Katie MacAlister

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Zoom!

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I just looked at my upcoming schedule, and I have a metric butt ton of zoom sessions. As an introvert, I love being able to interact with people on my own terms, in my own house. As someone with facial blindness, I have to regularly warn people that I seldom look at faces because they just have no info for me, and that no, I’m not looking away because I’m bored.
What are your take on video calls? Love ’em or hate ’em?

Dragonblight is nigh!

Happy Official Dragonblight Release Day!
Even though it came out a wee bit early, today is its actual birthday. The newsletter just went out, complete with a few behind-the-scenes tidbits. If you missed the newsletter, you can eyeball it here: https://preview.mailerlite.com/d8b5p7
 
And if you want a copy of Dragonblight for your very own (if for no other reason than to see why the infamous Chapter 7 makes me cry every time I read it), then hie thee to its page.

It’s baaaack!

 

Did you know that Ain’t Myth-Behaving is back in print, and newly re-covered? Yup, it is, chock full of Irish myths, the hunky demi god Cernunnos, and a herd of ghostly (and sexy as hell) Vikings. Hie thee to the book page if you missed this one while it was out of print!

Just in case!

I might be doing a chicken little impression, but just in case things go pear-shaped on FB (info here about changes coming to FB groups: https://www.authormedia.com/what-the-2021-facebook-changes-mean-for-authors/ ) I wanted to let everyone know I’ll try to keep up on Mewe as well as FB and Discord.
https://mewe.com/i/katiemacalister is my account (which you can befriend) and I’ve already set up a reader chat group at
 
[Picture of Viggo because when is NOT a good time for a picture of Viggo?]

Yack and Chat!

Guys, with all the toxic content on Facebook and other social media, I really want to try to transition my discussion groups over to Discord. Before anyone gets all panicky, know this is NOT a forced removal of folks from my FB discussion group. I’m just trying to be aware of the problems inherent with popular social media, and would like to move to an environment that isn’t so prone to being influenced by others.

So. If you haven’t used Discord before, it is a platform that allows people to do what we do here–post memes and articles, chat at one another (like a discussion form), and even do voice chats if you have a microphone/speakers.

It’s free to use, and I personally love it. If you have not yet joined my discord group, I highly urge you to do so. You can join here: https://discord.gg/SfwSRDF

I’m going to start hanging out there every day, and in a blatant show of bribery, think I will run a few giveaways there, just to reward the folks who are brave enough to venture into the new territory.

I hope to see you all there!

New Non-Fiction Books!

You may have noticed two new covers appear in my website banner!

My long-time friend L.K. Glover and I recently gave in to our deep and abiding love for all things journals, planners, and medieval-esque wood prints, as well as a healthy appreciation for a snarky attitude toward life, and created a couple of books intended to help people through this trying time.

The first book, LOVE IN THE TIME OF THE PLAGUE is a survival journal and keepsake that offers fun coloring pages, lots and lots of journal space, and even a couple of organizational pages so you don’t lose track of the important stuff.

The second book in the series is geared toward parents with kids who are facing either virtual, in person, or hybrid classes. SCHOOL IN THE TIME OF THE PLAGUE gives parents resources to keep track of their children’s classes, appointments, class attendance (virtual and otherwise), and much, much more. It works for parents who homeschool, as well. Since we are passionate about children’s education, we are donating a portion of the proceeds of sales for SCHOOL IN THE TIME OF THE PLAGUE to an education-related charity. Currently, that charity is Shielding Our Defenders. You can read more about the charities we support at the Bee & Moon website.

STEAMED gets a new cover!

Steamed has received (at long last) a new cover. Why? The second book in the series will be out this autumn, and I thought it was the perfect time to update Steamed’s cover as well. If you’d like a signed print version with the new cover, hie thee over to my Etsy store listing.

 

Dmitri is finally ready to be fondled!

 

For those of you who have been waiting patiently for the print version of A TALE OF TWO COUSINS–thank you! Because of the pandemic, book production has taken much longer than normal, and after six weeks, I finally got in a case of books ready to be signed and sent off to readers. You can find the first batch of books up on my Etsy shop.

Dmitri lives!

I’m tickled three different shades of pink to announce that the third book in the Papaioannou series, A TALE OF TWO COUSINS, is now live in most ebook stores (Google is being a bit slow, but I’m hoping it will be listed shortly). Since I’m using a temporary cover while my cover artist makes the real deal, the print version will not be available for a few weeks. Hopefully, we’ll have a deal soon with the audio and foreign publishers as well. Stay tuned for further info about all of those.

In the mean time, to celebrate the release, I’ve dropped the price on the first book in the series, IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME to $0.99 for a few weeks, so if you haven’t dived into the series, you can do so with minimum expense.

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