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More convention stuff

I have no idea how all this is tallied, but you can still vote for The Lanternfish in cover wars at the OWS CyCon.

This is the voting portal. Since you can still vote, I assume I advanced to the next round.  here. My guess is that I start from zero in the new round, so feel free to vote again. If any of you know more about this stuff, drop me a hint.

The Root Monsters are entered in character battles here. Voting is open now, so you can show these little guys some love too.

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Help a guy out

It looks like the voting has already started. I signed up for one cover war, plus two character battles.

You can vote for Voyage of the Lanternfish in cover wars here. (Open already)

You can vote for everyone’s favorite, The Root Monsters, in character battles here. (Starting tomorrow.)

The root monsters have a little something to say in the Fantasy Sound Off Board.

The Hat has a little something to say in the Urban Fantasy Sound Off Board.

The Hat is entered in the character battles in his genre too. You can vote for him here. (Voting starts the 17th. Hint, it’s a Lisa Burton poster of her wearing The Hat.)

OWS CyCon is an online convention. It promises three days of fun, adventure, and learning. While you’re visiting, check out my author booth. There are a selection of Lisa Burton posters and a few of my books available.

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The convention center boogie

Any of you ever attend a convention. I’m at a working man’s convention in Portland, Oregon for the week. The convention center gig is to place the convention as far as possible from any place to eat or drink. The nearest McDonalds is about six blocks away, and I don’t know the neighborhood at all.

This way, they can jack the prices to an outrageous amount and people are forced to pay it. We aren’t likely to hire a $20 cab so we can buy a reasonable cheap meal. The days of having a Denny’s in the parking lot are long gone.

Check out my receipt for one burger and one beer.


I admit it was a lamb burger and an Oregon brewery. Not quite McDonalds and a Bud. However, it wasn’t a unicorn burger and Dwarven ale either. It also wasn’t that great.

I’ve had offerings from Oregon’s Pelican Brewing before and found them outstanding. This one tasted like it has been around for too long.

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Heading home, eventually

I woke up at 4:00 AM, Pacific Time today. I'm about tired of uncomfortable beds, restaurant food, conference room chairs, and all the rest. Checkout time is 11:00, my shuttle for the airport leaves at 1:00, and my plane doesn't fly out of Spokane until nearly 4:00.

It was kind of funny, yesterday. I hung around in the gathering area, and Idaho State University had something going on in one of the conference rooms. Their keynote speaker had a book signing after they broke up. This is one of those self-help/leadership type books. It looked like she moved about 20 – 25 copies. Maybe I should become a leadership guru.

I can hang around the lodge, and get some things accomplished though. After posting this, I'll probably schedule a couple of posts during the week. I'll also set up whatever kind of Amazon promo I'm doing for next week. (Watch this space.)

Panama did very well, but my experience is the first free day is the big one. It was exactly the same this time. I managed to get into the top twenty, and stayed there for a long time. The free days are over, so I'm back on the paid list. I used a Facebook boost to promote Panama, and it seems to have worked well. Yes, I paid to promote a free book. This time out, the goal wasn't actual sales, it was an attempt to land some fans. Fans come back and try other titles. Note: I have other titles.

I want to run an Amazon Giveaway again, and I want to run a 99¢ sale. Fortunately, I have enough paranormal titles to make this work during October for the lead-up to Halloween. Maybe we need a science fiction holiday somewhere. I don't think May 4th is quite there yet.

I've reached the odd point where Lisa doesn't have a guest for her radio show again this week. There are questionnaires out in various stages, and a couple of folks are waiting to get closer to release dates. I'll probably work on one of them this morning too. I don't like to hold off until the last minute. This only makes sense; since the intent is to promote the book it should post close to the release date. However; if you would like to get on Lisa Burton Radio, I have the opportunity to get you started.

It's time to get down to some serious work.

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