This weekend, Mesa, AZ area will see the return of a most unusual writer's conference: Cirque du Livre. My brilliant and lovely wife and writing partner Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell and I couldn't make it last year, because of family issues, but will be there on Saturday, April 29, and maybe stopping in at other times, too.
Here's our schedule:
12-12:50 PM, Jarrod's Coffee, Tea, and Gallery
Supporting Characters Are There to Carry Weight, Use Them
Learn about effective supporting characters and using them to effectively carry your story to an exciting conclusion.
Presenters: Marsheila Rockwell, Jeffrey J. Mariotte
2-2:50 PM, Volstead Public House
Screen to Page
Writing books based on alternate media and ensuring the audience believes your characters are one and the same.
Presenters: Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Marsheila Rockwell
3-3:50 PM, Pop-up Bookstore (Pub) (run by the great folks at Bonny Books)
Signing. We'll have multiple books available from the bookstore, including some of our newest stuff.
I love being on panels with Marcy, because I always learn something I didn't know before. These should be fun and informative. And of course, there are tons of other authors presenting as well. All the details are at the Cirque website.
Hope to see you there!
PS: Be sure to check out Marcy's new blog at Dreamwidth!