will you help my book win an IndieRecon award?

UPDATE 2/25/14: I’ve just been informed that you can indeed vote more than once — but only once per day. So if you’ve already voted, please go back again! Indie authors need your support. Voting is open for IndieRecon’s Best Indie Novel awards! All four of my books have been nominated, if you can believe […]

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NIWA Symposium: February 1-2, 2014

In two weeks, I’ll be presenting at NIWA’s first Symposium on Independent Writing. Yes, this is happening on Super Bowl weekend. Yes, my presentation?Point of Professional Pride: Preparing for the NSQ Review?occurs during the last session of the weekend (Sunday mid-day). But, the Northwest Independent Writers Association has put together a great couple of days […]

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The Black Pool is here!

It’s true. The Black Pool–Volume 3 of the Valhalla series–is available at last. The ebook is up now on Amazon, with a print option soon to follow. To whet your appetite, here’s the first chapter of the continuing adventures of Sally Dahl and the members of Odin’s Lodge . . . ~ one ~ Sally […]

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limitations of language

Language helps us to communicate, and our vocabularies are designed to both describe and differentiate. Hot, not cold. Bright, not dark. Smooth, not rough. This morning, I got to wondering about the words inside and outside. Each one of these words speaks to the presence or absence of shelter. Same goes for indoors and outdoors. […]

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ORYCON!

I am at the Orycon convention in Portland this weekend, and am sitting in on a social media panel right this second. I’ve been away from my blog for a looong time, always untinentionally. In a nutshell, being sick sucks. I talk about chronic illness a lot, with good reason. But anyway, here I am. […]

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The Black Pool teaser

I’ve been working on “teaser text” for the upcoming release of The Black Pool, the third book in the Valhalla series. I’m pasting this below to ask for your help: * What intrigues you about this teaser? * What parts could be left out and still maintain your interest? * Does this teaser provide too […]

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bear with me . . .

I’m in the process of changing my WordPress theme from Atahualpa to Twentythirteen / Holi. It will probably take a while — over several days — for me to get everything in order.

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