Summer break and costuming and ideas

I’ve enjoyed a good long break after successfully publishing Forged Steel. For the first time in months, I got to read an entire book in one day (Ruin and Rising, third in the Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo, and highly recommended!!), and I’ve been busy cleaning up the mess that our house dissolved into while I was getting the book ready and launched.

Oh, and I’ve been getting ready for Realm Makers!! So looking forward to this year, because the conference is bigger than ever (150 attendees!), we have some awesome folks on faculty (Mike Duran, David Farland, DONITA K PAUL), and it’s my one chance to cosplay! 😀 I had plans to go to the costume dinner as a genderbent Castiel (actually I guess it would be Castielle for the genderbent version) from Supernatural, but my Sam(antha) and Dean(na) were unable to make the conference, so about two weeks ago I switched up my costume and decided I was going as a character from a Brandon Sanderson novel. Not going to say who, but I’ll be sure to post pictures–both of the finished product and a making-of tutorial of sorts–when I get back. 🙂 Last year I did something that was entirely my own, a steampunked female Mad Hatter.


The Red Queen and her Mad Hatter…steampunked, of course. 😉

Which was a lot of fun, but I really wanted to get back into cosplaying–and I’ve been wanting to cosplay this character anyway! 🙂


Amy Pond, River Song, and the TARDIS.

(Yes, I know, that was an atrocious attempt at Amy Pond, but what can I say…I had a four-month old baby at that point, it was my first time cosplaying, and I was shopping on a low budget at the thrift store.)

Ahem. Anyway, I’m super excited about Realm Makers this year…IN CASE YOU COULDN’T TELL. 😉

And my costume is going to be, as my son says, “boss”. (Yes, my 2-year-old says “that’s boss”. Our regular babysitter has an older brother with a very good sense of humor…)

I’m also getting back into the writing game a little, and I have a lot of ideas of what’s in store next for Josh and Eliaster… *evil smile*

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