Have Someone Read a Book to You


If you live in Seattle or Portland (or are visiting during the first week of May), you can come see me read from Cracked! A Magic iPhone Story. I’ll be joined by two other PacNW genre authors, Cat Rambo and Fonda Lee.

Cat Rambo also edits my Hive Queen Saga novels, which makes her a double treat for any fan of mine.

(Okay, if you attended my launch party back in February, you don’t need to come see me. I’m reading the same section of the same book.)

I’d love to see you, and this is a SFWA-sponsored thingie so you know it’s some serious SFF.

The gritty details:
SEATTLE: May 5th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (PDT)
Location: Wilde Rover Irish Restaurant and Pub, 111 Central Way, Kirkland, WA 98033

PORTLAND: May 7th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (PDT)
Location: Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227

You can read more at:

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Janine A. Southard is a Writer & Editor for narrative projects. She's a proven talent when it comes to mimicking voices and crafting content for videogames, articles, & fiction.