Month: January 2014

Here’s the Last Piece of the HOME SWEET ROAD Cover

Have a taste Here’s a sneak peek at the story: His voiced faded in and out. He turned his head so she could see him better. His pupils were different sizes. “Most in the world… You must be more careful than ever.” Some of the black was gone from his face now. Aisling tried not … Read More

Here’s the Third Piece of the HOME SWEET ROAD Cover

Here’s the third piece of the cover of Home Sweet Road, available soon. One more to go! Have a taste Here’s a sneak peek at the story: Aisling looked from the pan to Jay’s T-shirt and laughed again. “Really?” she said. “I know. I know.” Jay stared down at the words: “I Got Dried Out … Read More

Here’s the Second Piece of the HOME SWEET ROAD Cover

Here’s the second piece of the cover of Home Sweet Road, available soon. 2 down, 2 to go! Have a taste Here’s the beginning of the story: The day the mountain arrived in the hills, the Awen of Ireland skipped her usual hostel chores and checked the floor, the wall, and the rock. Satisfied that … Read More

Want to See the Cover of My Next Book?

Here’s the first piece of the cover of Home Sweet Road, available soon. Have a taste Here’s a sneak peek at the story: He raised his glass. “Here’s to those who miss us. May we always be home in their hearts, even if we’re home on the road.” Coming soon Behind the scenes I’m putting … Read More

Breweries: Get Your Beer Names out of the Locker Room

A dark side of craft beer In the thrill of good beer and a vibrant industry, there’s a dark side to craft beer that gets overlooked. It’s a side of the industry I can’t stand, don’t understand, and want changed. It’s all the sexist beer names and labels. If the craft beer industry wants to … Read More

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Mr. IPA, KLCC Brew Fest, Homebrew Competition & Meetup

Jan. 23, 2014, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Hop Valley Pulls Mr. IPA Over Name Flap Earlier this month, Beervana posted about Hop Valley’s Mr. IPA potentially being a shorthand for “Mouth Raper IPA.” In addition to discussing the nuts and bolts of the issue in this week’s roundup, I’ve also written a followup about craft … Read More

Giveaway Winners

The wait is over! Thank you to everyone who entered and shared both giveaways for The Martini of Destiny. One was through my website and social media, and the other was through Goodreads. 80 people were entered into the giveaway through my site. Namaste and thank you! But… Goodreads… OMG. According to Goodreads, an average … Read More

Giveaway Closed, Winners Soon

Thank you to everyone who entered the The Martini of Destiny giveaway! The response has more than I could have hoped, and I am so amazed and humbled. The giveaways are now closed, and I’ll be announcing winners soon! P.S. Psst, over here. Home Sweet Road, the latest Rucksack Universe novella, is coming out soon. … Read More

[Giveaway Closed] Last Day to Win $25 + Free Books

It’s Jan. 7… which means it’s the last day to enter The Martini of Destiny giveaway! Enter by 11:59 pm PT, and you could win… One of 5 free autographed and numbered trade paperback copies (retail price, US$8.99) Free e-books for Kindle, Kobo, iPad and other e-readers (.mobi and .epub formats; retail price, US$2.99 each) And… … Read More

Live the World. Welcome to the Rucksack Universe

Have you ever wanted to grab your pack and head off to Somewhere Else? Maybe it was Anywhere Else, As Long As It Wasn’t Bloody Here. Or maybe you needed to see Everywhere Else. Maybe travel is your life. Maybe it’s a distant dream. Wherever you are now, welcome, traveler, to the Rucksack Universe. A new … Read More

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