Conquering Venus has been out for well over a year now, and I'm wrapping up my active, personal appearance promotions for the book this weekend. I'll still be promoting online and seeking new opportunities to spread the word about Venus, especially since the sequel will be coming in 2011 or 2012 (fingers crossed).
Tomorrow I'm leading a workshop on confessional writing for poets and novelists at the Red Clay Writers Conference at Kennesaw State University. The workshop is called "Writing that Resonates" and I'll be discussing how to mine personal experiences that can be turned into thought-provoking, universally understood poetry and fiction. If you're coming to the conference, please consider sitting in on my workshop.
My Lambda Literary article about LGBT books for teens that deal with suicide and bullying has gone viral, being picked up numerous websites and even a couple of print publications. I'm glad that piece is getting some attention.
Now, I turn my attention to completing the first draft of the sequel. I'll be announcing the title and posting a little teaser just before Christmas, so stay tuned for that. I'm also going to do a Conquering Venus giveaway on Goodreads for the holidays and there will be a special Holiday Gift Pack with Venus and my poetry collections After the Poison and Slow To Burn. The Gift Pack will will be for sale exclusively here and at my Modern Confessional blog. More details coming soon!