I wanna rock!

A: I need the music loud and big tonight!

D: How about some panpipes? I have a lovely set somewhere over–

A: No, D – not any of your bard-y fireside music. I need big – it needs to be heard over a body of water – music.

D: Ah, pipes, then?

A: And drums.

D: Um, A. . . are we going to war?

A: War? Silly Druid, wars are for politicians. No, we are celebrating. You and TC are in charge of the music and probably the singing too, since I can’t carry a tune.

D: What are we celebrating – and what are you bringing to this hootenanny?

A: Me, of course!

D: Now you’re just being obscure.

A: Says the Druid. First, I’m bringing me to the hootenanny, and possibly potato chips and dip. Second, my word count for Camp NaNoWriMo has been validated.

D: How many words?


D: And the book?

A: Congratulate me first.

D: . . .That’s stupendous, A. Way to go.

A: With sincerity, and possibly enthusiasm, if you can manage it.

D: I never doubted you for a moment, A.

A: That’s better. The book is well on its way. They’re in 1745, they’re realizing that perhaps they were sent there for a reason, and Bonnie Prince Charlie is about to call the clans. All in all, good times. Word vomit, but good times.

D: I’m proud of you A.

A: Thanks, D. Me too!

D: Okay, that was nice. Get back to work, woman.

A: What about my hootenanny?

D: Don’t you watch TV? That always ends with crazy masks and zombies.

A: Right. How could I forget? No more Netflix for you, D.

A’s Telling the Tale Tonight, Baby!

Ralph and the cat

The Creative Writing Challenge continues at the Community Storyboard. Today’s prompt: Pick an object in your room, and write a story. I have sleep (or lack thereof) on the brain with “Bed Head.” For the best story that popped up at the Community Storyboard, check out Ionia’s, “Polly wants a what?” Hands down my favorite of the day.

Also, huge congratulations are in order to Charles and Briana – thank *you* for letting us be a part of your respective book promotions. It was a lot of fun. Wishing you both a ridiculous amount of success!

Finally, here’s a little something from Part 3 of The Book, i.e. something I salvaged from the word vomit:


It beat at her. Tiny movements bombarded her. Breathing hurt her ears, so complete was the absence of noise.

Maureen opened her eyes, slowly acknowledging that this was no dream – no nightmare to be avoided by deeper dreaming.

Nothing met her gaze. The darkness absolute. Her shriek rose from deep within her gut.


It is Here!

A: Get your copy of Briana’s new book, A Girl Named Cord, today!

On Sale Now! Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower for .99 Cents!

D: Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower is live on Amazon! Get your copy now! Hey, A – why are you blogging? Go buy a copy. Now, Woman!

A: Can I just hit “reblog post” first?

D: What, you can’t multi-task?

A: Where did you learn that word?

D: You – every time you attempt to write and watch an hour of television, you call it multitasking.

A: True. Okay, folks – multitask – read and buy!

A Girl Named Cord Releases July 31, 2013!


Cover Art
Dirk Porsche

D: A! A! It’s here!

A: I seem to recall just doing this.

D: No, A – ITS HERE!

A: You are scaring me, D.

D: A Girl Named Cord is on Amazon, A. You know, Briana’s exciting new book about Cord, a delightfully spunky cow-puncher in the Old West, who suffers trials and –

A: D! Don’t give away the plot. Yes, I remember. We had the happy opportunity to be beta-readers. But since you are so excited, why don’t you do the honors?

D: Why, thank you, A. That’s mighty kind of you!

A Girl Named Cord

By: Briana Vedsted

Available on Amazon.com, July 31, 2013 as both a paperback and an eBook.

Book description

Cord had to work hard to earn her living as a cow puncher, and she was getting along just fine until a wealthy rancher moves into the county and threatens the lives of her and her friends. Cord rises up to meet every challenge, but the death of friends, both old and new, plague her at every turn. And just when everything seems like it is going to go back to being peacefully normal, a secret comes to light, putting Cord and her future family in danger. Will Cord let go of her sorrow filled past and revengeful wishes long enough to save her loved ones and pull her life back out of the bottomless pit it seems to be stuck in?

But let me tell you this: peace in the heart is much more comforting than blood in the sand.

Read more about it at Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18269695-a-girl-named-cord

Cover art

Dirk Porsche at http://shiggyenterprises.wordpress.com/

More about the Author

Find out more about Briana on her blog, http://whenibecameanauthor.wordpress.com/

Also by the Author

Check out Briana’s other books here:

The Night I Walked off of Boot Hill

The Untold Story of Margaret Hurst – alias Maugrim Valletta

Prodigy of Rainbow Tower Releases July 31, 2013!

Prodigy Cover Final

Cover Art:
Jason Pedersen
Website: http://www.jasonpedersen.com/

A: D! D, it’s here!

D: What is here, woman?

A: Careful D, or Nyx is going to blast you sky high.

D: She could, too. Is it reasonable to assume that Charles Yallowitz’s new book, Prodigy of Rainbow Tower is available for purchase?

A: You bet your god-impersonating Pictish arse,

D. D: Really?

A: I’m just stating the facts, D. The second installment of the Legend of Windemere series is here (check out the first installment, Beginning of a Hero). I’m excited; I’m allowedt to play fast-and-lose with words.

D: What is your excuse all those other times?

A: (Eye roll) Now, for the important bits:

Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower

Book Description:
The action-packed, humor-filled, dramatic sequel to ‘Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero’.
Battling through a demonic assassin and an army of monsters, Luke Callindor has survived his time at Hamilton Military Academy.  Now, Luke and his friends must leave the safety of the academy to escort Duke Solomon’s heir down the L’dandrin River and into the safety of the city of Gods’ Voice.  Joining them for this journey is Nyx, a powerful caster apprentice of Rainbow Tower.  With her talent for combat magic and her short temper, Nyx will prove to be a challenge for Luke and all of their enemies.

Who will survive the harrowing trip down the L’dandrin River?  And, who will be the one to break Luke’s trust?

On Goodreads:


Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero:

Get caught up on Luke’s adventures in Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero (Book 1 in the Legends of Windemere Series).

Cover Art Credit:

Jason Pedersen. Website: http://www.jasonpedersen.com/