Easton Book Festival is Nearly Upon Us!

In less than two weeks, Firebringer Press author Phil Giunta will be joining fellow members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (GLVWG) at the Easton Book Festival in downtown Easton, PA to participate in what is essentially a two-day writers conference, organized by GLVWG. 

All solo sessions will take place at the Northampton Community College (NCC) building on 3rd Street near The Crayola Experience on Saturday and Sunday, 10/26 – 10/27, with a few discussion panels and critique sessions to be held at other venues nearby. Throughout the weekend, books written by the presenters will be available for sale at the GLVWG table at Northampton Community College. 

Of course, there are scores of other events happening that weekend throughout the town. The full festival program can be found here.

Phil’s specific schedule is below. Click on each session title to learn more about it.

Saturday, October 26

12PM to 1PM: Trim That Story! A presentation on self-editing. Location: NCC Classroom 124

2PM to 3PM: Writing in the 21st Century. A discussion panel with Christa Conklin (moderator), Phil Giunta, Keith Keffer, and Christine Talley. Location: State Theatre Gallery

4:30PM to 6PM: Page Cuts. Live, anonymous critique session. Panelists:  Loretta Bolger Wish, Margaret Murray and Phil Giunta. Location: Connexions Gallery. 

Sunday, October 27

1PM to 2PM: Time Management for Writers. Location: NCC Classroom 105. 

Looking For a Few Honest Reviews, or A Lot of Them

We’re always grateful for the support of our readers and are thrilled when you come back time and again to buy our latest releases whether online or at conventions and library events.
 
We would like to ask a favor. We’re looking for more reviews for our books, especially on Amazon. Whether good, bad, or “just okay” as long as they’re honest, it would be an immense help to us. You see, once a book reaches 50 reviews, Amazon helps to promote the book by giving it more exposure on their site. Thus, reviews are critical to an author’s career.
 
We deeply appreciate the reviews we’ve received so far. The overwhelming majority of them have been effusive. We also know you’re busy, so even just a one-line or two-line comment would be wonderful. If you want to go into detail about why you liked the book, even better!
 
So whether it was Steve Wilson’s Arbiter Chronicles or Peace Lords of the Red Planet, Phil Giunta’s Testing the Prisoner or By Your Side, Heroic Park by Lance Woods, Diane Baron’s Gal Wonder or The Fandom Fifty, Firebringer Take Two by Phil and Steve, or our Middle of Eternity anthologies, we would love to hear from you on Amazon.
 
Thank you again for supporting small press authors!

Firebringer Take Two on sale at Amazon!

The paperback version of Firebringer Press’s first double novel is available for $6.65 on Amazon (normally $10.99)! Good thing it isn’t one penny higher! Nyaaah!
 
👻🧛‍♂️ Ghosts, Vampires, and American History… 👻🧛‍♂️
 
Firebringer Take Two combines Steven H. Wilson’s vampire tale, FREEDOM’S BLOOD with Phil Giunta’s paranormal mystery, LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTERS in the format of the classic double novel (read one story, flip the book over and read the other!).
Firebringer Take 2 Cover
 
Click here for more details! Since Amazon plays with pricing at random, we’re not certain how long this sale will last. Thank you for supporting small press authors!
Firebringer Take 2 - eBook Cover

The Fandom Fifty to Launch at Shore Leave 41

Just a reminder that Diane Baron will launch her latest book, The Fandom Fifty, at Shore Leave 41 SF convention in less than two weeks!

The Fandom Fifty by Diane Lee BaronThe Fandom Fifty is a collection of interviews and anecdotes from many of the organizers, guests, and attendees of Maryland’s SF Convention scene. The Baltimore region is home to a number of popular and enduring SF cons that include Farpoint, Balticon, Shore Leave, and others. The Fandom Fifty covers much of the rich history of the cons and honors many of the dedicated people who make them happen.

Attendees of Shore Leave 41 will be able to buy copies of The Fandom Fifty–and all other Firebringer Press titles–at the Friday night Meet the Pros book fair from 10PM to midnight.

Further, Diane, Steven H. Wilson, and Phil Giunta will host the traditional Firebringer Press Presents discussion panel in Salon A from 1-2PM on Saturday to celebrate The Fandom Fifty’s launch!

We’ll also showcase Firebringer’s current titles and update everyone on what’s to come, including the third volume in the Middle of Eternity anthology series and the next installment of The Arbiter Chronicles, Steve Wilson’s popular SF series.

Hope to see you there!

 

In Two Places at Once!

On Saturday, June 22, Firebringer Press will be represented at two events simultaneously!

Firebringer Press publisher and writer, Steven H. Wilson, will speak at the Carroll County Public Library in Eldersburg,  MD from 1PM to 2PM.

Boomers, GenX-ers, and the Final Frontier

The generation that grew up after television but before the Internet saw the birth of a whole new kind of popular culture; tales of other worlds, possible futures, and strange alien life forms captured the imaginations of many. From math club nerds to geek chic, from hiding comics in our textbooks to Marvel movies dominating the box office, fans of the fantastic have come a long way. Steven Howell Wilson, author, publisher, science fiction convention promoter, fanfiction writer, blogger, podcaster, and Star Trek comics scribe will lead you on a journey through the history of an amazing era. Millennials and GenZ-ers welcome if you promise not to make fun of our flip phones!


Firebringer Press author Phil Giunta will have a table in Creator Alley at the Lehigh Valley Comic Con on Saturday, June 22 from 10AM to 4PM at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schecksville, PA.

Guests include Michele Knotz, Ken Hunt, Will Torres, Richard Laslo, John Allemand, Brittany Brubaker, Felicia Faulkner, Troy Vevasis, Jack Hillman, and many more!

We’re Going to Shore Leave!

The Fandom Fifty by Diane Lee BaronWe look forward to launching Diane Baron’s latest book, The Fandom Fifty, at Shore Leave 41 SF convention this July in Hunt Valley, MD!

Attendees of the convention will be able to buy copies of The Fandom Fifty, and all other Firebringer Press titles, at the Friday night Meet the Pros book fair from 10PM to midnight.

Further, Steve Wilson, Phil Giunta, and Diane Baron will host our usual discussion panel showcasing our current titles and updating everyone on what’s to come, including the third volume in the Middle of Eternity anthology series and the next installment of The Arbiter Chronicles, Steve Wilson’s popular SF series.

Hope to see you at Shore Leave!

The Fandom Fifty is On Its Way!

Sorry for the extended absence from blogging but we’ve been busy both with writing and editing projects as well as fending off that gluttonous and enervating creature known as Real Life. You know, the one that brings no end of distractions and problems in its malevolent attempts to demotivate us.

Unfortunately, that particular beast has been working overtime as of late.

However, we are excited to report that Diane Baron’s upcoming non-fiction book, The Fandom Fifty, is nearly through the first round of editing.

The Fandom Fifty, due out later this year, is a collection of interviews and anecdotes from many of the organizers, guests, and attendees of Maryland’s SF Convention scene. The Baltimore region is home to a number of popular and enduring SF cons that include Farpoint, Balticon, Shore Leave, and others.

Cover art by Todd Brugmans.

More updates soon!

The Fandom Fifty by Diane Lee Baron

Free Stories on Wattpad!

Phil Giunta recently added two free short stories to his Wattpad profile.

In “Life and Limb,” two sibling scientists in Ireland unwittingly discover an ancient artifact that regenerates severed limbs while healing old family wounds. Click here to read! 

The second is a SF detective noir tale called “Working the System.” Two years after leaving the interstellar navy, security executive Cameron Glazier is pressed into assisting with a police investigation after his former captain was found murdered. The man’s death is soon connected to an incident from Glazier’s final mission. Click here to read!

Elsewhere in the Middle of EternityBoth of these stories are among the 14 fantastic speculative fiction tales in the 2016 anthology, Elsewhere in the Middle of Eternity, from Firebringer Press.