The DARKBEAST REBELLION Post I Didn’t Want to Write

Sigh.  I didn’t want to write this post.  But I think it’s important to share the news with you, my readers.  (That is, the readers of my pen-name, Morgan Keyes.) DARKBEAST REBELLION is a victim of our one-bricks-and-mortar-chain-bookstore economy, here in the U.S.  What does that mean? As recently as a couple of years back, when Borders competed with Barnes & Noble (“B&N”) for readers’ dollars, each chain...

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Southern Festival of Books

I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend at the Southern Festival of Books, in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Festival was held on the War Memorial Plaza — right near the State Capitol, various legislative buildings, and assorted other state buildings.  My panel was on Saturday afternoon — at the very end of the day — and it was held in a legislative room where visitors needed to clear security before being allowed...

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DARKBEAST and DARKBEAST REBELLION Giveaway

I need to write-up a post about the amazing time I had in Nashville, attending the Southern Festival of Books.  Before I get to that, though, I wanted to let you know about an interview I completed for my friend Maria V. Snyder.  You can read her fun questions and my answers over on her blog: http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot.com/2013/10/darkbeast-rebellion-author-interview.html And just to encourage you to comment on that interview —...

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Are You Near Nashville This Weekend?

If you are in or near Nashville, Tennessee this weekend, I’d love to see you at the Southern Festival of Books!  At 4:30 on Saturday, October 12, I’ll be on a panel with Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, called “The Weight of the Worlds:  Teen Quests in Fantastical Realms”.  We’ll be in Room 29.  At 5:30, we’ll be signing our books in the Signing Colonnade.  (I’ll be present in my “Morgan Keyes”...

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The BBF That Was

I went up to Baltimore yesterday, for the third and final day of the Baltimore Book Festival.  (Alas, I didn’t make it up there the other two days.)  I’ve been to the BBF a couple of other times, and yesterday was — hands down — the most gorgeous weather I’ve ever enjoyed there!  (Not a huge amount of competition, alas.  The first time I went, I was nearly electrocuted by the *rivers* of rainwater that ran through...

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