A Final Farewell to 2012

2012 was a big year.

It was the year my first book was published. It was the year my fiancé and I moved into the first home that either of us had ever owned. And, on December 30, on our fifth anniversary, it was the year we got married.
Given that we’re both involved in publishing, our wedding had some bookish touches. Paperlovebuds provided bouquets and boutonnieres made from the pages of Pride & Prejudice
…while our cake topper was called “Love in the Library” and featured a title that readers of this website may be familiar with.

Yes, those books are made of cake.
Yes, those books are made of cake.
@philipsainsbury captured a familiar title amongst the pile of books.
@philipsainsbury captured a familiar title amongst the pile of books.

People don’t lie when they tell you how quickly your wedding day rushes by. It feels like it only happened yesterday but it was already over a week ago. And so far, this marriage thing is going swimmingly.

We’re planning to take a proper honeymoon later in the year, but in the meantime we settled for a week off, with a couple of nights spent in a hotel in South Yarra.

The summer heat lent itself well to seeing a few movies, which included The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Argo, and the documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, which proved to be a fascinating, emotional and inspiring look at the depiction of superheroines across pop culture, with a particular emphasis on Wonder Woman (of course). It’s been playing at ACMI here in Melbourne, but where ever you are I highly recommend checking it out.

And to add to my comic book geekery, I’ve also been reading Sean Howe’s Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, an engrossing and comprehensive history of the House of Ideas. If anyone out there knows a book that takes as detailed (and honest) a look at the story behind DC Comics, make sure to let me know!

So that’s it. 2012 is over. But there’s a lot to look forward to in 2013…including the release of Vanguard Prime: Wild Card in March! I can’t wait to get out and do some more events, as well as reveal more of the Knight of Wands’ history.

I’m also looking forward to finally getting a reliable Internet connection. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves…

Happy New Year, everyone!

Published by Steven Lochran

Steven Lochran is the author of the upcoming Middle Grade Fantasy series PALADERO, as well as the teen superhero series VANGUARD PRIME. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, two cats, and an unreasonably large toy collection.

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