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Yeah….we did it.  We let him watch the show. Probably because it is one of our fav shows.   Does it help that I kinda “pre-screened” the show so I know that is almost exclusively blood and gore and not much in the way of “adult” material?   Okay, you’re right, it’s not appropriate for a 10 yr old.   But hey,  I came up with what I think are a few VERY good reasons that justify my decision:

"I heard zombies make good fertilizer."

“I heard zombies make good fertilizer.”

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Nothing perks up your Holiday Spirit like a few good tunes from those wonderful chaps “The Smiths”.  (Thank god for Morissey)

And,  for those of you who are not fans (yet),  these are real titles !!!

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Countdown in random order 

5.  Unloveable

4.  The Queen is Dead

3.  Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me

2.  Girlfriend in a Coma

1.   Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaUUYV7wKos

A big shout-out of gratitude to the folks that  helped sooo much in the success of my first novel”Shades of Gray” !

 It was published this week  way back in 2011…..

(Ok, so it’s just a newborn, really, but it was my first and they do grow up SO quickly!)

Click on Image below to grab your  99cent eBook copy (starting 11/29, ending 12/4)

(more details on the novel and a sample are available at Amazon, or just click on image below)

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…reposting a terrific piece by a terrific writer, Rachel Thompson,   @RachelintheOC

here is a link to her latest title –   http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Pieces-Essays-Inspired-Life-ebook/dp/B00AR0T74S/

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A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers ~ Plato    51y5Be1lkfL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-66,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

Two friends have told me this week that they’re disappointed in the sales of their first book, because it’s not enough for them to quit their jobs and write full time. I also read articles on Writer’s Digest and another one byDavid Vinjamuri (IndieReader) about the success of indie authors. And because we met with our accountant today, I have some hard numbers I wanted to share because, well, I truly don’t pay attention beyond my daily sales and it’s a good reality check.

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I rarely take on newsy, political subjects, but with tongue semi-planted in cheek, I would like to take this brief moment to say thank you to Canada.      4379691-a-canadian-flag-shaped-like-a-heartford

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave for the last few weeks, you know about the trials and tribulations of Toronto’s newest celebrity, Mayor Rob Ford.  If you don’t know him,  then be sure to watch the beginning of the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from yesterday (nov. 14,  warning – laughter will induce pants wetting).   Amazing.

So Torontonians (sp?) , on behalf of all us just to the south  –  Thank you so much for electing Rob Ford as your mayor.  See, here in the U.S., we’re overwhelmed with mayors who smoke crack (Marion Berry, DC mayor)  and politicians who tweet pictures of their male private parts (Weiner, yes, that is his name)…..(checking google translate now as to how they say ‘male private parts’ in canadian speak….oh good, they just say ‘dick’ ).

We have politicians who solicit bribes openly (Blagojevich) and openly solicit other men in airport bathrooms.

In fact, we’re quite jaded when it comes to scandal, just another day in the life of a democratic superpower.

But, oh boy, are we happy that our buddy Rob is making the news.  It calms us…..makes us feel…well, almost normal.

So please accept our sincere gratitude.  Quite frankly, you’ve made this a very special upcoming Holiday Season!

And, please, please, please…….is there any chance you could elect him Prime Minister?   Hmmm…..well just think about it, okay?

( here is link to Nov. 14 episode of “The Daily Show”  too funny,  thanks again Canada)

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/thu-november-14-2013-geoffrey-rush

….Proud to announce that the new novel is available for your eReading device  (Kindle, Nook, PC, etc.)

Here’s the Amazon Link –

http://www.amazon.com/When-His-Dreams-Take-Flight-ebook/dp/B00G3PMVPI/

…Here are the story details –      **  RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES !!

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When His Dreams Take Flight   

Quick Overview-

Genre –  Thriller/Suspense

Rated “R” for language, mild sexual content.

Length –  54,000 words.  

 

Nick Townsend is a high school principal battling alcohol addiction. After falling off the wagon, he awakens the next morning remembering a dream that included him flying over an elementary school shooting, in progress.  The next day, the school shooting he saw in his dream is headline news.  When it happens again, he is determined to prevent the tragedy and solicits his best friend to help him save more children from certain death.

But what is the cost of saving lives?  Will he continue to risk his life when the woman he loves is carrying his child?  Can he win the battle against the demon tequila that threatens to wreck his world?  And, when he awakens one morning remembering another school shooting dream, can he stop the horrible event from happening at his school?

 

Yeah, I know.  When I read the headline, I thought it was too good to be true.  But it is !!

Participating Krispy Kreme locations will give you 1 free glazed doughnut if you speak like a pirate OR you wear an eye-patch.  Dress in full pirate “regalia”  and get a dozen free doughnuts.

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