Powells, Beverton. (Portland)

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As always, Powells in Beaverton was wonderful! We had a fabulous group of roadies, a bunch from the White Witch tour. I read, took Q&A, and signed books while Guy went through the crowd handing out goodies. It was great to see all the familiar faces, and I hope I go back next year.

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And the interviews are starting to come in!  You can check out what I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks.

Michigan Live: From the Hollows: an interview with Michigan author, Kim Harrison

North County Times: Dark Urban Fantasy Novelist Continues Hot Streak

Cleveland.com: Urban Fantasy Author Kim Harrison visits Strongsvill library

If you voted in the SUVUDO cage match of Ringil Eskiath vs Rachel Morgan, the results are in and Rachel won!  Whoo-hoo!  On to the next level!


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25 responses to “Powells, Beverton. (Portland)

  1. Jan V.

    Welcome Home Kim. And Thanks for bringing the warmth back with ya. 🙂
    Weatherman says sunny and near 70 all week…whoohoo

  2. Happy Monday!

    I just watched the video of you and PB. it was outstanding. You two could make some serious cash on a comedy circuit, I hope you two manage to do a signing in my area some time.


  3. Jade/Third Coast

    I so much enjoyed this latest addition to the series! Great storytelling, as always. I don’t know what you have in mind for Rachel’s happy ending, but I hope it includes Trent. I am liking him more and more and I especially liked how Rachel picked up on his quiet discontent with one aspect of his life. I never thought I would say this, but I am feeling a little sorry for Al, but not too much! I am so glad your book and Patricia Brigg’s book came out at different times, but close together. Heaven to this reader.

  4. Welcome home! Hope you’re getting a chance to rest and relax for a few days.

    For all of us who’ve read A Perfect Blood and are now waiting for our next fix, Amazon and Barnes and Noble have both Into the Woods (10/9) and Blood Crime (10/30) up for preorder!

    • Thank you, SiSi. Saturday am had Guy and me in our favorite home improvement store, moving slow, but relaxing. Ooooh, I didn’t know Blood Crime was up already. Cool beans!

  5. Trish

    Hi Kim, I hope you’ve had a chance to relax a bit after being so busy. I have finally managed to catch up with your blog after being out of the loop for ages. I have read APB 3 times so far – love it so much. I love everyone and how they are all evolving so much over the course of the books and I get very emotional on their behalf. I am always glad to see others do that as well so I know I’m not cracking up! My only complaint is that I now have to wait it out for the next book. 😦 When at a loss, re-read!!!
    I’d have loved to have seen both you and Patricia Briggs (another fav author of mine) but I live on the other side of the world!:-) Maybe I’ll get over there and be able to catch you at a signing one day, they look like fun.

  6. Rowan

    Wish I had been one of the people with the shirts… Anyway thank you for coming to Powell’s, it was pretty amazing to actually get to see you. (I have your books in my Kindle, so I sadly couldn’t come to get them signed.)

  7. James R. Fox

    Hi Ms. Kim-Its JIm from Warren. I was rooting for Rachel and so was Smudge. We think she is in her best adventure yet in APB(not all points bulletin either) Have a wonderfull total collapse this weekend.

    • James R. Fox

      Hi Ms Kim-did everyone notice the article in the news about the lady found alive after three and a half weeks in the freezing New Mexico forest? She was being guarded by her fathfull cat.The lady was mal-nurished but o.k.,the cat, who had been hunting was fine. (Smudge wants to know whats wrong with birds,mice,etc. Cats have been fine on this diet for millions of years) The lady has a history of mental illness,so the cat steped up.They got checked at the hospital, and are now at a hotel.

    • jkh

      Some people do eat birds, rodents, snakes, etc. I have trouble with anything I can identify as a living (or once living) creature, but I allow each to his own. Bless you, I missed that nugget of news, and I think the cat’s steadfastness is a testament to its human’s love, whether or not the human had mental issues.

    • James R. Fox

      Hi JKH- it’s Jim fron Warren-They have pictures of the rescue on yahoo news. The cat (Miya)is sitting on her mistress’chest, alternatly patting her (Ms.Margaret Page) face and bellowing orders. Miya was having a time keeping those humans shaped up, they were straggleing all over.

    • It was a total collapse into the yard, Jim. Beautiful weather pulled me into the garden though the ground is only thawed the first few inches. (ha!)

  8. So happy Rachel won! I’m liking this cage match idea.

    Glad your making your way back home. Rock stars like yourself need R&R too 🙂

  9. Hey Kim,
    The live-feed Q & A with Patricia Briggs was really great, you both looked like you were having a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed meeting you in San Bruno. Yours was the first book signing I’ve ever been to, I was so nervous, but you and Guy made everyone feel like we were old friends. Thank you, both of you!!! I can’t wait for the next book signing.

    • Thank you Kathy. I love signing with Patricia, and I hope we can do it again. It was great seeing you out at San Bruno. 🙂 Fingers crossed I get to come back!

  10. Thank you so much for gracing us with your awesomeness last night. It’s always such a treat to have you at Powell’s. Of course when I went through the line & got to meet you, I totally had a fan-girl-blackout moment and forgot to ask you a couple of writerly questions I rehearsed a million times prior. *doh*
    #1. When you write your rough draft, do you already have the characters names picked out or do you find the name first and then start writing the MS?
    #2. What is your editing process? How do you make less painless?

    Thanks again! Hope you come back next year. 🙂

    • Hi Melania. It was great seeing you, too! No worries on the questions. Let me see . . .
      1. It depends. Usually I do, but it’s not uncommon for them to change even as late as an editorial rewrite. But I always start with a name, never X.
      2. When I rewrite, I spend a day looking at the entire ms, deciding how I’m going to change it, and then write a sentence or two at the top of each chapter to remind me, then I start on page one, and just go. There is often a lot of back and forth on rewrites, but I know I’ll be doing it at least one more time, so I just concentrate on the big stuff the first time through.
      Good luck with your work! Finding a writer critique group might really help. It sounds like you are ready for one.

  11. debi

    come to Madison WI