It has been quite a busy couple of months for me, and I have a number of exciting things to share. LTUE in February was a wonderful opportunity, as always, to speak on panels and network with writers at all stages in their careers. This may be my last year of attending writing conventions and symposiums for a while. It is bittersweet, as I have something even more exciting to share…
I got into graduate school!!! The first time I applied for programs was 2009, and I’ve applied six times to over a dozen different schools since then. This year, I was accepted by three of the four programs I applied to. I am most excited to announce that I will be attending the University College of London’s MSc program in Palaeoanthropology and Palaeolithic Archaeology. It is a one-year program, and I leave for the UK in September to continue my education. Special thanks to all of the mentors, recommenders, and people I have counseled with over the years for your time, support, encouragement, and assistance in making this dream come true at last. Special thanks as well to all my readers, friends, family, and fans who donated to my Go-Gund-Me campaign last year so that I could meet the tuition deposit to attend Koobi Fora Field School last summer.
Next week, I will be flying out to Washington DC to attend the Society for American Archaeology conference and present a poster on the Koobi Fora mentored research I participated in last summer with Jonathan Reeves, Dr. David Braun, and several other students. You can find the abstract for the poster online if you’d like to know more about the project. The poster title is: Lithic Taphonomy and Digital Hydrogeologic Models: A GIS Based Approach to Understanding the Formational History of Surface Assemblages.
Check out my latest publication in the Valcoria Awakenings anthology, “Thought Power,” which came out in December. It’s a great collection in the fantasy universe of Jason King, and we would love to see some more reviews on Amazon and Goodreads: https://amzn.to/2uNUcCm.
I’m still writing! I promise! I have a novella and two novels in progress, hoping to finish one or two of these stories and query them out before I leave for graduate school in the fall. I’ll put out further details as things progress.
Thanks again for reading my stories and for your interest in my life. It has been–and will continue to be–a wonderful journey!
To all: keep writing!