To the Original Gryfon Pride
Gather around, my friends.
Some of you have followed me through four books, and have already joined in our amazing journey on the final campaign. You can read through the... Read more
A Shard of Sun Stretch Goals
Hello my Pride!
If you're getting this message, you may have already backed the campaign for Book III.
You might be like me, fingers crossed, hoping we can leap forward... Read more
A Shard of Sun has Launched!
Hello friends and Original Pride Members!
Some of you have already seen that I've launched the campaign to fund the hardback of Book III in the Chronicles, A Shard of... Read more
Fun Important Awesome updates!
Some of you who are also supporting Skyfire will unfortunately get double news, but that just means you *have* to pay attention, right? Or something...anyway.
First up: Hardbacks... Read more
The Missing Link
I realize that as I keep telling you all about SKYFIRE, I keep forgetting to include the link.
...that is the current campaign! I think I... Read more
Announcements for Skyfire Campaign!
Hello! I know this will be a repeat for those of you who have hopped on the Skyfire wagon already, but I wanted to re-post here in case any of... Read more
Pledge Updates for SKYFIRE!
Hello my friends! I am re-posting this from the Skyfire page (sorry some of you will get double) in case you haven't been able to pledge yet for Skyfire, but... Read more
Hello my pride!
I have just been hovering over the LAUNCH button for Skyfire, Book II of the Summer King Chronicles!
Here is the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jessowen/skyfire-book-ii-of-the-summer-king-chronicles
I know some of... Read more
Character Contest Fun!
Hello to the Original Gryfon Pride!
I'm not yet ready to announce this summer's most exciting events (SKYFIRE cover, A new Kickstarter, and more) but to build some fun and... Read more
If you haven't seen it yet...
For those who will ask... yes I will be running another campaign to assist with the first run printing, and there will be MORE AND BETTER rewards. We're talking... Read more
The End ... of the Beginning
Hello friends! Happy New Year, Happy February and Groundhog day and all those days in between.
I hope that 2013 (that I'm calling the Year of Intention) is treating all... Read more
*~*~*~*~*~*~Books Away ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
The gryfons have flown!
As you read this, my first ever published novel is making its way to strange and magical lands including but not limited to Japan, Australia, New... Read more
Sorry, I had too much coffee this morning and I'm about to start a second round. Lots to doooo.
I know that many of you follow the Facebook page, so... Read more
The Gryfons Have Landed!
Well thanks to Pete and Conway freight, my books have safely found their way home!
If you've sent me an alternate address, I have it.
I will be signing and... Read more
The Gryfons are Coming...
I just got off the phone with the printer. He called to tell me he was holding my book in his hands. And he said it's beautiful.
Delivery at the... Read more
I Need Your Votes!
Quick updates: Books will be here in November (closer to mid than the first).
FOUR independent bookstores in Montana alone are going to be carrying it!
Fact &... Read more
Books are Printing!
Sorry it's been quiet on my end-- I wanted to wait until I actually had something to report before I sent a report! Now that everyone (including me)... Read more
Some Fun PR!
The printer is pushing my project through to get the books to me ASAP, which right now looks like early October. There were some delays with the proofing... Read more
Free Short Story...
Ha! Well, it got you to read the update, right? Right now on the Facebook Fan Page I'm running an informal poll to see which character fans of... Read more
Bases are Loaded
Do you like the baseball reference? It's entirely accurate right now. Everything is aligned, waiting for the last details.
So where in the world is Carmen San Diego (aka Jess... Read more
One more Favor (don't worry, it's free!)
Hi all! Just a quick note: I just got advice from a pro that reviews posted on Amazon by consumers who didn't buy the book on Amazon sometimes get removed... Read more
Live on Amazon!
SONG OF THE SUMMER KING hits cyber shelves!
You can check it out here, and while you're there, you would have my undying admiration if you post your positive... Read more
There's a Party...
And you're invited!
This Saturday at 12:00am MDT (That's midnight, Friday the 13th if you think backwards ;) I will be online uploading the e-book of SOTSK to Retailers like... Read more
E-books, that is!
That's right, the e-books are on their way (actually, they should be there by now; they're quite fast). I do apologize for the technical difficulties that resulted... Read more
A Whisper from the Woods...
As promised, I don't want to send updates when there's nothing new and exciting, but know that the wheels are turning, and there a few fun things to report!
First,... Read more
Backer Surveys Sent!
Hello my friends!
I know usually it's best to wait to send out the surveys until I'm ready to ship all the rewards, but based on the way some rewards... Read more
While You Wait...
Hello my friends!
For you Kickstarter junkies (because it seems to me to be the best new way to Shop!) while you wait for me to get all my bits... Read more
And very soon...
I will be sending out Backer Surveys to get all of your information. This is so exciting!
Updates to come of progress on artwork for the Wolf Pack Friends, prints... Read more
Keep in mind I will also be sending the winners a message via Kickstarter. (Winner #2, a couple of you have the same name but the one I drew... Read more
Infinity and Beyond
Good morning, evening and day, to my friends and supporters around the world!
I just had an incredible experience.
I've promised a drawing from the names of all the backers... Read more
The Final Hours
One month has passed, a dream has come true in the most incredible way possible, and the best part is, a book will be born. This is so exciting... Read more
All right then!
I posted this on the main page but I also wanted it delivered by swift cyber-gryfons to your personal mailbox:
All right wow. You guys are serious. Seriously supportive!You... Read more
Over 200 backers.
Almost 2,000 Fans (on Facebook ;)
A printer two states away, patiently waiting on that 'go' button.
A whole lot of... Read more
Kickstarter informs me we have not days, but HOURS left (they like to make it daring, don't they!)
About 70 hours precisely, as of this update, to hit the stretch... Read more
The Whitefish Pilot
Hello hello paws and wings and claws!
I mean, friends!
We have some more wonderful local love from my hometown paper, the Whitefish Pilot, which talks a little more... Read more
Just thought everyone would enjoy knowing that I'm still beating the streets at home to even surpassour incredible success (I say 'our' because I'm nothing without you, winds under... Read more
WE DID IT!
We did it, we did it, we did it!
A very special backer put us over the top today with plenty of time to spare!!
That means everyone who pledged... Read more
If there's anyone who's more excited than I am about how very, very close we are, it's Shard.
So here's a quick sketch to let him glide by and offer... Read more
We're Almost There!
I'll say it again--we're ALMOST THERE!
I have, along with a specialized team of PR agents (read: My Family) have been beating the streets in my home town to move... Read more
A Quick Note
Wow. I woke up and we were over $4,000. I cannot express my gratitude properly, but just know that a dorky dance at the coffee table Happened.
I want to... Read more
Week 2! In Which a Stretch Goal is Revealed.
Hello my fantastic pride!
We are moving strong into week two, and I couldn't be more psyched. I've gotten fan reviews over the sample chapters that range from, "might just... Read more
Living on a Prayer
Because we're halfway there! I'm sure I'm not the only campaigner to have used that one, but hey, I like tradition.
We're up over $3,000!! As promised, here is the... Read more
Okay, so that was awesome.
As promised, you may now read Chapter three right here on my blog!
And since we broke $3k, I'll share page 3 of the mini-comic--tomorrow!... Read more
Into the Woods
I have this awesome feeling that I'll get to post Chapter 3 on my blog tonight. The goal for that is $3,000. That's about...two more pledges! Or one big one.... Read more
I'm just so excited looking at the numbers and the generosity right now I had to post some love. You guys are amazing. It's not even the end of the... Read more
Houston, We Have a Printer!
Good morning/afternoon/evening, SOTSK supporters!
I got very exciting news last night (in the form of a printed quote), that I just had to share, since you're my Investors.
I've been... Read more
Day 3: Wow! And, more Epic Art.
What can I say?
What an awesome way to kick off the weekend! Thank you somuch to everyone who got this ball rolling. Your love and generosity will be... Read more
I'm so excited to have launched! Today is all about spreading the word, so if you decide to buy my book, tell a friend too!
The Kickstarter community is so... Read more