You Are Invited To: A Pity Party!

Date: Right now and for weeks to come Place: In Kristene and Josh’s brains Theme: Working on the second draft of the final book of the Warpworld series, which has to be AMAZING and answer a lot of questions and also be entertaining and…oh good gravy, what have we done to ourselves??? *cries* Dress: Casual. Like, we mean, why even bother getting out of your pajamas since you’re going to be in front of your computer screen all day–that’s how casual. Food: Whatever can be eaten with no preparation eg. sunflower seeds, last night’s pizza, something you spilled on your…

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Kristene Goes to the Creative Ink Festival – Vol. 3

Holy karg! Is it March already? Josh and I have been so busy outlining and starting the first draft of the fifth and final book of the series (which is going to blow your mind, just FYI), that the months have been flying by. The good news is that March means the annual Creative Ink Festival is right around the corner! WOO HOO! Once again, I will be journeying across the ocean to attend, to volunteer, and to speak on some crazy-good panels. (It’s only an hour-and-a-half ferry ride but that sounds adventurous, doesn’t it?) This year’s CIF promises to…

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Super Duper Quadruple Giveaway!

What’s better than a free book? How about four free books! Yes, it’s Goodreads giveaway time again. This time we are giving away a copy of each book in the series so far–that’s 4/5ths of the Warpworld Saga up for grabs! All you need to do to enter is warp on over to Goodreads. Here are the links for all four giveaways… Warpworld (#1) Wasteland Renegades (#2) Ghost World (#3) Final Storm (#4) Entry is free but we sure hope if you win you’ll rate or review your book for us on Goodreads and/or Amazon! We loooooooooove reviews!! Oh, and…

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FREEDOM!

In the spirit of the Kenda, Josh and I have freed the ebook version of Warpworld Vol. 1 from the shackles of price tyranny! You heard that right, all ebook versions of the first book in the series, Warpworld, are now free! If you’ve been waiting to dip your toes into the warpy water, go ahead and dive in (watch out for drexla, though), it’s free! If you have a friend you’ve been trying to coerce tempt into reading the first book, it’s free! If you have a paperback copy of the first book but would also like one for…

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Final Storm is Here!

Warpworld Vol. IV, Final Storm is…out, published, launched, ready to read, done like dinner, and looking for a few good readers! Do you have any idea how long we’ve been waiting to say that? Well, I guess you do. So without further ado, here are all the spots you can get your hands on a copy right now: Amazon (paperback) Amazon (Kindle) Kobo Barnes & Nobel (Nook) iBooks Inktera There are a few more vendors to come and, sorry non-US folks, it will take a bit longer for the paperback to show up on your Amazon site. <insert obligatory Canadian…

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Warpworld Vol. IV Cover Reveal

Remember how I said we’re getting closer to putting book number for out into the world? Thanks to our Super Designer Miguel S. Kilantang Jr. for another stunning cover and to digital artist Islam Farid for the brilliant compass! Monday is now officially our favourite day of the week. Another step closer!

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Really, Seriously, Honestly Almost Ready!

Poking my head in here for a quick status update. The good news is, the manuscript for the fourth book in the Warpworld series is 100% complete! The less-good news is that we still have all those niggly details to take care of, like designing a cover, and formatting the manuscript for print and ebook. But, rest assured, very patient readers, we are hard at work and this past-due installment of Seg and Ama’s saga is this ** close to being out in the world. Oh, and you can expect some other good news and goodies once we are finally…

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On Loss – Loss of Fear

Our final guest has probably heard that old chestnut “I wouldn’t want to meet you in a dark alley”, a lot more than I ever have (and I’ve heard it enough for one lifetime, thank you very much). I had the pleasure of learning about Lisa Gemino’s life and struggles as a female martial artist on the Real Life Superwomen panel at the 2016 Creative Ink Festival, and the even greater pleasure of being an online friend for the past few years. When I read her submission for this series, it knocked the wind out of me. I have been…

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On Loss – You Can’t Go Home

There’s an old superstition that bad things come in threes. Superstitions hang around for a reason. It was 2003 and President George Bush Jr. had declared mission accomplished. I was stationed in a Republican guard base outside of Baghdad, wondering if anyone had told the Iraqis that the war was over. Granted, things had settled down from the initial invasion, there were no more intact Iraqi Army or Republican Guard units in the field opposing us and we went anywhere in Iraq we wanted (well to be fair, we went anywhere we wanted in Iraq even when Saddam’s army was…

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On Loss – Tonsillitis Blues

Of all that we can lose, our life is the most precious. But what if we almost lose it? What if we come close enough to get a glimpse at what the world might be like without us? Today’s guest, Melanie Marttila, talks about a childhood brush with death and the loss that could have been. Tonsillitis is hell. The true infection, the one that leaves your four-year-old self screaming, the monster pain in your ears reaching back into your brain, your throat, latching on with needle-like claws, and shredding. I remember that. I remember trying to lie still on my…

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