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.
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!
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!)
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!
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!