During WonderCon 2015, I stayed at the Hilton, which was stationed right next door to the Anaheim Convention Center. It was a large and luxurious hotel that every convention visitor should experience. In addition, it has an elegant restaurant that has an extensive selection of desserts, seafood, and a breakfast buffet that is to die for. The rooms are fairly sizable and comfortable with a view of Disneyland and the Convention Center. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is seeking a vacation to remember.
For the main character of my latest short story, I have decided that his power set as a neohuman will revolve around electromagnetism, which is the ability to control both electricity and magnetic fields. If I did not choose fire manipulation to be Patrick Donovan’s power set, I would have gone with this instead. I find this power interesting because electricity is our most common source of power and our cities are overflowing with metals that are magnetic. With that in mind, I thought it would be intriguing to see a character who could exploit both of those facts while battling evil. I can already think of many ways this power set can be applied and I intend to incorporate them into the main character of my latest short story. I am already excited to portray this power set in future writing.
In the aftermath of WonderCon, I realized that this was by far the most successful book signing I ever had. I sold more books at this event than any of my previous book signings combined and reached hundreds of people. Capturing the attention of the reporters who were strolling through the aisles was a pleasant surprise that I did not expect to find there. The exposure and publicity alone are worth the experience and I plan to return in the future. Overall, this has been a very productive and fruitful book signing and I look forward to what lies ahead.
I have news! My third volume, The Young Guardians and the Revelation Orb, is now available on the Barnes and Noble website:
Emotions have always been one of mankind’s most defining traits. I thought it would be interesting to introduce a character who could influence the emotions of others any way they choose. Some people could sense emotions, others could induce emotions in another person, or a few could draw strength of one or more emotion in order to unlock previously dormant abilities. What would be the results if someone wielded that kind of ability? In my upcoming short story, the main character will have a love interest who possesses this power. At first glance, it looks as though she can only sense the emotions of others, but as the story progresses, her ability quickly evolves into something more fundamental. The details of just how much her powers will grow will remain confidential until the short story is released. Overall, I believe she will be a unique character who is the general incarnation of a “people person”.
I have just concluded the battle between the main character and the supervillain in my upcoming short story and I must say that its ending was satisfactory. I have just started the epilogue, which will depict the aftermath of the main character’s battle. In addition, it will have a revelation that will link this short story to another of the three I have planned, which in turn will lead up to the fourth volume of my series. Once the epilogue is complete, the citing process will begin followed by publication. I am eager to get to work and I will keep you all updated.
I have more news regarding my first short story. I started writing the battle between the main character and the supervillain today and I am overwhelmed by the exhilaration it gives me. So far, the battle is intense and increasingly violent with a hint of psychological conflict as well. Both characters wield such power that extreme collateral damage is inevitable. At the rate it is going, I expect to finish the short story sometime soon. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
I have news regarding my first short story. I have decided to allow the main character’s love interest, who is also a neohuman whose powers are emotion-based, to participate in the fight against the supervillain. At first, her powers allow her to sense the emotions of those around her, but now I am thinking that her powers will evolve far beyond that. I will not spoil everything, but what I can say is she will become vital in the battle against the supervillain. Also, I have an idea for the ending of this short story that would connect it to another one of the short stories. Since my volumes and these short stories are connected, they are essentially all part of the same superhero universe so the short stories will greatly elaborate the Young Guardians universe beyond the volumes. I will keep you updated on any further developments.
I have excellent news regarding my preparations for WonderCon. I received the designs for both my book marks and t-shirts. The book marks will come in three different variants, each one themed after each of my books. As for the t-shirts, they are made for an entire classroom of high school students who will be attending WonderCon. There will be well over a dozen students and three teachers, one of which will be assisting me at my booth. With the book mark and t-shirt designs made, they will print soon and I will wait for the designs of my fliers and banner. With each step taken, I feel ever more excited about the fast-approaching convention! Wish me luck and I will keep you updated on any further developments.