Friday, May 19, 2017

Owl's Flower Spring Tour!

It's a little bit of a special weekly update -- Kara is currently up in Illinois visiting Ginger!

So what's going on while we're here? Well, yesterday we spent the day at Six Flags. It was mostly roller coasters, but some book brainstorming also went on.

For the rest of the weekend we'll be making some videos, going to a Cubs game, and probably finishing off MST3K. But we'll definitely be pulling some things together for readers about current and future book work, as well as some general silliness.

Also, Kara got her contributor copy of the first book and it's lovely. If you don't have yours yet, trust us, you're going to love it when you do!

Once the weekend is over and there's time to edit videos, expect the next few Fridays to be video-ness!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ow's Flower Weekly Wrap-Up! ~ May 12, 2017

Greetings, readers and visitors! It's a big weekend for us, as both Kara and Ginger are prepping for Kara's trip out to Illinois next week! She'll be heading out Wednesday and heading back Tuesday, and apparently Ginger has some cool stuff in store. Baseball? Trampolines? Maybe some owls? We'll see.

For now, book preorders are sorted, bound, and getting ready to be sent off to their forever homes! So look forward to your own tangible, flippable, shelvable copy of the beginning of Owl's Flower.

And in case you missed it, Ginger made a video showing how she hand-bound this first volume!

Remember, you can still get an ebook edition free or buy a bound copy. Future ebook editions will be pay-what-you-want, but we will never put a price on the first digital copy, so you know what you're getting into!

Next week's update will likely be made from Kara's laptop many, many miles from home. No idea what it will contain, but hopefully it'll be entertaining for our readers. 'Til then!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Creator Weekly Wrap-Up! ~ May 5, 2017

Welcome back to the blog! Ginger and Kara are currently making plans for a mid-month meet-up, so look forward to stories and photos from that when it comes around! For now, though, here's what we've been up to.

Ginger recently released some adorable pinback buttons inspired by the emoji badges from the Doctor Who episode "Smile." The full set of eight is available for $8, or the skeptical 12 face on its own (top left) for just $1. They've been very popular, so be sure to grab yours while you can!

Meanwhile, Kara's back from RavenCon and has posted about it on her blog! Thanks to everyone who came by to chat about books, conventions, and general silliness!

She'll next be at Anime Mid-Atlantic next month in Norfolk, VA, working a table for Onezumi Events and hosting Friday night karaoke! If you're an anime fan and in the area, come see us!

That's all for this installment -- check back soon for more news!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Creator Weekly Wrap-Up! ~ April 28, 2016

Welcome back! This has been a busy week for both of us, both in terms of book stuff and in terms of other projects. Let's see what we can lay out.

First off, Ginger has been working away at binding physical copies of the first book! (That's right, our self-publishing is so "self," we even put the books together in-house!) Keep an eye on our social media for when preorders will be going out.

Fans of the Twelfth Doctor, go check out Ginger's latest T-shirt, inspired by Bill's rather apt description of the Doctor. You can buy it from her Etsy shop!

Starting today, Kara will be at RavenCon in Williamsburg, VA! She won't be doing any panels or interviews, as she's busy both running the Artist/Author Alley and staffing the Onezumi Events table. But she'll have some cute Owl's Flower postcards, so come pick one up if you see her!

And speaking of Onezumi Events, Ginger and Kara are working together with con chair Oni Hartstein on rebranding for PotterVerse, the company's upcoming Harry Potter convention! (Well, Ginger is doing most of the work; Kara is offering vague guidance here and there.) Guests announced so far include Miriam Margolyes, Chris Rankin, and Adrian Rawlins, with more to come!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend -- check back soon for more news!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Owl's Flower Weekly Wrap-Up! ~ April 21, 2017

So usually this the time of week when we talk about what Ginger and Kara have been up to on the side. Well, they're definitely up to things (some of which will be unveiled on other sites next week), but right now we want to focus more on OF itself.



The pages were divided between Catprint and Imagination Print and Design (where Ginger works) to enable us to insert full-colour illustrations without driving up the overall book cost. As you can see, they turned out pretty nice.

We're happy to continue to offer the first book as a free download and all forthcoming ebook editions on a pay-what-you-want model, but we know that many readers (ourselves included!) want something for the shelf. If you preordered, this is just a sneak peek at the unbound version of what you're getting!

We'll offer more information on shipping dates when we're closer to being done. For now, remember that you can still buy the first book here!

Next week, we'll have lots of cool announcements for you -- including completed print book info, personal projects, and our work with a certain other owl of note. Stay tuned!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Creator Weekly Wrap-Up! ~ April 14, 2017

Welcome back! Just a few notes before we get on to the announcements.

First, those of you waiting for print copies of book 1, we remember you! The books are being assembled this weekend, and we'll put out social media alerts when they're ordered. Remember you can still get the first ebook free, but if you really like it and want a hard copy, paperbacks are available for $10!

Now, on to the individual news.

First, Series 10 of Doctor Who starts tomorrow, so it's a great time to remind you that Ginger has some amazing Twelfth Doctor stuff in her Etsy shop. Ride out this final season of Capaldi (ouch...) with us and pick up shirts, prints, charms, and more!

If you prefer Redbubble, she's got things on there, too! Check out her shop for phone cases, travel mugs, notebooks, and more!

If you like seeing Kara write about weird magical trees, hop on over to Rooted, where you can read a free essay on the trees of Avebury. The site has a lot of other creative nonfiction about trees and our relationship to them -- which is perfect for an Owl's Flower fan!

And if you're an anime nerd, go check out The Hook, Kara's new weekly feature on Crunchyroll where she previews the first episodes of two new anime and tells you what will make them grab you.

That's all for now... except to say that Book 2 is nearing completion! So expect to see some previews for it in the near future!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Creator Weekly Wrap-Up! ~ April 7, 2017

Hey, everyone! (Re)Gen recovery is pretty much done, so we're back with our words to our fans on what each of us has been up to individually as we work away on the next books!

First up, Ginger has completely redone her portfolio site. It's got samples of her professional and fan work, as well as links to everything she's working on!

Secondly, Kara's new story "Phase Day" has been published in the latest Devilfish Review. You can read it free online now, and listen to her do a short reading from it on YouTube.

Also, (Re)Gen was fun for both of us! Kara had a blast interviewing many of our actor and writer guests, Ginger got to do a reading onstage with Katy Manning, and Ms. Manning also walked off with one of Ginger's shirts! (As in it was given to her -- she didn't actually just walk off with it.)

Now we're both prepping for PotterVerse, Onezumi Events's new Harry Potter convention! Guests so far include Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), Adrian Rawlins (James Potter), and Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout)! Ginger will be handling publications while Kara works in Programming and writes for the site's blog -- and they will probably also be crying over photos of dogs and actors in their hotel room.

Tune in next week for more news!