Publishing

Exciting News!

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Hey guys! I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been crazy busy over here. I did, however, want to share that Less Than Charming has been selected as a Finalist for the Forward Indie Book Awards for 2016!

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This means out of thousands of books, mine is moving forward in the competition along with 18 other YA fiction novels, and we’ll find out in June how well I did. If you want to check out the other books that are nominated, please do. I am sure they are all excellent and I plan on tracking some of them down to read for myself. Now to wait and see how Less Than Charming is received by librarians and booksellers around the country!

Green Lake Play Series – The Staged Reading!

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I will get back to my regularly scheduled Hugo Award Voting reviews next week, when I will hopefully have finished all the novels (or given up on them, there’s a couple…) but I have some fun news to share with you for the moment.

I have been working with a fantastic group of people on a series of short plays called the Green Lake Play Series. It is a group of plays written by current and former Seattle residents, about Green Lake Park, and will be staged in said park in the near future. However, we’re currently in the midst of preparing for a staged reading (so we can hear what our lines actually sound like and get feedback from actors and an audience), so if you happen to be in the Seattle neighborhood on July 27th, and want to see a little free theater in the making, please stop on by!

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Also, if you’d like to snag a copy of the plays, or a poster, or get to sit in the best seats in the house without having to show up super early, we’re running an Indiegogo campaign to help us defray the cost of renting the facilities and all the printing. So come check it out!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep abreast of the project and find out when we are going to get to a full staged production of the plays! We plan to get to that sometime within the next six months.

Problems with eBook Vendor

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Hello all, please forgive me, but if you’ve tried to purchase an ebook in the last few days, you’ve probably found it impossible. BookBaby and I had a difference of opinion on several matters and have parted ways and I am currently trying to find a new distributor. Bear with me for a little while, but if you want a digital copy now, just drop me a line and I’ll make sure you get one asap. Also, if you purchased a kindle copy anytime in the last three months, please let me know so that I can send you the pretty version of the book instead of the mangled piece of crap that has been up for sale on Amazon.

Listen to my story on NPR this weekend!

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Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know that To The Best of Our Knowledge, the NPR Wisconsin show that chose my story as a judge’s favorite for their competition, went ahead and dramatized my story anyway, even though it wasn’t one of the top three, they just liked it that much.

If you want to take a listen, you can tune in this weekend to their show on your local NPR affiliate (it’s going out on 221 of them), you can listen to it on their website, or on Soundcloud. I’ve also embedded it below for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!