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MileHiCon49 2017 Laurence MacNaughton urban fantasy panel

Ninja Author Challenge: Keep a straight face as you read a funny scene from your own book — while facing a plate full of cookies.

MileHiCon is one of those strange and wondrous places where you can randomly run into legendary authors such as Eric Flint (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Locus Magazine bestseller), two-time Hugo Award winning podcaster Patrick Hester, or bestselling author Jane Lindskold, who incidentally referred to me as the Guru of Humor.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, I fully intend to use as my job title from this point on. It is undisputedly the ten-ton showstopper of handshake introductions:

HIM: “Hello, I’m Bob. I’m a bestselling author.”

ME: “Hi. I’m Laurence. I’m THE GURU OF HUMOR.”

HIM: “. . . Uh, what?”

Exactly. Continue reading

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It Happened at the Tattered Cover

Life is so weird. Steven Tyler from Aerosmith was at the Tattered Cover on Friday, when I had my book signing. I did not, in fact, get a chance to ask him if “Dude Looks Like a Lady” was actually about Vince Neil from Motley Crue. (But I have my suspicions.)

As always, the Tattered Cover was a fantastic place to do a book signing, and I’m eternally grateful to all of the wonderful people there for having me. Sorry about the mess.

I did get the chance to make new friends and talk about the inspirations behind A Kiss Before Doomsday, including secret underground bunkers, magic crystals, go-go boots, demon-possessed muscle cars, and the fact that zombies don’t drive. At least as far as I know.

Then I read one of my favorite scenes, answered a bunch of questions from my endlessly smart readers, and gave away handfuls of brightly colored crystals – in this case, sucrose crystals. (Rock candy!) Afterward, we celebrated at the scrumptious restaurant next door, modestly called The Goods.

None of it would’ve been possible without my unstoppable agent Kristin Nelson, my tireless editor Rene Sears, all of the good folks at Pyr, and most of all, the support of readers like you. Thank you so much for making this book a success!

Kristin Nelson and Laurence MacNaughton at Tattered Cover - A Kiss Before Doomsday

Funny, I thought the Tattered Cover would have maybe four or five books on hand…

the actual kiss before doomsday

The real kiss before doomsday. (Or at least, before the book signing.)

Laurence MacNaughton and fans at Tattered Cover

I’m a fairly tall guy, but my friend and fellow Colorado author Kevin Wolf is six-foot-six.

2017 Book Signing at Tattered Cover - with boots

True story: my lovely wife’s go-go boots are so fabulous that I actually put them in the book. Watch for the scene where Dru goes undercover at a sorcerer’s masquerade. These are the boots.

Kristin Nelson and Laurence MacNaughton cut the cake at Tattered Cover

Now available in paperback, ebook, and my favorite format of all – cake!

Tattered Cover bookmark

The coveted “golden bookmark” from the inestimable Tattered Cover. This is seriously cool. I don’t feel worthy.

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Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Friday July 14 at 4pm ET

Reddit Books - urban fantasyJoin me on Reddit today and ask me anything.

Seriously. Any questions you may have about writing, publishing, crystals… muscle cars… cheeseburgers… whatever. Hey, I’m happy to help. Continue reading

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3 Authors Chat on Night Owl Reviews – Tonight!

Tonight at 6:00 PM MST, I’m doing an author chat with Night Owl Reviews.

Far as I can tell, it’s a text chat. So, apparently we’re going to party like it’s 1999. ;)

Night Owl Reviews author chat time zone map

Join me at 6:00 PM MST (or your local equivalent).

Join me, along with romance author Avery Flynn and mystery author Julia Buckley.

We’ll answer your questions, share excerpts and give away brand new books.

Since 2004, Night Owl Reviews has reviewed over 26,000 books. Here’s what they said about It Happened One Doomsday:

MacNaughton provides a smooth, action-packed read all the way to the end! This could be the start of a new series, and I’m already looking forward to the next one. The characters were great and believable. I loved the car scenes the best (too bad Hellbringer isn’t real!) … Very descriptive, and new takes on old stories had this reader staying up to finish it in one night!

Wow. Come see what all the excitement is about.

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August 13 signing at Barnes and Noble in Boulder

Book signing with crystals

Book signing + “magic” crystals = awesome!

Generally, Friday the 13th is not considered a warm-fuzzy day.

However, Saturday the 13th is awesome!

Especially when you get to meet an author (such as Yours Truly) . . . pick up a new autographed book . . . and get a chance to see all the real-life crystals described in It Happened One Doomsday!

If you’re in the Boulder area, come on down this Saturday. Here are the details:

WHEN:
Saturday, August 13 at 12:00 PM

WHERE:
Barnes & Noble – Boulder
Crossroads Commons
2999 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80301
303-444-0349

See you there!

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July 30 signing at Barnes and Noble in Glendale

Selenite is naturally fiberoptic. See? There's science in my book, too!

Selenite is naturally fiberoptic. See? There’s science in my book, too!

This Saturday, come meet me at Barnes & Noble in Glendale. Then stay for all the Harry Potter excitement!

Besides signing books, I’ll also have a live demo of the actual crystals Dru uses in the book to fight demons and other creatures of darkness. Galena, pyrite, selenite, amethyst, and tons more.

Here are the details:

WHEN:
Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 PM

WHERE:
Barnes & Noble – Colo. Blvd II
960 S Colorado Blvd
Glendale, CO 80246
303-691-2998

See you there!

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July 16 signing at Barnes and Noble Colorado Mills

Not a lightsaber, but an actual real-life shard of selenite.

Not a lightsaber, but an actual real-life shard of selenite.

This weekend, come meet me at Barnes & Noble in Denver West Village (right across from Colorado Mills).

Besides signing books, I’ll also have a live demo of the actual crystals Dru uses in the book to fight demons and other creatures of darkness. Just wait til you see what a natural selenite wand looks like when you light it up with a multi-colored LED. Hint: it’s cool.

Here are the details:

WHEN:
Saturday, July 16 at 1:00 PM

WHERE:
Barnes & Noble – West Village
Denver West Village
14347 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80401
303-215-9060

See you there!

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