New Setup

Slightly different setup with adding Bear’s Lullaby to the mix. Come say hello at Cedar and Pearl in Snohomish.

Will It Or Won’t It?

Will it or won’t it? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself since it was dumping rain yesterday. Whether it rains or not, I’ll be at the Snohomish Farmers Market today from 3:00-7:00 today. It will be my last farmers market of the season and your first opportunity to get a copy of Bear’s Lullaby in person.

What Happened and What’s Happening

Some of you may have noticed my absence from the Snohomish Farmers Market on August 8th. About three hours before the event, my husband was scraping Triforce pendants off our 3D printer for my daughter’s birthday party. Normally, he’s wise and wears hands protection, but he was in a hurry and didn’t this time. Whilst scraping, his hand slipped and he cut off a chunk of his right index finger on the glass base plate. Needless to say, I had to cancel and drive him to the clinic to get it looked at. No, they couldn’t reattach the chunk. Poor guy. Happy birthday, Mary!

Luckily, I was able to reschedule for August 22. So, I’ll see you there!

Today, I have another flash fiction up on Havok. This time, it’s for Thriller Thursday. Enjoy my disturbing take on a classic song. Can you guess which one it is? Click the image below to go to the Havok website to read it for free today. After today, you’ll need to have a subscription to read it.

Anomalous Determination

I am absolutely determined to finish the first draft of Anomalous over the next couple of days. Every time I have a moment, I’m pulled away for something else. Nope. Not today. Not tomorrow. It. Will. Be. Done.

Determined Cat

What Could This Be?

Started putting together the Faith in Concordia Omnibus today. Fun thing about this series is that it’s short enough to have a print edition!

Kla Ha Ya Days Street Fair 2019

I’m here at the Kla Ha Ya Days Street Fair on Pearl Street. This was my very first event last year and it has been so much fun getting out to know you all personally. Pop in to chat, buy a book, or get one signed. I don’t have Bear’s Lullaby yet, but you’ll be able to get any of my other books today. I’ll be here from 10-6 today.

Havok and Setbacks and Bears, Oh My

For those of you who don’t know, June is an insane month for my family. We have nine birthdays, Father’s Day, and my wedding anniversary. During a normal June, I can still work through it and be productive. However, we added in a trip to the Oregon Coast at the end of the month to spread my mother’s ashes, which put me in a bit of a funk. The trip went well, but I needed a couple weeks to get my brain back into things.

That would be why there has been essentially no news from me here on the site, and why everything on my social media has been personal in nature. That changes today. I’m back and with some amazing news.

First, another one of my flash fiction stories has been accepted by Havok to be published on a Thursday in August. I don’t have the date yet, but when I do, I will let you know.

Also, this Friday, July 19, Bear’s Lullaby will finally be released. This is a project I have been sitting on since my daughter was born in 2010, when I composed the song. In 2011, I hired Shayne Hood through Elance (now Upwork) to draw pictures to go with the verses so I could put it into a bedtime book for my daughter.

Life happened.

Fast forward to this year. Faith in Concordia was a difficult project. Constructing a new world takes a lot of brainpower and time, and I gave myself some pretty crazy deadlines for publication during 2018. For that reason, I decided to take this year to really think through and write the next Concordia series. Meaning, there won’t be any big novel publications in 2019.

In April, The Talented Turtle was released. Now, Bear’s Lullaby is available for pre-order (for Kindle). It will be out for Kindle and paperback on Friday. At the end of the book, you will find sheet music for the melody. I really hope you guys like it.

Finally, Faith in Concordia Omnibus is being pushed out to October 18. I know, I know. Sad news, but there are two positives to this negative, so cheerio!

Click the image below to pre-order your digital copy of Bear’s Lullaby.

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