Thursday, September 21, 2017


I did this at UPS store. I gave a copy to Rosie's Mom.(Rosie's Toby's playmate at or old address) and kept two copies for myself.

It was just a whim, but I liked it so I decided to do a book for Toby with some of his blog entries. If nothing else I can give them away as gifts at future signings. I'm going to try and sell first of course. The proceeds would go towards his food and treats naturally. 

He's a growing boy. :)

I did a cover on canva. What do you think?

He's definitely my orange crush. Love him loads. That's why he has a blog.

Haven't started back on Flames yet.

I've been nagging my friend Travis about working on his book and here I am procrastinating mine.

I plan to finish Flames then move on to Waters before I do air/wind. 

I also have an idea for another Voice series set in another reality where werewolves exist. Well, shapeshifters of a sort anyway. It's the early days of the Reveal for them and much is still unknown to mundanes about these others.  I plan to call it Mortal Voice. I have it's prequel half way done already for background. The prequel had been started years ago when I first did the Voice idea. I had vampires in one and weres in the other.

Once I'm finished with Elemental Voice I'll move to Mortal Voice. Or do the dragon book I have the meter for on Sidereal Time. 

I also got a glimmer of an idea of a Voice story set in magical times.That one just recently flickered into being. The muse for it is just a baby rabbit right now, curled up asleep. But I'm sure it will grow and hit me with those back feet.

I have literally hundreds of story ideas. Only a third of them are on paper or in my computer. I have always had a hard time settling on just one so it was a real accomplishment when I finished Earth Reader. Everytime I finish a book I feel good, cause I stuck with it long enough to finish and didn't get sidetracked by all the story ideas bombarding me.

Wanting to read is also a distraction. I have books I want to devour. My fav authors come out with a new book and I want to get it and read.  Or a movie comes out about my fav books.

Then there's my ADD. It's hard for me to sit still very long. I play music or the TV in the background to help but sometimes I just can't stay still. At least my office chair swivels and rocks.

At the Book Fest I know I'll be wandering and moving 'cause I won't be able to stay seated for long.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

My new "office"/ Writting area

Finally got all my writing stuff together.

Now I just have to get back to writing!


I had set up the desk and computer when I first moved in but my papers and files were still in other places. Now they're beside the desk in a crate and bin.

The jar of peanuts is unsalted cause I'd have to get up for water or soda...:)

I ordered the business cards. I think they look good but I like abstract designs.

I wanted simple and clean but a touch of color. My other cards are definitely colorful and I still have a lot of them. So both cards are going on the table.
Closer to time and when I got more money I'll get a few copies of my newer book.


Saturday, September 9, 2017


I'm moved for the most part. Still got a bit to move, then I get to unpack more.

Haven't been online for a few days. But I wanted to drop a line to say I'm still around, just busy.

I set up my desk and computer, then unpacked my stereo. Got to have my priorities straight!  lol!

I need to get a loveseat. My couch stayed at the old apartment. A seven foot sofa just won't fit and it was too ragged. 

The Book Fest isn't too far away now. Got to get my stuff in order. Lots of things to do before it comes around.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


I'm moving!

I'm going to be busy for the next few days moving into my new apartment. So no working on my book for awhile. 

I'm not going to have money to do anything like business cards for the Book Fest at this time. I might get some in October but probably not in time for the Fest.  We'll see.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Idle Hands

Yes I used this on Sidereal and on my new website.

Seems like a good name since I'm playing around with the website and the blogs. I changed Sidereal's look and tightened up the wix website.  Didn't have anything I wanted to do off the couch so...

I know, I know. I should be writing.  I am, sorta.

So I got a website now.

I added it to the My Other Blog thingy since I have a blog there too.

I'm going to be busy if I keep up to date on all my blogs.  Tuesdays and Thursdays are update days for me since I have off from work. There's a learning curve on the website--took me a whole night to figure out the basics.  I'm terrible with new computer stuff.

Flames is still in chapt 2. Haven't really done anything with it. 

Trying to figure out how I want the meetings to go. How they meet Travis the game warden, how Santino comes into the picture, how the firebug gets in touch.  I been thinking on that.  Travis has to be met either by the end of 2 or by the middle of 3, cause Santino sweeps in in 4.  The Statie is intro'd with Travis.

Trav calls Santino for advice on his firebug and she tells him Nick can help since he just closed a fire case.  So Trav involves them and Santino shows up the next day.  I got that so far but the nitty-gritty...

Ozark Indie Book Fest.  October 19-22.

There is four panels, three keynote speakers, VIP signings, award ceremony, and an after hours party. $35 two day ticket and you get this.  The $10 day ticket  gets you into the exhibit hall with the authors but no extras.  So you should get the two day.  And they have hotel rooms right there.

Check out the Facebook page.

Swag or promotional items. Most of the other authors get swag for these events so I'm thinking about getting some.  But I don't know what kind. There are Pens, postcards, and key chains at VistaPrint. However I don't have a lot of money so I got to be frugal.

Thursday, August 17, 2017


I started a new blog.

Why?  I don't know really. I just saw the word Sidereal and it just caught me.  So...

I added an Other blog thingy to this blog so you can go to Sidereal Time or The Alliance blog.

I'm thinking about getting a banner for the Ozark Indie Book Fest from VistaPrint as well as new business cards.  My old business cards only have this blog listed plus my name so I should really get new ones.

For the banner I ain't sure yet what I want on it. I'll have to think on that. The symbols on my old business card of the elements seem good. I would be able to use the banner for awhile using them.

I have a new Gmail account for book business:

So if any of you want to drop me a line that's the official email for book biz.

You also notice I took a few of my finished books off the blog. I'm trying to streamline the blog. So once I finish a book I'll leave it up for awhile, then cut it out and add  the next. I need to add Flames since that's the one I'm on now. 

I'm going to mess with the blog a bit. Same old, same old ain't going to cut it any more. I want the blog to look fresh.  .

Thursday, August 10, 2017

More prattle

I'm thinking about writing a story or two for Chicken Soup for the Soul.

I got to get one to read so I can see what kind of stories they want. They have to be uplifting I know but the style...Anyway I'll look at one and see.

The last Beverly Connor book I got has been read. Still want to read.  But I know I need to get to work on my Flames. 

Santino is going to try breaking the bond between Sara and Nick as well as the partnership between Nick and Elliot. She wants to isolate him so she can wear him down emotionally until he has to turn to her.  Her belief is that a bond with a human is weak and is an abomination. Humans are food sources and an inferior species.  Some of the vampires believe this makes the humans their servants or worse slaves. 

However most of the vampires believe that both vampires and humans came from a common stock and just went different ways on the evolutionary ladder.  Which makes them all equals just different. Luckily for humans the ruling vampires and enforcers believe this and police their Clans before it gets out.

In Flames Santino reveals this inner conflict which will cause problems later.

I think I will do Waters after Flames.  Waters will bring everyone up to date on what has happened and set up Wind/air. Elliot as well as the reader needs to be cognitive of everything. Sara is 2/3 of the way to being a shaman and needs to prepare both herself and the boys for her transformation.

And there will be a bit of a transformation.

With great power comes great responsibility is what I'm going for with her. 

In Deadly Aether there is one who 'With absolute power comes absolute corruption'.  But the power is not as absolute as that person thinks.  Nature is not evil through it's sometimes cruel.