Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Facebook is a funny thing

I have to laugh about facebook. I actually have people who are asking to be my friends that I have not seen or heard from since Junior High and it is a blast! SO cool to see people all grown up, to see some of them have their JH pics on there pages and I can say, LOL I knew you when! And now I am also connecting with some of the people I had to leave behind when we moved here from CA. I haven't used it much to talk to everyone since I have been playing way too much FrontierVille, but it's cool to be able to see everyone or have a name pop up in my inbox that I haven't seen or heard in forever.

I also got to see my nieces and nephews and inlaws online and chat for the first time in a long time. All very cool! Now if I could just dedicate myself to my writing the way I dedicated myself to feeding the damn chickens and ox in my new town, I should be a go!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Baby, I'm LIVE!

Okay, I've had a kid and so I know what it feels like to hold new life that came from you for the first time. And this isn't quite like that, but it's freaking close!!!!!

I just jumped over to where I buy games (all the time - don't tell my husband) and lo and behold THERE IS ROYAL TROUBLE!!!! OMG OMG OMG! So very exciting to see it on an official gaming site. With "hilarious characters" in the pitch and all :) I hope you'll go check it out. I am so very excited to have been a part of this and to see it all come together so awesomely! YEEHAW!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Horrorfind Recap

So I went to Horrorfind weekend in Gettysburg this last weekend with my husband and while horror is not my usual thing, I will say that I had a great time. There were many things there that I just did not get (AT ALL! like the cross with the skeleton and barbed wire that gets hung on your wall, or the movie called Human Centipede!) but there were many more that I loved. I am SO going to write a horror novel. Seriously! It will be fantastic and gross and damaging :) Heehee!

One thing I totally got while there was talking with other authors at their tables where they were hawking their books. Spent some time with a guy named Stephen Anthony who is making a go of it through self-publishing. I was wearing my Rejection Builds Character t-shirt and he said, "Let me guess, you're a writer" LOL! Nothing like bonding :) Oh, and THEN we bonded over the fact that he has his book cover on his arm as a tattoo and I have mine on my back - pics are on the internet for those who haven't seen mine :)

His picture is below but first lets talk about the book I bought from him. It's dark, it's angsty, it scared the bejesus out of me with a few stories (yikes on the reindeer and Mr. Jolly!). But there were several that I absolutely loved and I highly recommend picking up your very own copy of COSM - a collection of 16 short stories. He was fun and funny (which you know I love) and we had a good time yakking about writing and various other stuff. And I even got him to do a cheesy smile pic with me. He was going to go for serious and scary but you know how persuasive I can be! Huge thanks to Stephen for his book which kept me up really late and then followed me into my nightmares. You should buy the book, people. You want to buy the book. You must buy the book...

Or Paulie might come and get you (have to read Cosm to figure out what I mean!)

Here we are! Like two freaks on dress down prom night. But where in the hell is my corsage?!?!?

Thursday, September 02, 2010

ROYAL TROUBLE is coming!

Okay so I said I would let you know if I heard about when things were popping for Royal Trouble and they're going off like popcorn in a tin kettle!

The game - a casual downloadable game with adventure, romance and hidden object qualities - will be released from the website on Saturday (yeeee!)! I highly recommend it even with my bias :)

Here is a link to the first preview/review that I've seen:

And here's the snippet from that site that applies to what I did! I wrote the dialogue (just as a refresher for you) after the story was given to me by one of the creators. They think I'm funny! Go figure :)

"...writing seems to be one of Royal Trouble's strong points as well. Even though we could only spend a limited amount of time with our preview demo, there were plenty of funny moments and light-hearted dialog that moved ahead at a good clip."

And once you play all the way through the game (after you buy it of course) then you will see my name under the Dialogue heading. This is so much fun!

Misty - who is happy dancing to her own tune

Booksigning Pics!

Natalie, who is lovely, just reminded me that I never did post those pics of the book signing. So here you go!

This is the view of our table from the side.

Me and the lovely Natalie Damschroder.

The Byron Sandwich! Me, Byron and Vicki Smith.

Me, Heather (event planner extraordinaire!) and Vicki Smith.

Me and my Stormtrooper buddies from the 501st!

Me misbehaving! I know, it's just not possible, but they were misinformed. It wasn't me!

Okay, so what I did was actually worse :) And I got me some Stormtrooper action to top it all off!

And that's it! Thanks so much to Natalie for the pictures!