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Book Signing – Half Price Books, Redmond

Join me at Half Price Books in Redmond, Washington, this Saturday December 8th from 12noon – 4pm, where I’ll be signing books and talking with readers. Stop by and pickup a signed copy of Cathadeus for 25% off the cover price, and maps of Andorah for only $3 (while supplies last – these sell out fast). Both make great Christmas gifts! Hope to see you this weekend.

Book Signing – Half Price Books, Tukwila

Stop by Half Price Books in Tukwila, Washington, this SUNDAY December 2nd from 12pm – 4pm, where I’ll be signing books and talking about writing. Pickup a hardcover copy of Cathadeus for 25% off the cover price! Hope you’ll join me at this fun event.

Book Signing – Half Price Books, Everett

I’ll be returning to Half Price Books in Everett, Washington, this SATURDAY December 1st from 12pm – 4pm, to sign books for the holidays. Stop by and pickup a hardcover copy of Cathadeus for only $14.95. That’s 25% off the cover price! Hope to see you there.

 

Book Signing – Winterfest, Gig Harbor

Drop by booth 156 at the Winterfest Arts & Crafts Festival on Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th – 25th, in Gig Harbor, Washington, where I’ll be signing books and talking with readers. Pickup a signed, hardcover copy of Cathadeus for 25% off – makes a great Christmas gift too. Lots of other fantastic items at the festival as well. Hope to see you there and Happy Thanksgiving!

Book Signing – Half Price Books, Tacoma

Join me at Half Price Books in Tacoma, Washington, this Saturday September 28 from 12noon – 4pm, for a book signing. Pickup a hardcover copy of Cathadeus for 10% off the cover price and get a FREE map of Andorah as well, while supplies last.

Questions & Answers – September 2018

I’ve been remiss in posting new Q&A updates. My only excuse is that I’ve been attending a number of book events and working to get Sotchek completed. Going forward though, I hope to post Q&A items on a more regular basis, so thanks for your patience.

Whenever I attend a book signing, one of the questions readers always ask about is the number of books I have planned for the series. So I thought I’d share my ideas in this month’s Q&A.

Question: How many books will there be in The Walking Gates series?

Answer: There are three books planned initially. This includes Cathadeus (available now), Sotchek, which will release next year, and a third book to follow afterwards. I also have plans for a fourth story that will occur later in time, in the same world of Andorah, but with a different set of characters. I’m not sure yet if this will be an additional book to The Walking Gates or the start of an entirely new series. We’ll just have to see how things are after book three.

Let me know if you have any questions you’d like answered in a future Reader Q&A and, as always, feel free to leave a comment below.

Book Signing – Barnes & Noble, Vancouver

Stop by Barnes & Noble in Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday September 22nd from 11am – 3pm, where I’ll be signing copies of Cathadeus, meeting readers, and talking about writing. Hope to see you there!

Book Signing – Barnes & Noble, Lakewood

Stop by Barnes & Noble in Lakewood, Washington, on Saturday June 30th, from 12noon – 4pm, where I’ll be signing books, meeting readers, and talking about writing. Hope to see you there!

Book Event – Barnes & Noble, Silverdale

Join me at Barnes & Noble in Silverdale, Washington, on June 16th from 2pm – 5pm where I’ll be talking about writing with a panel of seven other authors! It’s sure to be a lot of fun, so stop by, ask a question and pickup a signed copy of Cathadeus. Hope to see you there.

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.