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Book Fairs, Book Fairies and Birthdays

Hello all!

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!

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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.

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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.SONY DSC

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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.

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https://www.amazon.com/Space-Tripping-Shredded-Orphans-Sonya-ebook/dp/B00G3IMG5K/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Happy Reading!

 

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#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

 

Book Signing and Smashwords Sale

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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.

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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!

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.

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Happy Holidays!  And Happy Reading!

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.)

#PNWA Holiday Catalog: books make great #ChristmasGifts

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Happy Holidays to all!

This holiday season is going to be a tough one for me, since I lost my father a few weeks ago.  He loved Christmas and he loved stories.  He would have been so thrilled to see my books in this Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association holiday catalog.

Here’s to an awesome dad and to warm cozy winter nights curled up with a good book.

I just love giving books as gifts, don’t you?  Let me know if you have a favorite holiday story.  I love the classics, so I might say either Gift of the Magi or A Christmas Carol.

Click the link below to see the catalog of books by PNWA authors, including me.

PNWA Holiday Catalog

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you Space Trippers!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Book two of the Shredded Orphans series will be here soon (just not quite done yet.)  Book two will be called The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates.  Check back here to see when it will be released and for when I will be looking for beta readers.

Here’s a “love” poem (song lyrics) from book one.

Love Bomb

Ticking away at our lives, little by little

Each on a side and a love bomb in the middle

You talk to me like a high priced lawyer

I watch you undress like a filthy voyeur

You take me by surprise

I smack you in the eyes

Do you think it’s wise

To tell me all those lies

Baby, I’m a weapon of your destruction

Don’t try to fool me with your false seduction

Being with you is like playing with fire.

Rubbing us together makes the sparks go higher

You like to add the fuel that puts you in danger

Why are you surprised when my actions get stranger?

You take me by surprise

I smack you in the eyes

Do you think it’s wise

To tell me all those lies

Baby, I’m a weapon of your destruction

Don’t try to fool me with your false seduction

You wait and see that it ain’t no use

I don’t even have to have a good excuse

A sideways look will send me into orbit

You’re responsible for the acts I commit

You take me by surprise

I smack you in the eyes

Do you think it’s wise

To tell me all those lies

Baby, I’m a weapon of your destruction

Don’t try to fool me with your false seduction

Okay, maybe “Love” isn’t the right word here, but I think Lix has been hurt before.  He doesn’t always talk about it.

Happy Reading!

Sonya

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