Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone

I want to thank everyone for following or stalking me, reading my blogs, buying my book, Coffin Tales Season Of Death, or taking the time to get to know me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or any other place I might be. 

I want to thank Quinn Barret from Wise Bear Books for inviting me to do a podcast that was fun and crazy at the same time. It's the greatest moment of my year!

Looking back at 2011, I can only smile. I finished and edited, The Bone Extractor, wrote and edited, Armed and Outrageous, and started a new book, My Redneck Romance. I even managed to publish my ebook, Coffin Tales Season Of Death. I want to thank Barbara Pappan for making that all possible, and the artist formally known as Nick Rose for allowing me use his painting as a cover.

All in all I consider 2011 as a banging year. The year I found myself in a big way. I don't know if we're all gonna burn in December of 2012, but I know one thing for sure, we'll be burning it up creative wise. 

Thank you for making my year so great!

Monday, December 19, 2011

An early Christmas gift

While I trudge along on my writing journey, I will share my successes and my failures. Today, The Bone Extractor, was rejected. While I won't go into specifics, I will say that they said the story has, potential. It will take a revision on my part. They also opened the door for me to resubmit when the revision is done. Do I go ahead and revise it, myself or hire an editor? Money aside, it would be a great learning experience, but I will nowhere near recoup the money. I really need to give serious thought.

I thank everyone for their continued support.

On the positive side, Robert Walker was kind enough to help me with my query for Armed and Outrageous. It turned out better than I had hoped. This is the book that gives me the goosebumps. I know I'm on to something great, and I'll keep you posted on the progress. It's currently submitted to a different publisher. Check out Robert Walkers website here.

That's all there is on my end. I hope everyone has a fabulous Christmas filled with good cheer and plenty of family, but don't forget the ones that will be alone this holiday season. Taking a plate of cookies to someone will brighten their day.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hall Pass and life

Today I watched Hall Pass, and thought it was extremely funny, but one of the main reasons that I thought so had more to do with the perception men have about women (in the movie).

Although, men enjoy talking trash about women, I'm not sure if men of the age bracket portrayed in the movie do that type of thing. Women by far talk more trash than any man could ever make up. We women tell it all sometimes. I have had my fair share of stories too, but now my life is much more subdued. Be careful who you piss off is all I'm telling you.

No woman wants a D in her mouth. It may happen at some point, but that's not what women think about. Okay, we might want to know what size it is, but that's a given. Now that we are on the subject, I had no idea there were two penises in the movie, one that no woman would ever go near, ever, lol.

This is so tuning out to be a perverted blog, but I'm just being real.

No middle aged man is getting some hot chick to bang. Unless you're very hot, have a ton of cash to spend on them, and are anatomically gifted. Get real. Also, if you're a single woman of the 30-40 age bracket, the pickings are mighty slim. You'll be lucky if you find a man with working plumbing. I should know because I was one of them. (We can always find sex though).

I'm so content to spend my days writing these days. Too much time because life is about having fun and I'm ready for fun. My version, is going to a gay bar and sing Karaoke and listen to music, something I'm doing tomorrow.

Women may dream about getting married or having children, but that is not the dream goal. 

Women do have dreams outside of their happy home. Maybe it's going back to school being an artist or writer. There is not a greater joy than being a mother, but really is that all a woman can be?

I think women face more challenges than men. We have babies and our bodies are shot, many of us that is. Some women's bodies are like spring boards, and they go right back into shape like pregnancy never happened. I wasn't one of them, and I had a C-Section, which is even worse.

Women get to the point where they quit caring about how they look or what they wear. We quit trying to look nice; we're too busy taking care of the family. The next thing you know you are wearing sweat pants every day, and one day you'll look in the mirror and wonder what the hell happened.

Taking care of yourself is a "for you thing." Personally, I started buying face cream at thirty, but I have been wearing makeup since my twenties. I did that and continue to because it makes me feel better about myself. I don't wear sweatpants anymore and occasionally dress up. I learned to spend money on myself when I can, and not only has that benefited me, but the entire family. I shucked the ex that treated me like crap, found a great man "Nick" and life is good. It might not be as good as it can be, but we're doing all right.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Writing Talk

I did a podcast yesterday at Wise Bear Books. Check it out here.

It was great fun, and I'll be doing another podcast when my book Armed And Outrageous comes out. It's funny to me being asked questions about who my favorite authors are or which ones inspire me. I enjoy a variety of authors, and it's hard to choice just one. I'm a huge Janet Evanovich fan, and her books inspired me to start writing humor. I know that's the direction I started, but it's the one I'm now embracing.

I promise my thriller, The Bone Extractor, will be published by some means (it's still being considered by a publisher). My short story collection Coffin Tales Season Of Death is starting to have an increase in sales, which I'm grateful for because it will be serialized. Next time it won't be Season Of Death, it will have a different name like Coffin Tales Ghostly Images (just pulling that off the top of my head). I think you get the point. Next time it will be one story, not two.

Novel wise I'm working on a chick lit or romance entitled, My Redneck Boyfriend. It's going to be a fun read also, and of course, the sequel to Armed is in the works, if not on paper yet. I think it's important to continue to write new books. I try to come up with books that reflect my true personality. If they happen to be entertaining, it's a win, win situation.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I have exciting news:
I will be doing a podcast as a featured author at Wise Bear Books on December 11, 2011, at 10 a.m. Pacific time. The host, Quinn Barrett, graciously invited me, and I'm very excited. I will be promoting my upcoming book "Armed And Outrageous," which will be published in a few months.
Here is the link that goes to my featured book page at Wise Bear Books. 
Even if, you can't tune in at that time, you'll be able to check it out when it's convenient for you. That's the beauty of the internet.
Many people may know me from Facebook or Twitter, but I'm also active on LInkIn, which is a great place for writers to interact with each other. (They have many great discussions going on there.)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Armed And Outrageous Trailer

I worked on the trailer for "Armed And Outrageous" and found out the following things:

1. It's hard to be funny when you're actually trying.
2. Make sure you have the right pictures the first time.
3. Keeping it simple is not, simple.
4. When it feels forced, it shows.

In the end, it all worked out.