Hey, thanks for stopping by! Lot of things cooking here in regards to my debut novel, The Mercy of the Tide. With the release date less than a month away, there’s a lot going on. Let’s get caught up, shall we?


Reviews have been coming in via blogs, Goodreads, LibraryThing and NetGalley, and they’ve been incredible! I just want to thank all of the people who’ve taken the time to write thoughtful, nuanced reviews – I mean, not to mention reading the book. I seriously appreciate it, it’s been an amazing process. Also, very excited to say that the book received a Starred Review in Publishers Weekly, which you can read here. Thrilled about that.


Amazon is new shipping all preorders, even though the book doesn’t “officially” come out until February 21st. So if you’re chomping at the bit, please feel free to order it here in either print or ebook format, and they’ll get it to you right away. But if you want to order through another channel – say your local indie bookstore – you can hop onto Meerkat Press’s order page and do that. Also, if you can please write a quick review and post that on Amazon and/or Goodreads, that’s a huge help, especially for us debut authors working with an indie press.


We’re having a book launch on Saturday, February 25th, at 7 pm. It’ll be at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop here in Portland, Oregon. It’s a wonderful bookstore, and I’m excited to be reading with Hannah Pass (Our Reincarnated) and Doug Cornett. We’ll be signing books, giving away gorgeous The Mercy of the Tide t-shirts, and having a raffle to give away a free TMOTT illustration by yours truly. Come on out, it’s gonna be siiiiick.


There’s two giveaways going on right now. One is a Goodreads giveaway. If you go here, you can sign up to win one of ten free print copies of the book. The other one is being done by Meerkat, and that’s one where you can enter to win a signed 1st edition of the book or one of three TMOTT illustrations done by me. It’s totally free to enter, and you don’t need to buy the book to be eligible.

And that’s where were at. It’s been a crazy few months – in regards to the book and otherwise – and I just want to thank everyone involved who have put so much time, money, effort and hard work into bringing this thing to life. It’s a huge honor, and it does me good to hear that people are enjoying it.

As always, if you need to get in touch, please do. And as always, if you need design or illustration work done, please reach out. I’ve got an ever-growing album of art available for your project under the “Available Designs” section. Meanwhile, a lot of design projects are rolling in, and I’m still doing regular monthly columns for Rebel Noise – the newest one’s about the necessity of protest songs.

Thanks again. Let’s remember to look out for each other.



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