Hellboy #2 is going to be Julian Bond in the school’s Black History Month program. I thought this costume would be easy-peasy for once. Not so much. Finding little boy ties is like finding hen’s teeth. Astonishing this close to Easter. I found some at Macy’s but they were $15 a piece! Given a better than 80% likelihood that said tie would NOT make it home, I decided to make it myself. Not bad, I’d say, especially for a first attempt. It took all of 20 minutes and probably would’ve taken less if I’d had the right kind of elastic.
Guess you’ve heard by now that Lisa and I have a Christmas series this year. The first book, Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas, drops next week. But we announced this in our group and on our mailing lists last week, if you email me at email@example.com by midnight tonight, you’ll get the ARC a week early absolutely free! (BTW, this is why it’s a good reason to get on the mailing list or join our Facebook group, Y’all Better Get You Some.) There are four more books in this series. And coming in the new year we have Acts of Wars and Love Me Some Him and who knows what else. There’s no telling what we’ll be giving away.
Is there a catch? Of course there’s a catch. You must post a review at Amazon on release day. Not the day after release day or a week later. ON RELEASE DAY. Reviews boost a book on Amazon and we need this book to hit big. If you don’t post your review on release day you’ll be ineligible for any future giveaways. Sorry to be a bitch, but this is VERY important. So get those emails to me. I’ll start sending ARCs tomorrow morning-ish.
I’m also having a drawing for those who sign up for my mailing list between now and release day for a free copy. We’re also participating in the 25 Days of Christmas giveaway being hosted by Alexandria Infante on Facebook. We’re giving away two copies of Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas and one copy each of Santa Baby and Lisa’s Christmas book, Dashing Through the Snow. (BTW, I’m not sure I told Lisa about that last bit, but seriously if you haven’t read Dashing, you’ve missed out. It’s one of her best. A cozy mystery with that champagne texture she’s so known for.)
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I’m putting this here because I can’t save it to my iPad and Kell asks for this song a thousand times a day. There’s a tenner for anyone who knows how to download it.
And I’m so proud of myself. I’ve got the type personality that when I start something I feel compelled to finish it, no matter what. So I thought I’d apply that personality quirk to fitness. And it worked. If you’d told me I could do 175 squats (WITH GOOD FORM) I would have laughed at you, but I did it. So now I”m taking on another challenge 10k steps (that’s five miles) plus squats and pushups. I haven’t done pushups since I hurt my shoulder years ago, so I’ll definitely be doing the modified version. But here we go. I’ll keep y’all posted.
I’ve often wondered why Octavia Butler’s Parable stories have never been optioned for a movie, or at least a series on one of the cable channels, but I just realized why that will probably never happen: It’s too real. Stories where the apocalypse is brought on by nuclear bombs and whatnot is one thing, but one where mankind is brought to its knees by greed and ignorance? Butler was a seer, these stories have such prescience that they should be in ever schools curriculum, which is the very reason they will not. Our society will not go out with a bang, but with a whimper.