Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Book Fair and Book Release

We're proud to announce the publication of

Open Doors: Fractured Fairy Tales.

A socially conscious press, Wayman is dedicated to helping those in need. Much of the profit from this anthology will be donated to Primary Children's Hospital in the form of Christmas gifts we'll bring to the long-term patients staying there.


Welcome to the Christmas Book Fair!

Wayman publishing has teamed up
with many phenomenal authors
to bring you this December weekend event.

For three whole days
--December 2-3-4--
you can find these

e-books for great prices.

. . . And . . .

Most of the profit from Wayman Publishing's books (12/1-12/20) will be donated to those in need!

Discover Upcoming and Recently Released Books which include
 Fractured Fairy Tales containing short stories by Myself, Roland Yeomans, Melynda Fluery, E.C.Stilson and many more!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Sydney's Song by Ia Uaro

Sydney's Song

by Ia Uaro

Giveaway ends December 20, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Click HERE to include on your Goodreads TO READ List
Released: 12/2012

Middle Damned
Newly Released Cover!
Middle Damned
A Cat's Legacy
Newly Released Cover!
A Cat's Legacy: Dulcy's Story

. . . Also . . .
Enter to win FREE editing
some of the physical books
and many prizes shown below.

Awesome prizes!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Winners will be announced on 12/8.

The hosts would like to thank everyone.
Wayman Publishing

We hope you enjoyed discovering new authors and their stories
at our Christmas Book Fair.

Have a fantastic week-end!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Have You Been Blindsided?

Kyra Lennon is having a Christmas Photo Bloghop to help promote her new book "Blindsided", she wants to see our Christmas dress-up photos! She says, " Whether you're dressed up as Rudolph, or simply wearing a tinsel scarf, I want to see YOU wearing something festive! The photo has to be either brand new, or from sometime over the last few years - childhood photos will not count! You can put in as much or as little effort as you wish - the only requirement is you have a bit of fun with it."

Check out this link for more details! 

Here is a Picture of me in front of the Christmas tree last year. I am usually the one taking pictures so there are not so many of me, I had to work hard to find this one. You can't see much of it, but yes I am wearing a dress.

Now have some fun and go check out what our other friends are wearing at Chrismas. 

If you have not seen Minnies Gibberish Shopping fun, it is not to late to add to her shopping trip. Check out the story HERE. It will be posted finished on Dec. 1st.

On another note, my good friend Roland Yeomans is having a contest with the most amazing prizes! Join his Victor Standish Contest by checking out his blog HERE

Roland and I have also contributed short stories in the anthology "Fractured Fairy Tales," which is being released on December 1st. More details about this and a fantastic Bookfair on my blog tomorrow so don't forget to come back. December is going to be a great month with so much happening and so much love to share! I hope you will spend some of that time with me as I share my Christmas Calander each day with all of you.

Question for all of you:
Have any of you noticed an increased problem with the spam of Anonymous posts in your blog? I hate word verification and have tried comment modification but am not to fond of that either. Any suggestions?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shopping with Minnie

In order to give more people time to play I am leaving this post up for awhile longer.

Minnie is here again stuffed with dreams full of left over turkey and ready to play Gibberish with all those shoppers and nonshoppers ready to take a break for some fun. Want to join her? Just keep the story going in the comments. Not sure how? Check out the rules HERE-

With unpolished old shoes Black Friday crossed the parking lot. Her handbag full of worn out plastic hung from her tattered jacket as she took out the keys to the back door of her favorite store and sneaked inside, where waiting for her was…..?
Alex J. Cavanaugh of Santa's elves. He demanded to know why the earmuffs and bar soaps were not half price. When she tried to explain she didn't work there, he..(Your turn...)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gibberish on a Black Friday

Minnie is here again stuffed with dreams full of left over turkey and ready to play Gibberish with all those shoppers and nonshoppers ready to take a break for some fun. Want to join her? Just keep the story going in the comments. Not sure how? Check out the rules HERE-

With unpolished old shoes Black Friday crossed the parking lot. Her handbag full of worn out plastic hung from her tattered jacket as she took out the keys to the back door of her favorite store and sneaked inside, where waiting for her was…..?(Your turn...)

You have the week-end to play, so come back on Monday for the complete story. Hope you have a continued great few days! If you are looking for something to read my friend Melynda Fluery is offering a free e-book of Just Nonsence this week-end only. Guaranteed laughter on each page! Check this out on Amazon.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Forgetting the Turkey

Christmas Eve 2011
Christmas sneaks up on me every year. If you know me it should come as no surprise that I try to avoid shopping centers or just going shopping period. So, today when I went into town and saw the Christmas lights already in place, dangling in the wind and the rain, I felt a slap in the face and woke up. There is no avoiding the inevitable holiday stress of shopping for gifts. Americans have this tradition called “Black Friday,” the day after thanksgiving huge sales attract swarms of consumer hungry people to stand in endless lines looking for the best buy. Shop owners, which are comprised mostly now of large corporations, and credit card companies jump up and down rubbing their greedy little hands in glee. For one day the economy is fat and stuffed like the turkey that was eaten the day before. 

We have no Thanksgiving here in Norway and the turkeys in the frozen section are never bigger than 12 pounds. Still, as an American, I have carried the tradition of thanksgiving every year, until now. This year I am forgetting the turkey. My family is too busy to set aside the time to help me celebrate this part of my American heritage. Maybe I will make a turkey dinner later, but it would not be the same. Times like this are when I miss my family in the states the most. I miss having this part of my family around a large table, sharing a meal and celebrating what we are thankful for. So tomorrow when all of you give thanks, remember the most important thing to give thanks for, time spent with your family. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family and for those of you that are planning on standing in “Black Friday” lines, good luck! You can be sure that I am grateful there are no such lines here in Norway.

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving this year, and what do you think of “Black Friday?” Make sure you come back on Friday for some Minnie Gibberish Fun, as she goes shopping and invites you to come along. 


For the month of December I will be sharing my Christmas in Norway as each day I open my advent calendar. Hope you stop by! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

You Inspire Me

Today Alex Cavanaugh, Matthew McNish, and Andrew Leon have put together a special blogfest. The Oh, how I miss you blogfest features the bloggers we really miss and the ones we would! I believe all three of these hosts would be missed if they should disappear from the blogging world. Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies you are grateful they are still around and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!

Here are the rules: List one to three bloggers you really miss and one to three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging. Then go leave a comment on those blogs. Time to let your blogger friends know that they are special! Make sure you join the party and visit other posts as well!

Since I started blogging almost two years ago I have not seen many bloggers disappear but I have seen some cut back. When I first started blogging I was unprepared for the friendships I would form and the extended family it would bring me. The first one that comes to mind is a dear woman that has become a good friend. Melynda Fluery and her blog Crazy World has been a part of my daily life since I first connected to this cyberspace. I have followed her and her family through small tragedies and victories, each one faced head on with passion, bravery and her never ending sense of humor. Her reflections on this crazy world we all live in always bring a smile to my face. Melynda has had to cut back on blogging because she has lost her eyesight, but there is no stopping this woman, even blindness cannot stop her from writing down her words and sharing them. A true friend, a giving humanitarian, a brilliant humorist and author of Just Nonsense, More Nonsense, and True Nonsense, please check out her blog and say hi. I know that my life is and always be richer with her in it.

There are so many of my blogging friends that I would love to mention today but there are two more that I have to mention because I cannot imagine my life without them. They are my two soul brothers Michael Di Gesu and Roland Yeomans. Both of these men inspire me on a daily basis to do better and to give more. Their passion for writing is never ending and their talent for prose never seizes to amaze me or touch my heart. I love them both and OH how I would miss them if they were to disappear.

So there you have it. Three amazing people who inspire me and who I truly appreciate every single day. Who inspires you and who would you miss? 

On another note I would like to invite you to spend part of your Christmas in Norway. Everyday through the month of December until Christmas I will be opening up a window on my Advents calendar, sharing the Norwegian holiday season with you. Ever want to spend Christmas in Norway, here is your chance. Hope you stop by and visit.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Monday, November 12, 2012


Another game of “Tag, you’re it” is circulating again. This time I have been tagged by Nancy Williams. The requirement is to copy one or several paragraphs from your current manuscript with the word 'look' in it and then Tag someone else. This excerpt is from my first draft, so I know that I have to change some things. Do you have any suggestions for replacing the word LOOK in the following paragraph?

WIP: Book One from “Gods and Fairytales, Secrets of the Ash Tree”

Setting: My MC Liv meets Loki for the first time

                “You can make this easy and just give me the necklace. I know you found it…” On the verge of tears he  pulled off a chunk of his hair and squawked, “Just look at what’s happening to me!” He then peeled away a small part of his face and exposed an open sore that oozed with puss. Slowly he composed himself and continued, “My own daughter Hel did this to me, and you my scared little rabbit are going to help me fix it. All I need is that necklace and I can get rid of this wretched curse!” Loki suddenly realized that Liv was just standing there with a stupid confused look on her face. He had expected her to react by now, maybe even change into something a bit more fearful than this human thing. He backed away and studied her closely, and then tilting his head to the side he said, “You don’t know what you are, do you?”


Have a great week and come back on Friday for the blogfest “OH HOW I MISS YOU” Hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, Matthew McNish, and Andrew Leon. It is not too late to sign up!