This summer I had the privilege of attending Realm Makers 2017 in Reno, Nevada, their fifth such conference. One of the features of this awesome gathering is a bookstore gathering all kinds of speculative fiction - sci-fi, fantasy, horror - written by Christian authors. The goal, while providing a place of like-minded writers, is also to increase our collective reach to new markets.
To further that goal, Realm Makers is starting a new mobile bookstore that will be traveling to fantasy and sci-fi conventions and any place where people come together to geek out over speculative fiction. Their inaugural event as exhibitor will be Salt Lake Comic Con starting today, Sept. 21. Authors Kerry Nietz (one of my pals from the days of Marcher Lord Press) and Catherine Jones Payne are on hand to sign books all weekend. They're going to have more than 2,500 books in stock of some 60 different titles by over 25 different authors, including yours truly.
Later this fall, Realm Makers will make an appearance at World Fantasy 2017, November 2 through 5, and then PhilCon 2017 the next week November 10 through 12.
Follow news about the bookstore at www.facebook.com/RMMobileBookstore.
About the authors:
Award wining author, Kerry Nietz will be on hand to sign copies of his Epic Award winning Science Fiction novel Amish Vampires in Space. This will be Nietz’s first ever appearance at a convention. AViS has been mentioned on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Washington Post, and last month on Buzzfeed "25 Amazing Books You’ll Want To Buy Just For The Title”. Nietz’s new release, Frayed, Just won the 2017 Realm Award for Science Fiction as well as Book of the Year.
CATHERINE JONES PAYNE
Mermaids. Murder. Mayhem. Plunge into a YA fantasy that New York Times bestseller Tosca Lee calls "artful," "compelling," and "powerful" with "an ending you won't believe." Meet Breakwater author Catherine Jones Payne, soak in the wonder of Kirk DouPonce's Spectrum 24-featured cover art, and immerse yourself a tale of intrigue, social tensions, and unfathomable choices.