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Writer Imperfect

Writer Imperfect

February 19th, 2019

Hey folks, I'll be on Twitch TV tomorrow (2/20/19) on a show called Writer Imperfect, alongside JD Jordan, Christopher Lee, John Ryers, and Josh Robertson. We'll be talking about writing (of course!) and probably gaming and other geeky things as they pop up. 5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST at https://www.twitch.tv/robertsonwrites Come check it out and ask questions! If you can't make it to the show while it's streaming, it will later be on YouTube and iTunes.Read More...

Awards' Eligibility

Awards' Eligibility

February 14th, 2019

Every author has to make the post about Awards' Eligibility so here goes: 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 you enjoy science fictionRead More...

SFWA Fantasy Story Bundle!

SFWA Fantasy Story Bundle!

January 23rd, 2019

A bundle so packed full of fantasy, we needed the elves to assemble it. If you've ever heard of Humble Bundle, you're probably already familiar with the idea of paying what you want and getting 5+ excellent games while donating to charity. Story Bundle is similar in that regard, only for books! From January 23rd thru February 14th, you can snag up to 19 fantasy novels by 12 SFWA authors for whatever you'd like to pay. You can evenRead More...

2018 in Review

2018 in Review

December 31st, 2018

This is my 2018 in Review. As 2018 draws to a close, it's time for me to look back at what I've accomplished this year. It's not as much as I'd planned, but all things considered, it'll do. Words Written:  276,340. Almost half of this was a complete rewrite of a novel. Books Published: 2--Amaskan's War and From the Worlds of Raven Oak: A Coloring Book, both of which are eligible for 2019 awards. I'd been aiming for 3, butRead More...

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

December 25th, 2018

Happy Holidays! Today in many areas of the world, it's Christmas, which is one of my favorite holidays. Growing up, Christmas was complicated in much the same way that Thanksgiving was. We were poor and for a good chunk of my childhood, Christmas presents were sparse. Our fake-plastic tree was gaudy, but ours. In many ways, Christmas was a disappointment to child-me because it didn’t resemble the Christmases of the movies. There was no beautifully decorated, real evergreenRead More...

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. 🙁 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...