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What I'm...Updates

What I'm...Updates

March 16th, 2017

Long overdue, I've updated the What I'm... pages. Check out: What I'm Reading--lots of new fiction! What I'm Writing--now that I'm unstuck, see what I'm working on! What I'm Watching--so much Marvel. OMG. What I'm Playing--I swear Zelda's going to take over my life. Among other games. So what are you up to these days? Play/read/watch/write anything good?Read More...

How to Pronounce Amaskan

How to Pronounce Amaskan

March 16th, 2017

I've had a lot of readers, reviewers, and other folks asking me in the past year how to pronounce the word "AMASKAN," so I made a video. Yes, I know the video is mirrored and thus, the text is backwards. iMovie wouldn't change it. If you know how to wrangle iMovie into shape, let me know in the comments. Read More...

Jessica Jones Panel

Jessica Jones Panel

March 15th, 2017

ECCC did not record our Jessica Jones & PTSD panel, but because they chose not to do so, we were given permission to record it ourselves. The mic setup in our room wasn't stellar, but the audio is audible and clear most of the time. If you were sad you couldn't make our panel, you can now give it a listen on YouTube. Or stream it right here. There were so many great questions we didn't getRead More...

ECCC Wrap-Up

ECCC Wrap-Up

March 13th, 2017

ECCC or Emerald City Comicon 2017 was amazing though a bit crowded! They apparently set records with 90,000+ in attendance on Saturday, which is crazy crowded to me. Due to my schedule, I only attended on Saturday (when my panel was), but I had a blast hanging out with my author friend Jesikah Sundin and chainmailling friend Elise. Jesikah is not only a great writer, but she's also a great seamstress who made me a killer Legend ofRead More...

Norwescon 2017 Schedule

Norwescon 2017 Schedule

March 2nd, 2017

If you're attending Norwescon 40, April 13-16, 2017, I'll be there as a panelist. Below is my schedule (and is subject to change): THURSDAY, APRIL 13: Writing Workshop on Kurt Cagle 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Baker Navigating the New Publishing Landscape 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Cascade 7&8 PANELISTS: Mark Teppo (M), Raven Oak, Shannon Page, Marc Gascoigne Fan Culture and the New Meta 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ Cascade 10 PANELISTS: Lisa Mantchev (M), Raven Oak, Torrey Stenmark FRIDAY, APRIL 14: Shady Characters 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ CascadeRead More...

ECCC 2017 Schedule

ECCC 2017 Schedule

March 2nd, 2017

If you're heading out to Emerald City Comicon 2017 (ECCC) this weekend, I'm one of the Literary Guests for the Writers' Block. I'll be there on Saturday, March 4th, along with a whole slew of other awesome writers like Robin Hobb, Randy Henderson, Django Wexler, Jody Lynn Nye, and of course, my co-panelists! Come to our panel on Jessica Jones & PTSD on Saturday at 5:15 PM in WSCC 604. Jessica Jones isn’t the first character to exhibit symptoms of PTSD. Nor will sheRead More...

Foolscap!

Foolscap!

February 2nd, 2017

Hey folks! Been a crazy busy January (now February). Planning to get back to normal weekly updates on the site as I move forward with 2017 projects. I'll be at FOOLSCAP this weekend (Feb. 3-5) with Books & Chains! Maybe I'll even jump in on a panel or three. Come stop by and say hello! Buy some books and chainmaille jewelry! Elise is going to have some new pretties, and author Jesikah Sundin will be joining us asRead More...

2016 In Review

2016 In Review

December 31st, 2016

In terms of life and writing, 2016 had a lot of ups and downs for me. It's hard to remember some of those ups when the downs are swinging at you, but they're there and worth remembering. So here goes my 2016 In Review. THINGS THAT WENT WRITE RIGHT IN 2016 I had two short stories published in anthologies ("Q-Be" in Untethered: A Magic iPhone Anthology and "Mirror Me" in Magic Unveiled) I got to autographRead More...

Upcoming Reading!

Upcoming Reading!

December 30th, 2016

Hey folks! I've got an upcoming reading! I'll be reading at the Inkwell Seattle: Women in Speculative Fiction coming up! Details below: WHO: Nisi Shawl, Raven Oak, G. G. Silverman, and Janine A. Southard WHAT: Reading amazing spec-fic works! WHEN: January 10, 2017 from 7-10 PM WHERE: Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar - 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122 Further Details: As a tumultuous year comes to a close, it's time to look towards the possibilities of the future. A future thatRead More...

Directly Proportional to Cats

Directly Proportional to Cats

December 30th, 2016

Productivity, or writing productivity in my case, is these days directly proportional to my cats. I swear, it is! Writing and Cats--the struggle is real. I have a plan. I have a schedule. I even have a time sheet. Time management software, software to better organize my writing/research/revisions, and even software to turn off the Internet–all of it is installed on my mac, my phone, my PC, and yet…all it takes is one cute kitty toRead More...

The Book Mobile

The Book Mobile

December 22nd, 2016

When I was three, my "Gramma" filled my world with books. Books on the human body and animal anatomy, books on hibernation and space. Some of the books were beyond me vocabulary wise but they were books none-the-less, and I absorbed them quite sponge-like. My husband and I have been unpacking and in doing so, I discovered boxes and boxes of these books from my "Gramma Lanoe"--books I'd used in my classroom as nonfiction resources andRead More...

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

December 21st, 2016

Besides being Yule for many, today happens to be my birthday as well! Over on Facebook, a bunch of friends who know me all too well have flooded my feed with geeky things such as these:             I turn 39 today, which feels a whole lot like 38 and 37, which also feel a whole lot like 34 and even 30. Not so much like 20 as I'm older, wiser, and more published, but still not allRead More...

Daughters of Destiny Box Set

Daughters of Destiny Box Set

December 14th, 2016

I'm excited to announce that Amaskan's Blood will be available for a limited time in 2017 as part of the Daughters of Destiny box set! More on this fabulous box set: Ten full-length novels, ten heroines at the right hand of destiny… Whether you're slaying vampires or holding your own alongside superheroes, one of the best things about heroines is that they show us how strong, cunning, and magical they can be. This box set contains TEN complete novels,Read More...

Hungry

Hungry

December 11th, 2016

If you want a quick, fun read and love cats, you can snag my short story "Hungry" for free right now. In fact, it's #30 in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Top 100 Free bestsellers list over on Amazon (woot! woot!) You can snag it on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2gBnGKN But it's also on iTunes, Kobo, B&N, etc. Go snag a copy now, while it's still free. 🙂Read More...

On Sale!

On Sale!

November 24th, 2016

Today (11/25) through 11/29, the eBook of Amaskan's Blood is ON SALE on Amazon for 99 cents! If you've put off ordering a copy, now is the time! Get it now and get a sneak peek of Book II, Amaskan's War. About Amaskan's Blood-- Her name was Adelei. She was a master in her field, one of the feared Order of Amaska. Those who were a danger to the Little Dozen Kingdoms wound up dead by herRead More...