Sacrifice Your Latte Please!

So my friend Valtinen (you may have heard me mention him before) is finally, after more than a decade, getting to be himself!

Me And Valt Terrorizing The Villagers

He needs a little help, though, and I know my friends and fans are awesome at helping people. Valt has come a long way in his personal journey, and this step is finally here. It’s amazing and I’m very happy this is happening for him.

But you don’t need to hear me talk about it. Go here and read his story for yourself!

Help Valt Get His Surgery!

Shiny Thing!

The second book in my friend Kerry Schafer’s Between series is scheduled for release in February, but the cover for it is out now! LOOK AT THE SHINY!

Scheduled for release February 2014

Scheduled for release February 2014

In celebration of this pretty shiny cover, she’s having a little party.

There are SHINY THINGS FOR YOU! Look! From her blog:

A hand painted penguin mug filled with chocolate, plus a free e-copy of my soon-to-be-released novella DREAM RUNNER!

Enter simply by sharing the WAKEWORLD cover somewhere on the net – your blog, FB, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other venue. Share the link with me, and you get entered to win! The more you share, the more entries and the better your chance of winning.

International entries are welcome and entries count through Monday, September 9, until Midnight PST.

What’s WAKEWORLD about? Well, I already told you it’s the second in her Between series. Here’s the blurb:

Vivian Maylor is trying to hold it together. But her attempts to build a life with the man she loves seem doomed by the dragon inside her yearning to break free. Vivian is a dreamshifter, the last line of defense between reality and the dreamworld, and the only one of her kind.

Weston Jennings also believes he is the only one of his kind. He fears his powers as a dreamshifter, and resists learning to control them. After suffering a tragic loss, Weston heads deep into the woods of the Pacific Northwest to embrace a safe life of solitude. But when a terrible mistake leads to an innocent’s death, his guilt drives him to his former home, where he encounters what he never thought he would find: another shifter.

Now Vivian and Weston must work together to defeat a new threat to the dreamworld.

Now, go forth and share the shiny! You can contact Kerry here once you’ve done that:

Her Website
Her Facebook
Her Twitter

Congratulations, Kerry! It’s a gorgeous cover!

Damn the Man! Save the Empire!

Or, at least my local independent theater! (Or “cinema” for those elsewhere in the world.)

Guys, the Columbian Theater is awesome. Upstairs, they have a whole section that’s 21+ where they serve beer. It’s all couches and tables and you can order PIZZA and other goodies, like nachos! Seriously. It’s the coolest movie theater ever. COUCHES. BEER. PIZZA. MOVIES. And the ticket prices? Insanely low. You spend less at the Columbian for everything than you would just popcorn and two movie tickets at the Regular Theeayter. It’s an amazing place and they could really use a hand.

Go and watch this amazing vid they made for their fundraiser:

Details for their Kickstarter are here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/columbiantheater/end-of-the-reel-the-columbian-theater-goes-digital

Long story short, they really, really, REALLY need a new digital projector in order to keep their doors open. The Columbian is more than just a theater…it’s an institution. They have stage shows and speaking engagements and it’s the place everyone around here goes when they need a space to perform or get a message out. You can even rent the whole place for private parties and so on. I can’t say enough awesome things about it, and even I would be grieved to see it close.

If you can help out, that would be muchly appreciated. Even just a signal boost would help, if you can’t find any pennies lurking in your couch cushions. If you would sacrifice your latte and give that $5.00 to the Columbian, Lord Vader may not Force-choke you today. That’s love, people.

Show the Columbian some love! And who knows! If they can keep their doors open, maybe next year I’ll organize a little movie-watching party and rent the whole place out for me and a bunch of you! (Bouncers will be at the door…you know who you are….)

It’s a thought! But it will only (possibly) happen if they’re saved, so…

DAMN THE MAN! SAVE THE EMPIRE COLUMBIAN!

Signal Boost – Helpers for Boston!

This was on my Facebook feed, via author Jodi Meadows:

(Please RT: This is an open letter to all my friends in the #writing community.)

Hello,

My name is K.T., and I’m a born-and-raised Bostonian. I’m also a writer, looking to our beloved writing community for some much needed support.

As you know, the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on April 15 at 2:50 PM left 3 dead and 176 people injured, plus countless more traumatized. These bombings rocked my hometown, and I can’t sit idly by.

I’m writing to you today to ask for your help. I’d like to organize an auction, with all proceeds going to the Boston First Responders Fund, a fund organized through the Boston Firefighters Credit Union. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the victims and their families. But I can’t do it alone. So I’m asking if you and/or anyone you know (fellow writers, agents, editors, illustrators, etc.) could donate. It could be your time (Skype chat, phone call, etc.), some swag, a book/ARC, critique or service, anything that others can bid on over a 5 day period. All winners will donate directly to the fund, send a copy of the receipt to me, and I will organize and facilitate everything–from the official auction postings to putting winners in touch with the benefactors–through my personal website.

If you or anyone you know can participate and if you could spread the word, I, along with the countless people affected, would be forever grateful. You and anyone else interested can contact me directly at crowleykt [AT] gmail [DOT] com. If I can get at least 10 donations, the impact could be huge. Please feel free to pass this message along.

Let’s show Boston just how amazing this writing community is.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration.

K.T. Crowley

I’m going to offer something. A book, maybe some knitted evil, something. If you can help, or even just boost the signal, that would rock.