Great news! If you're out of the area and want a signed copy of Crow's Rest, you can pre-order one at Face in a Book and they'll ship it to you after the June 6th event! Just call the store at (916) 941-9401 and they'll take all your info. And you'll be supporting an independent bookstore!

Their hours are (PST):
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM (summer hours for farmer's market days)

Bonus trivia about Face in a Book: this crow mask picture was taken right outside the bookstore's back door!

Book Launch Recap

My book launch for Crow's Rest at Avid Reader at Tower in Sacramento was so much fun! Lots of friends and family came out to support me and my debut book--my parents even sent me a handmade lei to the store.

But if you missed the event, never fear--there are a few more signings already scheduled. On June 6th from 12 noon-2 PM, I'll be at Face in a Book in the El Dorado Hills Town Center. And also be in Nashville, Tennessee, at UtopYA Con, signing on June 20.

And don't forget that you can still enter to win a copy of Crow's Rest, here through Rafflecopter, and on Goodreads (ends May 24).

Now for pictures from the launch!

Danna Wilberg, who interviewed me on her TV show, Story Connection, came to the launch for a picture with my alter ego

I got so many compliments on this dress! I bought it last year, specifically to wear at my book launch

I'm either talking really fast with my hands here, or doing the handjive

A better picture of the elaborate lei my parents sent to the store to surprise me

Holding the audience rapt with my reading

My hubby snapped this picture while we were still setting up


The question and answer portion of the event
Now that the launch is behind me, I can dive back into writing the sequel to Crow's Rest!

Bloghop Giveaway Still Open

The Crow's Rest Bloghop may be over, but the giveaway will be active until the end of May! You can still enter to win one of three prize packs:

Grand prize is a signed copy of Crow's Rest, a Celtic knot necklace, and swag (one Grand Prize will be awarded)

Two swag packs will be awarded, and include the Celtic knot necklace and swag

Enter through the Rafflecopter below

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Crow's Rest Blog Hop Kicks Off Today!

To celebrate the release of Crow's Rest on May 12, there's a bloghop kicking off today! You can read an excerpt featuring Avery's spooky encounters at Warren Castle, and we've encouraged the participants to share their own ghostly (or other strange) encounters, too.

And, there's a Rafflecopter to enter! You could win a signed copy of Crow's Rest, signed bookmarks, and/or swag. Go to a participating blog to enter. And don't forget you can still enter the Goodreads Giveaway until May 24!

Here's where you can find the bloghop stops:

Monday, May 11

Katrina at Bookish Things & More
S.M. Johnston and E.L. Wicker on Down Under Wonderings
Cassandra Sparks will be sharing on Facebook and other social media sites
Robyn Chause on A Ponderance of Things

Tuesday, May 12

I'll be posting on Operation Awesome
Laurie Dennison will share on her website
Alia on One Way or An Author

Wednesday, May 13

 Karen McCoy at The Writer Librarian
Zili at Zili in the Sky
Sneha at Devouring Books

Thursday, May 14

Raychelle Steele at Steele Reviews

There will also be some folks joining in on Twitter and other social media, so look for the #CrowsRest hashtag to find those. Make sure to check in with each stop and see what sinister stories they have to share!

Plus, if you would like to participate, you still can--just leave your own story in the comments on any stop, or go to the Crow's Rest Facebook page and look for the post where you can comment. Thanks so much for the support, everybody!