Hello everyone! This Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Snohomish Farmers Market will be my very last event in Washington state. My family will be moving out-of-state by mid-November. I have copies of all my books available and I will be signing. I’ll be there from 3-7.
Celebratory Kazoo Sounds
I am VERY excited to announce that I will be selling my books at the Just Between Friends event at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah, WA on April 9-10. The event is actually from April 8-11, but I will only be there Friday and Saturday. I will have Anomalous for sale along with all my other books. Extraordinary won’t be available in person until I start selling at the Snohomish Farmers Market this summer.
Extraordinary Is On The Way!
I finished writing Extraordinary (Hope in Concordia Book 2) on Friday. I will spend the next couple weeks editing, then will send it out to my Beta Readers. I’m looking at the beginning of May for publication. I hope the conclusion of Snowdrop’s story meets your expectations.
RIP Small Business Saturday
This time last year, I was selling my independently-published books at an event for Small Business Saturday. People came in droves to support local businesses; to keep our small town’s economy running.
This year, Inslee has banned such events from happening. I did three farmers markets this year, but every other event I had on my calendar was canceled.
How do you think your town’s small businesses are doing? I encourage all of you to do what you can for your small businesses today. If they’re open, go. If they’re closed, order on their website. If they don’t have a website, call and see if you can arrange an order and a pick up. We can’t let the lock downs kill our economies.
Hope in Concordia Change
Hello, all. It has been a long time since I updated and the reason is that I was trying to stretch my story beyond what it is supposed to be.
I have written a quadrilogy, a trilogy, and now there will be a dualogy. I know how it looks. Trust me. I really do. But this isn’t burnout or lack of creativity. My husband always says, “A good story is a good story regardless of word count,” and he’s right.
Who knows how long the next Concordia series will be? Maybe it will be as long as Rose of Petrichoria. Maybe it will be as short as Hope in Concordia. Either way, I hope you will continue enjoying my books.
Due to the change, the second book will now be titled “Extraordinary” instead of “Unique” and it will likely be a little longer than “Anomalous.” This is the raw image I will be using for the cover of the book. I thought it might be fun for you to see the before-Photoshop picture.
Thank you everyone, for your patience and support during this time. This year has been difficult without major events. I miss meeting you all. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas if I don’t update before then.
Taking a break with a college classic, pizzadilla! Also, good news! The Snohomish Farmers Market is now allowed to host artisan vendors. That means me!
I just thought it would be nice to post an update to let you all in on what’s going on. With everyone in quarantine, my days have become quite a bit busier than usual, cutting into my writing time. Also, my daughter has been using my computer for schoolwork.
Distraction leads to writer’s block for me, so I’m trying to work through it. However, that means a delay in the publication of Unique (Hope in Concordia Book 2). I will strive to have it out sometime this summer, but it likely won’t be out in June as I anticipated.
Thanks for being so understanding. I look forward to attending events again so I can meet you in person. Be safe.
Snohomish Farmers Market COVID News
Unfortunately, our governor has decided to instate draconian measures in regards to our local farmers market. Only food vendors will be allowed, which means I won’t be there selling my books. It’s unreasonable to hold the Farmers Market to a different standard than the grocery stores. Our market in Snohomish already has plans to go to great lengths to ensure the health and safety of our customers.
That being said, please still go to the Farmers Market when it opens. The businesses that will be permitted to sell depend on it.
Watch King5 at 4:30 tonight to watch them discuss.
ECCC 2020 Postponed
Hello everyone. As you all know, I’ve been super excited to have a table at Emerald City Comic Con this year. I was getting nervous with the coronavirus and about to look into canceling when they announced a postponement to this summer. I have emailed them to say I want to participate this summer and I will keep you posted. Thanks for understanding! Click the image below to read more about ECCC’s decision.