Thursday, July 16, 2009

Almost con time

Tomorrow is Osfest. This is actually my very first convention I'll be attending as a writer. Well, I've been to a few for my westerns, but was never on any panels or anything like that. Just showed up to shoot the breeze and sign some books. And it's not like I turned my nose up to any western panels. Nobody asked me to be on one! Anyway, I'm pumped and nervous at the same time. Since my last post on the subject, I've done a practice run for my reading and it should be relatively painless. I've got a nice scene picked out from Blood Blade, but if enough people show up who've already read that book, I thought I'd give them a little treat and read a previously unreleased scene from Howling Legion. Either way, it should be a good time. My reading is at 4pm on Friday, so I just hope enough people are off of work to pay me a visit. The other panels shouldn't be so stressful because there will be other people up at the front of the room with me.

This is what happens without editors

I'm Marcus Pelegrimas, author of the SKINNERS series. Here you'll find various ramblings about movies, video games, TV, and...oh yeah...those books I write. If there's anything you'd like to discuss, just let me know. I try to update whenever the mood strikes me, so feel free to leave comments. There may be some occasional foul language, but anyone who's too easily offended probably doesn't read my stuff anyway.

Free Stuff

Here's how it goes. As usual, I've got my truckload of promo covers from EOS Books. I'll be going to some conventions, so I hope to see you there and I'll gladly sign your books. If you can't make it to a con, just email me your name, address and any inscription so I can send you a signed cover.

BONUS ---> If you would be so kind as to write up a review for any or all Skinners books and publish it on a site like, Barnes & Noble, Borders, or any other major review site, I can send you something extra. I made up some bookmarks (which I'll sign) and I've even put together some Shimmy's VIP passes (which I'll also sign). Can't guarantee the passes will get you into a real strip club, but I think they look pretty cool. Send me a link to your review along with your name, address and inscription, and I'll get these out to you as well.