Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trip - Leavenworth and Winthrop

Have you guys heard of the Carlton Fire Complex? It's supposedly the biggest fire ever in Washington. Joey and I happened to go near it twice this summer.

First, we went to Leavenworth for our friend's wedding. It smelled like a campfire there and the mountains were covered in smoke. 

 Smoke in the mountains:


Our stay in the cabin was nice, though:


Thunder, rain, sunshine, and epic twilight during the wedding:


The weekend after, Joey and I had to travel to Winthrop to check out a wedding venue for our own wedding. 

Mountains during the drive:




Once we passed the Cascades, it got very smoky:


 I felt like I was on an alien planet. The midday sun was sunset-colored (this photo has not been altered with filters or contrast):


Ashes were falling from the sky:


At night, I forgot one of my bags in the car so I had to step out into the night to retrieve it. My jaw dropped when I look at the near-full super moon... which was bright red from the forest fire effect (photo has not been altered with filters or contrast):


I watched the moon for several minutes, totally entranced:


I'll never forget that moon.

Enjoy the last of summer everyone! Hope every moment is beautiful. 


--Realm

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Photos - Japanese Summer Festival

This summer, I went to two Japanese festivals. The first one I went to is the Bon Festival, which featured taiko drumming, street food, and dancing.


Dressed up dancers:


My kimono that I got in Harajuku:


Kirin beer and snacks:



The next festival was Natsu Matsuri--Japanese Summer Festival. I miss going to these things in Japan. I love walking around and eating food while looking around at the lanterns and fireworks. Traditionally, there are many games to play such as the goldfish game. They had one in Seattle! There were only kids playing the game but I had to join in. I wanted a goldfish!

Me trying hard to catch a fish:


Got one! Fwahaha.


My cat meets the new fish:


His name is Fisher King. And he has his own castle. 


I hope you've had a chance to enjoy summer festivals as well this year! Coming up next, photos from my Leavenworth and Winthrop trip! 


--Realm

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HENGE - Flap Copy

Hello, everyone! I now have the official flap copy for Henge! As I said before, I've kept this story a secret for three years so I'm very happy to finally share details with you. The book feels all the more real now that I am able to talk about it. I hope you'll like the sound of this new series, LE FAY. As always, feel free to share your thoughts! 

Story description is below!



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Coming up next... the cover reveal!


--Realm