Bring Anthony to You

Meet Anthony and get your books signed at upcoming readings, signings, and events! See below for Anthony’s current schedule of events.

Book Anthony for Your Event

Anthony is available for virtual and real-world events including book fairs, workshops, conventions, panel discussions, video chats, and more. Please contact me: with your specific requirements, as I would love to help with your next event.

Bring Anthony’s “Faddah Rucksack’s Roadsong” to You

No, you don’t have to dress like this.

Can’t make it to an event? Bring Anthony to you!

Email Anthony and ask about his Living Room Tour Performance, “Faddah Rucksack’s Roadsong”


Windfall Reading Series: Jordan Hartt & Lois Rosen, May 17, 2016, Eugene

Windfall Reading Series

As a member of the Lane Literary Guild, I love that Eugene has so much happening in its poetry and literary scene. Each month at the Eugene Public Library, featured poets and authors share their works with the public as part of the FREE Windfall Reading Series.

Lane Literary Guild2015-2016 Windfall Readings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, 5:30–7 p.m. The Eugene Public Library is at 10th and Olive in downtown Eugene.

Windfall Readers: May 17, 2016

  • Jordan Hartt
  • Lois Rosen

The Windfall project is made possible with support from City of Eugene Cultural Services. Other Windfall sponsors are the Lane Literary Guild, Eugene Public Library, Friends of the Eugene Public Library, and the Eugene Public Library Foundation.


What I’m doing now, May 2016

The Lotus and the Barley, a Rucksack Universe travel fantasy novel by Anthony St. Clair

Recently released cover of my fourth book, out June 16

Me in a nutshell

I live in Eugene, Oregon, and have been a self-employed professional writer since 2011—nearly 5 years. I’m the author of 3 (going on 4) travel fantasy books in my Rucksack Universe series. I write about craft beer. I help other people with their online content and marketing. Outside of my home office, I spend lots of time with my wife, son, and daughter. And I love to cook.

This month I’m…

Getting ready for the June 16 launch of my fourth Rucksack Universe travel fantasy book, The Lotus and the Barley. (You can pre-order the e-book now at Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo).

A lot of work goes in to launching a book. In addition to setting up the e-book file, I’ve been setting up the paperback files (and paperback layout always means tweaks to the wording so text flows better, which then has to be matched in the main file for the e-books). I’m setting up ads and giveaways, getting in feedback from advance readers, and planning various readings and events. At least, that’s just a few of the things underway from my 27-page launch kit 🙂

Knuckling down for lots of May article deadlines. In addition to the book launch, I have lots of article assignments due throughout the month, about everything from wedding registries to craft beer to construction. Have I mentioned that it’s very, very hard for me to ever feel bored?

Planning summer trips. My wife and I are both self-employed (she teaches Suzuki violin lessons and music classes for infants and toddlers at our Eugene Suzuki Music Academy). We have friends in Portland and Seattle we are long overdue to see, so we are planning a summer road trip. In the works for summer are also some camping trips, and various book signings, readings, and other author events. If you’d like me to come to your town, let me know.

Yoga once a week and walking over 10,000 steps (about 5 miles) each day, aiming for 13,000-15,000 steps (up to about 7 miles) at least a couple of days each week.

Pondering something big, but I’m still working on the decision and am not ready to say anything else yet.

Reading 2 books:

Here are a couple of recent articles I’ve published:

Always intrigued by other people’s stories, so feel free to email me: writer@anthonystclair.com


Cover reveal day: THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

And here it is, at long last… the full cover of the 4th Rucksack Universe book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY!

The Lotus and the Barley - a Rucksack Universe travel fantasy novel by Anthony St. Clair

Pre-Order Today!

Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

Buy now from Amazon.com

Get it on iBooks

Buy now from Kobo


THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY cover reveal, day 4

Here’s the fourth piece of the cover of The Lotus and the Barley. The full cover will be unveiled tomorrow, Friday, May 6.

What’s that in the dark?

The Lotus and the Barley, cover reveal 4 - What's that in the dark?

Pre-Order Today!

Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

Buy now from Amazon.com

Get it on iBooks

Buy now from Kobo


THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY cover reveal, day 3

Here’s the third piece of the cover of The Lotus and the Barley. The full cover will be unveiled Friday, May 6.

I’m all thumbs today.

The Lotus and the Barley, cover reveal 3 - All thumbs today.

Pre-Order Today!

Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

Buy now from Amazon.com

Get it on iBooks

Buy now from Kobo


THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY cover reveal, day 2

Here’s the second piece of the cover of The Lotus and the Barley. The full cover will be unveiled Friday, May 6.

What do you think this is?

The Lotus and the Barley, cover reveal 2 - What do you think this is?

Pre-Order Today!

Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

Buy now from Amazon.com

Get it on iBooks

Buy now from Kobo


THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY cover reveal, day 1

It’s cover reveal time! The full cover of The Lotus and the Barley will be unveiled Friday, May 6. Here’s a piece for you today.

So… The Martini of Destiny was red. Home Sweet Road was green. Forever the Road was blue. So The Lotus and the Barley is…

The Lotus and the Barley, cover reveal 1 - this one is orange!

Pre-Order Today!

Available June 16, 2016, pre-order the e-book today for the special pre-launch price of only US$2.99 (regular price $4.99).

Buy now from Amazon.com

Get it on iBooks

Buy now from Kobo


Windfall Reading Series: National Poetry Month, Apr. 19, 2016, Eugene

Windfall Reading Series

As a member of the Lane Literary Guild, I love that Eugene has so much happening in its poetry and literary scene. Each month at the Eugene Public Library, featured poets and authors share their works with the public as part of the FREE Windfall Reading Series.

Lane Literary Guild2015-2016 Windfall Readings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, 5:30–7 p.m. The Eugene Public Library is at 10th and Olive in downtown Eugene.

Windfall Readers: Apr. 19, 2016, National Poetry Month

  • Tim Shaner
  • Other Lane County poets

The Windfall project is made possible with support from City of Eugene Cultural Services. Other Windfall sponsors are the Lane Literary Guild, Eugene Public Library, Friends of the Eugene Public Library, and the Eugene Public Library Foundation.


Release Date for New Rucksack Universe Travel Fantasy Novel

Available June 16, 2016: THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

Pre-order THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY, available June 16

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This is a special day at St. Clair World HQ. It’s my wife’s birthday (happy birthday, my love!). And, it’s also 10 years ago to the day that we found our house. In 2006, when we first saw the room that is now my office, it was covered in horrid wallpaper and 70s shag carpet that was, I swear, the same color red as Elmo from Sesame Street.

Today is special for another reason: I’m announcing when my fourth book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY, will be available!

Before we get to that, some of you may be coming to the Rucksack Universe for the first time. Just to set the stage, the Rucksack Universe is an ongoing fantasy series of globetrotting intrigue, myth, and adventure, set in an alternate version of our world. It has a diverse cast with stories set all over the globe, with action that ranges from global peril to the deeply personal. There are travelers, lots of beer, an evil company, bartenders who influence the course of all existence, and, above all, Faddah Rucksack, the world’s only Himalayan-Irish sage, the wanderer of wanderers, the hero of old, the hero who fell, and the hero of now. You will get all this and more in THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY.

In a nutshell, here’s what the book is about:

In a rebuilt London, trouble is brewing.

In a world where a bottle of stout can change destinies, all Branwen Porter and her sister Zara want is to become brewers of the world’s oldest and most popular beer, Galway Pradesh Stout. But the brewmaster won’t give them a second glance, much less try their homebrew. A chance encounter with a man in black and a stolen briefcase changes everything. Zara and Branwen find themselves on a collision course with the most dangerous man in the world and his terrible plans for the beer. Two ancient enemies will renew a bitter vendetta, and the sisters will discover their new destiny—but only if they can choose between their dreams and each other.

THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY will be available worldwide in e-book and trade paperback on June 16, 2016.

Starting today, you can pre-order the e-book and it will be auto-magically sent to you the day the book comes out.

Pre-order today

The regular e-book price is US$4.99, but prior to release you can get it for the special pre-order price of $2.99. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY is available at these major online retailers:

Buy now from Amazon.com
Get it on iBooks
Buy now from Kobo

If you need to catch up on the series, you can also get the other 3 books: The Martini of Destiny, Home Sweet Road, and Forever the Road, all available in e-book and trade paperback.

You can also get these 3 books direct from me at my author store. When ordering direct you also get exclusive box set savings and autographed paperbacks:

Buy now from Selz

So that’s the news! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY will be available June 16 and you can pre-order it beginning today.

Please check it out, pre-order the e-book, and tell your friends. Thank you for being part of this journey!


Book Release Special Announcement Apr. 8, 2016

Going ‪#‎live‬! Join me tomorrow, Apr. 8, at 10 a.m. PT, at my Facebook author page for a special video announcement about my upcoming fourth book, THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY! (And please share)

Source: Anthony St. Clair on Facebook


Hi.

Anthony St. Clair - Travel Fantasy Author / Craft Beer Writer / Business Copywriter
Author and copywriter Anthony St. Clair has specialized in online content since 2000, blogged since 2004 and is the author of the Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

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Anthony's third book, FOREVER THE ROAD, is a Best Books 2015 Fantasy pick from Library Journal's SELF-e, and a 2015 Oregon Book Award nominee.

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Rucksack Universe

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