Monday, June 1, 2020

Some sad news

Hey all.

I know this whole Coronavirus thing has us still just going stir crazy and all that, and it's possible some of you were looking forward to coming out and seeing me this weekend, but I have to cancel the appearance due to some family matters that need my attention.

That being said, I hope to reschedule for either July or August with more author events. In fact, I am working on scheduling an online event with the Dallas Public Library system, talking about self publishing. I will provide more details as I have them available, but I wanted to let you know that it's something coming up.

In other news, I am going to take a bit of a break from social media, minus posting updates on my facebook page about the audio drama version of Tarragon. There's just too much negativity going on there right now and it's affecting my creativity.

I hope you are all well and that we will see each other again soon.

Karlie Lucas

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A light at the end of the tunnel

Greetings all!

Man, this year has been something else, hasn't it? And, for some, it's still far more crazy than any of us want to deal with. But, for others, like me, things appear to be settling down a bit. Yes, folks, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

For those of you who don't know, I live in Dallas, TX. And, with all the craziness that's been going on, I am happy to say that our governor is working to reopen the state's economy. This means I'll soon be able to go out and about with various author events. These live events will start June, with my first post-COVID-19 Kroger appearance.

June:

5th from 9:30 to 2:30 pm: Book Signing at Kroger in Frisco, TX
(12221 Custer Road, Frisco, TX 75035)


However, before that happens, I have released my newest children's book, The Cookies Are Missing!. The official launch party happened last Friday. And, despite some weird glitches on Facebook that made it impossible for me to comment on anything during the even past half time, I think it went well.

Well, now it's time for the official blog tour. (After all, we're not quite back up to par just yet with all of reopening stuff.)

The official online tour begins May 4th, with a central "hub" event page that can be found here.  I would love to see you guys participate and possibly win a prize.

Please note, this new book is geared to younger audiences, so a slightly lower reading level than my previous children's books, though I'm sure older children will also get a kick out of it, and the recipe in the back.


To be perfectly honest, beyond these two events, I'm not sure what else I'll be doing just yet, as each city, county, and state slowly gets back to "business as usual". I hope to have more events to announce soon, but if not, please know that I think of all of my readers and hope you're all doing okay.

In fact, for those of you who are still stuck at home, I'm going to go ahead and share that recipe with you now. I would love to see pictures of you and your little ones making these, or to at least know how they turned out! Feel free to let me know in the comments!




Friday, April 3, 2020

It's official! We have the links to both the Launch Party and the Blog Tour for The Cookies Are Missing!




Come join the launch party on Facebook on April 24th, 1-3pm MDT

Join the Blog Tour event page (tour running May 4-10)

And check out the Book Tab for links to where you can pre-order the book!


Saturday, March 28, 2020

General Update during an Uncertain Time

Hey all, I just wanted to let you all know that I'm still here, just hanging back and waiting to see how things go.

For those who didn't know, any current Kroger events have, for now, been canceled. I'll let you know if that changes.

In the meantime, feel free to check out that Audio Drama page to get caught up on the current Tarragon Trilogy chapter. I'll continue to release a new chapter weekly, with potential of more than one chapter being released in a week, pending on how social-distancing and mandatory shelter-in-place orders continue.

In other news, I do have my newest children's picture book coming out at the end of April, the 24th, which will have a virtual launch party and blog tour (May 4-10). If you want to review or host a post for this tour, you can click on the sign up link. I will provide links to both events as soon as they are available.

Here's a look at the cover, to the left.

Premise:

An epic hunt ensues at Grandma's house to discover who took the cookies from the cookie jar

(Yes, loosely based off the children's game "who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?")

Recommended ages: 2 and up

And still working on different projects, including another children's book about a parakeet, inspired from an actual parakeet in the last Kroger store I did a book signing in. No release date yet as I still have to finish writing it.



Saturday, February 1, 2020

The first episode is here!

A journey begins. Come join Anwen Porter as she seeks to uncover her past and save the dragons. Chapter one of Tarragon: Key Keeper, now available to listen. 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Upcoming Events



I have a few events to give you a head's up on for the coming year, public appearances, signings, etc.

In January:

11th from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm: Panel discussion with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Bedford, TX (2424 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, TX 76021)

18th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm: Book Signing at Kroger in Carrollton, TX
(4038 Old Denton Road, Carrollton, TX 75007)

February:

 15th from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm: Book Signing at Kroger in Frisco, TX
(12221 Custer Road, Frisco, TX 75034)

March:

12-13 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm: Book Signing at Kroger in Plano, TX
(9700 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75025)

April: 

11th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm: Book Signing at Kroger in Little Elm, TX
(2685 Little Elm Parkway, Little Elm, TX 75068

May:

9th from 9:30 to 2:30 pm: Book Signing at Kroger in Lewisville, TX
(4620 SH 121, Lewisville, TX 75056)

June:

6th from 9:30 to 2:30 pm: Book Signing at Kroger in Frisco, TX
(12221 Custer Road, Frisco, TX 75035)

 

I hope to see you all there!

(Other events will be added as they are scheduled.)