World Book Day – April 23rd, 2018

World Book Day is coming! Celebrated in over 100 countries around the world to promote books and reading, especially among early readers, it’s organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). So if you have young children, be sure to read an extra book to them or better yet, have them read to you. If you don’t have kids, take the time to read a few more chapters in your current book or start a new series. Or perhaps consider giving a book to a friend or family member, or donating a book to your favorite school, charity or library – a number of bookstores in the US are offering specials and will donate books on your behalf. In the US, World Book Day is celebrated on April 23rd, and to honor this event I’m offering a special 25% off on Cathadeus at my online store with coupon code BOOKDAY2018, plus free shipping and a signed copy too! Regardless of how you choose to participate, help encourage reading and the promotion of books around the world, especially to children. Hope you’ll join in!

Book Signing – Half Price Books, Redmond

Join me at Half-Price Books in Redmond, Washington, this Sunday April 22nd, from 1pm – 4pm for a book signing and receive $5 off the cover price!

Questions & Answers – April 2018

As you can tell from my blog, I’ve been attending quite a few book signings, panels and other events. This has given me the great opportunity to talk with a number of potential readers about Cathadeus, as well as my overall writing and publishing experience. During these events, I’m often asked some similar questions, so I thought I’d start a Reader Q&A series where I can share my thoughts. I plan to add a few more every month, so feel free to ask a question or comment on the ones I’ve already responded to.

Here’s the question I get asked the most:

Question: What inspired you to write this book?

Answer: I’ve always been interested in fantasy, ever since immigrating to the US as a teenager, and used to write stories and mini-adventures about heroes and imaginary worlds. After graduating college, I started working in IT and held a corporate position for more than twenty years. Throughout that time, I continued to be involved in the genre – reading books, thinking up ideas, and playing tabletop games with my boys. A few years ago, I came across an advertisement from a computer company looking to hire a lore master to write the history, quests and storyline for a fantasy game they’d created. This got me seriously thinking about all of the characters and events I’d been writing about since I was a teenager, and the potential of publishing a novel. So I began sketching out some ideas for a story that blended these together. To my surprise, the more I wrote the more the story flowed through me. After spending several days writing, I shared some of the scenes with my family and friends, and they all loved the concepts and encouraged me to continue. I think if it wasn’t for them, I may not have finished. So I started writing. Every day. Week in and week out, until I had the world, characters and storyline created for Cathadeus as well as the overall arc for the rest of the series. It’s been a terrific experience, and I really hope readers enjoy the adventure even partially as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. I’m looking forward to continuing the journey, and am currently working on Sotchek – book two of The Walking Gates.

Book Signing – Half Price Books, Olympia

Join me at Half-Price Books in Olympia, Washington, this Saturday April 14th, from 1pm – 4pm for a book signing and receive $5 off the cover price!

Book Signing – Half Price Books, Everett

Join me at Half-Price Books in Everett, Washington, this Saturday April 7th, from 1pm – 4pm for a book signing and receive $5 off the cover price!

Book Signing – Barnes & Noble, Olympia

Stop by Barnes & Noble in Olympia, Washington, this Saturday March 17th, from 2pm – 4pm, where I’ll be signing books and talking with readers. Hope to see you there!


ECCC 2018 Panel – March 4th!

Join me at Emerald City Comic Con on March 4th for a panel discussion with other Pacific Northwest Fantasy authors. Room WSCC 3A from 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Book signing to follow afterwards.


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Book Signing – Half Price Books, Tukwila

Join me at Half-Price Books in Tukwila, Washington,  this Saturday February 24th, from 1pm – 5pm for a book signing and receive $5 off the cover price!

On-Line Review Tour

Visit my Blogger REVIEW Tour and enter to WIN A FREE HARDCOVER copy of Cathadeus plus up to a FREE $25 Amazon gift card (3 prizes available). Enter as often as you’d like. Ends February 2nd.


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