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GeekGirlCon Wrap-Up!

GeekGirlCon Wrap-Up!

October 31st, 2018

This past weekend was GeekGirlCon, one of my favorite conventions in the area. Besides supporting diversity and equality, it's a great convention with attendees from all walks of life--all ages, all genders, all ethnicities, all sexualities. I began this year's con with a serious ankle sprain, so my left foot was in a huge boot. It's never fun trying to set up a booth, hobble around to your panels, and tear down with an injury. I'mRead More...

Steamposium 2018!

Steamposium 2018!

October 23rd, 2018

UPDATE:¬†Unfortunately, Steamposium has been cancelled. ūüôĀ Therefore my art piece will not be in the art show. But you can still come see it and purchase it or prints at GeekGirlCon this weekend! For those of you heading to Steamposium 2018 this weekend in Seattle, I won't be there¬†(I'll be at GeekGirlCon a few miles away).¬† However, one of my art pieces entitled¬†"To Make a Dragon" will be in Steamposium's Art Show! Go check it out and ifRead More...

GeekGirlCon!

GeekGirlCon!

October 22nd, 2018

This weekend is GeekGirlCon in Seattle! I've got two panels, and I'm vending at Booth 703 with Books & Chains! SATURDAY SCHEDULE (10/27): 10 AM - 2:30 PM -- Booth 703 w/ Books & Chains 2:30-3:30 PM -- FROM BUFFY TO OKOYE: How to Write a Heroine with a Heart Who Stands on Her Own Two Feet, Room Shuri. Panelists: Patricia Eddy, Jennifer Brozek, Raven Oak, G. G. Silverman, Jen McDonnell, & Camela Thompson. 3:30 - 6 PM -- BoothRead More...

The Beginning of the End?

The Beginning of the End?

October 12th, 2018

It looks like GeekGirlCon will be my last event this year after an announcement this morning cancelling Anglicon 2018. I don't know if this is the beginning of the end for the con, but the announcement gave me a serious case of the blues as Anglicon was the first convention I served as a panelist and vendor post-getting published. A year later, it was the first convention where Elise and I worked together as Books & Chains. IRead More...

Puyallup Festival of Books!

Puyallup Festival of Books!

October 3rd, 2018

If you're in the area this weekend, the Puyallup Public Library is having their 5th Annual Festival of Books, which includes the Local Author Festival on Saturday, October 6th from 1-4 PM. I'll be there at a table with my newest releases and will be giving a brief talk at 2:20 PM in the library. You can find out all the details here: http://www.puyalluplibrary.org/1395/Puyallup-Festival-of-Books Come out, check out some new authors and books, shop the Farmer's Market, and haveRead More...

Book Release Party Wrap-Up

Book Release Party Wrap-Up

September 21st, 2018

This is your Book Release Party Wrap-Up! On a weekend with Renton City Comicon and countless other events, it was awesome to see so many turn out for the double release party last weekend. I started my Saturday with a splitting migraine that carried over from the day before. Despite my aching head, the show must go on and we set off for the geekiest coffee house in Seattle shortly before go time. To kick things off,Read More...

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...

SFWA!

SFWA!

September 11th, 2018

When I was very young, I fell into fantastical worlds the way a young girl yearns for a pony (which I also loved!). I devoured films like Legend, Willow, Red Sonja, and Labyrinth. It wasn't until I was twelve that I discovered the classics of science fiction & fantasy books, such as those by Ursula K. Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, and Isaac Asimov. Imagine a twelve year old me stumbling upon some of these greats onlineRead 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...