Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Déjà vu Blogfest is here and #IWSG news!

Happy New Year to some of you and Happy 'almost' New Year to others! We are about 12 hours away here in NY state from the midnight hour.

I don't put much stock in resolutions or reflections at this point in my life. Just put my head down and keep moving forward as best I can.


From DL Hammons: How this blogfest works is so simple I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to do it. Sign-up to participate with Mr. Linky below, then sometime during the weekend of December 30th thru Jan 1st re-post your favorite blog offering from earlier in the year, or one that you believe failed to receive the exposure it deserved. On that weekend what everyone will be reading is the best of the best (as determined by you) from this year.  The blogosphere will be chock full 2017 writing brilliance!  Encouragement, enlightenment, knowledge, bared souls, stimulation, hilarity, insecurities, success stories!  All on display…the very same day.  And it couldn't be any easier to take writing necessary! J
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I do enjoy a good blogfest and I've done the Deja Vu blogfest a few times.

There's still time to join us if you're interested. It can't get much easier than sharing a post you've already written! 

I've chosen a fun post from July 2017 that stars Stormy the Weather Gnome and his new police officer friend.

Check out Stop! In the name of the (Gnome) LAW! HERE


Two things from the IWSG! We now have an Instagram page, run by our new admin Tyrean Martinson!


The next #IWSGPit will be Thursday, January 18, 2018! 
8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time 

Get more information HERE!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Special Visit from Tara Tyler, #IWSG Twitter Pitch in Jan & The X-Files returns..again!

I love having visitors over! Welcome back, Tara, and congratulations on your latest release...Disposal!
Best of luck and best wishes!

Li'l Stormy - Another Gnome Adventure...

Here's a little Stormy limerick - just for Heather and her fans!

Hope you enjoyed my tribute to Stormy the weather gnome!

Thanks so much, Heather for having me at your place. It's been too long. Love what you've done! And so glad our friendship has lasted through the years - they fly by so quickly. Our boys are evidence of that!

DISPOSAL by Tara Tyler
Pop Travel, Book Three

Cooper and Geri are finally in a good place, but their bliss is short-lived when Cooper's rebellious nephew Jimmy moves in with them for a summer internship. He hits the town hard and thinks he's found the girl of his dreams in an fiery, exotic beauty. Against all words of warning, he pursues her and ends up getting kidnapped by her powerful Drug Lord father. Geri tracks him down, but gets herself kidnapped as well.

Now it's up to Cooper to use all his resources to save them, including the hot homicide detective Geri secretly despises, and the latest sketchy gadgets his genius friend Hasan offers him to field-test. Sure, why not? Cooper will do anything to get his family back.
About the Author:
Tara Tyler is a math teacher who writes to share her passion for reading with others. She loves dogs, coffee, and is the lazy housewife, living in a world of boys with three sons and a coach husband. Join her for an adventure!

Book One           Book Two

And this week only - all of Tara Tyler's other titles are ON SALE for 99 cents on Kindle!


We are only a month away from the next IWSG Twitter Pitch!
The next #IWSGPit will be Thursday, January 18, 2018!  8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Create a Twitter-length pitch for your completed and polished manuscript and leave room for genre, age, and the hashtag. On January 18, Tweet your pitch.
If your pitch receives a favorite/heart from a publisher/agent check their submission guidelines and send your requested query.
Head over HERE for more info!

As you might have heard...The X-Files will return in January for another season!
It looks like we get 10 episodes this time.
I'm hoping that they spent enough time on these episodes to really give us a cohesive story line. Season 10 had its share of issues, but I think they were just excited to get it back on the air to pay attention to all the important details.
Even with the issues, I did enjoy watching The X-Files again and I will be watching it come January!


Happy -- Merry -- Festive

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#IWSG Posting Day! I'm sharing my shiny new title and blurb!!!

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!
December 6 question - As you look back on 2017, with all its successes/failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently? Remember, the question is optional!!!

Alex's awesome co-hosts for the December 6 posting of the IWSG are Julie Flanders, Shannon Lawrence, Fundy Blue, and...drum roll... Heather Gardner! 

  Be sure to visit the
Insecure Writer’s Support Group Website!!!


This is how I wish my life was going...'s actually more like this...

Really. I shouldn't even compare myself to Sandra Bullock. She looks glamorous while she's falling.

The important part is, we get back up when we fall and move on with our day...right?

I may have told you guys already that I finally came up with a name for book 3...

And Then You Fall


Also, I wrote a blurb!

Assistant Chief Bobby Maguire doesn’t need more problems in his small town, yet that’s exactly what he gets. Within the last year his family has had to deal with hitmen and an arsonist. Now, there’s Bobby’s stalker ex-girlfriend and a drug-dealing cult.  It’s real bad timing to get propositioned by a woman he can’t recall, but once he has a taste, he can’t forget her.

Cassidy has finally found her happy place. As the brew master of the new local bar she’s excited to share her beer brewing talents with Maguire’s Corner. Getting involved with the infamous Bobby Maguire should have been a momentary, albeit intoxicating, distraction. However, it puts more than just her heart at risk - it puts a target on her back.

When Bobby gets accused of murder it begins a chain of events that will leave him broken down, hollowed out, and rubbed raw. With the whole town now the focus of the cult leader’s anger, will Bobby be able to save himself, help his family, and get the chance to prove to Cassidy he’s more than his reputation?

I'm liking it so far, but I may tweak it here and there.

I'm still working on the dreaded synopsis. It's about half done, and getting long, so I may have to nip and tuck that as well.

Writing this stuff takes time, which I never really account for in my head. I always think I should just start getting it out there, but this will be the first things they ask me for.

One step at a time. We keep moving forward!

How about you guys? Got stuff to share?


Don't forget the next IWSG Twitter Pitch is coming up on Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time!

Follow the above link for all the details!!