Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It gives me goosebumps!

Friends . . . the ones that are real . . . 
I don't think you can ever have enough of them.

I have been privileged to have one come into my life that has made everything so much better.
Not only does she get me,
but she also indulges me with my need to control things that are within my power to control. 
Like writing. :)

Which is why last Wednesday she and I worked on a project that was so full of awesomeness, we've both been giddy for the past week.  
Oh, yes, peeps, we worked on the cover for Stone Faced Angel
And you'll be happy to know, its just about ready for its reveal, too!

So stay tuned! 
You might be seeing it soon!

In the meantime, 
feast your eyes on this - 
I'll be telling you more about this later, too.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

7 Questions with Marie McKean

I was featured on Mommy Adventures with Ravina
Check it out!

2. What scares you the most?
Call me crazy, but I can’t handle being suspended from heights in a bucket. So Ferris Wheels, cherry pickers, and gondolas are pretty much out for me. And it’s not the heights. I have no fear of heights. It’s the fact that I’m suspended from a bucket. Not really sure how to explain that one.
6. Why do you write?
I write because it makes me happy. I love the adventure of discovering a story that hasn’t been told before, and losing myself completely in it. As an added bonus, the characters become my closest friends. I’m happiest when I’m writing, and so I always try to be working or thinking about some aspect of it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

50 Shades of Craig

Today I went to bfast with my brother.
Among other things,
he told me about the time last week when he and his friend found a copy of '50 Shades of Grey' sitting in the parental's office.

They decided to be bold.
They decided to be daring.
They opened the book to somewhere in the middle,
and read two paragraphs...

They had to stop there.

It seems at 24, both of their cheeks were too pink to continue on.
His summary, "I think someone was about to get whipped or something..."
And then he had to look away, loosen his collar, and clear his throat. 

I'm giving him points for his attempt alone.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Break gives way

This week has been Spring Break for my kids.

The first day was great,
but everyday thereafter has seemed like a tragic glimpse of what summer vacation will be like.
Its not fun.
Not at all.

The kids fight,
just about murder each other,
are best friends,
and then the fighting starts all over again.
I'm tired even thinking about it.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

One Liner that just wont go away

You know how some lines just stick with you for eternity?
They can be from movies, books, music, poetry, or whatever else have you,
in truth it doesn't really matter the source.
The fact of the matter is, your stuck with that line for all time seared as a permanent fixture in your brain.

For me,
that line comes courtesy of George R. R. Martin at the expense of his own Jon Snow.
And I bet the barest mention of that name lets you know what my one liner is . . . 

"You know nothing, Jon Snow."

Admit it.
It's stuck in your head for eternity, too.

I can't even tell you how many times I tell people that while observing their stupidity.
Silently, of course.
But still, I say it. 
And then I feel cold,
because we all know how freezing it is on the other side of the wall,
and you can't say that line without remembering that small fact. 

Not sure exactly where I'm going with this.
Probably just needed someone to sympathize with the train of words that refuses to leave me. 
Because don't you all know,
"You know nothing, Jon Snow."