Thursday, September 29, 2011

Goodreads Give Away

Are you a member of Goodreads? Whheeeehhheeeheeeelll my friends, it is your lucky day!  I'm giving away three copies of Maggie for Hire! Enter to win here!

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Maggie for Hire by Kate Danley

Maggie for Hire

by Kate Danley

Giveaway ends October 20, 2011.

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Thank you Seattle!

It was a great time up at the Jet City Comic Show!  My kid sister is so frickin' talented.

Mr. & Mrs. Christy Bows at the Jet City Comic Show

I'm not just saying that.  She IS.  In addition to her METICULOUSLY crafted pet bows (like, every single tail is perfectly even and fray checked and sewed.  I'm the sort of crafter that would just frickin' Tacky Glue it and call it good enough), she did this couture retractable Breakfast at Tiffanys dog leash with hand placed Swarovski crystals... I am unable to do justice to this thing.  I mean, seriously.  It was blinding.

Breakfast at Tiffany's Retractable Leash

Imagine this, except 1000x Awesomer Squared in real life.

The Seattle crowds were so good to me.

Jet City Comic Con

Friendly and supportive, met some really nice folks.  My other sister and mom swung by to say hello before they ditched us for THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL going on RIGHT OUTSIDE.  Comic convention AND all the spaghetti you can handle?  WIN!

The guest of honor was William Katt a.k.a. The Greatest American Hero.  So down to earth and normal and completely unphased how everyone and their mother seemed to have a  GAH spandex outfits and curly wig just laying around in their closet to bring out on a moment's notice.  It was a HOOT.  Unfortunately, I missed him judging the karaoke competition, which I can only image.

Thank you Seattle!

Monday, September 26, 2011

As sad day

I love Doritos.  I love them so much I would marry them if it was legal in California.  I am currently on a 90-day diet.  What foods am I not allowed to eat, you ask?  Soda, pizza, and chips.  But mainly chips.  Mainly Doritos.  Seriously.  I mean, have you tried the taco flavor throw back?  My favorite past time is to eat a whole bag while scrolling through Tumblr.  Yes, I realize that is EVERYONE'S idea of a perfect evening, but mine especially!

Today, the founder of Doritos, Arch West, passed away.  May he nosh in peace at the Great All You Can Eat Nacho Buffet Restaurant in the sky.

In honor of his passing, I bring you a little Doritos commercial some buddies and I put together for a competition earlier this year.

Sock Zombie is very upset that Arch West passed before expanding the brand.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Jet City Comic Show

Howdy Cats and Kids!

I'll be doing a signing September 24, 2011 at the Jet City Comic Show! I'll be over at the Christy Bows table, purveyers of fine puppy dog (...and people) bows, so swing by and say hello!

Jet City Comic Show
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
10am to 6pm

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
299 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, Maggie for Hire

When monsters appear on Earth, Maggie MacKay is on the job. No one is better at hauling the creepy crawlies back where they belong. No one, that is, except Maggie's dad, who disappeared in the middle of an assignment without a trace.

Now, an elf named Killian has shown up with a gig. Seems Maggie’s uncle teamed up with the forces of dark to turn Earth into a vampire convenience store, serving bottomless refills on humans.

The only hope for survival lies in tracking down two magical artifacts and a secret that disappeared with Maggie's dad.

WARNING: This book contains cussing, brawling, and unladylike behavior. Proceed with caution.

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The amazing cover art was done by Kirk Diedrich at

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen... The Playhouse Soap Opera Episode One

A year ago, I got a call from Richard Van Slyke asking me if I might be interested in co-writing a webseries with him.  He was thinking it would be a soap opera set in a community theater.  I innocently agreed.

A year later, episode one is now on the web.  Welcome to The Playhouse Soap Opera!

Richard's been a fab producing partner and I've had a great time getting to chew up the scenery as this character.  She's one of those stock characters I've always carried around in my back pocket and am THRILLED whenever I can pull her out and step into her shoes.   

I've also been inducted by fire into the wonderful world of production and post-production.  If you ever have any questions about any glitch that might possibly come up when using Sony Vegas, feel free to drop me a line BECAUSE I EXPERIENCED EVERY ONE OF THEM.

That said, there is something empowering about my transformation into computer geek.  I know RAM.  I know cores.  I know luminocity and color matching plugins and changing my user preferences without blowing up my hard drive.  I have installed cards in to my mutheffin muthaboard, muthaeffers.  I've got an HD camera and sound systems and lighting kits.  I'm tearing my way through sound scrubbers.  And I no longer have a dining room because I have a production office now.

So enjoy this most recent baby!  I promise she's a charmer.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

And then...

...there was more terrible artwork as I goofed around with covers, trying to come up with something stomachable after my cover artist flaked on me.

My first big attempt at the new cover

And THEN... I remembered my friend Kirk Diedrich is a graphic designer over at Von Dada Artwerk...

To be continued...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In the beginning...

...I signed up for NaNoWriMo 2010...

I'm IN!

...and at the end of 30 days, I had a first draft of a little book...


...and a terrible, horrible, home designed, place holder cover...