Friday, April 13, 2018

Cat Video: Friday the 13th

I know it's a little late getting posted, but here's a black cat enjoying some snacks on Friday the 13th.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

April 2018 Writing Projects

1. Cleaning up some of my short stories to submit to the FWA Royal Palm Awards.

2. Joining Camp NaNo this month to complete the YA alien invasion novel.

3. Slapping myself each hour I don't get any damn writing done when it could get done.


I expect to be covered in slap bruises by the end of next week.

Good luck to ye, too.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Quiet Man Question, Maybe a Pub Enthusiast Can Tell Me

Okay, so I got a question about this bit in the movie:

You can to scan ahead to the bit in the pub, when O'Flynn gets the gun to fire "one if by land two if by sea" and the bartender shouts "Gentlemen on a day like this, the drinks are on the house!"

And then all of a sudden every man there paying attention drop their whiskey glasses and refuse to take another sip.

I don't get it.

I'm a teetotaler, so I'm not hep to such things.

Is that a man in Ireland pays for his drinks regardless of the free and unhindered offering of a drink?

Please comment below.

In the meantime, here's my dinner movie I'll be watching as I eat Mexican food.

...what?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Just Noting for the Record: PI DAY

March 14th translates to 3.14 which are the first three numbers in pi, an irrational number that in theory goes on forever because it defines the curvature of a circle, which has no corner, meaning it keeps getting smoother and smoother and smoother but never stopping as you zoom into the infinite of nanospace and...

ahem. I'll start over.

It's Pi Day.


MMMMMMMMMM PI.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Librarianship and Social Media

In terms of marketing, libraries need every form of outreach they can think of.

But Facebook can only go so far. Tumblr requires near constant updating, as does Twitter.

Is Snapchat a good way to get teens more interested in using the library for reading or school work?

What other social media apps might work?

Suggestions? Please comment.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Submission time! Yay!

So again, I'm rushing up to the deadline for submissions, but hey I got this in this morning!

I submitted a short story "Knowing Dragons" to Darkhouse Books for their planned Shhh Murder anthology. I spotted it on a listing of online submissions - thank you, Gwendolyn Kiste! - and while it's in a genre - cozy mystery - I'm not usually working in, I noticed it was perfect for me in one regards.

The editors were going to give extra credit to anyone with a librarian background.

So, here's hoping the story passes muster!