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Rose City Comic Con Wrap-Up

Rose City Comic Con Wrap-Up

September 12th, 2017

Per usual, this post will be image heavy. Fair warning! After five days in Portland, it is so good to be home! You know you're loved when your kitties race to greet you at the door. <3 Rose City Comic Con 2017 was a great convention and not just because Books & Chains did well. The vendors around us were nice, the cosplay was amazing, the guests were varied and awesome choice-wise, and the convention centerRead More...

Rose City Comicon!

Rose City Comicon!

September 6th, 2017

If you're heading to Rose City Comicon in Portland this weekend (Friday, 9/8, through Sunday, 9/10), I'll be there with Books & Chains in the dealer's hall, Booth 949. Come out and get a swag bag of goodies, check out our books, and the amazing chainmaille jewelry! Hope to see you there!Read More...

Reddit AMA!

Reddit AMA!

August 24th, 2017

If you're a Redditor, some of the folks from the Last Cities of Earth project (including me!) are over in /r/scifi doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) TODAY from 10 AM - 6 PM PST. Click HERE to come ask us anything! Direct link: https://redd.it/6vet30Read More...

Last Cities of Earth

Last Cities of Earth

July 28th, 2017

What is the Last Cities of Earth Project? When I was much younger, my evenings and weekends revolved around science fiction and fantasy tales, many of which were written by authors still writing today like Jody Lynn Nye and David Gerrold (he wrote the screenplay for the Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles," which I adored as a kid). When I wasn't reading these tales, I was writing my own--anything from bizarre short stories to 400+Read More...

Game with Authors!

Game with Authors!

July 20th, 2017

So what is Game with Authors?? Something I'm pretty excited about! On Saturday, July 29th, folks local to the Seattle area will be able to come out to the always awesome Zulu's Board Game Cafe in Bothell, WA and game with local SF/F/H authors! Details below! Zulu's found this awesome, ancient game!     WHO: Local authors Raven Oak (Me!), Jesikah Sundin, Jeffrey Cook, Jennifer Brozek, and Sechin Tower WHAT: Gaming with authors! Get the scoop on their latest and newest works whileRead More...

Candles are Coming!

Candles are Coming!

July 13th, 2017

Candles are coming! If you've never heard of A Court of Candles, you need to rectify that STAT! They do book-themed candles that are the best smelling candles I've ever encountered. Besides doing candles for things like Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, they've done character-themed candles for Jesikah Sundin's Biodome Chronicles and now... It's hard to read the labels on Margaret's candle but the three candles are: Adelei: Sea salt and desert sage Ida Warhammer: Leather, steel,Read More...

Seattle Weekly

Seattle Weekly

July 10th, 2017

So today's the last day you can vote in Seattle Weekly's Best of Seattle Reader Polls, and thus, the last day you can vote for me for Best Author. I'm still not sure how I made it be a finalist, but I'm happy to be one. If you feel like voting, the link is below, and if you've already voted, apparently you can vote more than once so you are welcome to vote again. http://seattleweekly.secondstreetapp.com/bos17/gallery/66645614/Read More...

Locus Awards Wrap-Up

Locus Awards Wrap-Up

June 27th, 2017

The 2017 Locus Awards were held this past weekend, an event requiring Hawaiian attire and a good sense of humor. I say the latter part because the MC is Science Fiction Grand Master Connie Willis, who has a sharp and sarcastic sense of humor. Absent was her heckler, Nancy Kress, but we made due without their awesome dynamic (Nancy was teaching at Taos Toolbox). The panels are pretty short as this weekend isn't meant to beRead More...

Write-A-Thon

Write-A-Thon

June 22nd, 2017

It's that time again for Clarion West's Annual Write-A-Thon! What is Clarion West?  From their website: CLARION WEST WRITERS WORKSHOP IS A NONPROFIT LITERARY ORGANIZATION BASED IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, WITH A MISSION TO IMPROVE SPECULATIVE FICTION BY PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION TO WRITERS AT THE START OF THEIR CAREERS. AS AN EXTENSION OF ITS PRIMARY MISSION, CLARION WEST ALSO MAKES SPECULATIVE FICTION AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC BY PRESENTING READINGS AND OTHER EVENTS THAT BRING WRITERS AND READERS TOGETHER. I'veRead More...

Locus Awards

Locus Awards

June 22nd, 2017

This weekend is the Locus Awards Weekend, complete with readings by Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn on Friday and a party, and a Saturday full of panels, food, awards, autographing, and more parties! In fact, on Saturday, I'll be autographing books along with Liz Argall, Greg Bear, Annie Bellet, Robert Jackson Bennett, Curtis Chen, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn, Randy Henderson, Scott James Magner, Julie McGalliard, Seanan McGuire, Raven Oak, Adam Rakunas, Cat Rambo, Matt Ruff, Nisi Shawl,Read More...

My Love Affair with a Water Demon

My Love Affair with a Water Demon

June 21st, 2017

My love affair with a water demon began as a child. I’ve always been a water-baby, born in California and raised at least a part of my childhood in Florida. I spent my summers in the water and hurricane season dodging a multitude of hurricanes with taped up windows and candles. I love water. Sit me next to a lake or ocean on a beautiful day, and I’m set. I even love the ocean onRead More...

Best Author!?

Best Author!?

June 9th, 2017

A reader informed me that I'm a finalist in Seattle Weekly's Best of Seattle Readers' Poll for Best Author! Whoever of you nominated me, thank you!! This news makes me SQUEE like I'm standing in front of Nathan Fillion. If you want to vote for the winner, go here: http://seattleweekly.secondstreetapp.com/bos17/gallery/66645614 *still squeeing* Read More...

Another Interview & Giveaway

Another Interview & Giveaway

June 9th, 2017

The amazing Lindsay Pierce is giving away a free, autographed copy of my book Class-M Exile as she gears up for the release of her book Trans Liberty Riot Brigade. She's also interviewed me in a very silly and awesome way. You can check out all the details and the interview here: https://www.piercebooks.com/single-post/2017/06/09/Class-M-Exile-Giveaway-Week-Two Also, if you're a fan of Marissa Meyer, there's a great giveaway going on that's being sponsored by multiple authors, including me. You can get allRead More...

Fantasy Fiends

Fantasy Fiends

June 6th, 2017

Just before Lilac City Comicon, I was interviewed on the Fantasy Fiends YouTube Podcast. You can check out the full 50 minute interview/discussion at the link below. The main focus of the interview podcast was to talk about family, which is an important theme in Amaskan's Blood. https://youtu.be/Ggozb9qWVI0 (They've disabled embedding the video, so you'll have to click on the link to watch it.)Read More...

LCCC Wrap-Up!

LCCC Wrap-Up!

June 6th, 2017

This is your LCCC Wrap-Up! I've been to Spokane before for Worldcon, but this is the first time I've driven out there without the chaos of multiple wildfires. Lilac City Comicon was larger than I expected, but full of fun fans who enjoyed cosplay, reading, and generally geeky things. I met so many people that my brain is still in a fog over the past five days. (Yes, we're wearing matching Legend of Zelda skirts, made by theRead More...