The Lotus and the Barley

Free Rucksack Universe Fiction: Brewing School Launches in London

From The Lost & Found Travels of BS Trotter Originally published in London Rising BrewSchool has opened in London, England. Focused on “brewing brewers,” the teaching operation will train prospective professional brewers in all aspects of the beer industry. Areas of training include developing recipes; the brewing process; equipment selection, ordering, installation, and maintenance; finances … Read More

Read Local! Book launch party Aug. 25, 2016, Tsunami Books, Eugene

4 books… 4 authors… 1 party! Celebrate the release of 4 books from 4 local authors: Valerie Ihsan, The Scent of Apple Tea Tanya J. Peterson, Twenty-Four Shadows Gina Oschner, The Hidden Letters of Velta B Anthony St. Clair, The Lotus and the Barley There’s no obligation to buy books, we just want to pack … Read More

It’s here! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY, out now

It’s been an amazing journey, and I’m so, so thrilled to tell you that, at long last, The Lotus and the Barley, the fourth Rucksack Universe adventure, is out now in e-book and paperback! Readers are saying they were “totally blown away” and were “surprised and delighted at every page.” You can get your copy now, … Read More

The old man: the final sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

Today is the final sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY! I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride—and remember, we’re only a few days away from the release of the fourth Rucksack Universe adventure… THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. … Read More

The taste-off: the next-to-last sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

It’s the next-to-last sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY! I hope you’ve enjoyed these wee tastes of the fourth Rucksack Universe adventure. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to … Read More

Irish voice with a Tibetan face: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

We’re almost to the end of our sneak peek adventures with THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY. Here’s today’s. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies! … Read More

The sisters, the bartender & the beer: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

Only a few more sneak peeks to go! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies! (US only) Goodreads Book Giveaway The Lotus and the Barley … Read More

The man in black: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

It’s time for today’s sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY! THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through June 11, you can enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 signed copies! (US only) Goodreads Book Giveaway The … Read More

After the Alarm: a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY

Want a sneak peek of THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY? Over the next few days I’m pulling back the cover so you can have an exclusive taste of the 4th Rucksack Universe adventure. THE LOTUS AND THE BARLEY comes out June 16. Preorder today from: The book will also be available in trade paperback. Through … Read More

What I’m doing now, May 2016

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 … Read More

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