Some last minute shopping; jump online and check out the Kindle Countdown Deal I have going on for The Shredded Orphans and the Space Pirates. 99¢ from November 24-27th and $1.99 from November 27th to December 1st at Amazon.com or £0.99 from November 24 to December 1st on Amazon.co.uk. Get the 99¢ deal today for Cyber Monday.
My books are set to Kindle matching, so if you buy a print book from Amazon, you should get the Kindle of it for free. Remember, books make great gifts!
I am very saddened by the death of the great rock musician, Tom Petty. He died on the same day my mom was born and died.
KEXP has a nice collection of Tom Petty videos on their blog.
Check it out here.
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.
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:
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?
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!)
I hope you are all enjoying April, its showers and poetry month. Here is a link to three years ago my first post where I had a full month of poems to celebrate. They were great and I had a lot of fun doing it. If you’re looking for some of my poetry, you can find traces in both my Shredded Orphans novels or a complete book of it in Requite Me: Poems of Love, Jealousy and Angst. Click the picture below
This week is also National Library Week, so celebrate by heading to your local library and availing yourself of their many resources. Here’s an article about how libraries are good at fighting fake news and the current state of the library.
It’s so important these days to have information, knowledge, available to the people, so we can make our own informed decisions, which is why this news story saddens me. Click the link and scroll down to the post about Mexican newspapers closing due to the assassinations of journalists in order to suppress news. I grew up in the 70’s and somehow I feel the world has gotten worse, more violent. Maybe it’s just that the 80’s were so much fun?
And what could be more fun than Cyndi Lauper?
Happy Poetry Month and Have Fun!
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!
With the National Novel Writing Month on at the same time as FXX’s 600-episode Simpsons marathon, I figure now was a good time to writing down the “Simpsons Writing Theory” that I’ve been thinking …
Source: NaNoWriMo and The Simpsons