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Amaskan's War Pre-Orders are live!

Amaskan's War Pre-Orders are live!

July 13th, 2018

It's your lucky day! Pre-Orders are now up for Amaskan's War, Book II of the Boahim Trilogy. It will be out in paperback on August 1st (ebooks will be out 9/1/18) and as such, pre-orders are up in most bookstores. Places to pre-order a copy: Amazon (US):   Paperback | Ebook (Kindle) Amazon (UK): Paperback | eBook Barnes & Noble: Paperback | Ebook (Nook) iTunes: eBook Kobo: eBook Angus & Robertson (AU): eBook It's popping up at other places as it gets added to various systems. If you're looking for a paperback copy, any bookstore can order it--even if they don't haveRead More...

Toy & Geek Fest Wrap-Up

Toy & Geek Fest Wrap-Up

July 9th, 2018

Two weeks ago, we (Books & Chains) had a booth at the Washington State Toy & Geek Fest in Puyallup. This was our third most successful event thus far and quite fun! It was held on the fairgrounds, complete with state fair food, and well attended. Here's a picture of our booth Friday after setup. Closer pic of part of our booth. Saturday morning dawned way too early since we had to drive down from Bothell toRead More...

WA State Toy & Geek Fest

WA State Toy & Geek Fest

June 27th, 2018

This weekend (June 30-July 1) I'll be at the Washington State Toy & Geek Fest in Puyallup, WA at the State Fair Grounds with Books & Chains! We’ll have guest author Jennifer Brozek with us, along with new chainmaille and books, so come stop by and say hello! We’ll be at Booth E-15! Read More...

Lilac City Comicon Wrap-Up!

Lilac City Comicon Wrap-Up!

June 5th, 2018

This is your Lilac City Comicon Wrap-Up! This past weekend was the Lilac City Comicon in Spokane, WA, where we (Books & Chains) vended. Prior to the long drive from Seattle to Spokane, I had to pack up my vending crates and my suitcase, both of which are tasks that cue the cats off that I'm leaving town. Riley protested harder than usual. He curled up on my suitcase and refused to move. When I touched him,Read More...

LCCC 2018!

LCCC 2018!

May 31st, 2018

Lilac City Comicon 2018 is this weekend! I'll be there in Spokane, WA at Books & Chains' booth! We're BOOTH 503 near the Star Wars booth in the rear left corner of the dealer's hall. (Click map to see it larger)I'll have several new things with me! Okay, before you get too excited--these are ADVANCED READER COPIES. Book II's release date is currently AUGUST 1, 2018 (though pre-orders will be SOON). But you can come get a sneak peak at Lilac City andRead More...

GDPR Compliance

GDPR Compliance

May 23rd, 2018

You've probably heard a lot about this or have at least been receiving tons of emails from everyone about it. Since we are now required to give you a much longer and precise explanation of what we do and don't do with your data to comply with GDPR. In order to comply, I've updated my PRIVACY POLICY, where I've outlined what data is collected from you, how it is used and NOT used, and so on. AllRead More...

Slow with the Updates

Slow with the Updates

May 2nd, 2018

Greetings and salutations! I realize I've been a bit slow with the updates here lately. Rest assured that's because I'm at the tail end of edits/revisions on Amaskan's War, and I don't want to be distracted by anything else. I do have a few EVENTS coming up, so be sure to check out the EVENT CALENDAR. I've got a ton to tell you once I'm on the other side and these edits are with the editor! In theRead More...

Norwescon 41 Wrap-Up

Norwescon 41 Wrap-Up

April 3rd, 2018

This is your Norwescon 41 Wrap-Up! I can't believe it's already time for Norwescon! Or at least, I couldn't believe that last week when I was scrambling to get ready for it. For the first time in 5 years, I wasn't a panelist or vending. For once, I was attending as an attendee, a fact that my husband very much appreciated as it meant that we got to actually see each other for longer than 30Read More...

Review from Chanticleer

Review from Chanticleer

March 8th, 2018

A quite lengthy review of Amaskan's Blood was posted recently from Chanticleer, who gives it 5 stars. Some snippets from the review: "Just when you think you know where the novel is headed, the author will surprise you, frighten you, charm you, and, ultimately, move you profoundly." "...very precise and inviting prose...enormous talent for elaborate plot twists imbued with emotional drama." "As accomplished as the situations and settings are, the real feat of this novel is the depth of characterization." "...if you’reRead More...

Emerald City Comicon Wrap-Up

Emerald City Comicon Wrap-Up

March 8th, 2018

It's time for your Emerald City Comicon Wrap-Up! For the first time in years, I was not a panelist at Emerald City Comicon--this time by choice as I wanted to cut back on my convention schedule after last year's event calendar. In fact, I wasn't even going to fight the crowds and attend ECCC until they announced David Tennant as a guest. David Tennant was my first Doctor and is my favorite Doctor, not to mention how much IRead More...

WorldCon!

WorldCon!

March 5th, 2018

IT'S OFFICIAL! I'll be in San Jose, California in August for WorldCon 76 with Books & Chains! No idea if I'll be a panelist yet, but for the moment, I'll be in the dealer's room / artist alley area and if all goes well, I'll have copies of Amaskan's War with me! It's time to do a little dance! See you in space, cowboy! Or at least in San Jose!Read More...

Anglicon Wrap-Up

Anglicon Wrap-Up

December 19th, 2017

This is your Anglicon Wrap-Up! Anglicon is one of my favorite conventions, and not just because it's everything Doctor Who and British media. It's a convention full of great people who really love their fandom. It's also a convention that I greatly enjoy being a panelist on and running the QI game show. Friday dawned with an eerie fog that later cleared enough for my husband to take this awesome shot of Mt. Rainier (aka The Mountain™) from his officeRead More...

Geek the Halls

Geek the Halls

December 14th, 2017

I'll be at Geek the Halls this weekend with Books & Chains, BOOTH 14! Come finish your holiday shopping with geeky chainmaille jewelry and autographed books! DETAILS-- WHO: Lots of geeky artisans and crafters, including Books & Chains at BOOTH 14. Confirmed list HERE. WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, December 16-17, 2017 from 10 AM - 5 PM both days. WHERE: DoubleTree Hotel Portland  Exhibit Hall 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, Oregon 97232    Read More...

Anglicon Schedule!

Anglicon Schedule!

December 4th, 2017

Below is my Anglicon Schedule for Anglicon 2017, December 8-10th! (You can get more details on this Doctor Who and British Media convention at http://www.anglicon.com) I'll also be vending there in the dealer's room with Books & Chains so come say hello! FRIDAY 2-3 PM-----Black Mirror: Too Much or Just Enough? in Cascade 2 SATURDAY 2-3 PM-----David Tennant: Serious, Creepy, & Everything In-Between in Cascade 9 SUNDAY 10-11 AM-----13: Should the Doctor Be a Woman? in Cascade 2 12-1 PM-----Graduation Day for the Women in DoctorRead More...

Autographed Copies?

Autographed Copies?

November 29th, 2017

While you're holiday shopping, if you find yourself needing and/or wanting autographed copies of any of my books, there are two bookstores in the Seattle area that have them and both of them SHIP! UW Bookstore Mill Creek* Mill Creek Town Center - 15311 Main Street - Mill Creek, WA 98012 (425) 385-3530 http://www.ubookstore.com/mill-creek   Ada's Technical Books & Cafe 425 15th Avenue East - Seattle, WA 98112 (206) 322-1058 http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com/ * UW Bookstore just got a new system and I'm showing up as out ofRead More...