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.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A bit of a prattle

I wrote in Flames!

I finished the first chapt and started chapt 2.  Chapt 1's beginning was rewritten and I like it better now, but still not sure.

I looked up spirit animals again. Santino needed an obnoxious one and I figured a burro/donkey/mule would be perfect. Burro has attributes that could be negative. Not to mention I'd like to be able to say She's an ass. :)

About spirit animals--Did you catch the bit about the frog/toad toward the end of Water? Elliot's spirit animal is a wren...The frog/toad symbolizes energy--a jolt of elemental energy to be exact. SO I didn't make a mistake.

After Flames I might do Waters, then Wind/air. Explain a bit in Waters about the frog/toad and Judge before I launch into Santino's come-up-ence in Wind/Air. 

I'm debating about killing Santino or just maiming her in Wind/Air.  She tries to come between all three of our triad, trying to break all of their bonds both in Flames and in Wind/Air. The 'unsub'/killer gets upset over this in Wind/Air and takes extreme measures to stop that.  Harming Santino is just a salvo in Wind/Air so I ain't sure which way I want to go.

I read 2 of the Beverly Connor books.  One to go. Still reading.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book prate

I got a book series I want to recommend. Usually I don't read Christian books 'cause a lot of them get preachy, preachy, but I like the J.D. Stanton mystery series.

This series talks about explaining science through faith and introduces the no nonsense J.D. Stanton, a retired Navy sub skipper. He renews his faith in the first book and the next two bring up theological  theories that explain certain science mysteries in a faith-based way. 

There are only three books so far but I hope there are more to come.  A ship possessed, vanished, and out of time

Check them out and see what you think. They are a nice read.

I got the books I ordered. So hopefully I'll have enough for the bookfest.  I can't wait until then. It should be fun though I don't know what to expect.

I still haven't worked on Flames.

I have 3 Beverly Connor books to go. I'm still on my reading gig.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Water is out!

Well, it's finally out.

I'm setting up a special with Earth and Fire for 99 cents July 28 thru July 30 to celebrate.

So if you don't have the first two, now's the time.

Sands is already cheaper so I left it at $1.99.

I'm excited about Ozark Indie bookfest. Keynote speakers, awards, and a party.  Should be fun. The party says book characters.  Hmmm. Wander if I'll see Sherlock or just romance heroines. :)

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Well, I reserved a table at Ozark Indie Bookfest.

Half a table anyway. I can't afford a whole table. The cost of half is hard enough.

I ordered a few books too.  Just a few. I don't have enough money for more than that right now.

Water is going to be out early--Monday. At least it should be so I can order a few copies. People are asking for them. I got three neighbors who are waiting and eager.

I've been reading some of Beverly Connor's Dianne Fallon books. Procrastinating writing Flames some more.:) 

Once I get in the mood to read I go at it almost compulsively. I read and read, and read--especially if it's a series. I don't stop until the last book is done or I lose interest for some reason. My case worker tried to get me interested in the Mortal Instruments series Thursday but I told her I didn't want to start another series.

So I ain't worked on Flames.

I did play on again. Did a few covers for my stories.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

a yabber

Tentative Date: July 20

There is the book fest coming up in October. I'm thinking about getting a table there but like I said I wouldn't have money 'til August. I'd like a full table but  I'll probably have to do a half. 

And I have to get books. 

I'm still procrastinating with Deadly Flames. I just ain't feeling it right now. Maybe I should re-write the beginning. I think that's what stopping me. The beginning just doesn't grab me like it should.

.I played a bit on My Keeper story now has a cover as does one of my dragon stories.  Whether I'll use the covers I don't know but I like playing on Canva.