Monday, March 6, 2017

March Mania Cage Match Festival!

Hey there, everybody,

Check it out! There's an exciting contest going on right now, the March Mania Giveaway where you could win a $500 Amazon Gift Card! I know, it's too happy to be true! But true it is! Click on the link and get entered to win!

It's going on all month, but don't delay, get entered to win today!

But that's not all that's going on!

Come See The Me at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 11 & 12, 2017, University of Arizona Mall!

I'll be at Booth 111 selling and signing all the bookie wookies, and Museum of Robots will be with me, too, selling all the cool stuff, including all the items in their Gini Koch Collection!

In addition to finding me at the biggest author booth of the Festival, come hear me and other awesome authors chat about various fun things!

Saturday, March 11, 4:00-5:00pm
Building Alternate Worlds

How to create worlds where magic is real and gods, ghosts, and ghouls walk among us.
Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)
Panelists: Gini Koch, Erika Lewis, Brian McClellan, Samantha Shannon
Moderator: David Lee Summers

Sunday, March 12, 1:00-2:00pm
How I Got Published

Stories of perseverance, resourcefulness, and serendipity.
Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)
Panelists: Gini Koch, Erika Lewis, Brian McClellan
Moderator: Janni Lee Simner

GET READY TO HELP KITTY RUMBLE!
Next up, it's time once again for the Unbound Worlds Cage Match 2017!

The Unbound Worlds Cage Match 2017 begins TODAY (March 6th)! And Kitty's in the battle and needs all your votes to be able to win! Please vote early, and check out all the other matches going on, too!

Last time I didn't make it out of the second round, but last time Kitty wasn't in the battle. Since she is, show her you believe that she's the best and Vote for Kitty!

Speaking of Kitty, remember to do your girl a solid and pre-order Alien Education and Aliens Abroad. You'll be happy you did and I'll love you even more than I already do.

Next up, we have a new Kickstarter starting on Tuesday, March 7th! (Say that three times fast.) Unidentified Funny Objects 6 is ready to start funding. There are lots of prizes, and I have four (that's right 4) tuckerizations available. So, if you've ever wanted to be in the Alien Series, now's your time, because my story for this antho is Tim's origin story, "Alien in the Classroom".

The Kickstarter is going live on the 7th, so watch my Facebook and Twitter feeds for the links to the campaign, or look on Kickstarter for Unidentified Funny Objects 6.

After that, listen to Moi run the Yap over at the Spaced Out With Lisa Caskey Podcast! Lisa's an awesome author, and she and I yapped for quite a while. So, there's a Part 1 and Part 2 for you to check out!

And, as a little teaser, I'll have some new (and good) Alexander Outland news coming soon!

Last but not least, if you're heading to the movies, check out my review of "Table 19" over at Pop Culture Geeks.

That's it for today, but, as always, more's on the way. So let's be March Mania, Cage Match fighting, Festival attending, with a side of Kickstartering readers out there! Peace out, my li'l gangstas, and I'll catch you on the flip side!

Love, Gini

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Monday, February 6, 2017

In Memorium

Last week it was all about the good news. This week, sadly, it's all about the bad. 2016 was filled with celebrity loss but losses that were very personal for me happened at the end of that year and the start of this one.

The day before I went on book tour in December to promote Alien Nation, we found out that my father-in-law had stage 4 lung cancer, in his lung, throat, and spine. Prognosis wasn't good, but Dad was a fighter, and he made it into 2017.
Chuck and Patsy

Someone else did not. One of my BFF's, author Terry Smith, got the call you don't want the day after our book signing in Henderson, NV. Her stepfather, Charles Stevens, had sat down to put on his shoes and died. While Chuck's health hadn't been great, no one, least of all Terry and her mom, expected him to go in this way. 

Chuck was an Army veteran, and he's survived by his wife, Patsy, and a large extended family who all miss him. If you would like to offer support, please donate to the Brain Trauma Organization in the name of Charles E. Stevens.

Meanwhile, Dad fought to get home, and he did, on Christmas Eve. But it was downhill from there, and he passed on January 11th and the funeral was the 19th. (Yes, for those of you who were wondering, this is the reason I was so late finishing Alien Education.)
Dad and Moi
Dad was a wonderful person and he was my father just as much as he was my father-in-law. He was a veteran of the Army and also of the Hollywood studio system, where he was a legendary best boy and key grip. He was a Union man, a loyal friend, and, occasionally, a goofball. He was also a loving husband, father, father-in-law, and grandfather.

He's survived by his wife of over 60 years, three sons who are all wonderful husbands, fathers, and members of society, three daughters-in-law who loved him for who he was and what he taught their husbands to be, and five grandchildren who are all either great young adults or wonderful little kids. If you would like to offer support, please donate to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital in the name of Douglas Vernon Cook.

Someone else was also fighting cancer -- my good friend, author Alan Black. Alan and his wife, Duann, hadn't told a lot of people about his fight, but I was one who knew. I had nothing but confidence that Alan would beat cancer -- he was doing everything right and had the right mindset and all the support. And at our book signing in Henderson, NV, Alan was looking good, feeling confident, ready to write on for years to come.
Alan and Duann

And yet, when Steve and I came home from Los Angeles and Dad's funeral, the call came -- Alan had lost his battle with cancer and had died on the 21st. 

Alan was an Air Force veteran, an excellent author, a good friend, and a wonderful husband, and Duann is now carrying on his legacy as best she can for all the fans and friends who wish Alan was still right next to them, spinning tales. If you would like to offer support, please donate to Arizona Consortium for the Arts in the name of Alan Black.

Be good to yourselves, be good to each other, and tell the people that you care about that you care about them. You never know when "see you at the next one", "see you when I get back" or "see you later" will be the last thing you ever say to someone. Be sure that the people you love know that you love them while they're still here to enjoy that knowledge.

Peace out, my li'l gangstas, know that I love each and every one of you, and let's be loving each other readers out there.

Love,
Gini

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

An Eductional Cover Reveal

Hey there, Hook Me Up! Gang,

Hope the start of the new year has been treating you well! There's been a lot going on, some good, some bad, but I want to share the good with all y'all right now!

First off...we have the cover reveal for Alien Education over at the Premieres page! After you gaze lovingly upon it, please remember that pre-orders are kind of vital these days, so please get those in early and often.

Then...it's coming...to a country near...well, the Czech Republic, actually. That's right, Fantom Print has bought the foreign language rights to Touched by an Alien and Alien Tango! Not sure of the publication dates yet, but if you're in or know folks in the CR, please give them the head's up that the Alien/Katherine "Kitty" Katt series is coming their way!

And now, for some science! First up, we have videos from NASA showing our probe landing on Titan! And, for those of a more metaphysical, Algarian nature, we also have The Earth Child sharing that quantum theory may show that there's a different kind of life after death.

That's it for today but, as always, more's on the way! So, So peace out, my li'l ganstas, and let's be cover viewing readers out there!

Love,
Gini

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Vote for Alien Nation!

Greetings Members of the Collective! Congrats on navigating the first week of 2017 

The interwebs are talking and Alien Nation is back in the spotlight! It would be great if you could head on over to Critters Workshop and give your girl Gini a vote in the Science Fiction/Fantasy Category.


Help the world discover what you already know: Kitty and the gang are the best and the baddest around!

Voting is open for the next seven (from the 7th) days. 

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Holiday Wishes

To all of you and yours from all of me and mine,

Happy Christmas Eve, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Happiest of Holidays to everyone. May your last week of 2016 be wonderful and stress-free, and may your 2017 be your best year yet!

Love,
Gini

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Everybody Loves Coupons...

Howdy there people of the Giniverse!

Here's hoping you all made it safely through the after Thanksgiving shopping and that December's been treating you well so far.

In the hopes of keeping the holiday discount goodness going, Museum of Robots wants to extend to you a 15% discount. This covers the Gini Koch Collection as well as all the other wicked cool items on their site.


Just be sure to use GINI15 at checkout and enjoy more discount goodness this cyber shopping season until Dec. 31st.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gini Returns to the Mysterious Galaxy for Alien Nation

San Diego Peeps, come see your girl Gini and get your copy of Alien Nation signed.
December 10th 2pm - 5pm
5943 Balboa Ave, Ste 100, San Diego, California 92111

Gini and a whole host of amazing authors will be passing out the signatures (and hugs...you know she's gonna hug you) at the annual Mysterious Galaxy Holiday Party!



Need books? Order in advance online and pick up at the party:

 http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/mysterious-galaxy-holiday-party

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