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.

Announcement!

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!

Writing Update

Hello, everyone!

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.

Missing Free Through Friday

With Anomalous being released digitally this week, I decided to put Missing up for FREE through Friday. Get the first book in the first Concordia series before taking the plunge into the second series.
 
Click the image below to get your free Kindle copy now.
Missing eBook Cover

ECCC 2020, Here I Come!

I am very excited to announce that I will be selling my books at Emerald City Comic Con next month. I will have Anomalous (Hope in Concordia Book 1) available in person for the first time. Get your tickets now. There will be some great entertainment hosts including Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and the cast of Back to the Future. I look forward to seeing some of you at table Home 402 there.

ECCC 2020

NerdFaireCon 2020

I know. Radio silence for so long! But I’m back and I’m at NerdFaireCon at the Lynnwood Convention Center right when you come in on the first floor to the left. Because I’m on the concourse, I’ll be selling from 9:00-6:00 today. Rose of Petrichoria is on sale. $40 for the set!

I’ll have a very special announcement on Monday, so stay tuned!

Last Day of Last Event of 2019

Last day of my last event of 2019. I won’t be out again until NerdFaireCon in February. I’ll be at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe until 4:00 today, then I get to focus on, you know, writing. Hope to see you!