Pearls Before Swine

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Change is a sickly feeling

a nervous-like anxiety

fear of the unknown beckoning for patience

to wear itself  thin

stomach fluids swirl in the belly of futures


and yet I know the power of self-examination

of mirrors and of light

will require me to change

or let go completely

to strengthen

and to build up

to reject what once felt as close as breath

in my mouth

now a violent release of what had been

for what will be

who knew

new beginnings

could be so


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Guest author: G. Michael Vasey – Magic, Demonic Possession, and Eternal Life – it’s all there in Lord of the Elements

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Several years ago, I sat in a pub in London with my eldest son who was spending a semester at Kings College, talking about magic and reality. The conversation was intriguing though likely fueled by the ale as we thought about the weirdness of quantum mechanics and reality. It was during that conversation that the basic plot for my novella The Last Observer came about. In 2013, that book duly appeared and it sold a few copies too. Quite a few people asked if there might be a follow up and over the last 4-years I have been slowly working on that follow up. It has been a slow and labored business but on July 21st, Lord of the Elements will also appear in print.

Lord of the Elements is a prequel but it is also book 2 in the series and I must recommend that people read The Last…

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#BookRelease – Plateau: Beyond the Trees


I am pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of my first novel, PLATEAU.

Plateau: Beyond the Trees by Tina FriscoAvailable in both eBook and paper.

They will show in the Amazon store within 3-5 business days but are available now through the Kindle and CreateSpace stores. The old version is still showing on Amazon but will be removed.

To celebrate, the eBook will be free to download from the 15th through the 19th.
Download it HERE.

I’m so grateful to have this task behind me! It took quite a bit longer than I expected, largely due to how poorly I wrote five years ago compared with now. I decided to give the book a quick overhaul, forgetting it was not a vehicle that merely needed an oil change. And once I started, there was no turning back. I did all the formatting, which can be a nightmare. But I learned…

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#NGHW Winner of the True Horrific Blog Post Daphne Strasert


Winner Daphne Strasert!

Innocuous travel advice led me there. My friend had already recommended a dozen museums and monuments to see while in Paris—this was just another item to add to the itinerary. I had no idea that it would lead me into a place where the darkness moved on its own and the walls whispered behind my back.

My visit started the same way that most vacation activities do: with a long line, a mingling of chatter and cigarette smoke in the air, and nearby shops that hawked gaudy souvenirs. Here, however, the cards and magnets boasted skulls and skeletons rather than the Paris skyline. The guarded entrance—a somber black shack on the edge of a park—bore no advertisement for the macabre attraction, just a plain placard.

l’Ossuaire Municipal—The Catacombs of Paris.

All of Paris stood on hollow ground, the skeleton of a network of…

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Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

dan your humble host Each week we’re taking five, maybe ten, of YOUR writerly questions and setting about answering them for you. When this post appears, get your questions in QUICKLY via the “comments” section below.

Simple enough, right?


Well, maybe.

See, a lot of you don’t know what you don’t know, and some of you know things others don’t; so the idea is for you – and I mean YOU – to just ASK the questions you have and let’s get the ball rolling. Skill level doesn’t matter. Newbie writer, veteran writer, you have questions. I’ll opine; maybe some others will chime in with their thoughts, and hopefully YOU will get several good solutions to choose from.

Or something like that.

  • Wanna know what dialogue tags are, and why you don’t want them in your story?

  • Wanna know how to create a “page turner” story?

  • Wanna…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Lyn Horner, Yecheilyah Ysrayl and Tina Frisco

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the first update of the week and we have two new books and new version of a very popular book which has just been lovingly remastered.

The first book is Bequiling Delilah: Romancing the Guardians – Book Six by award winning author Lyn Horner

About Bequiling Delilah

He’s a Navajo sworn to bring her to America;
She’s a sexy genius in a race with him across France

Delilah Moreau, the glamorous French Guardian, possesses a miraculous mathematical talent that provides her a privileged life, but it can’t give her what she truly wants: lasting love. Leon Tseda, a Navajo whose homeland serves as a hidden gathering place for the Guardians, vows to bring Delilah to safety, thwarting thugs sent to capture her and the valuable scroll she guards. Opening in Paris, the story whisks the pair in a life-and-death chase across France to Nice and Monte Carlo on…

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Glitter Shimmerling meets the Hamstah Dudes

Robbie's inspiration


By way of context, Teagan Geneviene of Teagan’s Books is currently writing a really fun series of posts where each blogger discovers their fairy name and she writes your fairy character into a weekly story. My fairy name is Glitter Shimmerling and I liked this idea so much I decided to write my own post about my own fairy character and create her out of fondant too. You can visit Teagan’s entertaining blog and learn more about this great idea here: https://teagansbooks.com/2017/07/01/come-out-to-play-thistledown/.

This week, Michael and I also travelled to Scotland to be interviewed by the Hamstah Dude’s in their gingerbread house over at Shehanne Moore’s delightful blog. You can read the interview here which sets the background for this poetic response here: https://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/half-guests-will-travel-interview-with-robbie-cheadle/.

Glitter Shimmerling meets the Hamstah Dudes

Fairy Glitter Shimmerling,

had a “Bake and Write” blog,

the maintenance of which,

was a fun and exciting job.


On her blog she taught,

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