Friday, January 30, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link to their blog.
2. Display the award logo.
3. Nominate at least 15 other blogs (more or less) and provide a link where they may be found.
4. Then, go to their blog, leave a comment to let them know they have been nominated, and where to find the information they need to accept (rules).
5. Mention three things that inspired you the most during the past few weeks.
1. Some of the ladies in my Sunday school class have serious health issues. They don't complain, however. They simply ask for prayers. Their faith and bravery inspires me.
2. Other writers inspire me. Even though they're busy with their own work, families, and their daily lives, they always have time to help with advice, answers to questions and encouragement when a person needs it the most. I'm thinking of critique partners, too, who find all those little (and big) things that I miss.
3. My cats inspire me. You knew I'd include the cats, of course. They don't ask for much. A good dish of cat food. Brushing their fur now and then. Playing outside when the weather is nice. A soft place to sleep. They inspire me to enjoy the simple life and not worry about tomorrow.
1. Writing God's Message of Hope - Janet K. Brown
2. Celtic Connexions - Melanie Robertson-King
4. Strands of Thought - Kai Strand
5. Suzanne's Thoughts for the Day - Suzanne de Montigny
6. Adventures in Children Writing - Karin Larsen
7. Write What Inspires You - Donna M. McDine
8.Twisting tales one story at a time - Mary Waibel
10. Observation Desk - Katie L Carroll
I could add so many more, but I'm tired. The cats are napping. Sounds good to me.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.
Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.
Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eaten alive by a gigantic slor (well, almost never, unless you count Billy the fat bully at school).
And luckily, he has never ever confronted an evil ruler of Mars bent on conquering the Earth to steal its cows.
This may be the adventure Gilbert always wished for.
If only he can survive.
Book Title: Aoléon The Martian Girl: A Science Fiction and Fantasy Saga - Part 1: First Contact, written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Aoléon Press
Release date: January 31, 2015
Available for review in: pdf
Tour dates: Dec and Jan
Content Rating: G
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Mr. LeVasseur enjoys crafting good stories based on lovable characters designed to translate well to multiple media formats such as books, games, movies, and toys. He lives in New York when he is not commuting between Southern California and Olympus Mons, Mars. His hobbies include writing, 3D animation, musical composition, and intergalactic space travel. He also enjoys various sports such as skiing, running, and exospheric skydiving.
Connect with Brent: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Aoléon: The Martian Girl
Friday, January 23, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
We've had a touch of spring this weekend. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Nice, except for the North Wind that felt like it was from the North Pole. Not complaining, just am not crazy about windy days.
Friday, January 16, 2015
About the Author:
Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her books include the Griffin Rising series, the Adventures of Finn MacCullen series, and writing as Darby Kaye, The Stag Lord and its sequel, Unholy Blue.
A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Pikes Peak Writers, Darby has been known to run in blizzards and bike in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, she writes urban fantasy for tweens, teens, and adults.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Behaviorist, Colleen Paige, as a fun way to celebrate our beloved pets and to support the pet fashion community.
So, dress up your pet and let us see him/her. My cats were not thrilled with the idea. And I can't catch the deer or birds. This is the only offering I have. Patches, wearing her collar and not very happy about it.
Not exactly an Easter bonnet.
If you have a chance, stop by Melonie Robertson-King's blog today. She's spotlighting my MG novel I LIVE IN A DOGHOUSE.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time. Be sure to link to this page for more blogs to visit and display the badge in your post.
Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!
Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG
Alex has asked us to tell a little bit about ourselves. So here's me:
I'm a mother, mema, and great-mema. For twenty-two years I taught children how to read and write. They taught me patience. Now, I listen to little voices that whisper in my ear and I write their stories. To some of my friends I'm known as the "Bug Lady" because I save butterflies, moths, praying mantis, and walking sticks from my cats. I also play the piano. My cats don't appreciate good music and hide when I tickle the ivories.
Now for my thoughts of the day.
Monday, January 5, 2015
52 LIKES by Medeia Sharif
Cover Reveal, Evernight Teen, 2015
After a brutal rape and near-murder, Valerie wants to get past feelings of victimhood from both the assault and her history of being bullied. She’s plagued by not knowing the identity of her rapist and by the nasty rumors in school about that night. Valerie follows clues from ghostly entities, past victims of the rapist-murderer, contacting her through a social media site—why do all of their eerie photos have 52 likes under them? Their messages are leading her to the mystery man, although he’ll put up a fight to remain hidden.
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