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Release Party Reminder!

Release Party Reminder!

September 11th, 2018

Release Party Reminder! If you're local to the Seattle area, come join me at the double book release party  THIS WEEKEND for Amaskan's War and From the Worlds of Raven Oak Coloring Book! I truly hope you'll be able to join me as we color pages, I read a few bits, and we have some of the geekiest and best coffee/food in Seattle. WHEN: Saturday, September 15 @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Wayward Coffee House ** 6417 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle Link to Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224936458218268/Read More...

Ursula Memorial

Ursula Memorial

August 30th, 2018

For Worldcon 76: San Jose 2018, I was asked to write a short essay in memory of Ursula K. Le Guin. My brief essay, along with that of Kate Maruyama, Ellen Datlow, Lisa Morton (HWA President), Brandon Sanderson, Patton Oswalt, Jo Walton, and George R. R. Martin, was published in "Ursula K. Le Guin: A Brief Tribute." I didn't even realize this until after WorldCon! Since you can't read it unless you grabbed one of the largerRead More...

WorldCon Wrap-Up!

WorldCon Wrap-Up!

August 27th, 2018

Greetings & Salutations! This is your WorldCon Wrap-Up! For those who don't know, Worldcon is one of the largest and oldest science fiction conventions in the world (hence being called Worldcon). In fact, this year was the 76th Worldcon! The last Worldcon I attended was in 2015, in Spokane, WA. (I was going to originally attend the Worldcon in San Antonio, TX, but we moved to Washington state and I missed it.) Worldcon isn't always in the United States, soRead More...

WorldCon 76!

WorldCon 76!

August 13th, 2018

Tomorrow at 10 AM PST, Elise and I (Books & Chains) will be heading out for San Jose, California for WorldCon 76! I'll be gone for 9 days between the driving and the convention itself, so I'm really going to miss home! I don't have any panels there, but I'll be in the Dealer's Room with Books & Chains, so come stop by and say hello! I'll have both new books with me (Amaskan's War andRead More...

Double Book Release Party!

Double Book Release Party!

August 7th, 2018

If you're local to the Seattle area, come join me at the double book release party we're having for Amaskan's War and From the Worlds of Raven Oak Coloring Book! It's been a long time coming. Lots of water demons and auto-immune disorders in between me and book II. The fact that it's out, let alone a bonus coloring book, makes me very happy. I truly hope you'll be able to join me as we color pages, IRead More...

Win a coloring book!

Win a coloring book!

August 2nd, 2018

You could win a coloring book! I don't know about you, but I love coloring. It's relaxing. There's a certain zen that happens when I'm coloring, even more when I'm drawing, which is why I'm excited to share this coloring book with you. There's something amazing about drawing characters and scenes from my stories. But I can't release a coloring book without having a contest! Download a coloring page below Color it! Colored pencils, markers, whatever youRead More...

Happy Book Birthday!

Happy Book Birthday!

August 1st, 2018

Happy Book Birthday to me! While the eBook release of Amaskan's War is still a month away, today is a day worth celebrating for me as the trade paperback of Amaskan's War is out as well as my coloring book--From the Worlds of Raven Oak. With all the house drama and the diagnosis of Sjogren's Syndrome in the past two years, I worried Amaskan's War would be a footnote in a lengthy to-do list. I certainly didn't imagine that I'd be illustratingRead More...

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...