As announced here , I will be speaking tonight at the Milwaukie Ledding Library . That would be Thursday, June 21st from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This is a library author talk, so I won't be focused so much on craft as I would with an audience of writers. I plan to discuss inspiration, worldbuilding and characters from a reader's perspective, with specific reference to my steampunk novel Mainspring . If you're in the Portland area, come on down.