Kid Quotes (7/19)

This is post #501! Does that mean I talk to much? Don’t answer that. On to the kid stuff.

Bennett’s been watching “Gaspard and Lisa”, a cute, if odd, cartoon on Disney, Jr. Gaspard and Lisa are both dogs, complete with walking, talking dog families. Which is normal for a cartoon, except that everyone else in the cartoon is human, and no one seems to think that walking, talking dogs is a big deal. Despite the fact that it’s only these two families. But wait! It gets better! They live in Paris, where everyone speaks perfect English (no accents), and you only hear the occasional, “Bonjour.” Strange little show. Anyway, part of the intro song is, “Hello! Bonjour!” Yesterday, Bennett ran into the kitchen, yelled, “Hello! Bozo!” and ran back down the hall. Continue reading

Decisions, Decisions: Traditional or Self-publishing?

As I’m not a published author, I’m hardly the best person to answer this question. So what’s with this post? Well, I’ve had several IRL and online friends ask me about publishing. Presumably because I have a lot of contact with indie authors. You surround yourself with a certain group of people, whether it’s authors or artists or whole-foodies, and you forget that everyone else has their own particular circle, and may not have ready access to the same information you do. So I threw out a request for resources to my author and blogger friends. Continue reading

Discover Fantasy: Toonopolis & Anchihiiroo by Jeremy Rodden

Today’s post for the Discover Fantasy Tour features Jeremy Rodden. Jeremy is the author of the fabulously fun Toonopolis: Gemini and the not-as-funny-but-just-as-interesting Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero (#1 in the Toonopolis Shorts series). Continue reading

Review and Giveaway: Murder for Choir

Book description
Even as a struggling opera singer, Paige Marshall has never seen anything like the cutthroat competition of the Prospect Glen High School show choir. Coaching these championship-hungry students may be her toughest gig yet…

Especially when her best young male singer is suspected of killing the arrogant coach of Prospect Glen’s fiercest rival. To clear his name, Paige will have to sort through a chorus of suspects, and go note-for-note with a killer who wants her out of the spotlight for good. Continue reading

Discover Fantasy: Magnus Opum Character Interview

We’re back again with the Discover Fantasy Tour! Today I’m featuring Jonathan Gould, author of Doodling, Flidderbugs, and Magnus Opum.  One of Jonathan’s characters heard that I let David’s folks come on here Monday and wanted his own time, too. And frankly, I was afraid to say no to him. I don’t have time to be cooked and eaten today. Continue reading