Hiding in my house
Guarding my eyes, nose, and ears
Three days total
Terror will be on the loose
I will see all of you nice people next week. Need to hunker down.
Lots of licks!
HB: Yeah. Hi, everyone.
SPAL: We’ve got a couple of surprises.
SPAL: That’s fine with me. I like him and all. But he likes to poke my eyes and nose and pull my ears. I’ll just stay in my house.
HB: Good. He’s all mine to play with.
SPAL: Besides the Glowstick we want to help a special fur-peep and his Mummsy do a coming cover reveal, July 29th, next Monday. So tell the nice people your name.
DOG: Hey, I am a Dog so I have not published anything but my big Mom has, here is her amazon author link and a new book is coming soon! http://www.amazon.com/Siv-Maria-Ottem/e/B00AEO3CSY
SPAL: ***gasps*** Your name is Dog? Oh my…Well, what breed are your?
DOG: Nova Scotia Tolling Retriever
HB: You know what pansy here says about the word dog? It’s a bad word.
SPAL: ***elbows Hair Ball and whispers to him***Don’t tell him that, stupid. He doesn’t need to know that. ***He then casts his glance to Dog*** So Who’s your proud parent, Dog?
DOG: Well, I guess you could say that I have not one proud parent....I am a member of a pact! I live sometimes with my mom and dad and sometimes with my sister. She is cool, but having a human puppy soon...Kind of scary if you ask me!
HB: We have a sister, too. No-No. But she moved to Israel and got married to a Yakov. Me and pansy-boy miss her real bad.
SPAL: ***frowns***Yes. We do. Her room was a 24 hour buffet with interesting smells and piles of clothes. Speaking of, does your pact write, draw, or paint?
DOG: Such a creative family...They do all that stuff!
HB: Our No-No made stuffed owls and now she’s helping with the creation of a children’s book.
SPAL: And our Mummsy writes. Its fun to hang out with her when she’s in her writing world because we know she’s going to be in one place for a while. Do you like hanging out with your pact while they work on their projects?
HB: You mean you don’t like sitting in their laps? Or at their feet? Or on their keyboards or crayons?
DOG: NOPE, I like my space and stare from a distance. Although I do like to sneak up into their bed late at night when they are sleeping.
SPAL: Beds are good. Mummsy’s and Daddy-O’s bed is the best.
HB: Yeah. It is. So is Daddy-O’s watermelon and Mummy’s carrots and apples. What do you and they like to nosh on? And would you be willing to share?
DOG: Bacon...Bacon and more bacon...I do not share! Sometimes when I sneak around and snatch some food they get mad, but hey....food should never be left alone, especially bacon.
HB: Bacon? You don’t share?
SPAL: He doesn’t either, DOG. ***he looks at the nice people*** But we’d like to share where everyone needs to go to see the cover on Monday and the blurb. Go here Monday to see the cover
In the realm of the gods and fairy tales the mystery of life is an endless path with many secrets to be discovered. Some secrets are like dreams, just waiting in darkness hoping to get into the light.
“Secrets of the Ash Tree” is the story about Liv, a young woman who discovers her true nature through the unraveling of hidden secrets. Her adventures begin when she digs up a chest that was buried by her father under the old ash tree in her garden. What she finds inside the chest changes her life forever. Liv discovers one secret after another and is thrown into a world full of dangerous and strange creatures, mighty Norse warriors and perils beyond her belief. What started out as a fairy tale in her father’s journal was to become her legacy, a guide line to survival, and a map to the world she was about to enter. Each day, each mystery, each encounter will ultimately reveal her true destiny and behind the edge of a sword awaits a young god who is willing to share that destiny with her.
HB: This sounds really good.
SPAL: We’re going to download this.
HB: Yeah. We are.
Lots of licks to everyone!
HB: Yeah. Mummsy’s work schedule has been really crazy.
SPAL: Yup. It has me confused. I can barely tell what day it is.
SPAL: Even thought its crazy, she still finds time to write.
HB: Amazing, huh?
SPAL: I’m in awe. Anyway, we have a treat today. We are being visited by two Kitties today.
HB: What? Kitties? Do they have breeds, too? ***he sniffs around the two while they slink around him****
Rocko: We’re black cats. Mom calls us her little black rats.
Spunky: We were strays and have no idea what breed we are. Unless “stray cat” is a breed?
HB: ****still sniffing the two kitties*** Mummsy says that about me and pansy-boy here when she dowses us in the Great White Watery Abyss of Torture.
SPAL: Yes. She does. Who is your Mummsy?
Spunky: Speaker and author L. Diane Wolfe. She’s also known as “Spunk On A Stick.”
HB: Spunk on a Stick? Is that the same thing as meat on a stick?
SPAL: Boy. You’re stupid, stupid. That’s their Mummsy’s other name. ***he glances at Rocko and Spunky***Ignore him. Does your Mummsy write, draw, or paint?
Rocko: She writes. She also speaks. We hear her practice sometimes.
SPAL: My Mummsy reads her dialogue in some pretty strange voices when she writes.
HB: Yeah. She does.
Spunky: Mom also takes a lot of pictures. I try to hide but that doesn’t stop her.
HB: Our Mummsy takes lots of pictures, too. Especially of us. Do you like hanging out with her while she works on her projects?
Rocko: Oh yes! We like curling up in her lap. Sometimes she won’t let us because she’s really busy, so we either stare out the window by her computer or stare at her in hopes she changes her mind.
SPAL: I love my Mummy’s lap and stupid likes to be at her feet. Where do you like to sit? On their lap? At their feet? Or on their keyboards or crayons?
Rocko: We prefer her lap. If she’s not there, I’ll curl up on her chair. The keyboard is too hard for me.
Spunky: It looks like we lay on the keyboard though. It’s always covered in cat fur.
SPAL: You mean, you’re not hypoallergenic?!
HB: That means we don’t shed and Mummsy can keep us forever and ever. Hey you two, what do you and your Mummsy like to nosh on? And do you share?
Rocko: We like cat treats, especially the Party Mix brand!
SPAL: Stupid might. He likes everything.
Rocko: Spunky also likes ice cubes. He doesn’t eat them, he just licks them.
HB: Hey! I can show you where to get some of them from. I know how to pop the button on our fridge to get some.
SPAL: No. You’re not. We’re going to share links now.
Website - http://www.spunkonastick.net/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpunkOnAStick
Facebook Business - https://www.facebook.com/SpunkOnAStick
How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now is available in print and on all ebook platforms:
Purchase links for my other six books are all located on this page:
Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association and the author of numerous books. Her latest title, “How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now,” covers her publishing seminars in depth and provides an overview of the entire process from idea to market. “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK! The Keys to Leadership & Goal-Setting”, ties her goal-setting and leadership seminars together into one complete, enthusiastic package. Her YA series, The Circle of Friends, features morally grounded, positive stories. Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, and assists writers through her author services.
SPAL: This wraps up this weeks interview. Thanks for coming by Spunky and Rocko.
HB: Hey! ***he looks around*** Where did they go?
Lots of licks!
Sir Poops and Hair Ball
HB: Yeah. Authors for Oklahoma have all their book bundles up.
SPAL: Yes. They do.
HB: They’ve got all kinds of genres. YA. Paranormal. Mommy books. Kid books. Mysteries. Thrillers. Memoirs. Poetry. Lots of stuff.
SPAL: So, nice people. We’re asking that you grab the links below and help us Tweet.
HB: Yeah. Authors for Oklahoma have a goal to raise 2 thousand dollars. So far, they’ve only raised 100 dollars.
SPAL: That’s right. For a 10 dollar donation to The American Red Cross, peeps can put their names in a drawing for the bundles they’re interested in.
HB: Mummsy set up an account with Crowdrise to keep track of who donated what.
SPAL: Please grab the Tweets below.
HB: Before we go, we wanted you all to know we’ve extended this until July 22nd.
SPAL: Thanks everyone for helping us.
Lots of licks!
Sir Poops and Hair Ball
SPAL: She especially likes the ones at the Hyatt and the Barclay Intercontinental.
HB: Why are we talking about pillows when we have a guest, pansy boy? Getting old? Losing your memory?
SPAL: I’m moving slow these days, that’s all. Anyway here’s her loveliness now. Please, dear lady, do tell us what breed your are?
PH: I am a red Miniature Pincher aka Min Pin aka Pin Head
HB:***He walks around her , sniffing*** You’re very purdy. Smell purdy, too. Who’s your Mummsy?
HB: Treats? ***he stops sniffing and looks over her rump*** Where?
SPAL: No treats for you, stupid. ***He looks to Pin Head*** Does your Mummsy write, draw, or paint?
PH: Yep, Yep she does it all. She mostly writes though. She tells me all about it and bribes me well to keep her secrets.
SPAL: Our Mummsy does the same thing. She reads and acts out her MS.
HB: ***rolls his eyes*** Its very embarrassing. You know that’s why our two-legged parents bribe us with treats. Its really for their benefit since men in white jackets might come and take them away from us.
SPAL: It has something to do with the voices they hear. So do you like hanging out with your Mummsy while she works on her projects?
PH: I always like to be with my Mariana. I have to make sure she doesn’t work too hard. My job is to make sure she takes LOTS of breaks. You know feed me, take me outside, fake take me outside so I can steal her snacks. Things like that.
HB: Fake take you outside for treats? Why didn’t I think of that? Good idea. You’ll have to let me know about that after the interview. I don’t want my Mummsy to know about this.
SPAL: Hey, Pin Head. Where do you like to sit? On her lap? At her feet? Or on her keyboards or crayons?
PH: I like to be under a blanket under her laptop on her lap. Sometimes I like to be on her feet or next to her. Pretty much I will be where ever it is most inconvenient for her.
SPAL: I do the same thing, but without a blanket.
HB: I prefer Mummsy’s feet. They make for good lickin’. Speaking of which, what do you and your Mummsy like to nosh on? And would you be willing to share?
PH: Oh I like everything that is edible. My bones are sacred no one touches my bones. Food is to be stolen. And I guess you guys don’t know the Min Pin rules. Let me enlighten you. What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine. Everything is mine.
HB: Hey! Those are my rules. ***growls***
SPAL: Stop, you two. Looks like Min Pin, Pin Head’s Maranna’s has a book coming out. Lookie, lookie, everybody.
Seizing Darkness coming out August 14, 2013
With her past distant and forgotten Natalya has built herself a nice life. She has a job she finds rewarding as a special agent with the Paranormal Investigation Bureau. Her partner, Dante, isn’t too bad for a bloodsucking vampire. Val, her boss, is like a father to her. Her favorite part is that she lives near the Cascade Mountains. Whenever she needs a little vacation, she can shift into a tiger and go running in the woods. Life is good.
That is until recently. Agents are turning up dead and she can’t pin down what is going on. Little does she know that her past is about to come back and bite her in the tail. With no memories before the last year she is a little behind the curve in finding out what is going on. The investigation turns dangerous as the attack turn personal. Lives are on the line, including her own. Will Natalya find out what is going on before it’s too late?
Website and blog: www.marianathorn.com
Feel free to stalk Mariana. She likes it.
SPAL and HB: This is a wrap. We’ll back next week.
Lots of licks,everyone!
My book, Secondhand Shoes is up for an award over at eFestival of Words, in the Mainstream Fiction section. I was totally floored when I got the word. And whoever nominated my book, thank you.
I need your vote. It shouldn’t be too hard to do. Just don’t pay attention to all of the adds toward the end.
The complete list of finalists, and all voting polls, can be found in the
Hugs and chocolate,
HB: Our calendar looks empty.
SPAL: We need your help to fill it up.
HB: Yeah. We do.
SPAL: Yeah. Where is the love? Which reminds me, Mummsy and friends, Norma Beishir and William Kendall put together Authors for Oklahoma. They put together some really great book bundles for 10 dollar donations to The American Red Cross, raffle-style.
HB: There all kinds of books, too. Mysteries, thrillers, suspense, kid books, paranormal, horror, drama, poetry, romance, and erotica.
SPAL: I can’t imagine not having my own bed, couch, and TV.
SPAL: So we hope peeps will visit, make a donation, and find a book bundle they would love to read.
HB: Yeah. And we hope there are some fur peeps who want to come visit us.
SPAL: Let us know in the comment box about an interview.
Lots of licks!
Hey, everyone! Today is the day, The Partners’ Progeny is being released for Kindle only.
Bullies rule … or do they?
For seventeen years, Victoria Sheek has been a paralegal supervisor at the Law Offices of Pereene, Carr, and Sevino, specializing in injury law. Rumors portray her as a bully. She remains confident that her position will never cease because of close relations to one of the founding partners, Mr. Carr.
Until Mr. Pereene, the head partner, hires Monica Bowman. Smitten with her because of her resemblance to his deceased granddaughter, Melissa, and his memories of her, she can do no wrong.
Which one of the two girls will keep their position at the firm? It takes an unexpected event to decide the outcome of this rivalry.
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Also, Authors for Oklahoma have book bundles up for 10 dollar donations to The American Red Cross, for Moore, Oklahoma. We’ve set it up raffle-style. It will run through July 15, 2013. Please spread the word.
First group of bundles can be found at the link below:
Second group of bundles can be found at the link below:
You can also find Authors for Oklahoma Here . Likes are nice, but that’s not why we formed the group. We want people to spread the word and donate.
Hugs and chocolate,