Make Merry!

1birthdaypancakesD: A! A, wake up, woman!

A: Huh-what? I’m awake, D.

D: Oh really?

A: Okay, maybe I was taking a bit of a catnap—

D: Whatever, woman – it’s time to get moving. Do you have any idea what today is?

A: Saturday?

D: . . .

A: Saturday, April 12?

D: We’re going to do this again?

A: Well, yeah. I mean, what would you do without me being obtuse? Or confounding? Or generally a foil to your, um, majesty.

D: This is true.

A: See, I’m fulfilling a very important role for you, D. Have been for a whole year.

D: You did that on purpose.

A: What, steal your thunder and announce that we’ve been blogging for 365 days as of today?

D: Yeah, that.

A: And you’ve put up with that sort of behavior for fifty-two weeks now.

D: Are you quite done?

A: What, with announcing that we’ve been entertaining, infuriating, and talking at one another,  celebrating creativity and acting as creative-community cheerleaders for 12 months exactly?

D: (Sigh).

A: Ah-ha! I saw that smile, D. Don’t try to hide it. Come on, you’ve had fun for most of the 8765.81 hours this blog has been alive.

D: You are incorrigible.

Memoirs of a DilettanteA: I’ve learned from the best!

D: Speaking of the best. . .

A: Oh no, I’ll let you announce this one – see, I can be nice.

D: Your graciousness knows no bounds. A and I are incredibly pleased to announce we share an anniversary with one of our very favorite people. Today not only marks a year for The D/A Dialogues,  but it also marks the birthday of a one Helena Hann-Basquiat, dilettante extraordinaire!

A&D: Happy Birthday, Helena!

The Best MedicineA: Helena, and her delightfully creepy alter-ego Jessica B. Bell, is an incredibly talented author who has been a great friend to me, and to celebrate her day, you should boogie on down to Amazon and pick up one–

D: Or all–

A: Of her books.

D: First, there are the Memoirs of a Dilettante, Vol. One. Her anecdotes are, by turns, hysterical and touching, and well worth the read.

CoverA: And then there are the two novellas from Jessica B. Bell – The Best Medicine and Three Cigarettes. Both are wonderfully-wicked,  and should be read with the lights on!

D: Or off, if you’re not A, and scared of everything that goes bump in the night.

A: For once, he’s not wrong!

D: I’m never wrong.

A: Indeed, D. Here’s to another year of laughs, chills and all-around fabulousness.

D: Well said, A

D&A: Happy Birthday, Helena.

A: And happy birthday, blog. Thank you all so much for finding us, and sticking around once you realized we’re a little nuts! Have a great weekend!


Six Lit Birthday CandlesD: A! A, do you know whose birthday it is, today?

A: Sparkle-tastic Kristen Stewart.

D: No. I mean, yes, but – wait, how do you know that?

A: Don’t ask. Okay, so not her – how about Dennis Quaid?

D: Yes, A. It’s Dennis Quaid’s birthday.

A: Why do you care if it’s Dennis Quaid’s birthday, D?

D: I don’t, but you’re being purposefully obtuse. Guess whose birthday it is today, A!

A: Hugh Heffner.

D: . . .

A: I’m kidding – well, not really. It is Mr. Heffner’s birthday today – but you know what all those people have in common, D?

D: Oh, pray tell?

A: They get to share a birthday with Charles Yallowitz, author of the Legends of Windemere series. Jeeze, D! Get with the program.

D: . . .

A: Oh, come on, smile – we have birthday wishes to dole out. And just because I know I’ve climbed aboard your last nerve, I’ll let you do the honors.

A: You’re so very kind, A.

A and I are quite lucky to know that wonderful scribe of Windemere, Mr. Charles Yallowitz. If you haven’t had a chance to delve into the world he’s created, do yourself a favor and pick up his books – each one is available on Amazon, and each one is well worth the read.

A: Indeed – well said, D. Happy Birthday, Charles!

Get your copy of Charles’ latest book, Legends of Windemere: Family of the Tri-Rune

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

The magical adventure continues after Luke Callindor and his friends recover from their battles in Haven.

Nyx still has nightmares about casting the genocide spell in Hero’s Gate. Every night her heart is gripped by the sensation of hundreds of goblins dying by her magic. By the request of Lord Highrider and Duke Solomon, she is returning to fix the damage she caused. With Luke Callindor and Sari by her side, Nyx is ready to face the vengeful goblins and opportunistic thieves that plague Hero’s Gate. Yet, there is a darker threat that was born from her violated magic: The Krypters.

It is another action-packed, character driven story that will reveal one of our heroes has been lied to for their entire life.

Go on – make Charles’ birthday the best ever and collect the whole set to-date!

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover by Jason Pedersen

Cover by Jason Pedersen


About the Birthday Boy:

Charles author photo B&WCharles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

Blog: Legends of Windemere
Twitter: @cyallowitz
Facebook: Charles Yallowitz

Happy Day

Six Lit Birthday CandlesA: Are you ready for it, D?

D: Ready? I was born ready!

A: Okay, on three. One. . . Two. . .

D: Wait!

A: What? What is it, D?

D: Maybe you should sit this one out.

A: What?

D: No, no I mean you can sit there and look pretty and add heart to the whole thing, but maybe, could you not sing?

A: . . .

D: Come on, A. I’ve heard what your friends say.

A: Damn. You’ve been talking to Christine again, haven’t you.

D: Maybe.

A: And?

D: Tone-Deaf Bull Frog.

A: Point taken. Take it away, D!

D: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Susan! Happy Birthday to you!!!

A: (Attempted croon) And many more!

D: (Eye-roll) Thanks, A.

A: Happy Birthday, Susan – D and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Everyone, go visit Susan’s page, My Brand of Genius and wish her a fantabulous birthday. And, while you’re at it, check out her book, Red Clay and Roses.