Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The wee Gnome has be gnamed! Then re-gnamed!

I know you've all been patiently waiting to hear that gnew gname for the gnew gnome, so I'm sharing it with you all today!

We've decided to name him ... Edelweiss.

Yes. Like the song from The Sound of Music.

Of course, the other Gnomes didn't like it and decided to call him ... Eiss Eiss Baby.

So, there you have it.
The Gnomes have spoken.


I'm so sorry about the misinformation with the Anthology. There have been some personal and technical issues with the publisher that have pushed back the release date again and again.

It's very disappointing for me, but I know it's also frustrating for you when I keep telling you that something is coming out and it doesn't. Please be patient.

I promise I won't mention it again until I have the purchase links in hand, so to speak.

Thank you.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Is there a reset button? and FB funnies...

Things have been really strange lately. I'm hoping for a déjà vu moment. You know, when they change something in the Matrix and everything goes back to normal. Things aren't bad, they're just unstable. I'm not a fan of unstable.

But, instead of unloading all my strange and unusual issues onto my unsuspecting blog friends, I'm going to share some funnies instead.


If you were wondering what Thor and Hulk were doing while Cap. and Iron Man were having a pissing contest, this video kinda sorta maybe explains it.... (he he he)

*** are you guys?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer days are dwindling! #InternationalCatDay Gnameless-Gnome!

It's been a beautiful summer so far, albeit a hot summer, but it's just going by too damn fast! It's August 8th for goodness sake!

Let's make some more summer memories before it's too late!

1. Light the damn fire-pit!
2. Go to the ice cream stand for soft ice cream!
3. Beach!
4. Beverages under the stars! [See Damn fire-pit above.]
5. Use the sprinkler!
6. Burn The BOY's 5th grade school work before sixth grade starts. [See Damn fire-pit above.]
7. Use the grill more!
8. Smores! [See Damn fire-pit above.]
9. ...

What else should we be doing this summer?
What else will YOU be doing?


Happy #InternationalCatDay!

Scully & Ted


Believe it or not...another gnome has shown up at the house. A very patriotic gnome that The HUSBAND has named SAM.
From Left to Right: Sparks, Fredricks Burg, Chief Osce-Gnoma, Stormy the Weather Gnome, SAM, [Insert Gnome-Gname here], Stormy 2.0.
While introducing SAM on Facebook, we realized that we had yet to gname the little gnome up front.

Wanna help?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

#IWSG - Need to vent? Come on in!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

My awesome co-hosts today are Tamara Narayan, Tonja Drecker, Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Lauren @ Pensuasion, Stephen Tremp, and Julie Flanders!

What was your very first piece of writing as an aspiring writer? Where is it now? Collecting dust or has it been published?

Welcome Blog People!

It's August and that means football practice has begun! Yay!

Okay, well, mostly yay.

It's five nights a week from six to eight pm. And that's just practice, not the games. 

The BOY does enjoy it and we think its important that he's involved in a sport and with a team and coaches. Those are life lessons that you can't duplicate.

As for being an Insecure Writer? Duh! Always! I wear that badge with pride! Hmm. Badge. Hey, Alex! We should think about badges! :)

I am writing and that's all I'm going to say about that cause I usually jinx myself.

The August #IWSG question is about our first piece of writing. You mean that manuscript I thought was the BOMB and couldn't understand why no one wanted to publish it and now that I've gone back and read it, 2 published books later,  I finally realize that it's a giant piece of GOSA!

That it is so bad I have to literally re-write the darn thing because it's un-editable? That one? Let's just say it's back in the virtual drawer. For now.

What about you? Is your bestseller keeping the kitchen table level?


This Friday The Thing That Turned Me, an Anthology will be released! Check this LINK for a list of the amazing authors involved.

Monday, August 1, 2016

#TheThingThatTurnedMe - Release day is this week!

Hello everyone.

Book Release: August 5, 2016

A diverse group of authors, bloggers, speakers and editors has come together to bring you a unique collection of writings: “The Thing that Turned Me,” an anthology revolving around the people, places and things in our lives that ‘turn’ us, or cause us to change in some way.

A patchwork quilt of talent collaborates on this new and exciting project, inviting a singular synergy to the anthology that will leave you turning pages without delay. Works within the anthology range from Science Fiction and Fantasy to Creative Non-Fiction, and beyond. Poetry blends with prose in this variegated ensemble of stories, poems and essays.

“The Thing That Turned Me” will be available for paperback and ebook purchase on August 5, 2016.

Imani Allen - “Rehema”
Michelle Athy - “The Disappearance of Miss Mary Dawkins”
Madalyn Beck - “Hard to Love”
Diane Carlisle - “The Window”
Alex J. Cavanaugh - “CassaDawn”
Crystal Collier - “The Shadow King’s Pet”
Cathrina Constantine - “Rising Star~Falling Heart”
Michael Di Gesu - “Through Shades of Gray”
Tonja Drecker - “A Glowworm”
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne - “The Journey”
Sherry Ellis - “Finding My Voice”
Elise Fallson - “Deadly Encounters”
Heather M. Gardner - “Before We Break”
Samantha Redstreake Geary - “Don’t be Koi”
Misha Gerrick - “Ryan”
Krystal Hillsman - “To the Last Love of My Life”
Celeste Holloway - “Shadows Falling on Rainbows”
Harper L. Jameson - “The Blanket”
Randi Lee - “Off the Horse”
Terrance Dwayne Mack - “When I Went Crazy”
K.D. Martin - “Invariant”
Tyrean Martinson - “Letting Go: A Siren Song”
Melissa Maygrove - “Malice”
Nana Prah - “Finding the Light”
Christine Rains - “George and the Dragon”
Melanie Schulz - “The Reader”
Elizabeth Seckman - “Shifting Sands”
Tara Tyler - “The Day Dave Broke the Internet”
Jenny Vyas - Artwork for “Don’t be Koi”
Michelle Wallace - “Shades of Deception”
L. Diane Wolfe - “Revelation”
Roland Yeomans - “Wednesday’s Child”