Monthly Archives: May 2016

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




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.

FREE Sample

Check out this free sample of FOREVER THE ROAD

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.

Download your free sample to find out why Nth Degree's reviewer said this "high-stakes story, told with wit and compassion," left him "completely gobsmacked."

Rucksack Universe

Travel fantasy tales
of wit, adventure & beer

Forever the Road by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novel - learn more and buy now

Home Sweet Road by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novella - learn more and buy now

The Martini of Destiny by Anthony St. Clair, a Rucksack Universe Fantasy Novella - learn more and buy now

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