Yes, This Will Be On the Test

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Self Lovin' Blog Hop!

TL Watson is running a bloghop this week to 
celebrate our talents.

 In her words: "Please share with us what you're good at. There's something--I know there's something--no matter how small you think it is." 

Check out Tara's Blog post about it, and feel free to join in!

I'm not big on talking about myself, but I do have a smidge of talent in something I enjoy and don't do enough of anymore.


I spent many years as a scenic and lighting designer. Here is an eclectic collection of renderings from my past. 

Road Trip - original

Desert Ruin - Inspired by existing work 

Renderings for a scenic projection backdrop - original 

Seascapes - Inspired by existing work

Backdrop Rendering - City Neighborhood - original

Pop over to some of the other blogs in this hop:

1.Feel of Something New2.Meradeth's Write Stuff
3.Leslie S. Rose Yes This Will Be On the Test4.SPBowers
5.The Girdle of Melian6.In the Shade of the Cherry Tree
7.Elizabeth Seckman, Author8.SC Write
9.Liz Blocker's Blog10.All About Growing Up and Becoming a Famous Author

Please share in the comments what you are good at in writing or some other hidden talent.

Happy Spring!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I Challenge You!

This is making the rounds on Facebook.
You click on the classics you have read to get your score. 
It was a blast. My TBR list just expanded exponentially.

No fair counting books 
you've only seen as movies. 

Don't be intimidated by the term "classics." You'll see Charlotte's Web, Harry Potter, and lots of old favorites you read in school.

My score is 47.

Game on!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Cover Reveal: Contact by Laurisa White Reyes

The best part of this crazy writing world is the people you meet along the way. 

Laurisa White Reyes in one of those special folks. 

She wears many hats including founder and coordinator of our local Santa Clarita, California SCBWI Schmooze. 

I'm delighted to share her exciting news with you - this gorgeous cover of her upcoming novel.

Drum roll please...

 It takes only half a second, like those commercials where a crash test dummy rockets forward at high speed and slams into a wall. In that instant every thought in Emma Lynn Walsh’s head collides with mine—every thought, memory, hope, disappointment and dream.
I open my eyes to see Dr. Walsh peering at me, a puzzled expression on her face.
“Let—go—of—me,” I order though clenched teeth.”

Mira wants to die. She’s attempted suicide twice already and failed. Every time she comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her psychologist considers this a gift, for Mira it’s a curse from which she cannot escape. 

To make matters worse, Mira’s father is being investigated for the deaths of several volunteer test subjects of the miracle drug Gaudium. Shortly after Mira’s mother starts asking questions, she ends up in a coma. Although her father claims it was an accident, thanks to her “condition” Mira knows the truth, but proving it just might get her killed.

COMING JUNE 23rd 2014...
Laurisa White Reyes
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