Hope everyone is enjoying May and here in the great Pacific Northwest we have tons of flowers blooming. We’ve had a strange May with tons of rain and some sun (not so unusual), but several really hot days (one came in at over 90 degrees) and then dropping down to 60 degrees the next day.
Here’s a bunch of flowers that are in my yard this week.
And then to top it off the bumblebees have moved into the birdhouse gourd that I took from my dad’s house. Unlike the rest of my family, I’m thrilled. (They hate that it’s a few feet from the front door, but it doesn’t bother me as much.)
Hope you’re enjoying some May flowers of your own.
If you’re looking for some great reading materials, there’s a few more days left of the BookFunnel promotion I’m in with fellow Pacific Northwest authors. Check out these fabulous free reads.
Happy May and Happy Reading!
I’ve been busy doing some book things and some family things. I hardly feel I have time to breath. (With all the ash falling from the sky, maybe I shouldn’t! Fortunately, we are getting some rain here in the PNW to wash away some of the ash from the fires.)
At the end of July I did a nice book signing at the PNWA Summer Conference Author party. Here’s my display. I was next to a thriller author. Loved his great covers!
Then at the end of August, I sat with several other authors from the Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest at the Waterfront Book Festival, which happened to coincide with the Waterfront Arts Festival. It was a gorgeous day to sit out and enjoy the view. I only feel bad that during the time I stepped out for lunch, I missed several people who stopped by my table. If you stopped by to see me, I would love to hear from you, either in the comments or send me an e-mail. This was one of the nicest events I’ve done so far.
At the end of August, my family took a vacation to Yellowstone. I hadn’t been there to look around, since I was very young and my kids had never been. It was an incredible trip. No, we did not feed the bison, but we saw a lot of them and a lot of elk.
This week I celebrated a BIG birthday with a lot of good food, family and friends! As well as getting some gifts, I was able to play Book Fairy and I left two of my books around town for someone to find. I hope they enjoy them!
Finally, if you don’t have my book Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans, you can pick up the e-book now on sale for a limited time for 99¢ on Amazon.
Tonight I am at the PNWA Autograph party. If you’re in the SeaTac Area, please stop by and say “HI”. I’ll be with a lot of other Northwest authors and it should be a fun evening.
Also, if you’ve been interested in my Space Tripping book, you can find a free preview here. (I’m under Humor.) Plus there are a ton of other great books.
Gift basket for the book signing tomorrow. Mysteries of Space DVD set, Flipside wine (with a cool picture of a record on it), and Theo’s chocolate (because what self-respecting gift basket doesn’t have chocolate!) Also, brownies cooling on the counter. Stop by on Saturday, March 18th at Gilman Village – Writer’s Cottage from 1-3pm and I’ll save a brownie for you!
Here’s more details for the event. There will be snacks and raffle prizes. Hope you can make it!
March Book Signing Event – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
Saturday, March 18th 1:00 – 3:00 pm
The Writer’s Cottage
317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8
Issaquah, WA 98027
Karen E. MacLeod
It’s been way too long, but I have news, so it’s about time I posted something. As a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association I get the wonderful opportunity to have a shared book signing with some other Science Fiction and Fantasy authors. We will be at the Writer’s Cottage in Gilman Village in Issaquah, Washington. If you happen to be around on March 18th from 1-3pm, please stop in and say “Hi” and buy a few books. I’ll have all three paperback books available for sale.
In addition, Smashwords is having their annual “Read an eBook Week” from March 5-11. I have the first Shredded Orphans book, Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans on Smashwords special for 50% off. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/434508 just enter the code RAE50.
Hope to see you all soon and Happy Reading!
Thanks to all 544 people who entered the GoodReads giveaway for Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans. I wish I could send you all a copy of the book. The two lucky giveaway winners are Melissa and Sheri.
I’m so thrilled with the response to this giveaway. It’s the first GoodReads giveaway that I’ve done in celebration of the release of The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates, book two in the series. I’ll definitely think about doing another giveaway for book two at some point in the future.
Thanks again to all who entered. I really appreciate your interest in my books!
Win a paperback Copy of Space Tripping!
Celebrating the release of The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates I have a GoodReads giveaway for book 1 in the series. See where it all began.
There are 13 days left (and counting) in the Goodreads Giveaway for Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans. I have two actual, smell-the-new-paper, paperback copies to send to a lucky winner.
Click here to enter!
Then scroll down and click on the “Enter Giveaway” button. Good luck and Happy Tripping!