Tuesday Thoughts: Off To A Late Start

Yeah, never got that blog post done yesterday. It just seemed like there was always something else that needed done, and by the time I actually sat down here at the computer, I decided to make this a Tuesday post.

We have a tomato on one of the plants outside! Yay! It’s tiny and green, but it’s there. And I am pretty sure there are a few teeny, tiny cucumbers starting also. And peppers galore on that plant. The lettuces in the basement continue to thrive, and the arugula is finally getting going. Oh, and guess what? More flowers! LOL The BaldMan put up hangers to put the baskets on, so we have space under the foundation plants again. Found a nice big plastic pot at Home Depot on sale, and picked up some impatiens and a “sunpatiens” for it. I think the spot under the rhododendron should be shaded enough for the impatiens and the sunpatiens is supposed to be able to take sun. Plus, it has really neat green and cream foliage.

We had a fox trotting across the back of the house a few days ago. Just jogging along at the edge of the woods until it disappeared around the corner. And there have been bunnies across the street in the evening and early morning. Lambeau is quite interested in the bunnies. I keep telling him he can’t have one. They are cute little buggers, but they better stay away from my plants!

We have a long weekend coming up here in the US. The Fourth of July is next Tuesday and the BaldMan has Monday and Tuesday off. I hope the weather clears up from what is forecast so far because that looks like an awful lot of rain on the way. Again.

Oh, hey, speaking of July, the annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale starts July 1. I have all my books enrolled. All the short stuff will be free, and “Circle Unbroken” and “Six of One” will be half price for the month of July. I’ll have more information at the end of the week. Meanwhile, you can check out the books and see if anything interests you at the end of this post.

I guess that’s about all I have for this late edition post. If you are celebrating the Fourth of July, enjoy your long weekend if you get one, and have fun with your friends and family. If you are not (or don’t get the long weekend), try to have some fun, anyway!!


Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here 



tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.




tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.





In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here


Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon, the Yo-Yo Files #1, is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor.  Learn more here


Things have been quiet. No demonic possessions, no otherworldly intrusions, nothing. And then Lucifer shows up in Johnny’s living room, claiming that two archangels are missing, and something is definitely not right in the heavenly- and other- realms. Saying he has nothing to do with it- this time- he asks Johnny and Cerise to help him find out what’s happening, and who is behind the disappearances. While they are trying to do just that, Lucifer is devilnapped by a larger-than-life serpent. He manages to get a clue to Johnny before he disappears. Johnny and Cerise are left to puzzle out the disappearances and try to find the missing angels. Oh, and stop what could mean the ultimate destruction of pretty much everything.

Snake’s Alive, the Yo-Yo Files #2 is an urban fantasy novelette with elements of the supernatural and humor. It will be available on June 13 at most e-book retailers. Look for it then!

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