Readings, Interviews, Reviews: The Ale Boy’s Feast is here at last!

Those who have pre-ordered The Ale Boy's Feast should have the book in a couple of days, and you'll find it in bookstores on Tuesday (if not earlier).Yes, we've come to the end of a long journey. A four-year journey for readers, a sixteen-year journey for me.Want to celebrate with me? … [Read more...]

Do A Serious Man, Avatar, “The Prodigal Son,” and Raven’s Ladder Have Anything In Common?

Free for lunch on Thursday? … [Read more...]

Tonight: The Raven’s Ladder Reading/Booksigning Party

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Lucky Showest folks see Toy Story 3

Are you looking forward to Toy Story 3?I learned a long time ago not to let the trailer for a Pixar movie influence my expectations: The films almost always surpass high expectations.So I was surprised to read some grumbling about the latest trailer. Haven't other people learned the same lesson?Then came today: And the lucky folks who got to see Toy Story 3 at Showest are Tweeting up a storm. Here are some of the early reports: … [Read more...]

I’m coming to Spokane – January 26

Spokane, I'm coming to visit!I'll be speaking about faith, film, and fantasy... and signing books... at the luncheon for the Spokane College Women's Association on January 26.A couple of Whitworth students got word of this and asked if I would be speaking at the school as well. There's been no invitation from Whitworth - maybe that'll happen someday - but here's the good news: … [Read more...]

Know anybody in Bellingham, Washington?

Tonight at 7 p.m., I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors and Cyndere's Midnight at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington.Know anybody in Bellingham? Tell them to come to the reading! I'll be signing copies for Christmas gifts and passing out free posters to anybody who wants one. … [Read more...]

An Unforgettable Night at Third Place Books, Celebrating “Cyndere’s Midnight”

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Here are a few moments from Thursday night's crowded Cyndere's Midnight release party. Over 100 people packed in for the reading. I read a chapter from the middle of the book called "The Watcher and the Ruined Farm," talked about the profundity of "Beauty and the Beast," and reminisced about my favorite monsters. It was an unforgettable evening, a wonderful time to chat with old friends and meet new friends. I was greatly encouraged by the enthusiasm.Check out these pics by photographer … [Read more...]

What Cookie Monster, the Abominable Snowman, Frankenstein, Gollum, Darth Vader, and Daniel Plainview Have in Common

What do Cookie Monster, the Abominable Snowman, Frankenstein, Gollum, Darth Vader, and Daniel Plainview have in common? … [Read more...]

Tonight: Auralia’s Colors in Mill Creek

TONIGHT (February 28) AT 7:00 p.m.,I'll be reading from Auralia's Colors at the Mill Creek Library.And you're invited. Yes, there will be copies for sale. Yes, admission is free. And yes, there will be a Q&A where you can ask me embarrassing questions like "If you could rewrite one line in the book, what would it be?" and "Is it true that you snuck in a reference to your college band?" and "Is it true you actually gave The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 3 1/2 stars when it first … [Read more...]

Mill Creek, WA: Here Comes Auralia

When I was a kid, my idea of a great Friday night on the town involved going to the library and assembling a stack of storybooks so immense that my mom had to help me carry them to the counter.So it's a thrill to be invited again to read at a public library. … [Read more...]


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