Music, Books and Sun!

Happy Summer Days!

Hope you are having a great summer.  Mine has been full of music so far.  A few weeks ago it was X and Psychedelic Furs at the Woodland Park Zoo’s Zootunes.  An amazing concert and so much fun!  Last Friday we were at the free concerts at the Mural Amphitheater in the Seattle Center to see Taco Cat.  Check out this link if you’ve never heard this band.  They’re a lot of fun!  Opening for them was Snuff Redux and The Coathangers.  Another terrific concert.  It just goes to prove that music is still alive and well in the Seattle area.

https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/4/6/local-artist-spotlight-tacocat/

If you’re in Marysville, Washington this weekend for the Marysville Street Festival, stop in and say hi. I’ll be at the Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest booth on Friday, August 10th from 9am to noon and on Sunday, August 12th from 10am to 3pm. I’ll have books to sell and free magnets! (My daughter made them and they’re pretty cool!)

Hope you’re enjoying some sun, music and good books!

Summer Book Sale and More Fun Summer Reads

If you’re looking for something great to read, my Shredded Orphans books are on sale.  Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans is on sale for 99¢ and The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates is on sale for $2.99 until the end of August on Amazon.  (You can also get Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans at Barnes and Noble and Smashwords for 99¢ if you’re looking for epub!)  This coincides with the summer promotion on Instafreebie.  Check out these great Sci-Fi books, samples and previews all written by women authors.

Happy Reading!

 

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Words & Wine May 19th at GroWashington

Much thanks go to Lynn Whitbeck and her team at Petite2Queen for this great flyer.  You can check it out on my Events page.  I won’t be there in person, but I’ll have signed books available.  If you are in the area, you should stop in and chat with the local authors who will be attending.  I’m sorry to miss this one, but look for another event like this around July.

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Happy Reading!

#BookSignings and #RecordStoreDay Make Me Smile!

Saturday April 22 is Record Store Day!  I know, you’ve been waiting all year for this.

Click the record above to go to their website, where you can view or download a list of the limited edition vinyl that will be available.  Personally, I’m interested in the David Bowie and the Ramones records.  I was quite surprised by the Corey Feldman release and check out the great “Prince before he was Prince” album cover.  Super cute!

What TIme Is It?

I know many of you aren’t into vinyl and don’t own a record player (gasp!), but I encourage you to run down to your favorite record store (or if that’s no more, then any near you) and show them some music love tomorrow!

Book Signings or Author Sightings

I’m doing two (yes you read that right!), two book signing events in the next five weeks.  I’ll be at the UW Mill Creek University Book Store on April 27th from 4-7pm with fourteen fabulous local authors from the Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest.  We’ll have refreshments, tell you a little about our books and do a little Q&A.  Come and join the Book Release Party!  I’d love to see you there!

Also, I’m at The Neverending Bookshop in Bothell on May 20th from noon to 2pm.  This is a fabulous little new and used bookstore that opened almost two years ago.  I love the idea of supporting this independent bookstore and having her be able to have me in to speak about my book.  It’s such a great opportunity.  I hope you’ll stop by and give her some book love!  (I’ll probably even bake you some brownies!)

 

#PNWA Sci-Fi and Fantasy Author book signing at Gilman Village

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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

Featured Authors:
DJ Downard
Sonya Rhen
MariLou Harveland
Karen E. MacLeod
Terry Persun

 

Holiday Catalog #PNWA

Happy Holidays everyone!  Below is a picture of a past Christmas with a sweet dog we had, that had a sweet tooth for the gingerbread house.

Baloo can has ginger bread house.

It’s that time again and I am once again in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association holiday catalog along with a lot of other great Pacific Northwest writers.  Check it out here and each book has a link to purchase.

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102571640943&ca=8e613076-a1a3-4f99-b3b7-4f210cb33980

Happy Holidays!  And Happy Reading!

Indie Author Day | October 8 #IndieAuthorDay

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Indie Author Day (the first annual) is coming up this October 8th.  I will be at the King County Library Service Center for the event.  Come out and meet me an many other indie authors if you are in the Seattle area.  If you live elsewhere, check your local library to see if they are hosting an event.

Hope to see you there!

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Indie Author Day: Saturday, October 8, 10am – 3pm

King County Library System Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027

Directions to KCLS Service Center: http://kcls.org/locations/1540/

Schedule:

10am – 11am – Meet & Greet with Authors

11am – Noon – National Live Streaming Q & A with writers, agents and industry leaders. Panelists include: Moderator Jon Fine, (formerly of Amazon), Robin Cutler, Kiera Parrott, Jim Blanton, L. Penelope.

Link to panelists: http://indieauthorday.com/blog/streaming-at-a-library-near-you/

Noon – 12:30 – Meet & Greet with Authors

12:30 – 1:30pm – Panel Discussion: Amazon Author Opportunities

1:30 – 2pm – Meet & Greet with Authors

2pm – 3pm – Panel Discussion: Using Self-e

National Indie Author Day link: http://indieauthorday.com/

KCLS Indie Author Day link:  https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/search/q=Indie%20Author%20Day

Multi-Author Book Signing | July 29, 2016

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Book #2 in the Shredded Orphans series is out,  The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates.  The cover may get a bit more tweeking in the future, but I think the inside is pretty finished!

If you live in the Seattle area, I’ll be signing my books at the PNWA summer conference Autograph Party.  Stop by and say “Hi.”   I’d love to meet you!

If you plan to go bring money, as authors will be selling their books. This should be all local authors, except for the few speakers that have come in for the conference.

Autograph Party on Friday, July 29th from 8:30 – 10:00 pm

This is for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA) http://www.pnwa.org/page/conference

Over sixty award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors will attend the Autograph Party.

Location:
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel SeaTac Airport
Grand Ballroom A
18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA 98188
(888) 370-0998

Take the SeaTac Light Rail and then get the shuttle to the Hotel which leaves every 20 minutes

Or use

Self parking
$24.00 (+ applicable taxes) (I would suggest carpooling.)