How about a little excerpt from one of the stories? Like this one: “I’m Gabe,” he answered. Well, that explains the horn. And the cheeks. “Pleased,” I said. “I’m Ish.” We waited a while longer. I was beginning to get fidgety again, when he was just- there. We’ve all heard about Mike, but seeing him … Continue reading Need Some Incentive to Enter the Book Giveaway?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story is interesting. It revolves around Hethor, apprentice to a New Haven CT clockmaker in an alternate Earth steampunk society. The Earth here rotates around the sun on a gigantic brass gear system. Hethor is visited by an entity claiming to be the Angel Gabriel and is told … Continue reading Friday Review: Mainspring by Jay Lake
What this man does with a typewriter is just amazing: http://themetapicture.com/paints-masterpieces-typewriter/ Solid light? These scientists may be on the way to doing just that: http://www.iflscience.com/physics/crystallized-light-reveals-potential These gifs made from old black and white photos are creepy: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/a-designer-has-made-the-most-terrifying-ghostly-gifs-on-the#1mm3c6z I can relate to most of these. Others, not so much: http://elitedaily.com/women/25-things-ladies-love-fall/746905/ One week left to enter … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Typewriter Art, Solid Light, Creepy GIFs, and What Ladies Love about Fall
We were in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday for the CT State Chili Cook Off. This was the 22nd annual CT State, and, as always, it was a great event. It benefits the Community Action Agency of New Haven so that they can continue their Meals on Wheels program. It was a beautiful day, and … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Weekend, Visiting Family, and Cooling Down
Gorgeous stair designs: http://www.boredpanda.com/modern-stair-design/ Stunning map shows where the Milky Way fits in the Universe: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1030869/pg1 Yes, another house that has a cat playground built in. Mine would love a house like this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tasmaiuppin/house-of-cats#1mm3c6z These photos of food in mid-air are delicicious!: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2014/08/18/these-5-photos-food-suspended-middle-air-are-incre And a reminder- you have till the end of the month to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Beautiful Stairs, Map of the Universe, Cat Playground House, and Suspended Food
I've been canning (or "putting up," as the quaint term goes) a lot these days. I've done several jars of refrigerator pickles, some dill and garlic dill, sweet pickle chips, pickled jalapenos, and two types of tomatoes. I've been trying to keep the San Marzano Roma type separate from the mixed garden varieties of tomatoes … Continue reading Monday Musings: Garden Bounty, and Scriptito Woes
Why you should fall in love with a reader (as if we didn't already know we are the best): http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/date-reader-readers-best-people-fall-love-scientifically-proven/662017/ These photos from the days when thousands of cables crowded the streets are kind of weird and kind of cool at the same time: http://io9.com/photos-from-the-days-when-thousands-of-cables-crowded-t-1629961917 What this man did in his house for his cats … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Yes, Fall In Love with a Reader, Cables Crowding Streets, A Very Cat Friendly House, and Intricate Papercut Art
We were out of town again this weekend. We were running the judging area at a chili cook off in Connecticut. First time at this location, which was a park along a river bank. It was a day long festival with six or seven bands for entertainment, a whole line of food trucks, and the … Continue reading Monday Musings: Catching Up, and a Reminder on How to Get a Free Book
I have made my short story collection, Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy, available as a print-on-demand paperback. I am also hosting a couple of giveaways to coincide with this new venture. First, I am giving away ten copies of the book on Goodreads. If you are a Goodreads member, just go to https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/105732-six-of-one-a-collection-of-short-fantasy … Continue reading Monday Mania: Psst! Want A Copy of My Book?