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Scavenger Hunt(s)!

Scavenger Hunt(s)!

May 23rd, 2017

My site (and thus, me) is taking part in TWO scavenger hunts for the end of May and the first week of June! In May, science fiction romance author, J. M. Page, is having a scavenger hunt for her birthday. Each day there will be a new clue for you to find the answer to, and that answer will be your entry into the giveaway for the day. Yes, there are prizes! You can get all the details HERE. HINT: IfRead More...

1 Week Hiatus

1 Week Hiatus

May 13th, 2017

Greetings! This site will be on a 1-week hiatus from Saturday, May 13-Sunday, May 21st, while family is in town. You probably won't see me all that much on social media either, but I'll be back! I promise! See you on the flipside!Read More...

Capital Book Con

Capital Book Con

May 12th, 2017

I'll be at the Capital Book Con in Olympia, WA Saturday, May 13th, from 11 AM - 4 PM. (The con runs until 6 PM, but I have to duck out a bit early.) Come out and check out all the awesome books by independent & hybrid PNW authors! WHERE: The Olympia Center / 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, Washington 98501 WHEN: Saturday, May 13, from 11 AM - 6 PM. See you there!Read More...

PuliCon!

PuliCon!

May 5th, 2017

It's time for PuliCon! I'll be at the Puyallup Public Library tomorrow from 10 AM - 5 PM for PuliCon 2017, their mini-comicon! I'll be at the Books & Chains tables with author Jesikah Sundin, so come by and say hello! Check out some of the new chainmaille jewelry, swag, and books we have! More information on the event can be found HERE.Read More...

Norwescon 40 Wrap-Up

Norwescon 40 Wrap-Up

April 20th, 2017

Norwescon is definitely one of my favorite conventions, and Norwescon 40 was no exception; mostly because it's full of my people: science fiction and fantasy geeks, gamers, scientists, filkers, and cosplayers. Beyond the normal clusterfusk that is Norwescon / Doubletree Hotel parking, Thursday was the day we slept in the most as I didn't have to be there for pro-check-in until noon, and after that, a workshop at 3. We checked in, had some lunch, played aRead More...

Norwescon 2017

Norwescon 2017

April 12th, 2017

Just a reminder that I'll be at Norwescon 40 this weekend! My schedule is below, including my READING on Saturday at 8:30 PM. I'll be showing the audience something special, and I'll have chocolate! I'll also have ribbons. SCHEDULE-- 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 MantchevRead More...

Ozma Award Winner!

Ozma Award Winner!

April 6th, 2017

So I completely missed doing my Monday Night Gaming post on Monday because I was too busy recovering from Amaskan's Blood winning an Ozma Fantasy Award!! I won my first award on my late-grandmother's birthday. I wish she could have been here to see it. <3 Lots of photos to follow. The picture below is from the start of the Awards' Gala, featuring author Jesikah Sundin and me in Bellingham, WA. It's hard to see in this shot but I wasRead More...

OZMA Awards

OZMA Awards

March 30th, 2017

Amaskan's Blood was short-listed FINALIST for the Chanticleer OZMA Fantasy Awards, with the winner being announced this weekend on Saturday, April 1st. While Amaskan's Blood was a FINALIST in the 2016 EPIC Awards, this is my first short-listed award with an actual awards' ceremony, so I'm pretty excited. I'll be driving up to Bellingham, WA on Saturday for the gala while thinking of my late grandmother. Her birthday was April 1st. I think she would be proud to know myRead More...

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...