Lucky Charms

What’s on the iPod : Rope by Foo Fighters


Just a small post today about, well keeping the faith and the smile no matter the course. Check it out HERE.


A Little Rant

What’s on my iPod : Beautiful Day by U2

Rarely do I rant about the writing and publishing world, but today, I had to get this off my chest. On Tuesday, I zipped over to Best Buy to get my copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Blue-ray. While I was at my favorite little shopping center, I decided to run into VERY BIG DISCOUNT BOOKSTORE (I’ll refrain from completely lambasting particular bookseller since I usually find no complaints with them). I was there to pick up debut author Lauren Kate’s paranormal YA, Fallen. I’ve been anticipating this book because the subject is fallen angels, and though it doesn’t sound like my plot, I’m itching to see what the competition is writing. Well, after foundering for about twenty minutes looking for the book that was scheduled to release that day, I went to the front to ask. And I did recieve GREAT customer service, but nobody could find the book. Their system said they had seven in stock. After another fifteen minutes, the general concensus was I could order the book on-line, but it just wasn’t available in the store. As a writer and a hopefully soon published one, I was angry for Lauren Kate. A snafu like this is horrible. How gut-wrenching to discover that your debut novel can’t be bothered to be placed on the shelf of a major retailer!

So, I decided that I would post a link to Amazon. There are other places you can get it (I hope). And check it out; it looks fascinating.


Tribute to the passing of an era

Usually, I post about my writing and such, but tonight I had to share my thoughts on the passing of youth once and for all.  In 1984, I was ten years old.  At that age, I think you really start to remember things – the first cute boy you pass a note to, first fight with your parents, first time you snuck to watch a movie that had a bad word in it, ect. In 1984, I came into the start of who I am today.  In 1984, MTV took off and I snuck to watch it at my grandparents house every weekend.  And in 1984, Michael Jackson shaped my life. You can scoff, yeah in the last decade the world has watched one of the most talented performer’s life spiral out of control and end tragically.  But I bought Thriller 25th Anniversary tonight on iTunes, and I couldn’t help recall when I first got Thriller on vinyl.  That’s right Thriller was the very first album I ever had (cause I don’t count Rick Springfield’s Human Touch because my grandmother bought it becuase Thriller was sold out). So as I sit here listening to Thriller on my computer, I can’t help feeling like a ten year old again. And I realize that with the death of Michael Jackson, I feel part of my youth is finally gone.  I think I know now how people felt when John Lennon was killed or when Jerry Garcia passed away.  Music is such a vital part of life, it is our soundtrack connected to our memories. Sigh.  Rest in Peace, the Beat Goes On.