Friday, October 12, 2018

Cover Reveal: Deadeye...

Hey all!

Well, as promised, here is the cover reveal for David Rex Bonnewell's book, Deadeye! Artwork was done by Carlos Villas. You can find more of his art here.

To follow all things Deadeye and get to know Dave's character, you can find the page for it here, on Facebook.

So the coolest thing about this is, Dave has written a three part series. Each cover will go together and become a panoramic scene! But this one right here, with the Razorback, I think he wants to jump off the cover and kill me. Lol!

Tell me what you think about the cover in the comments below! And don't forget to check out more artwork by Carlos Villas!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

More Life...

My intentions to get back to blogging were solid. But then, I learned how difficult it is to get internet to my house! My goodness. I love my house and won't give it up for anything... except maybe internet!

Just kidding. But I am doing what I can with what I have between now and then. I hope you all enjoyed my guest post yesterday from Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. (I love her name! LOL!)

Things are moving along around here where Midian Entertainment is concerned. I have one novel that won't make it for the January release, but lucky for me, I had another waiting in the wings.

I did a cover reveal on Twitter for my fellow author, David Rex Bonnewell, and I will be sharing that cover here on Friday! So watch this space! I have a couple more covers that will be coming out soon.

We'll be setting up pre-orders for all books in December. It's getting so close and we're all getting so excited. There's been very few details we've been allowed to share due to our NDA. But soon... Soon we'll be able to share with the world!

Have a great rest of your week, and I'll see you tomorrow with Dave's cover!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Special Guest Post: Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc...

Old authors never retire, they just…

Okay, well, I DID retire...and I enjoyed it.

I dabbled here and there...became a musician (my music has been heard in film, radio shows and on TV shows! One of my collections is under contract for use in stores as “shopping music”!) a hippie involved in all kinds of eco, humanitarian and animal rights causes and even started a very short lived magazine. my restless spirit dictated, I was never satisfied for long.

It wasn't until just a couple of weeks ago that I checked off another dream...I've become a photo artist.

I've always wanted to be an artist...any type of artist, but I can't even draw stick figures. Photo manipulation has always intrigued me, but I've never had the means...either the software was too expensive, or it was so difficult to use that, in tears, I gave up.

That's all changed now...and I'll be forever grateful.

Like I did with my writing, I've thrown myself, both feet into creating Phobophilia Surrealist Photography...and I've never been happier.

You can find (and even purchase if the wickedness moves you) my art at my official gallery on Deviant Art.

I post a new manipulation each day (sometimes two) so be sure to follow me there for updates.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

So I missed the IWSG post yesterday... I really wanted to post. I got so caught up in everything, I forgot! But, it was a really good topic and I wrote a post for it before realizing I had missed it again. So here is my LATE post.

How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

Oh, man...

It doesn't even have to be a major life event to affect my writing. Sometimes, minor ones derail the best laid plans.

I'll be sharing some pictures later this month of all the remodeling we've been working on in our new place. I've had all my craft stuff in storage and I'm using the work computer to post blogs because I don't have internet at my home. And I've used up all my hotspot data.

It's been a bummer the last few months. But this time around, this is when writing got me through it. I don't need internet to write, unless I need to research something, and then I use my phone. Thank goodness for that!

Crafting is my go to for relaxation and therapy. Writing helped fill that void when I couldn't do any crafts. I never thought that writing would do that for me. I felt like I always had to be "in the mood" to write. But, it's creating. And that is what crafting is. Writing is a craft and therefore, my therapy. So I am very thankful to have had the means to write during this life event. Whether it was a notebook and pen, my tablet or work computer, it helped me get through this.

And next week, I'll have Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc as a GUEST BLOGGER! Woohoo!

And tune in here Friday! I'll be doing a cover reveal for one of our Midian Entertainment authors, David Rex Bonnewell!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Monkey Wrenches & Writing Debates...

Well. I have had every intention of getting back into blogging. I even have a Patreon page waiting to be launched.

The Monkey Wrench?

No internet at my house!!!!


I'm in search of an internet provider for my new place. I barely live just outside of town, in the wrong direction. And I only can use so much data on my phone HotSpot. Dang it.

So there's that little monkey wrench thrown into the gears. But I will make it work somehow! I always do. Good thing my job can be slow sometimes. I get bored sitting around doing nothing.

I wanted to pose a question to you all. It's a writing question, too!

I am in a new writing group on Facebook. Still not sure about it, but there is still the debate going around about one or two spaces after a period.

One. That is what I've been told ever since I got back into writing. From my understanding, technology took care of having to add that extra little nuisance of a space after a period.

Lots of people still claim there should be two.

So, are you Team One Space or Team Two Space? Tell me in the comments!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

5 Books That Left A Mark, Part Five...

This is it! This is the number one book of my top 5 countdown! I hope you've enjoyed this series of posts. You get to know a little more about me with each one. And if you've left comments, I get to know more about you, as well!

Here we go!

Author: David Eddings

Book Title: The Belgariad (series!)

Why it left a lasting impression on me:

Oh my, again, like with Elf Quest, where to start? Again, another author I discovered in high school. I couldn't read these books fast enough, but never wanted to read TOO fast, because that meant it would all end. Garion and Pol, they were like extended family. The world Eddings created was a rich environment and painted many a great picture in my mind as I read.

I have tried to maintain having all of these books in my library as well, even if I did have to get rid of them to move, I always got them back. This is a series I love to read over and over. I don't usually do that. Once I've read a book, I don't typically pick it back up. But these, I do.

I think it was Eddings, more than any other author, that inspired me to write fantasy. I wanted to create a world just as enticing, characters that felt like family, and when the story was over, you felt as if you were saying goodbye to familiar friends until the next time.

Leave me a comment and tell me about the books that left a lasting impression upon you! I'd love to hear from you!

Monday, September 10, 2018

I Did A Thing...

Hey guys!

Hope you all like the little update I did to my blog. It's starting to get there.

So I did a thing last week. I signed up for Patreon. I'll have my own personal page over there, but I will also be launching one for Midian Entertainment.

I think it will be fun. At the very least, interesting.

It's not like I don't have a million other projects to do. Half finished house, production manager for Midian, writing 3 novels at once. ( I know, right?!?)


Anyway, I'd love for you to drop by. If you are on Patreon, let me know in the comments below. I'll follow you until I'm able to become a Patron. I know some pretty talented people in this world!

Also, feel free to tell me how you feel about Patreon.

Have a great week! I look forward to seeing your comments!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Old Friends, New Posts...


I spent Wednesday scrolling through my blog reading list and tried to visit as many of you as I could. It's been forever since I have read any IWSG posts! (Insecure Writer's Support Group). I will certainly be signing up again for that.

It was great to hear from some old friends. It was amazing to catch up and see how things have been going. I've been gone for a very long time. Longer than I expected.

It's getting easier to get back into this habit of blogging. Especially after reading posts and leaving comments. I felt MUCH more like my old self. I missed you guys!

But it is Friday! And now I will leave you with something else a little familiar:

Funnies and Favorites!

You can find this book by clicking here
So, I have certainly found some new favorites over time.

If you ever saw any of my book reviews for Jill Nojack, you'll know she's now a favorite author. I love her Bad Tom series.
And this book here

And the third one here
I have done reviews for all of them on here. But if you'd rather just take my word for it, there you go!

She's got a very clever wit, the books are pretty well paced and the story is just purrrrfect!

Sorry, totally could not help that AT ALL!

All right, now on to another favorite. I have discovered a love for (and this has nothing to do with books!) recycling in my crafts!!

I'm not kidding. I have taken making my own paper clay to a whole new level. I've been doing a lot of things lately that have been really cool!

And my final favorite thing today: my new place. We found a house last April that hubs and I just fell in love with. It had good, solid bones and structure, so we talked the owner into a sweet deal. We've been doing a lot of the remodeling on the place ourselves. We took it all the way down to the bare bones and built it back up again. I can't begin to tell you... that's a lot of damn work! But well worth it. That, of course, has been the biggest reason for me to not blog these last few months.

But now I'm back. I'm rambling as usual and I know you all just want to get to the funnies. So here they are! Have a super weekend and see you soon!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

5 Books That Left A Mark, Part Four...

Ooh, we're getting down to the wire, here. I'm counting down the top 5 books that left a lasting impression on me, and we're now at #2!

I won't kill you with a ton of commentary, we'll just get right to it.

Author: Melanie Rawn

Book Title: Dragon Prince (Series!)

Why this left a lasting impression on me:

I love, love, love this series. I stumbled upon Melanie Rawn all on my own, again, in high school. I took to her stories like a duck to water. such an intriguing story, unique spell-casters, and of course, DRAGONS!

You become part of the story right from the beginning. You follow Rohan and Sioned's lives intimately (no, not THAT intimately!) and watch as they grow as a couple, as rulers, as parents. Then you are drawn into the lives of their children as they grow as well.

These books stuck with me so much that I have bought the entire series, had to get rid of said series, then bought it all over again, just to have it. It made me sad when she started her new series, Exiles, didn't complete it, and has since gone on to other things. According to her website, though, the last two books of Exiles should be nearing completion.

Aside from all that, the Dragon Prince series will remain in my library.

Tell me about a book that has left a lasting impression on you in the comments!