Sunday, August 02, 2009

Dirk & Steele Author at Athena Isle, SL.

Marjorie M Liu, the New York Times bestselling author of the paranormal romance series 'Dirk & Steele', is coming to meet her fans and friends in Second Life.

She will be joining us on
Athena Isle [SLURL], the virtual island and community for creativity and women's work in Second Life, on Tuesday the 4th of August from 11:00am PST (SLT) to 12:00pm PST. Liu will be speaking about her new book The Fire King, and in preparation for her first Second Life appearance she's gathered questions from fans through social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and several blogs. The intimate text chat event will take place inside a gothic castle in a roundtable format, providing fans with a 'close encounter' with the author.

The event is a joint effort between Endeavor Creative, the awesome folks work with at Conversify, and Athena Isle Women, a group for women in SL. Conversify sponsors live events on Athena Isle in Second Life to showcase women authors as well as their virtual world and social media work. It was founded by my good friends Aliza Sherman and Monique Elwell to bring smart, sensible and affordable social media plans and execution to companies and organizations (and keeps me as their token UK bloke and pet Socail Media Stratagist/Project Manager).

Endeavor Creative is an Anchorage, Alaska-based consultancy run by another friend of mine, Taughnee Stone, specializing in blogs and social media and regularly work closely with Marjorie.

Fire King tshirts will be given to all who go on the 4th, and a full transcript of the event will be available on the Athena Isle Women blog later in the week.