Sam Sykes, Scott H. Andrews (M), Aimee Carter, Saladin Ahme
More info at the ConFusion website.
Please join me, Victoria (A Darker Shade of Magic, Vicious, The Archived), Cherie (I Am Princess X, Maplecroft, Boneshaker), and the Fabulous Foxes of FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA as we launch WAKE OF VULTURES! Cake, booze, and fun will be had, plus signed books from all three authors!
My first appearance as LILA BOWEN happens at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show in Raleigh, NC! Here's where I'll be:
11:00 – 11:50 – Magical Writing - Salon B Room
Moderator: Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and The Dawn
A. G. Howard, Untamed (Amulet Books)
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies (Riverhead Books)
Sarah Creech, Season of the Dragonflies (Morrow)
Lila Bowen, Wake of Vultures (Orbit)
And I hear I'll be signing ARCs of WAKE OF VULTURES afterward. Squee!
Duke University Libraries hosts the SFWA Southeast Reading Series for “Storytelling and Migration" with authors Gail Z. Martin, Alyssa Wong, Ursula Vernon, Delilah Dawson, and Monica Byrne, moderated by Jaym Gates, cosponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute's Story Lab at the FHI Garage at Duke's Smith Warehouse.
Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University
Bays 4 & 5, Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd., Durham SC
For info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/964953373565082/
I'll be speaking in the Gen Con Writers Symposium, along with 80 (OMG, 80!) other authors. More info at the Gen Con website.
Here's where I'll be:
Thursday, 1:00PM - Writing Comics-- It's a Lot Like Marriage: Writers and Artists
Thursday, 2:00PM - Writing Comics-- Writing Women-Friendly Comics
Thursday, 3:00 - 5:00PM - True Dungeon run to benefit Geeks Doing Good with Pat Rothfuss, Sam Sykes, and Max Temkin!
Thursday, 5:00PM - Craft: Researching Your Story
Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00PM - Storium Live Game Fundraiser
Friday, 2:00PM - Craft: Interactive Fiction (Choose Your Own Adventure)
Friday, 4:00PM - Life: Writers and Mental Health - You're Not Alone
Friday, 6:00PM - Craft: Publishing Cliff's Notes (Solo workshop)
Friday, 7:00PM - Craft: How to Write Sex Scenes (Solo workshop)
Saturday, 12:00PM - Book Signing in Exhibit Hall
Saturday, 6:00PM - Writing the Other
Saturday, 7:00PM - Craft: Erotic Interludes
Note: The schedule has me down for critiques on Sunday, but I will already be on a plane then. Sorry, Mario!
Schedule below! Find out more at the Phoenix Comicon website.
Where I'll be:
- Hybrid Authors : Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Hybrid Author Signing Scott Sigler,Bennett Coles,James A Owen,Delilah S. Dawson,Andrea Phillips : Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Rewriting History : Friday 10:30am - 11:30am
- Airships: Creating Steampunk Technology That Flies : Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Author Signing: Viola Carr, Beth Cato,Delilah S. Dawson,Melissa Marr, Mel Odom : Friday 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- Signing Lounge Author Signing: Greg van Eekhout,Wesley Chu,Suzanne Young,Delilah S. Dawson : Saturday 3:00pm - 4:00pm
- Author Batsu with Sam Sykes : Saturday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
- Drinks with Authors: Saturday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the Sheraton
Big, pre-Phoenix Comicon signing at The Poisoned Pen! I'll be there, along with Kevin Hearne, Stephen Blackmoore, Beth Cato, Myke Cole, Jason M. Hough, Brian McClellan, Naomi Novik, Sam Sykes, Chuck Wendig, and Django Wexler.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A FESTIVAL ON THE KSU CAMPUS. WE'RE HOPING TO RESCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER 14. SO SORRY!
I'll be speaking to the Georgia Writers Association on marketing your book. Ellen Ward and Gary Parkes of my favorite local indie, FoxTale Book Shoppe, will talk about how best to approach and partner with bookstores for events and workshops. Workshop is free for GWA members.
Paradise Lost is a writing retreat and workshop held each spring in Texas for members of the Codex writing group, graduates of the Viable Paradise, and Taos Toolbox workshops. Our goal is to provide ongoing development for writers at the neo-professional level by connecting them with working writers and editors in speculative fiction.
Held at the Drury Riverwalk Plaza in San Antonio, TX
I'm on staff with my pals Chuck Wendig and Robert J. Bennett, and we'll pummel your words into shape like an armadillo on the side of the highway.
I'll be signing at Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe in North Carolina, and I'm so excited!
Local author Amy Reed will celebrate the release of her new novel, Invincible; Robin Constantine will celebrate her latest, The Secrets of Attraction; and Delilah S. Dawson will celebrate the publication of Hit! They will be joined by Asheville author and special guest Jaye Robin Brown, whose novel No Place to Fall came out in December.
Of Invincible, Booklist says, “[Reed] builds a compelling first-person narrative and sensitively explores Evie’s efforts—and failures—to rebuild her life after a serious trauma.” Reed is also the author of Damaged, Over You, Crazy, Clean, and Beautiful. Constantine, who “has a knack for believable romantic scenes with enough heat to stay interesting” according to Kirkus Reviews, is also the author of The Promise of Amazing. Delilah Dawson is the author of several books in several genres, including the recent Servants of the Storm. Kirkus says Hit “will satisfy fans of thrillers and dystopias alike.” Booklist says Brown's No Place to Fall is "Lyrically written with a deep sense of place and music."
Join us for a panel, Q&A, book signing, and CUPCAKES!
Check out our awesome host at the Malaprops site.
Delilah S. Dawson, Author offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish. In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller in which the USA is owned by a bank and no one reads the fine print.
Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. What is she to do, let her mother die?
WORLDBUILDING FOR YA AND BEYOND
Worldbuilding is the key to enthralling your readers-- whether you're writing a sweet romance or a paranormal fantasy full of vampire dragons. How do you set the stage quickly and beautifully so that your characters will shine in a world all your own? Delilah is a novelist known for her worldbuilding, and she will walk you through putting just the right amount of starlight on the page.
Cost: $20 includes a signed hardcover first edition of HIT and the workshop.
Join us for an exciting discussion with a group of Young Adult fiction authors, including Danielle Ellison (FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS), Elle Cosimano (NEARLY GONE), Delilah Dawson (HIT), Alex Lidell (THE CADET OF TILDOR), and Lisa Maxwell (SWEET UNREST). Come listen to them talk about illegal gladiator games, mystical New Orleans plantations, and really evil credit card companies.
Address: 2200 North Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213
And here's the One More Page website!
Join writers Delilah S. Dawson (Hit, Servants of the Storm), Martina Boone (Compulsion), Mary G. Thompson (Evil Fairies Love Hair), and Alex Lidell (The Cadet of Tildor) as they discuss the darkness tying together their books about teen assassins, ancient magic, evil fairies, and vicious intrigue! Cupcakes and swag will be served.
Hooray for Books - 1555 King St., Ste. 101, Alexandria, VA 22314
5 YA authors will answers your questions, sign books, and supply you with swag!
Authors include Delilah S. Dawson (launching HIT and signing SERVANTS OF THE STORM and the Blud series), Susan Adrian (Tunnel Vision), Kelly Fiore (Just Like the Movies and Taste Test), Lisa Maxwell (Sweet Unrest), and Michelle Ray (Falling for Hamlet, on which the E! show The Royals is based.)
You can even get a copy of HIT 3 days before the official launch-- plus my doodles and signature, if you're into that.
I'll be at ConFusion 2015 at the Dearborn Doubletree Hotel in Detroit, MI! Panels:
Friday 9pm: Mary Sue and the Fake Geek Girls
Let's talk about our favorite female characters and female fans (and maybe a word or two about why fandom keeps trying to pretend they're not as awesome as we all know they are).
Friday 10pm: What Makes a Sex Scene Suck
What are the sex scene offenses that lead to epic eye-rolling, and how can they be overcome?
Saturday, 12pm: Characters we love to hate
What characters have you read or watched that you really don't like but still want to know more about them? (TeenFusion)
Saturday 1pm: #weneeddiversebooks
This group was formed to address the need for all types of diversity in children's literature. The hashtag has been used to highlight examples of diversity in books across many genres. Come discuss the ways that social media movements can be used to effect real change in literature, and hear about some recommendations for books highlighting diverse characters and settings.
Saturday 2pm: MG/YA Books for Adults
YA Focused! Writers are almost always avid readers, and being in the business sometimes allows more insight into new and exciting authors, series, or just ideas that different people are playing with. If you’ve looked around and wondered what’s good that’s out now and in the near future, this panel may give you a new slew of books to track down.
Saturday 4pm: Mass Autograph Session
Saturday 5pm: Clothing Your Characters
They say ‘clothes make the man,’ but they also make his physical and social world. Help our panel of writers and costumers build and dress a fictional world, and learn how you can use costume details to enhance the depth and verisimilitude of your work.
Learn more at the ConFusion site.
I'll be speaking on Writing Novellas and Planning a Fantastic Launch Party (While Keeping the Party Going Online).
Further info TBA at the Tucson RWA site. If you're in the area, it appears that you can attend two meetings as a Guest without paying dues, although you must pay the meeting fee.
Join us at 1pm on Saturday, October 25 at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock, GA for a signing with New York Times bestsellers (and two of my favorite people) Kevin Hearne and Cherie Priest.
Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid Chronicles start with HOUNDED and follow druid Atticus and his loyal wolfhound Oberon through urban fantasy adventures. Find more here.
Cherie Priest is best known for her mega-hit BONESHAKER, but her next book MAPLECROFT blends the legend of Lizzie Borden with Cthulhu. I can't wait!