Thursday, September 20, 2012

Coming September 28 ... 

Hydra Publications brings us 

in Gig Harbor

 3 Fantasy Authors ... 3 Fantasy books ... 3 Reasons to come 

  Gwen Perkins   Universal Mirror

On the island of Cercia, the gods are dead, killed by their followers and replaced with the study of magic. Magicians are forbidden to leave their homeland. Laws bind these men that prevent them from casting spells on the living--whether to harm or to heal. Quentin, a young nobleman, challenges these laws out of love for his wife. His best friend, Asahel, defies authority at his side, unaware that the search for this lost magic will bring them both to the edge of reason, threatening their very souls. The Universal Mirror shows how far two men are willing to go for the sake of knowledge and what they will destroy to obtain it.

Gwen Perkins has always regarded the deep rainforest of the Olympic Peninsula the one place that she feels most at home. Gwen grew up in small towns across the Pacific Northwest, going to slug races and strawberry festivals when she wasn't scribbling on any scrap of paper she could come by. She boasts the dubious distinction of going to a public school with only eight students, learning Irish sea chanteys from a man who sang with the Clancy Brothers, and catching tadpoles during classes.
Her adult life is generally just about as much fun.

Gwen has written two novels in the Artifacts of Empire series: The Universal Mirror and The Jealousy Glass. The latter will be released in November 2012.


James Peercy   The Wall Outside

Step across the barrier and what will you find?
A place of magic just out of sight?
A pixie, a leprechaun, or even a sprite?

What starts as a vacation, turns into a mess. For Jonna, there's more at stake than meets the eye. Through pouring rain,
misdirection, and a curious mind, Jonna crosses the barrier between our world and magic.

Now forced to return across the barrier, Jonna battles Dark Mages, angry leprechauns, and a ruthless Minotaur,
all in an effort to find his wife. To do this, he must locate the stolen Rune Blade and rescue the beautiful elvish princess.

But what can a human do when faced with a world of magic?

James William Peercy spent his early years in California (fifteen minutes from Disneyland!). As to the effect of this experience, we can only guess, but imagination seems to make the top of the list.

His later years spent in Texas, James earned a BA in Computer Science with a minor in Math. Although analytical, the creative side has to find a way out. To ease the pain, he designs websites, programs code, and writes.

Dianne Lynn Gardner   Deception Peak

Teenage Ian Wilson follows his father through a portal into a deceptively beautiful Realm, where horses run free, the wind sings prophetic melodies, and their computer avatars come to life.

But separation from his father puts Ian in peril as he’s abducted by a tribe of dragon worshipers and forced to find his courage.

As he struggles for his freedom and embarks on a perilous search for his father, Ian meets the true peacekeepers of the Realm and learns of a greater purpose for his being there.

The unveiling of Gardner’s 9’ Dragon (Old Stone Heart), a triptych oil painting will be a highlight to the introduction of her first book in a trilogy The Ian’s Realm Saga: Deception Peak. Other original oil painting illustrations from Deception Peak will also be on display.  Deception Peak has been nominated for an IRA, new author for children’s books award. Dianne Gardner, has won awards for her artwork throughout Washington including the Publisher’s Award at Emerald Downs, Best of Show at the Frank Toby Jones show, and numerous awards throughout the area. She  is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the National League of American Pen Women, Peninsula Art League and Plein Air Washington. She has written young adult fantasy novels as well as articles for national magazines and newspapers.

3 Authors come together to read and sign their books at 

Morso Wine Bar 

Fine dining overlooking the beautiful Gig Harbor Marina.

5pm - 8pm

9014 Peacock Hill Avenue at North Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA, 98332    253.530.DINE [3463

Day 2 of the tour is at Otherworlds in Edmonds 2pm - 4pm


Day 3 at Bluewater Artworks in Poulsbo. 


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