Friday, March 17, 2017

"I think that everyone, at one point, goes through a period, or periods, of time where they just need an escape. My escape is books. It's one I have been using since I was a child.

I started reading about Rune and Shiv Crew by accident. I was checking out my recommendations on Goodreads, and it just popped up.

It was February, 2014. I had some troubles. Pervasive depression, anxiety, family craziness, severe family illnesses. I blew through the first three books at warp speed. Then I waited for Obsidian Wings, and New Regime.

New Regime, I read that one just when I needed it. I lost someone important to me, and it helped me escape, literally days after the funeral. Now, all the way up through Killing Land - Rune still helps me escape.

When I don't want to think about nurses, lost loved ones, responsibility, panic attacks, or bills - I read. And yeah, it might sound a little odd to some people to say that a dark urban fantasy character helps - but she does.

She doesn't stop. She doesn't give up - even when truly horrible stuff is happening to her, or around her. I like to think that we can absorb some of that if/when we need it. Words have power, even if it's just the power to make you think, "I got this".

So thanks Rune, and Laken :)"


Laken's Amazon author page

Thursday, March 2, 2017


You guys wanted more shirts, so I've opened a store on Teespring where you can get past shirts as well as new ones. There are mugs, stickers, and Forsaken merch too. Waifwater shirts coming soon!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Special request for long-sleeved Shiv Crew T-shirts. These are my favorites so far. Also short-sleeved T-shirts and mugs. These are only available for one week, so get yours now. And send me pictures of you in your shirt for the website and my Facebook! :D