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Renton City Comic Con!

Renton City Comic Con!

September 5th, 2019

I'll be vending at the 5th annual Renton City Comic Con at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA this weekend with Books & Chains! Come on out and see the new books and new artwork by me, plus all of Elise's awesome chainmaille jewelry! Details can be found at: https://rentoncitycomiccon.com Read More...

Another Award

Another Award

September 5th, 2019

Good news, everyone! Amaskan's Blood's won another award, the Readers' Favorites Award for YA Epic Fantasy. I'm happy that the first in the series is still getting so much love. <3The title was also reviewed and said, "This is a novel for readers who enjoy plots filled with twists and intrigue and characters that are emotionally on edge, multidimensional, and solidly developed.... It is cinematic and outright entertaining." You can read the full review here: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/amaskans-bloodTheyRead More...

PAX Schedule

PAX Schedule

July 12th, 2019

If you're heading to PAX West in Seattle this upcoming Labor Day weekend, I'm going to be a special guest / panelist there! You can see my schedule below: SATURDAY--AUG 31 @ 4:30 PM: WRITE-LIFE BALANCE Mixing a passion for games with a passion for creativity is no new concept, but it is still a challenging road to navigate. How can you find time to explore your personal passions while maintaining a career AND still findRead More...

Locus Awards

Locus Awards

June 28th, 2019

Just a reminder that if you're attending the Locus Awards tomorrow, I'll be signing at 12:30 PM, along with other awesome SF/F authors like: Greg Bear, TJ Berry, Curtis C. Chen, Tina Connolly, Elton Elliott, Amal El-Mohtar, Daryl Gregory, Eileen Gunn, Jason Heller, Mary Robinette Kowal, Robert McCammon, Mary Anne Mohanraj, C.L. Polk, Adam Rakunas, Nisi Shawl, Jasmine Silvera, Molly Tanzer, Bruce Taylor, Tiffany Trent, and Connie Willis. The University Bookstore will have copies of myRead More...

Summer Con at the Fairgrounds!

Summer Con at the Fairgrounds!

June 12th, 2019

I'll be with Books & Chains this weekend at the Washington State Summer Con in Puyallup, WA at the Fairgrounds, June 15-16! We'll be at Booth #284 in the Showplex, so come say hello! Click on map to view larger. Read More...

Last Cities of Earth

Last Cities of Earth

May 23rd, 2019

If you remember, last year I was part of a potential anthology entitled The Last Cities of Earth. While an amazing project based on the art and concepts by Jeff Sturgeon, its Kickstarter didn't make last year. This year, the project is back and reorganized and best of all--the Kickstarter has funded! In the first 24 hours no less! I will have a story in the anthology, alongside Kevin J. Anderson, Brenda Cooper, David Gerrold, MikeRead More...

May the 4th Be with You!

May the 4th Be with You!

May 2nd, 2019

If you're looking for something geeky to do this weekend, otherwise known as Star Wars Weekend (May the 4th, Revenge of the 5th, etc.), then drive down to Puyallup for the Geek Craft Market! I'll be there with Books & Chains on the first floor with all the new books as well as Elise's awesome chainmaille jewelry and some of my art. Come check it out and have a geeky time! Read More...

The Writer with the Dragon Tattoo

The Writer with the Dragon Tattoo

April 24th, 2019

Everyone discovers the realms of science fiction and fantasy through different means. Some of us by way of a blockbuster film or bestselling novel, and others by way of a friend or a teacher. For me, it was a mix of all of the above, though I didn’t really fall head-over-heals in love with the genres until 6th grade when a friend recommended Anne McCaffrey’s Pern novels to me. Ruth, the white dragon of Pern. ImageRead More...

Norwescon!

Norwescon!

April 17th, 2019

While you're reading this, I'm away at Norwescon, one of my favorite SF/F conventions! See you there! I'll be back next week! Otherwise, I hope to see you there. 🙂 Read More...

Award Season Reminder

Award Season Reminder

March 21st, 2019

This is just a reminder about award nomination/voting times and eligibility... Consider it your Award Season Reminder! Last year in 2018, I released two books: Amaskan's War (Book II of the Boahim Trilogy), which is fantasy From the Worlds of Raven Oak: A Coloring Book, which counts as an art book So what can you as a reader vote for? Quite a bit. First, voting for the Locus Awards has opened up. Anyone can vote, so if youRead More...

Award-winning series

Award-winning series

March 13th, 2019

Amaskan's Blood won the 2017 Ozma Fantasy Award and was an EPIC Awards' Finalist, so imagine my surprise to learn that Amaskan's War, Book II in the Boahim Trilogy, is a finalist in the UK's Wishing Shelf YA Book Award! I guess that means I have an award-winning series on my hands. It was read and nominated by tons of YA readers over in the UK and sometime in April, I'll find out if it won! Finalist medal. 😀 Read More...

ECCC Schedule

ECCC Schedule

March 12th, 2019

I'll be at Emerald City Comicon in Seattle this Thursday, March 14th - Sunday, March 17th. I'm injured, so I'll be rolling around to my panels and autographing on a scooter, but feel free to say hello if you see me. THURSDAY Indie SFF Success Stories Panel - 5:15 PM-6:15 PM TCC L3-R3 with Elliot Kay, Raven Oak, Joseph Malik, Katie Malik, & Tod McCoy Indie ... Panel Autographing - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM - WSCC LevelRead More...

Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels

Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels

March 12th, 2019

I'm really excited to finally announce the inclusion of my short story "Alive" in the awesome Swords, Sorcery, & Self-Rescuing Damsels anthology from Clockwork Dragon. Gorgeous cover! This anthology, available for Pre-Order NOW, has stories from Jody Lynn Nye, Robyn Bennis, Dawn Vogel, and quite a few others. My short story in it features Ida from the Boahim Trilogy and takes place just after King Leon makes Ida his sepier. If you loved Ida in Amaskan's Blood, you'll definitely want to checkRead More...

Into the Rainforest

Into the Rainforest

February 26th, 2019

I'm currently packing up and preparing for a drive tomorrow (2/27) where I'll be heading into the rainforest of Washington State as part of a writers retreat. No Internet, wifi, or cell for five days. Just me, my computer, and a lot of words! (And a lot of other writers doing the same thing!) Expect a lack of "me" on the website and social media front until my return on Sunday evening. Until then, I'll be writing, writing, and writing! Lake Quinault - Quinault Rainforest, Washington.Read More...

Miss Writer Imperfect?

Miss Writer Imperfect?

February 25th, 2019

The other day I was one of several guests on a Twitch TV show called Writer Imperfect. We talked about writing, world building, language building, ghostwriting, and copyright infringement, along with other geeky things as they came up. If you missed the live stream, you can watch it now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2-BI8xA93TY Read More...