About davemstrom

I am writing stories about Holly Hansson, the Super(wo)man who'd rather be Clark Kent.

artwork: Kittygirl foils a bank robber!

At the South City Comic Con last weekend, I asked Amelia Pendleton (instagram) to draw Kittygirl after she takes care of a bad guy. Aw, isn’t the little super sweetie cute? I think Amelia groks Kittygirl.

 

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I will sell books at South City Comic Con Sunday afternoon Sept 16

(EDIT: Sunday Sept 16, not Saturday!) San Mateo Event Center / Fair Grounds, 1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, Ca. 10am-5pm. I will get there around 1pm and will be at a table with Valerie Frankel and other Bay Area writers till closing. I still have some books to sell. And the free little menu book (I’ll post a little later about that). Bill Mumy (Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!) will be there, and I hope he sells some books. And I hope I sell some too. And maybe get some Super Holly and/or Kittygirl art drawn by a comic book artist or two. Here’s hoping.

P.S. Danger, you’ll have to pay for parking! Danger!

Recent news

My Kindle book now has the expanded content in the CreateSpace book. It contains:

  • Super Bad Hair Day! (first short story I wrote for Holly)
  • The Poet and the Supersplainer! (The Karate Queen, based on a poetess friend)
  • The Fiendish Brain Freezer! (Kittygirl’s first short story)
  • The Dimensional Dollar! (first appearance of Billington Stumpfinger, my Trumpy supervillain)
  • The Intellecta-Rhapsody! (script of my second audio story)
  • Chapter Zero of The Comic Book Code! (yes, I still have to finish writing the novel)
  • Super Holly artwork drawn by various artists at local comic cons.

At WorldCon, I sold 9 books (if I counted correctly). 10 books if you count the Kindle book I sold. Good times! (I should point out that at that time, my CreateSpace book had a few minor typos which I have since fixed.)

I am working on a Kittygirl trilogy, which I want to publish as a middle-grade book. Problem: I do not know any younger girls for a test audience. I will still keep writing, my critique group told me I was good at “kidspeak.”

Kindle and CreateSpace live, WorldCon76, and a gut punch

My Super Holly Hansson Kindle and CreateSpace books are updated to also contain my first Kittygirl story, my first Billington Stumpfinger story, my first audio story script, and artwork from various little comic book conventions.

August 16-19, I will be at WorldCon 76, the biggest science fiction convention in the world. I will be selling my Super Bad Hair Day CreateSpace book.

And here is the latest Super Holly artwork, where Holly does something she has wanted to do for a couple of years. The guy who drew it said he wanted Holly to have some muscles.

A delay for my expanded Super Bad Hair Day on Kindle

But not a long one, I expect. I did a quick Kindle conversion and the mobi and epub files came out big. As in 98MB and 66MB big. The problem is likely that the art I put in needs to be shrunk.

I am learning more about the self-publishing process, This will be important when I try to create a Kittygirl book, since that will have lots of pictures in it.

P.S. I just reduced a couple of the art pieces by about 70 percent. That is promising.

P.P.S. The expended Kindle version is up. Feel free to buy and make me 35 cents richer.

I’m selling my EXPANDED Super Bad Hair Day book on Saturday July 14!

I will sell at AuthorFest 2018 (San Mateo Public Library, 12-3pm) and at Fremont Area Writers Group Book Signing (Newpark Mall, 10-11am & 3:30-6pm) this Saturday, July 14.

At AuthorFest 2018, at the San Mateo Public Library (55 West Third Ave, San Mateo, CA), a bunch of local authors will be selling books and doing readings from 12-3pm on Saturday July 14. Come and meet cool SF peninsula authors! And yes, I will PERFORM five minutes of one of my stories! Come and buy my new expanded Super Bad Hair Day CreateSpace book! 140 pages of superhero prose goofy goodness (well, about 6 pages are artwork I paid nice artists to draw at comic book conventions). Download a PDF about the cool AuthorFest 2018 authors!

On the very same day, from 10-6, at the Fremont Area Writers Group Book Signing at Newpark Mall (2086 Newpark Mall, Newark, CA) upstairs around the railing between Macy’s and the Food Court, I will also be selling my books in the morning and the afternoon. Yes, I will be driving to San Mateo at about 11:15 and I will be back around 3:30. Meet cool East Bay writers! I will burn gas. But I like these book selling events. Practice for when I become the next Stan Lee.

P.S. I will upload another CreateSpace version to fix a few missing dialog tags in the Intellecta-Rhapsody script chapter. Not a big deal. But I still need to upload this expanded version to Kindle, and that is a big deal, so do not buy the Kindle version yet.

P.P.S. And I will sign my book! Discover the inspiring message I pass on to ALL my buyers!