Saturday, October 10, 2020

October Update

 Greetings all!


I know this whole year has made things topsy turvy. I haven't been as socially active as I have been in the past, previously noted... but I hope to do more soon. 


A lot has happened over the last little while, even the last few weeks. I admit I've felt a little overwhelmed with it all, but hope it will all even out sooner than later. I have a lot of fun projects planned, either for continuation or for starting. So I am going to announce my goals for the next six to eight months.

 

Continue the Tarragon Trilogy audio drama, releasing an episode a week

Complete the Tarragon Trilogy all-in-one book, with bonus material (a short story and illustrations at a minimum added)

Emi's story (working title), details Emi's side of the events of the trilogy


A web series on Self-Publishing and writing (hopefully to be released starting in January)

A possible two new children's picture books (no titles or descriptions yet, and may push back to second half of next year)

I also hope to at least attend one or more writing conferences, either as a presenter or as a regular attendee.


And for those who've kept up to date on my recent author events, today I did present on Self-Publishing at the North Texas Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's Fall Conference. I think it went well. And if you are one of those who attended, and "sat in on" my panel, thank you. I appreciate it.


I do have one more, for sure, scheduled Kroger event on October 17th at the 9700 Coit Rd. , Plano TX , 75025 store. I will be there from between 10am to 3pm.


I'm not yet sure if I will be doing any other events this year, to give me time to get a lot of these other projects underway, but I'll let you know, so stay tuned for potential info on that. If not, I will be scheduling evenings for Kroger signings come January/February.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

It's been a "hot minute", as the saying goes.


 

 Greetings all! It's almost.... Fall!


I know it's been quite a while since I last posted an update here. I'm sorry about that. Life has been.... hectic. I'm sure you all can agree with that. And, admittedly, time got away from me. This whole shutdown has been hard on many and I can only hope it will end soon.


For those who want to see where they can interact with me, at a nice socially distant pace, check out my upcoming events, listed just under this bit of text.

Kroger book events:

September 12 @ 2671 Little Elm Park, Little Elm, TX - between 10-3
October 17 @9700 Coit Rd, Plano, TX -between 10-3

 Other events:

October 10-11, The Society of Children's Book Writers And Illustrators Regional Conference for North Texas, online. I will be presenting on self publishing.
Registration information can be found HERE. You do not need to be a member, but it does help with price! This will be strictly online only.

There are currently no school visits or book fairs scheduled, due to COVID-19.

 

 

Again, a reminder about my
Tarragon Trilogy Audio drama. If you haven't give it a listen, we are currently releasing Dragon Mage, Chapter Eight, which is in book two of the Trilogy. 

 

 

 

 

In other news, there are a few things in the works, including additional stories that I plan on including in an omnibus (all-in-one) version of the Tarragon Trilogy, as well as some more children's books, and a possible Audio Book of The Unknown Elf! 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Upcoming Event: Dallas Library Online Workshop

On August 14th, I will be online with the Dallas Public Library System, giving a presentation on Self- Publishing.  The hours are between 4pm and 5pm on this day only.

You must register online to get the room code for this event. The code should be mailed out to you via email prior to the event.

Register here

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy to be back

Hey guys!

It's been a crazy past month and I'm sorry to have been mostly absent during it. I've been out of the office and spending time with my family, who I usually only get to see maybe once a year.

But I do have some news. I will be resuming in person visits at local Kroger stores later on this month, and have events scheduled into October.

July 17 @ 9700 Coit Rd, Plano, TX - between 10-3
August 15 @ 12221 Custer Rd, Frisco, TX - between 10-3
September 12 @ 2671 Little Elm Park, Little Elm, TX - between 10-3
October 17 @9700 Coit Rd, Plano, TX -between 10-3

Other events coming up include a few online conferences and classes:

August 14th from 4pm to 5 pm on the Dallas Library Network, a one hour presentation on What I wish I'd Known When I Started Self Publishing.  I'll provide more information as I have it available.

October 10-11, The Society of Children's Book Writers And Illustrators Regional Conference for North Texas, online. Registration information coming soon.

There are currently no school visits or book fairs scheduled, due to COVID-19.

 That being said, I hope you guys have enjoyed listening to the weekly episodes of my Tarragon Trilogy. We're almost finished with the first book, Key Keeper, and will be starting in on book two, Dragon Mage, soon after. The chapters will continue to be released on a weekly basis, minus any untoward things happening.

You can check out links to the various chapters already released by going to the Audio Dramas tab above, or clicking here.

There are also a few roles left available, if anyone wants to give voice acting a go.


Remember, life is only has dark as you make it. Try to keep a positive outlook and things will get better. Might take a hot minute, but they will.

Chin up and all that jazz and I'll catch you all later!



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.