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.
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
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.
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!)
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.
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.
Happy Holidays! 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!
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.
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel SeaTac Airport
Grand Ballroom A
18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA 98188
Take the SeaTac Light Rail and then get the shuttle to the Hotel which leaves every 20 minutes
$24.00 (+ applicable taxes) (I would suggest carpooling.)