Wednesday, May 4, 2016

#IWSG is on #MayThe4th Be With You Day!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the May 4 posting of the IWSG are Stephen Tremp, Fundy Blue, MJ Fifield, Loni Townsend, Bish Denham, Susan Gourley, and Stephanie Faris! 

Instead of sharing any of my usual insecurities, I'll share some amazing news from the IWSG!

Parallels: Felix Was Here
An Insecure Writer’s Support Group Anthology

Enter the realm of parallel universes!
What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions 
and captivating tales of diverse reality.
Featuring the talents of L.G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renée, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!


Print ISBN 978-1-939844-19-4 $14.95
Amazon,  Barnes and Noble

eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-20-0 $4.99
iTunes,  Kindle,  Nook,  Kobo

Find it on Goodreads and the Blog

I don't recall every detail, but I do remember standing outside a theater in 1977 waiting to go see Star Wars with my parents and my two brothers.

It was larger than life.

[And we called it Star Wars. Just Star Wars.]

I'm sure I missed a lot of plot points and the general premise was probably over my head, (I was just a kid!), yet the feeling of being somewhere else, of falling into a movie and not coming back out until the credits rolled, stays with me to this day.

There was something so special about that film. The sounds, the music, the sense of urgency, the drama, the bits of humor, the sarcasm, the bond formed between the characters. It was all so ... fantastic.

Where were you when Star Wars hit theaters? Do you feel the same way I do?

Monday, May 2, 2016

2 Reasons to Celebrate!

Stormy has made the ultimate sacrifice and completed The 2016 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge for me.

Thank the Universe, because I really didn't want to do it. :)

I suppose we should have a moment of silence for him.

He he he.

Thanks to all of you for reading my daily posts. I really appreciate that you guys kept coming back for more punishment of Stormy's adventures.

I apologize for not getting back to your awesome, awesome comments. I was hoping to respond, but I just ran out of hours in a day.

Technically, I'm still catching up on blogs from my personal list and the main list! I will be reading your posts throughout May and June!



The Thing That Turned Me, an Anthology

We make decisions every day that will affect us for the rest of our lives: to stay or to go; to rise to the challenge or to crumble under its weight; to take the chance or do we let opportunity pass us by, without knowing what might have been. An open door. A chance encounter. A moment of truth. All such small things that can decide the rest of our lives without our even realizing it.

This variegated collection of authors of varying genres bring you pictures of these chances…these things that turn us—for better or for worse—and change our lives forever.

Will you recognize your moment when it comes?

Publisher: Stay Classy Publications
Cover Design: Harper L. Jameson
Release Day: 5-31-2016

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list

My contribution:

Title: Before We Break  
Author: Heather M. Gardner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: As Jack Munro struggles with an old demon, Maggie Maguire attempts to show him there's always another way.


I hope you guys check it out! So many great authors and stories are included in this book!

There is a great review by one of the authors on Goodreads with a little description about each story if you want to know more.

Anyone still alive out there?? :)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

#atozchallenge Stormy's Epic Adventurous Quest Journey - Z

Stormy the Weather Gnome, and friends, star in this action-filled docudrama detailing Stormy's quest to find the cure to his ... predicament.


 "ZACHARIAH! This has been a long and exhausting journey."

"I'm just so glad to be back in one piece."

"And, back on my own porch!"

"It'll be a long time before I need another adventure."

"Besides, it's almost time to pull out the grill, set up the front porch, and light the fire pit. I don't want to miss that."

"The worst is behind me and the best is yet to come."

"Oh, hey. I'm kind of in the middle of a soliloquy here. Do you mind?"




Thank you!

Friday, April 29, 2016

#atozchallenge Stormy's Epic Adventurous Quest Journey - Y

Stormy the Weather Gnome, and friends, star in this action-filled docudrama detailing Stormy's quest to find the cure to his ... predicament.


"YOWZA! OK! OK! You ALL helped get my feet back under me! Also, important safety tip. No one touch the frog."

"Hamish, you're terrible with directions, but pretty good company. You could use a breath mint."

"Glad you're enjoying those socks, Holy Creepy Spider!"

"Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the tallest gnome of all? Yep! Still me!"
"Stormy 2.0, don't get too comfortable. That lady may take you places cause you're small, but she loses stuff your size all the time. Keys. Remotes. Lunch. Just watch your tiny back."

Will Stormy alienate all his friends? As usual?
Stay tuned!
One More Day!


My publisher, InkSpell Publishing, has graciously made Already Home and One Good Catch available in trade paperback!

I'm thrilled to be able to offer readers this choice because I know so many of you enjoy reading actual books instead of virtual ones.


Already Home

One Good Catch


Already Home

One Good Catch

Thursday, April 28, 2016

#atozchallenge Stormy's Epic Adventurous Quest Journey - X

Stormy the Weather Gnome, and friends, star in this action-filled docudrama detailing Stormy's quest to find the cure to his ... predicament.


Definition: Friendly relationship between host and guest.

Before I have to relinquish the blog back to that lady, I wanted to thank you all for following my amazing journey.

I've never looked so good and I owe it all to, well, me actually. I did everything.

So. Thank you.

And, thank me!

Will Stormy find a humble bone in his newly fixed body?
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#atozchallenge Stormy's Epic Adventurous Quest Journey - W

Stormy the Weather Gnome, and friends, star in this action-filled docudrama detailing Stormy's quest to find the cure to his ... predicament.


[In case you can't watch the video: Toy Story 2: Geri the Toy Repairman fixes and cleans Woody.]




"Stormy! Is that you?"


Will Stormy come up with anymore words that begin with W?
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

#atozchallenge Stormy's Epic Adventurous Quest Journey - V

Stormy the Weather Gnome, and friends, star in this action-filled docudrama detailing Stormy's quest to find the cure to his ... predicament.


"VOLDERMORT! What's Grimm still doing here?"

"Ignore him. This is it, Stormy. Are you ready to get fixed?"

"Finally! Yes! Let's get this show on the road!"

"I'm ready."

Will Stormy be standing tall next time you see him?
Stay tuned!


It's me, CO-HOST Jeremy @ HOLLYWOOD NUTS, and I have great news, our gear is here. I wanted to let those who are going to make it to show their support and that you have finished the A TO Z CHALLENGE [2016]. To find out more please [CLICK HERE], you will be transported to the store and well there you are.


Thank you!

Jeremy [Retro]
Hollywood Nuts