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Starting this Sunday catchup off with a small announcement: We’re coming up soon on post #450 (counting on the original site of this blog on Blogger). I always like to do something special for those anniversary posts, and I just may have something in mind for this one. Stay tuned! More after the cut. Continue reading
I’d thought I’d take a shot at doing a New Year’s list for 2016…but instead of wishes, this list is about hope.
I hope that 2016 brings all of you perfect moments, when joy is in your heart, a smile is on your face, and all is right with the world.
I hope that when 2016 brings you trouble and turmoil you find the strength and inspiration, and the friends and family and loved ones, to get you through.
I hope that in 2016, you create something, a drawing or a song or a story or whatever form of art, that inspires someone, or that something creative done by someone inspires you.
I hope that 2016 brings you pleasant surprises, happy discoveries, and little miracles, and that some of those come from you taking a chance.
And I hope that 2016 brings a little more peace to the world, a little more understanding to its people, and a little more love to all of you.
Happy New Year.
Willow posted this sad drawing earlier today in reaction to Friday’s tragedies in Paris. All I can add is my hope that someday, we won’t need to create these tributes and mourn the dead and comfort the wounded. Someday, may there be peace on Earth at last.
Like so many other people, I am shocked and saddened by what’s happened in Paris. My thoughts are with the victims and their families, and with all the good people of France.
In case anyone was wondering: Willow actually lives in western France, a good distance from Paris. However, she has family in Paris, and she was worried about them for a while. Thankfully, they’re okay, but she’s quite shaken.
I was concerned about Calomiel, the artist who drew my new avatar, because she lives in Paris. I contacted her as soon as the news broke, and she was actually at home that evening, so she’s fine. I hope her friends and family are okay too.
May the French people stay strong, and not let fear and hate dominate their thoughts and deeds. May the ones who planned this horrible night be brought to justice. And I hope we someday learn, once and for all, that no cause is worth spilling innocent blood for, now or ever.
First off, today is the final day of the Science Fiction and Fantasy September Promo! It’s your last day to get the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, along with 36 other exciting titles and four boxed sets, for just 99 cents each! Fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, and Michiko and Beth! Don’t miss out! Get the full list of books here and reload your Kindle, tablet or smartphone for fall reading! More after the cut. Continue reading
We’re taking part in another sale this weekend, the Science Fiction and Fantasy September Promo! Get the first Monkey Queen book, Of Introductions And Abductions, for just 99 cents this weekend, September 12 and 13, along with 36 other exciting titles and four boxed sets! Fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, and Michiko and Beth! Don’t miss out! Get the full list of books here and reload your Kindle, tablet or smartphone for autumn!