Con Report: Confluence 2015

Several of our authors were involved with the programming at Confluence over the weekend. We were lucky enough to swing by and check in with them as we were visiting family in the area. Also, it was great to finally meet publicist Beverly Bambury with whom we have collaborated so frequently! Here is a recap by author J.L. Gribble.

J.L. Gribble

This weekend I attended Confluence, Pittsburgh’s science fiction/fantasy/horror literary convention, hosted by Parsec. I had a great time being on panels and meeting other writers and readers.

I’m lucky enough to live close enough to other writer friends that I didn’t have to make the 4.5 hour drive to Mars, Pennsylvania, all by my lonesome. K. Ceres Wright, fellow Dog Star Books author of COG, was excellent company on the road. We both attended graduate school together and it’s crazy to think we’ve known each other for 10 years already!

I had a busy convention schedule, which kicked off Friday night with a panel on “Work-Life Balance for Freelance Writers.” Major point: Avoiding distractions is just as important as not letting yourself get sucked into your work to the exclusion of everything else. My personal addition to that is to remember that your physical health is an…

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