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Poetry posts and Review of Events

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This morning my post is up on the Writer’s Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest.  It’s a song lyric from my first Shredded Orphans novel “Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans”.  Check it out here:

http://writers-coop.com/queen-of-the-bees/

In other news, I had two great events in the past few weeks.  At the end of April I had a delightful time with 14 other authors at a book signing at the University Bookstore in Mill Creek.  It was a fun evening filled with books and food.

The other was my very first book reading at the Neverending Bookshop in Bothell.  It was  so nice to see everyone who turned out for it and the owner, Annie, did a great job of setting up for the event and making me feel welcome and comfortable.  I read the first chapter of “Space Tripping with the Shredded Orphans“, part of “The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates” and a smattering of poems from “Requite Me: Poems of Love Jealousy and Angst“.  The two hours just flew by.  Also, there were brownies and banana muffins.  What more could you want?

#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!

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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

 

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!

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.)

April is National Poetry Month! #npm16

Happy National Poetry Month!

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Two years ago, I did a marathon blog of posting one poem a day for the entire month.  It was a blast, but a little nuts.  Check out the archives for April 2014 starting with the one linked here to read the great poems that I posted with the help of a lot of fellow poets and writers.

Also, you can click on the banner below to find 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month.  I’m celebration by buying a book of poems.  (Bought one two weeks ago, but Darn! it wasn’t April)

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Enjoy this month of poems and I’ll leave you with one from the new Shredded Orphans book out soon, The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates.

This Mine is Mine

You might own me,
but I own this mine
Because this mine is in me
It burns through my skin
It fills my lungs
This mine comes alive within me

Red dust
Red dust
Tap a vein
Red flows
Red flows
Liquid gold

Swallowed by darkness
I travel inside
Scraping the life from within
Spilling my guts
And gutting the mine
This duel has come to a draw

Red dust
Red dust
Tap a vein
Red flows
Red flows
Liquid gold

You take my life
I take what’s mine
My blood is in the soil.
You can not own
What you do not know
Forever this mine is mine.

Forever this mine is mine.

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