Monday, January 23, 2017

Yahhhh I'm a Grandma again

In case you didn't catch the title, I became a grandmother again last week. On Thursday we welcomed Kylian John Stewart to our family. That makes two grandchildren for me. My oldest is a girl. Vivian, who is six. In May there will be another one added to the family. In the span of a year I gained two daughters in law and two grandchildren. Life is grand. Aside from being a mom, being a grandmother is the best.
Now if only I could get my writing career back on track.

Sales are shit! I try to promote, but it rarely adds to sales. If I want to get into the big marketing ads I need to pay big bucks. But then you hope that you make back your money and get a profit. I'm hoping with the release of two new books, it will boost some sales. The Darkness and Demon series have been out for a long time, its time for fresh blood.

On a different note, I may have some other news in regards to the book industry in the next few weeks. It's a secret and I'm dying to tell someone. Hopefully soon.

Well, I'm off to finish up that secret project. Check out my grandkids before you leave.

Hasta la vista!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

Baby it's cold outside

Damn it's cold out. At least where I am.  A month ago there was no snow and the temps were nice, well nice for us in December. Then a christmas miracle happened and it began to snow on Christmas eve. Yeah!!!!

Crap, it's not stopping!

Seriously, it has snowed off and on since then. Some days it's heavy, others it's a skif. And it's DAMN cold. We've had cold temperature warnings for over two weeks now. Temps have ranged from -18 to -30, then you add in the wind-chill and it's down to -45 celsius. I kid you not. Schools are still open though, but school buses aren't running, so it's up to the parents to drive their kids to school, or they have to walk if the parent can't take them....don't get me started on this. Seriously I could rant for an hour.

Anyway. Thankfully I don't have to leave the house. I feel bad for all off those who do have to go out. My daughter takes the bus to work at 7am. Yesterday she texted me to say it was friggin cold--only she didn't say friggin. I said, 'well duh. It was -40 with the wind-chill.' To which she replied, 'No wonder my feet were freezing.' 'Yeah, might be good to check the temps before you leave the house.'

So I'm sitting in my nice warm house, feeling bad for people when the Christmas song, "baby it's cold outside" pops into my head. Let me just add that I HATE that song. Its creepy as hell and kinda rapey. But hey, it's a Christmas song so it's okay.  Have you really listened to the lyrics?

A young woman is at her boyfriend's place and she needs to leave to go home. Now you may think the boyfriend is just concerned for her wellbeing because it's cold out. How sweet, right?

Not!

Her:My mother will start to worry
Him:Beautiful what's your hurry
Her:And my father will be pacing the floor
Him:Just listen to the fireplace roar.
Her:Now really I'd better scurry
Him:Sweetheart,what's your hurry?
Her:Well maybe just a half a drink more
Him:Why don't you you put some records on while I pour.


Her:All the neighbors might think
Him:But, baby it's bad out there
Her:Say, what's in this drink?

Let's pause here. Hey, what's in this drink? Anyone thinking Bill Cosby?

Him:No cab's to be had out there
Her:Oh, I wish I knew how
Him:Your eyes are like starlight right now
Her:To break this spell
Him:I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell

He's working her hard, convincing her to stay.

Her:I ought to say no, no, no sir
Him:Mind if I move in a little closer
Her:At least I'm gonna say that I tried

No means no, but he's wearing her down.

Him:What's the sense in hurting my pride

Oh typical,turn it on her

Her:I really can't stay
Him:Baby don't hold out. (What? Perv alert)
Her:Oh, but it's cold outside.

Her:I simply must go
Him:Baby, it's cold outside
Her:The answer is no
Him:But, baby it's cold outside

You get the point. I have no idea what this has to do with Christmas, but that's beside the point. I find it creepy and wrong. But, maybe it's just me.

Well, that concludes today's weird and random post.
Stay warm.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Welcome

Hello there, welcome to my blog. This is my place to vent, share, goof off and just be plain old crazy.  But that's not all. I'll be interviewing fellow authors and publishers or letting them say whatever they want. So stay tuned.