A Little News
I got an invitation to an interview from a local author/blogger. I’m participating in the B-Fest, Barnes & Noble Teen Week event. I’ll be in the Spokane Valley Saturday at the Barnes & Noble there. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by. Mostly, this is for teens, and I hope we get a lot of them in for this. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Anyway, Rachael Ritchey, author of the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, a clean YA fantasy series, posted a profile and an interview.
Both Sudden Mission and Nasty Leftovers are now available in e-book at four major e-book retailers (see the pages for each book). The next steps include getting the print book cover revised with a new logo and a print edition formatted.
This work will take a few weeks. I also have some decisions to make around that. So, stay tuned, I’ll post about that as soon as I have information.
If you check the books online, you’ll see that I gave the series a name: Spirit Missions. I hope you agree the name fits.
In other news, MisCon 30 was a lot of fun. Granddaughter number six arrived just before I left for Missoula. I got to the con just in time to moderate my first panel. So, I had a good excuse.
This weekend is Barnes & Nobles Teen Book Festival. I’ll be on a panel at the Barnes & Noble in Spokane Valley (out by the Valley Mall) with some other writers of teen books, and helping out with some of the activities afterward.
I am working on the third book in the Spirit Missions series. All this mess with the publisher closing doors, relaunching as self-published, some travel and other things have dragged me away from the keyboard more than I’d like. But, it is taking shape.
Short and Sweet
There is a new review of Nasty Leftovers online. Laura, a high school student, posted up a review today. She also reviewed Sudden Mission last week. She is in the age range of the books’ target markets, so these are important reviews. See what she has to say. I am so glad she liked both books.
I’m busy getting some other events and activities going. Check the Events page to see the new entries. I will also try to set up something in the Seattle area soon. An event coming in a couple of weeks is a visit to a middle school in Southern Idaho. It’s a career day and I’ll talk about writing and publishing. What is special is that two of my grand-nephews attend this school.
Another event is part of “teen week” at Barnes & Noble in Spokane Valley. This is a promotional event that takes place just as schools close for the summer. The bookstore sets up events for teens to get them involved in reading for the summer. Since it is Barnes & Noble, I’ll be on a panel or two with some local and some “a-list” young adult writers. This should be interesting.
I also need to knuckle down and get some writing done. Life, travel, grandchildren all conspire to keep me away from the keyboard. I’m working on it, though.