Joe Beernink

Monthly Archives: August 2015

I’ve added a link on the sidebar of my site to an excerpt of Nowhere Wild, so you can get a little taste of what the story is like and about before you buy. Here’s a direct link. Enjoy!

The launch party is over. (What a night!) Nowhere Wild is now available in bookstores online and in the real world, all over the US and Canada! Nowhere Wild was even featured on John Scalzi’s Big Idea! So now what? I’ll have another author event at University Books in Bellevue, WA on Sept 29th at 6:30 PM, then another event on October 10 in Sumner, WA (more details to come on those… Read More

Launching your debut novel is (by definition) a once in a lifetime event, and what a thrill it was! How do I describe all the emotions? Should I start with walking in to University Books in Seattle and seeing this for the first time? Or should I talk about giving my first speech at a book event? Pam Binder did a great job of introducing me, and after a few moments, my… Read More

Tonight is the big night! The official Nowhere Wild launch party will be happening at the University Bookstore in Seattle. Get there early to buy your copy. Festivities will be starting promptly at 7:00 PM with a speech and reading followed by a signing. As I’ve said before, there will be some special guests, door prizes and mementoes to celebrate the big occasion. There will also be cookies. My wife’s home-made cookies…. Read More

I wrote Nowhere Wild, in part, because I loved the stories about living and surviving in Canada’s North. I could have set it in Alaska, or the mountains of Idaho or Montana. But ever since I read Farley Mowat’s Lost in the Barrens as a kid, I wanted to travel to the North to follow the paths taken by the voyageurs who explored Canada by canoe. As I got older, I knew… Read More

I haven’t changed my blog theme in a couple of years, so I’m playing around with it today. Colors / appearance could change frequently. I probably won’t put a LOT of neon yellow and green on the site, but you never know.

The contest requiring you to identify the locations of 4 pictures I took has a winner. Ms. Susan Conner of Thompson, Manitoba submitted the following correct entry: Robert Bateman Wolf Mural, Highland Towers, Princeton Drive, Thompson, Manitoba Pisew Falls, Off Highway 6, Northern Manitoba Hudbay Mine Smelter, Flin Flon, Manitoba Harold Shannon Monument,  Shannon Lake, Off Highway 41 near Waka, Northern Saskatchewan Congratulations to Susan. I’ll be dropping the book off at the… Read More

[UPDATE 8/22/2015: We have a winner! This contest is now closed.] Okay, below are 4 pictures I’ve taken along a route I have recently traveled. Three should be easy to figure out with a little research. One may be really difficult, unless you lived there and recognize it. Here are the rules: People who know where I took these because I told you, are not eligible. Answers need to be as specific as possible. What… Read More

Over on Goodreads, I’m running a giveaway of a signed, hardcover, First Edition of Nowhere Wild. All you have to do (if you are a registered Goodreads user), is go here  and click the Enter Giveaway button. If you’re not a Goodreads user, well, I’ll have to find a way to do another giveaway soon. In fact, I have an idea now, but I have to wait a couple of days to… Read More

Deb Caletti and I met a few years ago through the PNWA, and hit it off right away. We’ve kept in touch as time as gone on, but we just haven’t been able to get back together in person for one reason or another. Well last night, Deb was giving a reading at the wonderful Elliot Bay Book Company in Seattle, so I decided to swing by and pick up a copy… Read More