Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Great and Powerful A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!


Well, I missed the great reveal. I thought it was March 27th but it was last week. 

Major derp. 

Anyway, here it is. My theme for the 2017 Blogging A to Z Challenge is:

Amazing Scientific Breakthroughs We Are On The Cusp of Discovering

Yes indeed people, there are so many truly incredible scientific breakthroughs in the fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy, medicine, biology, technology, and such. 



You will probably see in your life time (for better or worse) breakthroughs that will change your world in ways never imagined. Just think how much our world has changed in the last ten years. 

Folks, what we will see in the upcoming years will dwarf the changes we’ve seen in your lifetime! I’m looking forward to connecting and reconnecting with as many bloggers as I can! 

Question Are you participating in A to Z? If so, what is your theme? Best wishes to you for a smashing success!!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Get Ready To Celebrate National Pi Day 2017!!!


On March 14, 1879 Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. We all recognize the iconic face and hair as well as his famous equation E = mc 2. 

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. 


Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits. Reference 


National Pi Day is celebrated annually on March 14th. The earliest known official, or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium. The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations. 

Freaky!!!

And since science nerds rule the world, we are still celebrating National Pi Day and will continue to do so for all infiniti (no pun intended). 

Even if you hate math, you'll love Pi Day. Why? Because there's pie. 

Saw This At A Local Grocery Store Today

14 Pi Day Deals That Are Irrationally Good Do you love a good pizza pie or fruit centered pie? Like to save money too? Well, national Pi Day is for here. For deals on all sorts of pies CLICK HERE

Pi Day Fun Fact Pi Day is celebrated around the world on March 14 or 3.14 and officially kicks off at 1:59 pm. Now do the math: when combined the date and time results in 3.14159, the approximate numerical value of pi.

Question What's you favorite pie? I know, I know, that's a tough one. Me, I'm going for the pizza pie from an Italian mom and pop restaurant with pepperoni and sausage.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March IWSG, Adventures of Chase Manhattan Box Set Trilogy, 2017 Blogging A to Z Challenge


IWSG This month it’s brought to you by Alex Cavanaugh, Tamara Narayan, Patsy Collins, M.J. Fifield, and Nicole Christopherson

This time I remembered to look up the question of the month. March 1 Question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out? 

The closest I have done is to take out sections and put them in my Junk Yard. I tend to overwrite and as I’m going through my final drafts I will delete sentences, paragraphs and entire sections that just don’t seem to flow or is a good fit. But I often use them to plug a gap somewhere else. I visit my Junk Yard often and find a perfectly good piece and use it, just not in the original section it came from. 

Oh By The Way I have placed numerous short stories in my books. The first chapter in my first book Breakthrough: The Adventures of Chase Manhattan is a stand-alone short story. I thought the book needed to begin with action so I plugged it in. 


Blogging A to Z I’m working on this really cool project. It’s ginormous and demanding a lot of time and resources but hopefully I’ll wrap it up by the end of March. I do have a theme and will participate in the Theme Reveal later in March. However, if the situation demands I need to focus my energies with this project then so be it. I’ll have to wait until next year for A to Z. 


Finally I’ve put together the three books in the Adventures of Chase Manhattan series into a Box Set. I just set it up on Amazon Kindle and will begin promoting it later this month. For now I’ll throw out a few Tweets here and there. 


Ha! I have to get a kick out of the original Kindle Ranking: 4,431,665.

Question Are you participating in blogging A to Z this year? Do you have a theme yet? Have you put together a trilogy or participated in an anthology?

Ugh! I see Google is losing comments again. Is this happening to anyone else. Every post it's like 25 comments mysteriously disappear? 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January 2017 IWSG, Mary Pax, D-oh and Abducted Life


IWSG Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by and saying hello! This month’s Insecure Writers Support Group is brought to you by the our host Alex Cavanaugh and his incredible co-hosts Eva@lillicaspace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather Gardner. Be sure to stop by and give these awesome hard working bloggers some love. 



I have great news! Unfortunately, I’m not able to share it. Probably next month though. I hate not being able to shout out great news, but I’ll just have to hold it for a few weeks. Hate it when that happens. 



Congrats! To Mary Pax Mary got herself on the almighty Book Bub promo. I don’t know the final results, but above is a snipit from late last night ranking at #282 on the Amazon Best Seller's List!!!




D-oh! Like an idiot I forgot to post Patricia Lynne’s Cover Reveal last month. Well, better late than never: 



Blurb Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. When she reappears a year later––alone––she’s a shell of her former self. Robbed of her popularity and her boyfriend, she has no memory of what happened to her. Savannah struggles to move forward as strange, new abilities manifest. Evan Sullivan never gave extra-terrestrials much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted. 

While Savannah’s memory was wiped clean, he remembers every horrific detail. Constantly reminded of the experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him. But neither can let the other go. When their paths cross, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their old lives return. 

As they face what happened to them, they soon discover they aren’t safe. There’s more to fear than what’s hiding in the stars. 


Question Have you had great news but have to wait to tell it and it's like having to pee real bad an there's nowhere to go? 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Insecure Writers Support Group, NaNoWriMo Results


IWSG November IWSG Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by and saying hello! This month’s Insecure Writers Support Group is brought to you by the our host Alex Cavanaugh and his incredible co-hosts Jennifer Hawes, Jen Chandler, Nick Wilford, Juneta Key, JH Moncrieff, Diane Burton and MJ Fifield. Be sure to stop by and give these awesome hard working bloggers some love. 


NaNoWriMo 15,392. Yep. That’s right. 15,392 one of my lowest word counts to date yet by far the most successful. How can that be? Well, I’m mighty glad you asked. The object of this annual event is to write as many words as you possibly can without regard to editing and formatting and researching and stuff. I started off this way and quickly found myself working on three different projects. Problem was, I needed to research a lot of stuff before freestyling it and just write for the sake of writing for volume. 

So I did a lot of research which was great because I framed three incredible works and all the research is complete. I can know write for volume and will easily finish one project before the holidays are over. Now 

If you reach that magical number of 50,000 then you get to post a really cool NaNoWriMo badge. It’s a major milestone and if you achieved 50,000 this year or any year then you should be proud. 

Too bad there isn’t a NaDecWriMo for December as I will hit the 50,000 word mark for sure.



In fact anyone and everyone should be proud of participating and whatever world count you achieved then hat’s off to you and go out and celebrate. Do something crazy. Just don’t get caught. 

Question Did you participate in NaNoWriMo this year? If so, how many words did you write. Have you ever hit the 50,000 word count?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November IWSG, November NaNoWriMo


November IWSG Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by and saying hello! This month’s Insecure Writers Support Group is brought to you by the our host Alex Cavanaugh and his incredible co-hosts Joylene Nowell Butler, Jen Chandler, Mary Aalgaard, Lisa-Buie Collard, Tamara Narayan, Tyrean Martinson and Christine Raines

NaNoWriMo Let’s get right down to it. 30 days. 50,00 words. Fueled by coffee and wine. Sleep is a luxury. I had to go back to work full time and this will be a hinderance to achieving 50,000 words. But I can do it. Twice I had achieved 25,000 words and if I hit this milestone a third time I will be very much happy. But I’m all in. 

Insecurity ... What Insecurity All I need to do is average 5.5 pages a day. No research. No editing. No wasting time on wasting time. It’s writing a 50,000 word draft Balls to the Wall all out blitz and just write without regard to anything other than putting 50,000 words to a Word doc. 

That’s all. In December I can go back and clean things up, put chapters in proper order, research and edit. But for November beauty is in the number of words produced and nothing else.


Question Are you participating in NaNoWriMo? Why or why not? Best wishes if you are!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

30 Seconds Before: If I Were A Mobster Blogfest

Hi all, as always thanks for stopping by. Here are the answers to the Blogfest sponsored by Chrys Fey as she releases her latest and greatest 30 Seconds Before.

My Mobster Name Vasquez 

My Rank I’m a loner for hire. 

Crime Zone I’m a traveling mobster; New York, LA, Monaco, Hong Kong, Paris, etc. Hey, if I’m a mobster I want to have fun and travel, not simply commit crimes. 

My Look / Disguise I’ll have to be a mobster that hides in plain view. Kind of like a James Bond gone bad. Good dresser. Travels the globe. Eats at great restaurants. Invited to parties of the rich and famous. 

Mobster Vehicle A hand full of six-figure sports cars to call my own with friends who own a yacht and helicopter. Hey, this stuff is high maintenance so let someone else pay and maintain them. 

What I’m Known For Brokering complicated deals for other mobsters. Let them do the dirty work. 

My Catch Phrase Catch Me If You Can. 

The Name of my Mob Leader Whoever can afford my services can call themselves whatever they want.



30 SECONDS BEFORE BLURB:

Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?

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To celebrate, 30 Seconds, the follow up story, is on sale for 99 cents!


Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th

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BIO:

Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter


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