Bits and pieces

15. Apr, 2021

The other day I was perusing one of the many ads that appear on Facebook on how to make thousands of sales ... the usual blah, blah, blah that ends up with the sponser wanting you to buy their book (so who's making the thousands of sales?) Anyway, one particular ad gave me an idea that I am going to run with just to see how it will pan out. It won't cost me anything but time so why not.

The idea is this. It seems that many people - because of their busy lifestyle - still like to read but only in dribs and drabs. Hence the novella, but mainly the romance novella. This is not a genre I usually writing in but I thought I'd give it a go.

So ... I'm well into my first offering but will be publishing it (and others, I hope) only in ebook format, again because it's 'preferred' by the busy people. Anyway, I'm asking that you keep an eye out because I will be keeping folks up to date. I'm hoping to get the story written quickly, the title of which is 'Love Bites.' Apt, I thought.

Have a great day, everyone, and keep well.

12. Apr, 2021

What a wonderful movie! Directed by New Zealand director, Taika Waititi, it tells of a young German boy trying to part of his country's war effort during the last six months of Hitler's reign. He has an imaginary friend who tries to help him along the way, and a not so imaginary real friend, who just gives life his best shot.

The story is rated as a satirical comedy but to me it is so many things. It made me laugh, it made me sad, it made me think, and it kept me watching. It was pure entertainment to the end. While it is not something for the kids to watch I'm sure that most adults would enjoy this movie.

Expect the unexpected. I have to give it five stars.  

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.