Thursday, April 21, 2011

Free Short Story!

I have a free short story posted at Whipped Cream Reviews. Click on the cover to read about Trevor and Jen:

I hope you enjoy :-)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Satuday Hottie ~ Jonathan Chase

Our Hottie for this week....
~~ Jonathan Chase ~~

(Yes, I like his hair...)
Jonathan Chase (born October 26, 1979) is an American actor.

Chase was born Jonathan Shane Greenfield in Plantation, Florida. A graduate of the University of Florida, he is best known for his role as Cash in the final season of the UPN show One on One starring Kyla Pratt.

Chase has appeared in the independent films 7eventy 5ive, Another Gay Movie, and Gingerdead Man, opposite Gary Busey. Chase has worked on a multi-episode story on the critically acclaimed The CW series Veronica Mars and appeared in multiple episodes of the Emmy Award-winning show Monk.

(He looks like American Pie...yummy and hunky and good)
In New York, Chase trained with the Upright Citizens Brigade, strengthening his improvisation skills and comic timing.

In 2009, Chase had supporting roles in two movies. In All About Steve, starring Sandra Bullock as a crossword puzzle constructor who believes herself to be in love with a CNN cameraman, Chase plays the character Dave.

Chase's second movie, Gamer, stars Gerard Butler as an unwilling participant in an online game in which outside gamers can control human beings as players.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Megan's Friday Post

So I decided instead of waiting and chewing my nails down to nubs...I'll start a new WIP. Yup. So, I grabbed Kealie and did a little fact finding on nymphs. Yeah, nymphs.

Atria. Fire Nymph.

I have the story outlined, so we'll see what happens...I'm rather excited. Think I'll cut this post short and get moving. Ta!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Did the Deed...

Ok, the first time I started this post, it said "I Did the Dead". Kealie fell over laughing. "You do the dead all the time."

She'd be right. And it proves that I can't type for a diddly.

So about the Deed...

I sent Permanent off into the world. It's exciting and scary. Exciting because it's out into the world to someone other than Kealie, the crit partners, and my own brain. Scary as heck because I've had a nasty case of the what if's...

What if it's not good enough? What if it's laughed at? What if readers won't accept it? What if I poured my heart into these characters for no reason?

Ugh. No wonder my published friends talk about their Tums intake...I am so there.

Thoughts? This is my first submission...I'm skeered.

Oh and hey, while I'm thinking about it... I'm following Mysti on Whipped Cream on April 30th for the Spring is Bustin' Out All Over fest!! Join us. You could win a Nook!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Win a Nook, Kindle or $150 GC!!

What do weeding and writing have in common? To find out, you'll have to read my guest blog during the LASR/WC Spring Blogfest. I don't blog until 4/29 ... but there are piles of amazing authors blogging every day on both sites.

Even better? EVERY comment you leave earns you an entry into the contest. So what are you waiting for? Get your butt over there and play!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Day...

I happened to be sitting here at my laptop wondering what the heck to blog about today. Was busy writing yesterday and didn't get much else done. But I happened to be looking at the calendar.

April 1st.

Well, crud.

I love to have fun. Love to have sillies. But...I wanted to know why we have a day to pull fast ones on our pals.

So I looked it up. I ended up on Wikipedia. Now I realize that not everything on Wikipedia is kosher. I saw the Daniel Tosh Wiki page. Yeah, that's all kinds of goofed up.

But here's what I found about April Fool's Day...

* April Fools' Day is celebrated all around the world on the April 1 of every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools' Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day where everyone plays all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The day is marked by the commission of good humoured or funny jokes, hoaxes, and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, work associates, etc.

* In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392), the "Nun's Priest's Tale" is set Syn March bigan thritty dayes and two. Modern scholars believe that there is a copying error in the extant manuscripts and that Chaucer actually wrote, Syn March was gon. Thus the passage originally meant 32 days after March, i.e. May 2, the anniversary of the engagement of King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia, which took place in 1381. However, readers apparently misunderstood this line to mean "32nd of March," i.e. 1st April. In Chaucer's tale, the vain cock Chauntecleer is tricked by a fox.

* In 1509, a French poet referred to a poisson d’avril (April fool, literally "April fish"), a possible reference to the holiday. In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on the 1st of April. In 1686, John Aubrey referred to the holiday as "Fooles holy day", the first British reference. On 1st April, 1698, several people were tricked into going to the Tower of London to "see the Lions washed". The name "April Fools" echoes that of the Feast of Fools, a Medieval holiday held on the 28th December.

* In the Middle Ages, New Year's Day was celebrated on the 25th of March in most European towns. In some areas of France, New Year's was a week-long holiday ending on the 1st of April. So it is possible that April Fools originated because those who celebrated on the 1st of January made fun of those who celebrated on other dates. The use of the 1st of January as New Year's Day was common in France by the mid-sixteenth century, and this date was adopted officially in 1564 by the Edict of Roussillon.

* In the eighteenth century, the festival was often posited as going back to the time of Noah. According to an English newspaper article published in 1789, the day had its origin when Noah sent his dove off too early, before the waters had receded; he did this on the first day of the Hebrew month that corresponds with April.

Real moments that happened on April 1?
* The AMC Gremlin was first introduced on April 1, 1970.
* On April 1, 2007, the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book came out.
* On April 1, 2009, CBS announced the cancellation of the daytime drama Guiding Light after 72 years, with the final episode airing September 18, 2009.

Crazy, huh?

Watch your back and think twice before you accept that can of peanut brittle!