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Kat Vancil (Alicia Kat Vancil)
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Bestselling Author of Fantastical Coming-of-Age Fiction
Bestselling Author of Fantastical Coming-of-Age Fiction

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Hi kitties! I’ve got an live event announcement to feature today! I’ll be at FanimeCon at the San Jose Convention Center Memorial weekend May 26-29th in the Artist Alley Grand Ball at table #1012! I’ll have my normal assortment of art, books, and buttons, along with my brand new Inspurrational kitty prints. So stop by Fanime this weekend, and join the fun!
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Happy Pi Day from your pal Kat!
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Today I’d like to talk to you about those hard days. You know the ones, where nothing is going right and everything seems so hopeless? Well I want to tell you right now that it isn’t hopeless—that it will get better, even if it doesn’t seem that way at the moment. How do I know? Because I’m a professional! (convincing, yes?)
But in all seriousness, I get it. I’ve been there more times than I’d care to admit actually. I know first hand that sometimes we fall short of the goals we set for ourselves. That sometimes it seems as if the universe is conspiring against us at every turn. And sometimes days are just plain hard.
And so recently I made this Inspurrational to get me through those hard days, and I wanted to share him with you. This is Tux, a pal of our mascot Kiki Kitty, and he’s here to help you though those tough days too. Please feel free to post him up in your home or work, or share him with someone who’s in need of a little Inspurration.
#Inspurrationals #SpreadKindnessNotHate #TogetherWeAreMighty #ImHereForYou #YouGotThis #KittyTotem
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This weekend my novella Beautiful Stranger (which you should totally already have, and if you don’t you can download it for free) along with a few dozen other books, novellas, and box sets will be free to download from Book Funnel. So if you’re looking to get through those hard days with a new scifi, fantasy, or paranormal read I’ve got you covered. Just visit http://pattyjansen.com/promo/ and select whatever eBooks catch your eye. #BookFunnel #Instafreebie
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So after donating to Wikipedia today (something I've done every year for a while) they sent me a short survey, the last question being: "How has Wikipedia affected your life?" And so I thought I'd share my answer with you all in case you're curious, and because we often forget just how much technology has impacted our lives.

I run a story studio, which means one of the things I do to make my living, is write fantastical fiction. So I use Wikipedia to research everything from Shinto temples, to the history of pocket watches, to long forgotten metals from antiquity like Aurichalcum, to Valais Blacknose sheep. Wikipedia is as much a part of my creation process as the music I listen to, the ideas in my head, or the programs I use to write my books. I don't know if I would being doing what I do today if it wasn't for Wikipedia's "Random Article" button back in 2004. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for empowering me to be a force for awesome.

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Hey Kitties!
If you’ve talked to me lately you know I’m a huge fan ConvertKit, the email marketing provider I switched to last month. For indie creators like authors, artists, and musicians, list building is SUPER important. It’s how you take your little studio from a fun side project to full time gig (1,000 true fans anyone?). So basically, List + Awesomeness = Full Time Income!
So why ConvertKit? Well unlike their competitors, ConvertKit is subscriber based not list based so you’ll never be charged multiple times for the same subscriber no matter how many things of yours they’re interested in. How awesome is that?!
But you know what’s more awesome? For the next 36 hours or so, you can test drive ConvertKit for a whole month FREE plus get a free month of Meet Edgar, and Teachable, 60 days of Samcart, 45 days of Wistia, and a ConvertKit t-shirt of your choosing!
So if you’ve heard me or basically anyone mention that list growing is the thing to do to build that little business of yours into something spectacular, now’s your chance. Just head over to http://mbsy.co/gmnGv and try out ConvertKit. I know I’m super happy I did 🐱
Also if you have any questions, just hit me up. You know I’m always happy to help.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke

Despite how wonderful the con was this past weekend, there was a situation, and I feel this needs to be said:
Shouting over someone, belittling things they enjoy, mansplaining/womansplaining, or demanding justification is NOT a friendly debate.
Violating someone’s personal space is NOT an intimate conversation.
It’s an attack, plain and simple.

If you see someone committing an attack against a fellow member of your fandom, tribe, or group, step up, do something, defend them. Because it is only when we protect those around us, that we create a community worthy of being protected.

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Join us Nov 18-20 at table #N8 for Krakens in Space! KrakenCon 2016
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