Category Archives: Literary Events

Go Adventure Team! NaNoWriMo 2018

We’ve got a full on Board Game and Month Long points contest going on in the Snoqualmie Valley Region this year with chances to make points online and at events. In addition to individual gains, we’re divided into teams by genre. I declared Adventure for my Steam Era Time Travel ‘Miss LiV Adventures’ series book. Someone started a forum thread for colors and mascots. So Robin Hood is the Adventure mascot and I’m having fun with this snarky meme from a Shrek quiz:

Adventure Team Meme

Can’t stop laughing!! I love NaNoWriMo! Go Team!!

A Little Fun from Another Me

 

Miss Liv II Front Cover VERY FINALAs an artist I learned my creativity far exceeded any box that society or gallery marketers tried to shove me into. So when I started writing novels, I saw if I published under only one name, readers would scratch their heads on their second purchase with a great big, “How did we get from there to here?” So, Kennedy J. Quinn was born. Really, it’s just my name backwards – if you put in my nickname ‘Quinn’ as my first name. So it’s all just another me. Sheri J. Kennedy with a twist.

Ms. Quinn just released her 3rd novel (4th book since 2 are under one cover) The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone – Book II: Memory Key. (Available on Amazon along with Book I: Journey Key) And I’m so excited about the upcoming Launch Party, I just had to share! Come out and meet both me’s and enjoy some handmade shortbread and a spot of Mariage Freres tea. See you there!

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So Excited!

Almost on my way to my first Author event that’s focused on only one book and sanctioned by King Co. Library System. I’m so excited!! Wish me luck…

Here’s a photo of the library room schedule that was posted when I stopped by to print the hand-out earlier in the day. And also the official flyer they’ve had posted and available to grab for over a month. My name in lights. 🙂 Too much fun!

Library Books & Camp NaNo – Event-full

It’s been an exciting beginning to my writing year with some fun boosts to my journey as an author! I’ve also been working nearly 4 hours everyday (and yes, I have a day job as well) on Book II in my Time Travel series, starring the Witty Miss Livingstone and just finished the ARC copies yesterday! It will be released in May!! Whoo hoo!!!

That accomplishment means I ‘won’ #CampNaNo for April as well with a 90 hour goal. Woot!!!

20180320_115035But much of what’s been driving me with great enthusiasm is the King Co. Library System’s honoring my book Likeness with a community book club event, which I’m feverishly preparing for by May 2nd at North Bend Library. It was also thrilling to find my book on the shelf at Barnes & Noble! I also found that same Miss Livingstone book in circulation at the library. I just had to check them out!

Wine and Words Flyer April 2018And squeezing in before the Likeness Meet the Author event is Wine & Words at The Black Dog in Snoqualmie, WA. I’ll be reading for that, as always. Not to mention toting a huge rack full of FVP Books for our indie author display table. Come on out and read on stage or kick back and listen and pick up some great books by indie authors!

What’s going on for you this year so far? Anything Eventful?

I’ve Been Chosen! – Likeness & Valley Reads

Likeness KCLS Valley Reads RegisterI’m so excited about King Co. Library System choosing my book LIKENESS as their first Valley Reads feature for community book club reading!! Our newspaper, The Valley Record did a Feature Article on the program. I’m #almostfamous !

Anyone who REGISTERS for the program can pick up their FREE book at North Bend Library after April 7th, and then I’ll be leading a Discussion Event at North Bend Library on May 2nd. The book is great for discussion since it’s concept driven and is a playful romp full of thought-provoking ideas regarding similarity and difference.

If you’re in the area, be sure to REGISTER, before March 25th, and if you’re curious, check out the book preview on Amazon.

Get your copy of LIKENESS today!

Valley Reads KCLS Sign Up Flyer

CapitalIndieBookCon2 – A Fabulous Day at the Book Fair

This was a fun book fair with such a wide variety of authors and books. I was glad I spent the day there…I’m not in the photos since I took them all, but the first and last photos are of my authors group’s table, and my author-friend Rachel Barnard.

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Here are some highlights from the day in Olympia at CapitalIndieBookCon2. It was a great day of meeting authors and readers!

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First Day of Camp

 

What a day…2 hours of editing Miss Livingstone for my Camp NaNoWriMo 75 hour goal, a post for ‘A’ of the A to Z Blogging Challenge, 5 hours to FINISH *Yay!* the full cover wrap for Feeling Human, and 1 hour down, probably at least another 2 to go doing the final check on the ARC proof for Feeling Human.

Somewhere in all of that I managed to hang out with my husband a little bit, but not much else. At least I changed the scenery several times – home, library, my office, Starbucks, and home again. It really helps me stay to task to change environments when my attention flags.

How do you keep on editing or writing when your brain wants to move on?