Month: October 2015

FOREVER THE ROAD nominated for 2016 Oregon Book Award

FOREVER THE ROAD is one of 60 novels being considered for a 2016 Oregon Book Award. Oregon Book Awards finalists will be announced early next year, and winners will be announced at the Oregon Book Awards Ceremony in spring 2016. Cross your fingers… Source: Books Submitted to the 2016 Oregon Book Awards | Literary Arts

Willamette Valley-Inspired Beers Made By Walking, Nov. 5, Eugene

8 Beers Inspired by the Southern Willamette Valley in Eugene Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) invites brewers to create place-based beers inspired by plants found on nature walks. The first-ever Eugene-focused BMBW beer tapping event features 8 beers/ciders that were inspired by natural areas in the Eugene/Springfield area. The event takes place on November 5, … Read More

Read This: STATION ELEVEN, Emily St. John Mandel

Confession: I’m only part of the way through this book. However, between Station Eleven being a 2014 National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times Bestseller, and a Sword and Laser book pick, I was elated to finally start reading this. (Ironically enough, one downside of writing your own books can be a dearth of … Read More

MystiCon, Feb. 26-28, 2016, Roanoke, VA

One of the Southeast US’s top science fiction and fantasy conventions returns for a sold-out year! I’ll be appearing at Roanoke, VA’s MystiCon, alongside some fantastic names: Artist Guest of Honor J.P. Targete Gaming Guest of Honor John Watts And some Convention Guest of Honor guy named George R.R. Martin As a co-signer of author John … Read More

Fantasy novels: LOTUS update

Editing continues on the fourth Rucksack Universe book. My Chief Reader and I are almost done with the manuscript and notes. From there the text goes to my copy editor so he can fix all remaining things I have wrong. (Well, not all of them—I can only ask but so much 🙂 2 other things … Read More

My author cave

Never mind the sunlight. It’s October in Oregon, and I have to pretend it’s raining. Here are a few things you’ll find in my home office author cave: Much-marked world map Buttons with sayings I like, such as “I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person” and “I’m a HEROINE ADDICT: … Read More

October Eugene Craft Beer News

Laurelwood Fresh Hop Red Alepouring beautifully A photo posted by Beergarden. (@beergardenme) on Oct 1, 2015 at 2:42pm PDT Recently I had the pleasure of going to Beergarden, a new Eugene pub with indoor/outdoor seating, an excellent tap list of craft beers, meads, ciders, and more, and a food cart pod out back. Beergarden was … Read More

NEW: Get Rucksack Universe e-books from your library with Library Journal, BiblioBoard & SELF-e

A new library-focused partnership from Library Journal and Biblioboard Some good news came in to the Rucksack Press world headquarters this week. A while back I submitted all 3 of my books—The Martini of Destiny, Home Sweet Road, and Forever the Road—to a new e-book service for libraries, SELF-e, from Library Journal and BiblioBoard. I love libraries, … Read More

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