Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Thing That Turned Me, an Anthology -- Mulder.

I believe I've mentioned I wrote a short story for an anthology that will be coming out in May of this year. I'm so honored to be a part of this project with all these amazing authors!

The Thing That Turned Me, an Anthology

Cover Reveal: May 1, 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 May 31, 2016.

I can't even fit all the amazing author names in this post, OVER 30, but you can head to the Facebook Event Page or the Stay Classy Publications website to check them all out!


Normally, when I talk about Mulder you guys know I'm referring to Fox Mulder from The X-Files, yet ... there is another.

My beautiful Mulder. We brought her, and her twin sister Scully, home in the summer of 1998. Stray kittens from a restaurant parking lot.

Mulder was so soft we called her 'puppy fur'. She loved to sleep in weird positions and on top of whatever she deemed 'in her way'.

We always figured if she could speak, she'd have a British accent and she'd order us around like the Queen.

She left us on St. Patrick's Day.

It's been just 3 months since we lost Squishy.

Mulder & Squishy

After 18 years together, my heart will never be whole again, but I wouldn't trade a day.


I'm not completely without furry friends. We are still holding tight to Scully and Ted.


I'm talking about leaving comments for the Challenge over on the Main blog today...HERE.

When you come back on Friday, I hope there will be a Letter A post here for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. I hope.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Coffee? Check! Computer? Check! Brain? Ummm..Brain? Here Brain!

With just a few days left before the 2016 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge starts, I'm only about a month behind.

So, I'm going to just leave a little funny here and go get going with ALL the crap I need to get done before Friday!!!



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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Way back when...

Feeling a little nostalgic.

There is too much going on in my head right now and I can't focus on any new stuff.

The more I try, the more my brain re-focuses on old stuff that it knows very well. Like a constant. Something it can hold on to.

Almost 6 years ago I wrote my original blog post about trying to publish my first completed manuscript, Setting the Record Straight. My rock star book.

I've pulled it up on the computer [again] and started tinkering with it. Mostly because it's already written. I don't have to come up with new words.

But, it needs A LOT of editing. I'm pretty sure I've shared this with you all before.

Then yesterday I came across this picture....

I'm so in love.

This is with no doubt the lead from my book...Colin. It must be fate!

Now, if i can just focus on my re-focus, I might get something done.


Our Spring is a little broken, but it's New York so I should be used to it.


The Warwick Valley Romance Authors have started a new Facebook group, the WVRA Book Nook. Join today to get the latest news!



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Monday, March 21, 2016

#atozchallenge Challenge Theme? Elusive at best.

No, I didn't sign-up for the Theme Reveal today because I was sure I wouldn't have a theme ready to share with you.

And...I was mostly right.

I may have come up with a fun idea this morning, however, it was before my first cup of coffee, which makes it suspect.

Is it funny? Is it 26 letters worth of funny?

That remains to be seen.

So, to recap, we don't know much more than we did before, yet we now have something to think about.



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Friday, March 18, 2016

#atozchallenge Stormy's Sidekicks! We put the FUN in dysFUNctional!

HMG: I do mean that with the utmost respect!

Today, we are here to introduce Stormy's Sidekicks. Well, here and the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Blog.

So, take it away Stormy 2.0!

Stormy 2.0: Hello, amazing blog people! This is my first ever A to Z Challenge and I have THE coolest team to help me! I don't even know how I lucked out the way I did!

StWG: You didn't 'luck out' at all, Funsize. It was all me! And, when am I going to be set back on my feet?

HMG: Stormy. Nice of you to join us.

StWG: Apparently, someone forgot to send me the memo that I was introducing MY Sidekicks today.

Stormy 2.0: You're so PRONE to dramatics. 

HMG: Well, now that you're here, feel free.

StWG: Good. Fine. Whatever.

Stormy 2.0: Yes, if you're so INCLINED!

StWG: So, we have 7 bloggers that couldn't wait to be my Sidekicks this year! Let's get right to the introductions so I can send version 2.No back to the assembly line.

Returning Sidekicks

Suz at Suzi's Ice Box Art. 


Sarah Foster from The Faux Fountain Pen.
Diana Gordon from Part Time Monster!

Brand Spanking New Sidekicks

L.G. Keltner from Writing Off the Edge.

Andrea Casarsa from Maybe it's just me...

Pempi aka SENCO Cat Herder at Special Teaching at Pempi's Palace.

Tamara Narayan at Tamara Narayan, Author.

StWG: My team is going to ROCK the Challenge this year! Prepare to be amazed! Mostly by me, but hey, having these awesome bloggers under my wing couldn't hurt! Them.

HMG: Thank you, Stormy.

Stormy 2.0: Even when you're FACE DOWN, you still LEAN toward full TILT Diva status.

StWG: Watch and learn,  Shrimp-Kabob.

HMG: Yeah Stormy, about this 'laying down on the job' thing you've got going on, we really need to talk.

StWG: Less talk, more glue.

HMG: Fine. I'll see if I can make that happen.


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