Bits and pieces

3. Mar, 2021

Poster for this contingency of authors/artists travelling to the moon to be included in the first Lunar Library.

25. Feb, 2021

Samuel Peralta - My own Project Moonstone, and Susan Kaye Quinn's #WritersOnTheMoon - which I'm part of as Manifest 9 - are part of Peregrine Mission One, Astrobotic's premier flight to the Moon.

Launching 2021 on United Launch Alliance's Vulcan Centaur rocket with ~1000 authors in tow, we represent, in partnership with DHL MoonBox, the first commercial cargo of this kind, alongside NASA payload conducting new lunar science and testing state-of-the-art navigation and landing precision technology.

25. Feb, 2021
Hello, everyone. As I have said before, 'one never knows what a day will bring,' and that is so true this day.
When I logged into FB this morning I had a message from a Canadian friend simply saying, 'see my page,' so I did. Some of you may remember that I had a short story (Three Wishes Granted) accepted for an anthology. It was produced by Shebat Legion to raise money for cancer research, but instead it - with the help of Samuel Peralta, who has assisted in putting this project together - is finding its way to the moon. And my story is going with it in July 2021. The red dot marks where the time capsule will land on the moon.
My thanks go out to Shebat and Samuel for without them I would be still sitting on my couch. Watch this space
Have a great day, folks.
22. Feb, 2021

I don't know what anyone else does with their Sunday, but I try to make it a relatively tech free day. I might sew, read, catch up on ironing or a few chores, but mostly I take it easy and take in a movie or two.

Yesterday the movie option was the go and I decided to watch the film, A Street Cat named Bob. What a lovely movie; based on a true story it tells of a recovering addict (James Bowen) who is adopted by a ginger cat named Bob ... so he 'tells' the fellow's neighbour. At first James is not keen on the idea, but life keeps on throwing them together until eventually James gives in. Together, they still has their ups and downs yet both the characters rescue each other in the end.

Doing some research later, I found out that James was not exactly a poor boy from a home full of abuse; he was one who could not handle his emotions, especially when his mother and father presented him with a lot of turmoil. Moving between Britain and Australia also presented a sense of abandonment, which is all too common in these situations.

While this movie is not about how to deal with the rotten things in one's life, nor is it a feel-good movie (though it does make you feel good) it is about hope; how one never knows what life may bring your way ... even on a bad day.

I gave this movie 5 stars. I think it deserves it.

Have a great day, folks.

*Pic is of the real James Bowen and Bob (now deceased)

16. Feb, 2021

It takes time to write a book and then get it published; some authors can do it faster than others. Unfortunately, I am one of the slower ones so a new publication for me is cause to celebrate ... even brag a little about it a bit.

So yesterday was the day ... #3 in the Merlin's School series - The Grail and Back Again - was published in ebook format (will get to the print asap). Yay!!! I'm so excited as this book caused me more than a few headaches. I got a bit stuck in the middle. Mind you, I did start writing another book so time is never lost.

If you're interested you can find it in most formats - kindle at Amazon, and all the rest at D2D. I will put the links in the page that I will set up for this particular book.

In the meantime, have a great day, and happy reading.