It’s not really the last day of summer, but here is my autumn schedule!

It’s Labor Day Weekend here in the US. While I realize the Autumn Equinox is not until September 22nd, Labor Day has a finality that means the end of summer to me.

In my neck of the woods, blackberries are ripe and lush on the bush. Kids are getting ready to go back to school–or at least it looks like they are from my Facebook Feed. This weekend marks our last summer hike. Summer hikes are different than Fall Hikes.  While in the summer, I still always carry the ten essentials, I wear Tevas and shorts half the time. Once the rains start, it’ll be boots and pants all the way. I’ll start carrying my rain gear.

Of course this time of year, I also get more serious about writing and ready for my fall season of appearances.

For me, one of the biggest chores is rewriting my bio–which is for me one of the most difficult things about being an author. I received help from my author group this year –especially Zachary Bonelli  who looked it over one last time.  It also means I’m practicing pitches and rehearse for readings. I also need to inventory books to make sure I have enough and ordering a few things. And I admit, I’ve been slacking with checking with the local comic book shops over the summer. I know people probably think it’s funny, but one of the things I do is pack up boxes for each show and then have the one box for all the shows now. Then set up my show checklist (since each appearance can be different or at least focused on a different book) I’m also doing the last minute confirmations for each event.


I hope if you are in the local area, you might check one of these out.

King County Libraries Graphic Novel/Comics Workshops

October 27: Drawing Monsters! Mercer Island Library 2-4pm for KIDS! Please register at Mercer Island Library
November 5: Sequential Storytelling Issaquah Library 3 -5 pm for Teens!
November 23: How to create a Graphic Novel Workshop Kent Library 2-4pm for Teens!

ALSO This year I am doing a 10 week class for The Family Learning Program Writing and Artwork of the Graphic Novel for teens ages 11-16  (NOTE: There is a waitlist for this program.)

Conventions & Other Appearances

Geek Girl Con
(I’m reading from Other Systems…and I plan to do a teaser of The Martlet)
October 19th & 20th
Seattle, WA

Hero’s Resource Fall Festival
I’ll be teaching a drawing monster’s class (Zombies, anyone?) and my table will be in the Lynden Pioneer Museum. This will be the Debut of the long awaited Out For Souls&Cookies #4: The Christmas Special! Ever wondered what a demon really wants for Christmas?

Come by for a chance to win a sketch of everyone’s favorite demon possessed stuffed squirrel, Lord Fluffcakes! mug_Fluff
October 26th

Jet City Comic Book Show
In Artist’s Alley under ZB Publications!
What? You couldn’t come up to Lynden for the debut? No worries I’m raffling off another sketch this one of Rosamudian and Tychobraticus!
November 2
Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

NW BookFest
A reading from Other Systems and more!
November 3
Northwest University, south of downtown Kirkland

2 responses to this post.

  1. It’s a shame I can’t be there to hear the teaser of The Martlet 😦 good luck though – sounds like you’ve got a busy Autumn ahead (Fall for you US folk) 🙂


  2. Thank you, and FYI I do record my reading. Assuming I don’t screw up too badly, I’ll put up the recording so you can see it. 🙂


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