Thursday, January 8, 2015

First Wonderful of 2015! Beware....

Leap Books is proud to present Beware the Little White Rabbit, an anthology of short stories in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

I am proud, thrilled, humbled, excited (see where I'm going with this?) to be a part of it, especially since I get to work not only with author friends like Christine Norris and Madeia Sharif, but with: 

Publisher/author Shannon Delany
Co-publisher Judith Graves
Marketing Director/author Jennifer Murgia
Freelance editors: Sara Biren
Kelly Hashway
and Tara Kelly\
Marketing assistant/blog tour organizer Elana Johnson
Illustrators Ashley Poston
and Gaetano Pezzillo

My story is about Alice... going through a wormhole in space, chasing that darn rabbit. And that's all I'm going to tell you! There are many varied stories from steampunk to fantasy and so much more! Look for the debut date!


Should Auld Resolutions Be Forgot...

Yep, this first post of the New Year is late. Maybe I should resolve to be more timely with my posts.


I'm not making any resolutions this year because they're wimpy. A resolution is an "I'm going to try to..." kind of promise. It kind of lets you off the hook if you fail because it's only a 'going to try.' Instead, I'm making a 2015 To Do List. And if it's one thing about me and lists, it's that if it's on The List, I have to get it done. It may as well be inscribed in blood on my arm. So here's my

2015 To Do List:

Finish my middle grade novel and send to agent.

Do the revisions to my sci fi novel by the end of January.

Get on my bike as soon as it's tolerably warm.

Get out more- movies, theater, visiting, etc.

Not worry about what other people do, even if it's a loved one and it might not be a good move.

Keep desk clear because it's new and I'm more productive that way.

Learn how to debug my computer from  all the stupid adware.

Finish the rework/revisions on my other 3 novels that have promise.

Give more time to things that are important- meals for homeless, my Phi Nu fraternity gals, etc.

Avoid toxic and/or crazy people.

That's it, nothing fancy. I'd do most of these anyway, but if it's on The List it HAS to get done.

Wishing you, your families, and the world a better 2015...