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March 2023 Newsletter


What’s been happening!?

We Have New Books!!!!!!



So, we knew Jay was talented with poetry, prose, and music. We had next to no idea he was also a talented artist! We are so proud of him for these amazing representations of our favorite sisters! We can’t wait for you guys to experience the Ghost Bitch Chronicles!! They will be available for purchase on Friday at Steel City Con. Jay will number and sign the first 10 to provide you amazing people with a retirement investment!



I Thought These Were Haiku, Vol. 2 is here!!! Our little lightning puppy is here to lead you into the wild world of haiku. The haiku on the back tells you what you’re in for:



In case you’ve forgotten, the categories are Horror, Magic, Sports and Recreation, and Reader Discretion Advised. We have some extremely clever poets in this one! Some you will recognize from Vol. 1, others are brand new to Obsidian Giant, and all are well worth reading! Emma will be doing the numbering and signatures on this one, and we’ll have several other poets available throughout the weekend if you want to collect signatures!


What’s coming up next?

See You On Friday!



Man, this one snuck up on us! How quickly the month of March went, and now Steel City Con is upon us! We can’t wait to see all of your happy faces at our regular booth!


This is also the perfect time to buy Easter and Mother’s Day gifts! You know, for all of you who have moms that are into fighting racist vampires, warring alien tribes, badass witches, and nerdy haiku!



March 31st – April 2nd. We can’t wait to see you all there!


Plan 9… The One With The Zombies, Right?

We’ve mentioned the wonderfully talented Eddie Kunz in previous editions of the newsletter. He’s featured in both editions of I Thought These Were Haiku. He is also VP of a creative non-profit called Stage Warp Productions!



Stage Warp is putting on the very first performance in the state of Pennsylvania of Plan 9 From Outer Space! It’s a parody of what is widely considered the worst film ever made, and it is all set to be pretty freaking hilarious.




Eddie will be acting in the play, and our very own Leah is stage managing! Performances are:


April 7-8th and 14-15th at 8pm


April 15th at 2:30pm


Check out their website! We anticipate this group to be players in the community theater scene for years to come! https://www.stagewarp.org/


Downtown Pittsburgh is Easier to get to than Monroeville…

We really should try to do more shows at the David L Lawrence Convention Center. Hopefully this will be a start on that!



10am – 8pm on Saturday and 10am – 7pm on Sunday, August 5-6. This should be a good one! It’s a bigger space for a smaller convention, so this one should be a fun new experience. Always good to have room to move around.



Looks like half the cast of Supernatural will be there, and Emma’s personal favorite, Timothy Omundson, from Psych! She hasn’t seen him since the 6th season advanced screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC in 2011!



Be a Part of the Giant

Want to be a part of making Obsidian Giant great? This is the section that will tell you how to do that each month.


Show Your Love With Reviews on Amazon

I mean, that’s pretty much the gist of it. We would be super appreciative if you would leave reviews for any of the books you have read on Amazon! We haven’t really pushed Amazon as a place to purchase books, but reviews of any kind are the lifeblood of any author. As always, we want to know what you really think. We aren’t looking for fake reviews. Thank you all so much in advance!


Audiobooks

Audiobooks are still happening. The giants are still accepting submissions. The good news is we have so much going on between now and Spring Steel City Con! The bad news is we probably won’t have much movement on the audiobooks until after that. Lots of writing, drawing, and editing is being done. We will keep submissions open until decisions have been made!


1. Step one is to email us at marketing@obsidiangiant.com.

2. We’ll send you the excerpts.

3. You record yourself reading the excerpts.

4. You send them back to marketing@obsidiangiant.com (or I’ll set up a drop box if files get too large).

5. We review all the submissions and choose the best person for each.

6. You record the whole book and get paid. We’ll also be available as a reference for other publishers and authors you may want to work with. That last part is true even if you aren’t chosen for one of our current books!

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