Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IWSG October 2017

This month's question is Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose? 

Yes I have. Chase Manhattan from my Breakthrough series is made up of a lot of me, only better. Much better. I have a college degree but he has one in physics. I've taught online college courses while he is an associate professor at University of California - Irvine. I drive a used Volvo. He can afford just about any car he wants. I've been to Canada and Mexico. Chase has been all over the globe. I once saw a Bruce Lee movie. He has a black belt. 

But other than that, we're pretty much the same. 

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What, me worry? I'm going through some major transitions. All good. But I do need to take those life changing leaps of faith and it's going well. It's time to shed my skin and move into new arenas and I'm having a lot of fun doing it. 

Question Have you had to make any life changing leaps of faith lately?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 2017 IWSG

September 2017 IWSG Well life got ahead of me and I forgot to post even though it was on the forefront of my mind this past week. Anyway, here is my post.

September’s optional question - Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in?

Yes I Have Previously I have written Speculative Fiction and have more really cool works in the pipeline. But I am also launching the beta test of The Launching Pad and getting incredible feedback so I can make last minute adjustments.

Okay, my videos for each module suck. But that's okay as these are rehearsals and I'm learning and refining the script. I'll use a studio to record the final version in a week or so. I don't need the final video cuts to run the beta launch. Would have been nice. But time constraints yada yda yada ....

My Beta Intro I'll insert this clip at the beginning of many of my videos. Be sure to have your sound on. I'll do fades at the front and end. Craig Wolfe, talented hubby of the talented L. Diane Wolfe, will send me the finished product by week's end.


It's too late for me to take the time to insert embedded links to the co-hosts of this amazing monthly event, so I'll include a link where you can go to find these links click them and show these amazing co-hosts some love! CLICK HERE

Question Have you had to launch something like my beta launch even though you were not quite ready?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

IWSG August 2016

Well folks, I just got home from a whirlwind tour that included a trip to Michigan to see the extended family for a reunion. Whew! i'm tired to say the least.

But not too tired to post for this month's IWSG. Too tired to link back to the co-hosts but I can still manage to post none-the-less.

I'm wrapping up a dozen or so 30 - 60 second videos for my latest project. My concern is I need to get a young fresh face other than my ugly mug on the screen. So i'm kicking around some ideas to bring in someone else to do many if not most of the videos.

As you all know, ambitious projects never seem to be finalized. They need constant tweaks and improvements. But you need to come to the point where you need to move forward and go live, then fix things as you go along.

Question So what's the latest and greatest in your world?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

July IWSG, The Launching Pad and Happy Fourth of July!!!

Hello everyone and as always thanks for stopping by and saying hello! July’s IWSG is brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his host of helpers Tamara Narayan, Pat Hatt, Patricia Lynn, Juneta Key and Doreen McGettigan

Be sure to stop by their blogs and show them a little love. 

I’ve been hard at work on a new project called The Launching Pad. I’ve never built out a website quite like this. I’m learning much about plug-ins and how they work. I need two more, a text editor with a better selection of fonts, and I need a plug-in that allows me to move stuff up and down in sequence. I’ll find them eventually. 

Currently I’m working on worksheets and checklists. It’s not easy making worksheets with expandable and fillable text, so I’m outsourcing it to 

And I hope all you Yanks are having a safe and fun time celebrating Fourth of July!!!

Anyway, that’s my world these days. What’s going on in your world?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June IWSG and The Launching Pad

Hello everyone, and as always thanks for stopping by to say help! It’s the first Wednesday of the month and time for IWSG brought to you by Alex Cavanaugh and his co-hosts JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan and Heather Gardner. Please take a moment this week to stop by their sites and show them a little love!

Well, I had a new website to roll out and wouldn't you know it, the thing crashed and burned. It's a Wordpress site hosted through Not sure what happened. Customer Service was no help.

Anyway, I'll rebuild it today.

I'm asking you to remember me and when I stop by this week to your blog, please reciprocate and come back here. There will be a link to my new site and I would very much appreciate your feedback and input. 

Thanks and happy IWSGing!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2017 IWSG and Tribute to Melissa Bradley and Sex In Space

Hello all This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group is brought to you by Alex Cavanaugh and his awesome and amazing host of cohorts Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan, Liesbet@RoamingAbout, Michelle Wallace, and Feather Stone

As most if not all of you are aware, we lost one of our blogging founders this week with Melissa Bradley. Melissa was such a large part of our blogging community in the early days. She visited blogs and was a guest hostess countless times. She was an incredible human being who will be sorely missed. 

Yet I choose to celebrate Melissa’s life and all she contributed to her immediate circle of family and friends and again the blogging community. 

Sex In Space Let’s face it. Melissa wrote some pretty smutty stuff. But as a guest on my blog she kept to her them yet kept things clean and from a scientific standpoint of view as she understood kids read my blog. 

During my Blog Tour for my second book Opening: The Adventures of Chase Manhattan she wrote an amazing guest blog from a purely scientific point of view of sex in space based on peer reviewed scientific articles. It remains to this day one of the best gust posts on my blog. 

Unfortunately, Google who acquired Blogger shut down my previous three blogs for so-called spamming so I do not have the link to post which I would like to do. Bad Google. Evil. Google.

Question Did you know Melissa Bradley? Do you have any thoughts you would like to share?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

S is for Super Bugs #AtoZChallenge

Humans are not the only ones thriving and taking those quantum leap forwards. Super bugs are just as busy, mutating, and finding ways to thwart even our best antibiotics.


Saturday T is for Transplant as in Human Head Transplant

Question Are you concerned with epidemics or pandemics breaking out any time soon? If so, do you think mankind armed with technology can come to the rescue?