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I'm Still Walking!

Well, I've been hitting the gym more to get ready for the Race for the Cure next weekend. (and look, there's still time to donate over at Careybean is Walking) Next year, I hope to do the Race for the Cure and the Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer .
I woke up feeling a little blah today with a sore throat and a headache but this made me smile! The Scroll of Anubis A Mummy Anthology by T. Patrick Rooney & Kody Boye Table of Contents The Lockwood Collection, By Mary Rajotte Amunet, By Rhiannon Frater The Companion of Jacob Bleek, By Jeffery Scott Sims The Rise of Terefini, B y John McCuaig Let Justice Be Done, By Alva J. Roberts White Cloud's Return, By Janett L. Grady Family Under Wraps, By David Bernstein Styx and Stones, By Malachy Coney Kiss of Death, By Jessy Marie Roberts The Jaws of the Jackal, By Patrick Rutigliano Caves of Gold, By Jim Bernheimer The Baron and the Cat, By Megan R. Engelhardt The Legacy of Seshat, By Jameson T. Caine The Dry Man, By Amanda C. Davis Amun’s Curse, By Carey Burns Beneath The Floorboards, By Robert Essig The Book of Osiris, By Charles Kyffhausen Balam, By Megan Bamford Mistress of the Scarab, By Miles Boothe Egypt, PA, By Wayne Goodchild The Lurker In The Depths, By Michael C.

I'm a Weeener!

My title was chosen by May December Publications for their upcoming anthology....Chivalry is Dead! In addition to that coolness, I get an autographed copy of Zomblog by TW Brown! But wait, there's more...I have the distinct honor of writing the forward for this book. Woohoo! I've been churning out more haiku horror stories and working on another zombie story for an anthology. Keeping busy makes me forget about the slush. For a while anyway.

Me Make Funny Ha-Ha

Well, so far the few people that have read "Dracula Meets the Clutter Crew" have given it a thumbs-up. I witnessed one such reader and he laughed at all the right spots, so I consider that a win! It is in the hands (or inbox) of the editor now. I'm still working away at my Haiku Horror Stories and have a favorite already. Not sure how many of these suckers would constitute a book, but I'll keep writing them and eventually, I'll stop. Here's a freebie: When you meet John Doe Try not to look at his hands Its better that way If you do see them You'll see the thick, heavy scars All pink and tender And you'll catch a glimpse Of the stub of a pinkie With smoothed-over ends You'll stare at his hands And wonder how it happened And get lost in thought While you are staring You'll remember a murder A year or so back When a girl was killed And her face burned with acid To hide who she was And then something clicks As you look look into his eye

I've Been Trapped Inside a Handmade Box For Weeks..

I thought I had pushed the queasy slush pile anticipation demons back, but they reared their ugly heads last night so I made 5 little boxes like these: I made a couple Halloween-themed and they turned out spooktacular! As I get better making them I'm gonna trick out a few with emery boards on the sides so I can really keep matches in them and they'll be useful.

Bye Bye Rat's Nest

I finally have an appointment to get my hair chopped for Locks of Love and I couldn't be happier. My hair likes to snarl and tangle so it can take almost five minutes just to comb through it so it'll be awesome not to deal with that anymore. At the hubby's request, I will be dying my hair black again but I think that'll be in May. I just hope I don't look like I'm trying to cling on to the last strands of my youth by getting it colored...we'll see.

Still Wanna Throw Up, Just Not As Violently

I got the awesome news that my story "Time to Eat" was accepted for the Library of the Living Dead Press anthology "Zombidays: Festivities of the Flesheaters"! I've still got 6 stories out there in various slush piles so the queasiness is still there and now that I've spent a week obsessing, I think that's a good thing. If I send out something and don't have some emotional reaction, that means I don't care anymore. Then what's the point of writing?

Gonna Blow Chunks...

I get so nervous when I submit a story or when I'm waiting to hear if it is accepted or rejected that my stomach feels all wonky and miserable. Well, I'm feeling that way doubly today. I submitted a story called "Picking Up the Pieces" for the Library of Science Fiction &Fantasy anthology "No More Heroes" and I'm waiting to see if "Time to Eat" will get picked up for "Zombidays." *must do something to distract myself*


Bet that got your attention... I will be walking in the Peoria, IL Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on May 8th. I've never done a 5K before, but there's a first time for everything and it is for a good cause and I know way too many wonderful women AND men affected by breast cancer. I don't see myself running, but I will walk briskly and with purpose. (wearing SPF 100 and protective clothing for sure) If you are so inclined, you can make a donation online at my personal fundraising page

There Will Be Cupcakes

Tomorrow is the big day--36 years old and I'm still a big goof. :D Even if I have to make them myself, there will be cupcakes. Oh yes, there will be cupcakes! I lamentably didn't get any writing done last night so my goal of submitting a story tomorrow might not come to fruition. With a little luck and a little determination, I might be able to knock it out tonight though. Wish me luck!

Why I'm So Tired Today

Okay, so when I snore the hubby sleeps on the couch rather than wake me up, which is nice, but if he's not in the bed with me I have horrible nightmares. (side note: the other thing that'll guarantee I have nightmares is eating Hormel vegetarian chili from a box) Anywho, last night/this morning was no exception and I dreamed I was not only chased down by a pack of vicious wolves, I was slowly eaten alive. Bones crunched and everything. There must be a story in there somewhere. Right. So I'm almost done with my super villain tale and I'm more than pleased with it. If only I could channel that feeling into a couple other projects I've got going.