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Reconstructionist 3: Cover reveal

July 20, 2017

The final chapter of Kett and Wisteria’s story arrives August 31. 2017

Preorder live July 31, 2017

Giveaway: Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker

July 17, 2017

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. WINNER TBA

My sister-in-law, Cynthia Mackey, has just released her first children’s picture book, Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker.

Congrats, Cindy!

eBook: KoboiBooks

Paperback: Amazon USAAmazon CANADAAmazon UK Barnes & Noble

I thought you might like a chance to win an autographed copy. Yes?

Yes! To enter to win an autographed copy of Katie Shaeffer Pancake Maker simply comment below, and let me know:

  1.  Who you are looking forward to reading and/or giving this pretty paperback to?

Notes/Rules: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. One entry per person. Each comment will be assigned a number, and one winner will be selected via random number generator. Please make sure to fill out a valid email address in the comment form. Email addresses are not collected for any purpose other than notifying the contest winner. No purchase necessary.

If you haven’t commented on the blog before, or you comment from a different IP address, the comments are moderated. So don’t worry if you don’t see your entry right away. I will approve it and then it will appear.

Giveaway closes WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2017 at 8 PM PDT.

Remembering Laurel

July 5, 2017

I’m having a good cry this morning, because it should have been Laurel’s (my step-mother) 69th birthday today. She succumbed to her Alzheimer’s a few years ago. Her relatively-young death was what prompted Michael’s and my move to pick up our entire life in Vancouver and strike out to try something new, leading us to Salt Spring Island with a garden, chickens, and a spectacular view where we could both concentrate on our writing. Laurel’s death gave as that push, but it is her life that I always wish to celebrate yet find myself incapable of articulating my … joy … grief …

Because it is the small things I remember, that I miss …

How when I visited in the summers, she would give me the bits of pastry leftover from making a pie, showing me how to sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon, then roll and bake them into tasty morsels.

How she would always talk to everyone in a room … that person who no one else seemed to talk to …

How she would bring me photos of people I didn’t know, who I still don’t know or remember that I’m supposed to know, and she would tell me all about their lives … or a conversation she’d been having with them …

But mostly, there was this thing she did … this way that she twisted her hand when pointing something out – she was left handed – and … I recall that and I weep … just her pointing something out to me. Something she was holding, a flower bud or shiny rock. Or someone in one of the photos she’d brought to talk to me about. It was this simple twist of her wrist, something so unique to her, something I’ve never seen replicated.

It’s easy enough to write about grand gestures and impassioned actions, but when I remember Laurel it’s that twist of her left hand, pointing something out to me that I recall, that I mourn the loss of.

She was kind. There isn’t nearly enough of that in this world.

She was worth the tears.

Me, age 3, with Laurel. I love this shot – taken February 1977 in Tillicum Park, Victoria BC (according to my Dad’s handwritten notes) – because I imagine I requested the kerchief, wanting to wear one as she did.

Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2): paperback giveaway

June 7, 2017

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. LUCKY # 58 has been emailed.

I’m on deadline so I will keep this short and sweet.

Who wants to win an autographed copy of one of these beauties?

You do? Cool. Comment below to enter.

Notes/Rules: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. One entry per person. Each comment will be assigned a number, and one winner will be selected via random number generator. Please make sure to fill out a valid email address in the comment form. Email addresses are not collected for any purpose other than notifying the contest winner. No purchase necessary.

If you haven’t commented on the blog before, or you comment from a different IP address, the comments are moderated. So don’t worry if you don’t see your entry right away. I will approve it and then it will appear.

Giveaway closes FRIDAY JUNE 9, 2017 at 8 AM PDT.

Oracle 3: cover rebranding

June 2, 2017

Cover designed by Elizabeth Mackey.

I’m still rolling out the new book covers across all retailers/sites, but here is a first look at I See Us (Oracle 3).

FYI – the paperbacks will retain the older covers for now. 🙂

Oracle 2: book cover rebranding

June 1, 2017

Cover designed by Elizabeth Mackey.

I’m still rolling out the new book covers across all retailers/sites, but here is a first look at I See You (Oracle 2).

Oracle 1: book cover rebranding

May 31, 2017

 

I’m exceedingly pleased to announce that the Oracle Series has been brilliantly rebranded by the ever talented, Elizabeth Mackey. I asked her to pull the covers more inline with the Dowser and Reconstructionist Series, emphasizing the magical/fantastical elements, and I believe this new look does exactly that.

I’ll be rolling out the new book covers across all retailers/sites over the next few days, but here is a first look at I See Me (Oracle 1). I hope you love it as much as I do!!

Reconstructionist 2: early reviews and a giveaway

May 25, 2017

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! LUCKY #4 has been emailed.

Okay, I’m seriously behind on this post. I should have had it up two weeks ago. I blame taxes and allergies. Better late that never though. I’m pairing my typical early review post with a giveaway tied to reviews – yay!

But first, what have readers been saying about Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) so far?

5 STARS – LOVED. LOVED, LOVED – Meghan’s characters are like old friends … you look forward to their visit, throw some tequila in the mix and then have no idea how things will turn out. – Amazon UK review

5 STARS – ADDICTIVE – another page-turner that leaves you bereft when you reach the last page … stunned that its over. – B & N review

4 STARS – AWESOME – gripping story. Held by breath while reading. – Amazon Canada review

5 STARS – WOW – The fast paced and intense story line make this book impossible to stop reading. – Amazon USA review

5 STARS – The story pulls you in and keeps you mesmerized until you read the last page. – Kobo review

5 STARS – AMAZING – This series is addictive! – Goodreads review

MORE REVIEWS

Amazon USA

Amazon CANADA

Amazon UK

Goodreads

And now for the giveaway!

Would you like to win an autographed paperback copy of Catching Echoes (Reconstructionist 1), a silver charm necklace, and five Reconstructionist Series postcards?

You would? Fantastic!

To enter:

  1. Comment below with a direct link to your honest review of Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) [any star rating] [any platform].
  2. Bonus entry: favourite quote from the book.

No purchase necessary. All my ebooks are available to libraries for free via Overdrive (minimum fee), Library Direct, Baker & Taylor Axis 360, and Odilo.

Notes/Rules: OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. One entry per person. Each comment will be assigned a number, and one winner will be selected via random number generator. Please make sure to fill out a valid email address in the comment form. Email addresses are not collected for any purpose other than notifying the contest winner. No purchase necessary (see library option).

If you haven’t commented on the blog before, or you comment from a different IP address, the comments are moderated. So don’t worry if you don’t see your entry right away. I will approve it and then it will appear.

Giveaway closes SUNDAY MAY 28, 2017 at 8 pm PDT.

Detail shot of the necklace: a tiny silver house and key charm on an 18-inch silver chain. Just like the charms on Wisteria’s bracelet in the Reconstructionist Series. 🙂

 

Reconstructionist 2: paperback proof

May 24, 2017

The paperback proof for Tangled Echoes (Reconstructionist 2) has been a approved. You know what that means … giveaways are coming!

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Reconstructionist 2: whenever, wherever

May 8, 2017

TANGLED ECHOES (RECONSTRUCTIONIST 2)

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