#StarTrek Convention: #ChaseMasterson

http://lorilrobinett.comWe are home from the Star Trek convention in Chicago. This was our first time going for the full convention, and it was an absolute blast. We made a mini-vacation of it. Ate well, stayed at nice restaurants, did a little gambling, but the highlight of the trip was definitely the convention.

The first actor we heard was Chase Masterson. For those of you who are Star Trek fans, she played Leeta on Deep Space Nine. Most recently, she played a small part in The Flash. What impresses me the most about her is what she is doing with her bit of celebrity – she has formed an organization about bullying: The Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition. An attendee of the convention was a young woman who is an investment banker, obviously being targeted and harassed at her job. After she spoke, I saw Chase catch her and talk to her. Totally off the record, not in the spotlight.

Have you ever gone to anything like a Star Trek convention? Tell us about it in the comments!

By the way – if you’re in central Missouri, make sure you stop by Village Books in Columbia, Missouri this coming Saturday between noon and 2 for my book signing. There will be prizes!

Returning to the Diamond J

http://www.amazon.com/Denim-Diamonds-Lori-Robinett/dp/1631030035/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433871817&sr=8-1&keywords=denim+%26+diamondsAs some of you know, I’ve been working on the 2nd novel in the Diamond J series. The working title is Diamond in the Rough. Though it still needs a lot of revision, it is coming together quite well.

The story takes place in the Diamond J world, shortly after Denim & Diamonds occurs. The male lead is Aidan, who was a ranch hand in the first book. The female lead is Gina, who makes a brief appearance in the first book as owner of the local scrapbook store. Want a peek into what I think the Diamond J world looks like? Pop over to Pinterest and look at my Rough board.

And I’m happy to announce that CaryPress has indicated that they are interested in publishing it.

So . . . help me celebrate this little accomplishment this evening.

Book Launch at Village Books

http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Impulse-Widows-Web-Novel-ebook/dp/B00UB2U7WS/Just a quick reminder – my book signing for Fatal Impulse will be Saturday, June 20 at Village Books in Columbia, Missouri.

There will be prizes. Which leads me to a question – what kinds of prizes do you like?

  • Chocolate
  • Tote bag
  • Pen
  • Coffee mug
  • Travel mug
  • Poster
  • Other?

Please comment below. I’ll pick a commenter before the book signing to win a prize. 🙂

P.S. If you have read Denim & Diamonds, I’d be thrilled if you’d pop over to Amazon and leave a review if you haven’t already.