D: Where can we get some trumpets?
D: You know, for the fanfare.
A: Why do we need fanfare?
D: For our spectacular tale-telling of course.
A: Our? Are you actually including me in the circle of your glory?
D: . . . maybe. Don’t get used to it, though.
A: Oh, never would I ever, D.
A: Frost was this week’s prompt at the Community Storyboard – and once again, you all delivered. Check out these entries.
D: And take a gander at A’s response, Little Jack Frost
A: Not to mention, D’s take on Queen Creative’s Prompts for the Promptless, Johari Window
Halloween Tricks and Treats
D: and for your spooky enjoyment,
A: A list of the weird,
D: the creepy
A: The haunting
D: The family-friendly
A: And the spooktacular!
D: is that even a word?
A: It is now.
Self Publishing News
A: The state of self-publishing—
D: By people who know what they’re talking about.
A: Are you admitting that you aren’t an expert on something?
D: Make a note of this day, A. It will never happen again.
Such a tease…
A: Check out Melissa Janda’s teaser of Charles’ Yallowitz’ 2nd Windemere book, Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.
D: And a little bird tells me that the venerable scribe of Windemere will have another book out, just in time for Halloween, as well as the third Windemere book, Allure of the Gypsies in December . . .
A: Stay tuned for more information on that!
The Published Set
D: Did you hear the good news, A? Jack’s book Ranger Martin and the Zombie Apocalypse reached #1 for Children’s horror on Amazon.
A: I did hear? D, I told you that myself. Weirdo.
D: Oh, right.
A: You were distracted by zombies again, weren’t you?
A: (Eye roll) Right. Anyway – Congratulations, Jack!
D: Meanwhile, SK Nicholls, author of Red Clay and Roses, has been hard at work revising and editing her book – and the updated e-book is available now on Amazon. If you haven’t looked into this ‘fact-ion’ book yet, now is your chance!
A: Did you just use a made-up word?
A: Wonders never cease.
D: It’s Halloween time, A – the veil between the worlds is thin. All sorts of weird and wonderful things can happen now.
A: Speaking of wonderful, not only was the delightful Andra, at The Accidental Cootchie Mama published in Echoes in Darkness but she also has a piece in the latest edition of Precipice. Congratulations, Andra!
A: Help CN Faust get the word out on The Hollow Living!
D: Are you ready for Read Tuesday, A?
A: I’m ready to give books as holiday gifts, but seeing as how I’m not published, personally I will not be participating.
D: Well, just because you aren’t participating, doesn’t mean you can keep all the secrets to yourself. Talk about selfish.
D: You heard me.
A: Um. . . I’m not keeping secrets – if authors want to know how to get their books on the Read Tuesday catalogue, all they have to do is visit the Read Tuesday site.
A: Are you okay, D? You’re acting, I don’t know, kinda funny.
D: It’s this Halloween thing, A. And your party . . . I – I’m not so sure I can cope with all the spooks and the ghouls.
A: They’re not real, D.
D: So you think, Miss I-grew-up-in-a-haunted-house.
A: Okay, those are real, but the ghouls? Not so much.
D: I’ve been around longer than you, A. I’ve seen things.
A: I’ve seen things too, and believe me – ghouls ain’t got nuthin’ on me before my first cup of coffee.
D: Huh. Good point.
Wild Weird and Wonderful
A: Speaking of the weird, wild and wonderful, check this out from Time magazine – Alien Earth: Our Planet from Above.
D: We were speaking of wild, weird and beautiful?
A: Yes. You’re wild and weird
A: And I’m wonderful.
D: (Eye roll) Indeed.
New to me
A: Mrs. God by Mark Evans. I bought the book but it’s going to have to wait for several others. That said, I’m looking forward to reading it and had to share this new-to-me blog and author.
D: What about new to me?
A: D, you were born in 668. Everything in this time should be new to you.
D: Hmph – everything that’s old is new again, A.
A: Why do I even speak to you? Twisty twisty twisty, D.
D: Ah, ever the eloquent writer.
A: Goes along nicely with the pedantic character, don’t you think?
D: Touché, A. Touché.
We don’t need to do it all
A: We’ll leave you with this article from Nourished Kitchen – three days in the life of a real-food advocate, writer and blogger. It’s a lovely reminder not to feel guilty for not doing ‘it all’ or doing it the ‘right’ way all the time.