Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tomorrow is D Day...

Oops. Make that A to Z Day:)  Are you ready?
Today is the Baby Boy's Birthday. He's....never mind.  If I told you his age, it would give too much information on mine. Grin.
My Baby Boy with His Baby Boy

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fox Buddy and Can You Catch My Flow

Lidy Wilks has a new release and blog tour giveaways.

Why Write Poetry?
My first published poem was in my junior high school yearbook.  I titled it “A Rose is a Lovely Flower.” And it’s true because a rose is a lovely flower. Plus it also stood for love. But the use of the rose in the poem was analogy for people.
A rose is a flower. Though we’re human, like the flower, we all have our own distinct personalities. That makes us different. And like how the red rose stands for love, yellow for friendship, we as individuals stand for something too. Whether to others, ourselves or our personal beliefs.
The rose and William Shakespeare opened up a new train of thought in my early teen years. Questions about why we’re so different when we’re all human. When we’re all the same. Questions begging to be answered.
Did I know I’d seek the answer in a poem? No, I did not. But somehow I knew, that though I wouldn’t come close, writing poetry would set me on the path to finding it. An answer that couldn’t be explained or understood with other opinions alone.
And that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. Writing poetry to search for answers.
About the Author:
Ever since she was young, Lidy Wilks was often found completely submerged in the worlds of Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Sweet Valley High and Nancy Drew. She later went on to earn a Bachelor degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, from Franklin Pierce University. Where she spent the next four years knee deep in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction workshops.
Lidy is the author of Can You Catch My Flow? a poetry chapbook and is a member of Write by the Rails. She currently resides in Virginia with her husband and two children. And an anime, book and manga library, she’s looking to expand, one day adding an Asian drama DVD collection. Lidy continues her pursuit in writing more poetry collections and fantasy novels. All the while eating milk chocolate and sipping a glass of Cabernet. Or Riesling wine.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Turf Wars

Who'd have thought those darling little chickadees and blue birds would be going at it beak and feet? Remember the bird house that was up for rent last summer? (See below) Well they both want it. And it's not like I don't have a blue bird house up. But that's not the one they want. (Location.Location.Location.) Both species want the house on the crape myrtle tree. Mama Blue Bird had Mrs. Chickadee on the ground, whaling on her. When she finally let her up, Mrs. Chickadee went right after Mama Blue Bird ready to go at it again.  Honestly, I don't even think the blue birds will fit in that house. I'm disappointed in the birds. They're acting just like people. by Dan_Pancamo

They want this:
 Not This:
And on a different note...
What the Easter Bunny brought me:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Is Right Around The Corner

I don't know about you but Easter is way too early this year. I bet it even has the Easter Bunny screwed up. What do you want to bet he shows up a week late? 
Are YOU ready?

Monday, March 21, 2016

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

I bet you figured this one out....Yup you guessed it....CATS.  Starting with Abyssinians and  ending with.....still working on that:)

Vampire Island Free March 21 and 22, 2016 at Amazon
Moon Watchers on sale for .99¢ March 23-30, 2016 (US and UK) at Amazon

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Has anyone been watching Bosch?  So far, we've watched the first two shows and will probably catch up with the rest this week. I'm enjoying it as much as I did the first series.
Has anyone out there read the Bosch series by Michael Connelly?  Seen the series? Personally, I think Titus Welliver has nailed the character. What's your thoughts?

This is a little long but it's an  interesting interview with Welliver and Connelly. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

We're Back

How is everyone? Missed ya last week.
We spent a couple of nights with the babies and their parents. The little girl had an ear infection and the boy hives.  They've been fighting one thing after another for five weeks now. Ah, daycare and the joyous sharing of germs.
From there we went to Wilmington. I'd never been to Wilmington before. It's like a coastal Asheville, enjoyed it immensely.  It's a fun little town. Below are some of the pictures of where we stayed.
This was taken  from our window.

This was in front of a little cul-de-sac shop.

We arrived home to this. The first flowers of spring.
I'm visiting with Yolanda  and Mae today.  If you're in the vicinity, stop by and say hey.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

IWSG Wednesday

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Members post about their  doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling. 
I recently heard some news I found to be troubling. Samhain Publishing is closing its doors. I'm afraid they won't be the last.  With the advent of self-publishing, small press is fighting to stay above water. I love Amazon, as a writer and a consumer.  But they are quickly becoming the most powerful game in town, if not the only game in town. And the first string players appear to be either trad or self-published. What are your thoughts? Do you think small press can survive?
Information on Samhain. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

On Sale and Free

Nope, I don't have a basket of free kitties or puppies, just a freebie book and some ninety-nine centers. Oh and by the way, I'm preaching to the choir here, but it's not a good idea to give away puppies and kittens unless you know the person who wants them.  There really are folks out there that pretend they want pets, get them and turn around and sell them to labs.
But back on target. As you can see I've been playing with PSP again.  I'm stuck on the three or four things I know how to do.  It's time to spread my bat wings and figure out more 'stuff'.
Today is Faux Paw's 14th Birthday.