Month: June 2018

Announcing the release date for WANDER, the next Rucksack Universe novel

The new can’t-miss Rucksack Universe prequel novel Oct. 16, 1834 The explosion that comes to be known as The Blast burns across Ireland and England. The fires alter the course of history. A new era begins: “AB” or, “After Blast.” Oct. 19, 1834 After failing at his most crucial moment, a burned and broken hero … Read More

Rucksack Universe update: Wander nearly ready, new manuscript underway

Last week I did something I’m so excited to tell you about. I signed off on the copy-edited manuscript of Wander. Yup. That’s right. My copy editor and I had some final discussion about a few points, I made some last tweaks and polishes, then told him we were good to go. What’s next? I’m … Read More

Video: Where do book ideas come from?

On Mon., June 4, 2018, I had the fun honor of sitting in for a YouTube Live author chat, hosted at Eugene local bookstore Tsunami Books. Write Now is a weekly live discussion with three writers: Joanna Bartlett, Valerie Ihsan, and Julie Dawn. Joanna was out of town, and they graciously asked if I would … Read More

Eugene Beer Week, June 4–10

Over 50 events from over a dozen Eugene/Springfield breweries. Along with the local craft beer scene, Eugene Beer Week has grown so much over the past few years. If you are in the area, or just want an example of what an awesome local, small business-minded, life-loving culture looks like, Eugene Beer Week is a … Read More

The Register Guard: Manifest Beer Co.: Downtown brewpub with hometown zeal

I’ve been following Manifest through all its ups and downs over the years, from its original incarnation, to two tumultuous moves to, finally, landing in a sweet space in downtown Eugene. The beers are excellent, and the location is awesome. I’m hoping it’s a sign of good things ahead not just for Manifest, but downtown … Read More

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