I haven’t been on Goodreads in quite a while. You can tell ’cause my bio on the site’s just impressively outdated. However, I know that it could potentially be a great way to get the word out on books – and, clearly, the excellent team at Difference Engine knows that too. That’s why both Work-Life Balance and Worlds Apart are now available for your kind words and generous ratings.
Work-Life Balance actually already has a very favourable review on its Goodreads page, and it’s by my buddy from the UK, fellow author and the man whom I’ve very possibly called “handsome bastard” more than anyone else – Derek Des Anges. Derek was wonderful enough to also dedicate a portion of his latest post to our book, with a line that I absolutely love: “A smooth read, perfect for commuting, although you may feel a certain urge to rebel against doing any work when you get there.”
In event news, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’ll be at Singapore Comic Con, as part of two sessions on the convention’s second day, 11 December.
At 11am, I’ll be moderating a panel with James Tynion IV and Ram V about writing for comics. These are two creators who’ve managed to find success both on work-for-hire titles (like, oh… friggin’ Batman) and with their creator-owned books, so you can bet your bottom dollar it’s gonna be pretty damn interesting and enlightening.
My second panel for the day will be with Ben at 1pm. We’ll be talking about the supernatural and transmedia adaptation – how we created a book and a game for the Work-Life Balance world, but also how ghost stories and horror-adjacent stuff translate across different mediums, like prose and comics, yeah, but also podcasts.
Both these panels will be happening at the W.I.P. Lab. Seats are limited though, so make sure you…