Stumptown Lit Book Fest!

The 2nd Annual Stumptown Lit festival is coming up this weekend… are you ready?

My first two novels will be on sale there, and what is more exciting and novel (haha): my third book will have its cover reveal there!

question mark book cover

So join us Northwest authors & publishers for the workshops (charge), the readings (free), and the book sale!

  • The Crowne Plaza, 1441 NE Second Avenue, Portland, OR
  • Sunday, October 25, events starting at 9 AM, concluding at 7 PM
  • Box lunches available for purchase

For those readers living far from the Portland tractor-beam, never fear: I am planning on holding an online giveaway (or two) for The Keening at the end of November.


And hey–anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year??


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A New Delicious Style of Accounting for Writers

a la recherche galley proof proust
The proofs of my new book are now in the hot little hands of my beta readers.
What comes next in the process is the actual cover being formatted, the formal reviews being requested, interviews and readings and pre-orders and giveaways to be setup, and then … waiting.
(I can’t wait for the waiting part, where I’ll get to do some other writing for a change!)
But for my lovely beta readers who are helping me out of the kindness of their heart, I have just thought of a reward system. A new style of accounting, if you will.
For every typo hunted down and retrieved, 2 servings of a home-baked dessert will be sent via mail. So, if 10 are found, 20 cookies. If 5 are found, 1 whole banana bread. Etc.
Isn’t this a delicious way to reward thoroughness and attention to detail?
I certainly think so.
baked with love stickers
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