Bryan Cassiday will be attending the StokerCon2016 in Las Vegas. This is the convention where the HWA hands out Stoker awards to horror writers.
Bryan Cassiday will be signing books at the Los Angeles Times Book Fair at USC at the Horror Writers Association booth on April 19, 2015, on Sunday at noon.
For my next book, which is an apocalyptic science-fiction thriller, I am going to do things a bit different than I’ve been doing. I’ve been self-publishing my zombie books and haven’t been submitting them to agents beforehand. (My new book is not a zombie book, by the way.) This time around, I will send queries to a score of agents that handle apocalyptic thrillers to see if they would like to represent my newest novel. If they show no interest, all is not lost. I will self-publish. The book is ready to go. It only needs to be proofed, which I will do when the time comes.
I started e-mailing queries to literary agents over a month ago and have received a few e-mails in return expressing lack of excitement on their part. Many agents say they will not respond unless interested. It doesn’t look encouraging. I expect I will not hear from the majority of them that I have sent to. I’m not going to wait a year to hear from them, though. If I haven’t heard from them in a month, I’m writing them off. These gatekeepers are not going to prevent my book from being published.
My book will get published, regardless of the opinions of certain agents.
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Thank you, all.