Eclipse Sale & Getting ready for the eclipse

What are you doing for the eclipse? In case you’ve missed it before, I’m a bit of a nerd. So after a summer of traveling, watching Once Upon a Time, doing Roadsong notes with Chief Reader and outlining another Rucksack Universe book, camping near Crater Lake with my cocktail group, and taking my kids to … Read more

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fantasy Book Savings!

Oh my oh my how I’ve been looking forward to this. If you’ve been planning to get the Rucksack Universe for someone on your gift list, there’s no better time than now to save big on e-books, signed paperbacks, and book bundles! These Black Friday savings are good through Nov. 30, so you can save … Read more

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

$0.99 sale ends Oct. 15

Quick reminder: The Forever the Road 99¢ e-book sale ends Oct. 15. Thank you to everyone who has purchased and told people about the sale! Get Forever the Road for 99¢ wherever you get e-books—and please keep telling your friends about the sale: Direct from the Author at Selz Amazon Kobo iBooks

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

FOREVER THE ROAD, on the road

With zero apologies to Keroauc.     Kat took FOREVER THE ROAD to the Oregon Coast this weekend: “At the coast (“company retreat” in a gorgeous beach house), in my Poler napsack, reading a novel from an old Eugene friend (now dreaming of India and a good stout).”

Who Gets #100? Last Signed, Numbered Paperback of FOREVER THE ROAD

Speaking of Forever the Road turning 1 year old, I only have *1* signed, numbered copy left, #100 of 100. Signed numbered copies are available only from me. So, who wants #100? See my online store to order signed paperbacks » [selz link=”″ show_logos=”false” text_color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#6d48cc” link_color=”#6d48cc” type=”button” position=”above” interact=”blank”]

99¢ FOREVER THE ROAD Birthday Sale

Happy 1st Birthday FOREVER THE ROAD! 99¢ e-book birthday sale » One year ago, my third book, Forever the Road, was released. It is my biggest book to date, and perhaps the best. It is, I hope, a sign of things to come with the Rucksack Universe. So now through Oct. 15, all e-book editions … Read more

Rucksack Universe E-books Now Available from Google Play

Fan of Google Play? Now you can get all Rucksack Universe e-books from Google Play » ‘Nuff said.

November News: Baby Marvelous, Lotus, Quality, Ethics & New Author Interview

November! Autumnal temperatures. Dark beer. And lots and lots of writing. It is chilly in Eugene today, but thanks to my wife’s incredible knitting skills, I am cozy warm in one of my hand-knit man sweaters. Here’s a man sweater selfie, plus news of the latest in my wee world: Lotus Drafting continues on the … Read more