Friday, July 22, 2011

Reader Appreciation Results!

Random Drawing Winner – Mary Knapp!  

As a 'thank you' to my readers I had a random drawing for those who commented on my website and blog--and Mary's the lucky gift recipient. :)

To find out what her gift is -- go to my website!
Or click HERE!

Thanks for reading and commenting!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lookey Likey --- Books, books, books...#2

Some books I recently read and liked: 

Assassin's Heart --- by Monica Burns
There is at least one book before this one, yet it stands up just fine on its own. I really enjoyed this story. The characters are compelling and I care about them. Now, I'll have to read the first book in the series--and gladly so.

The Prince of Val-Feyridge --- by Helen Johannes
I'm not the kind of reader to return to a book and reread passages, but with this book I did just that. I LOVE this story. I thought about it for days afterward. 

On Writing --- Stephen King
Sound examples, straightforward advice and encouraging words.   

The Pirate Primer --- George Choundas 
This must have been a labor of love, and it shows. Everything you might want to know about pirate-talk. I've used this for reference on my sexy space pirate project and probably will again! Nouns, adjectives, curses, ship terms, pronunciations, you name it. My favorite part is the large selection of impressive threats. Check it out!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lookey Likey --- Books, books, books...

Nothing like it--shopping for books. Online, in-store. More, more, more!
Okay *cough, cough* adrenaline rush over. That's a good Kara. Calming down now.
I got to buy new books!!!

On the list today:  Books for Writers.
In the middle of three great classes over at Savvy Authors. Students and writing instructors (real 'flesh and blood' industry editors and authors) continue to give me great feedback and suggestions. So these are the books I bought today, upon their recommendations:

1) It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences by June Casagrande 
2) Self-Editing for Fiction Writers by Renni Browne and Dave King
3) The Weekend Novelist by Robert J. Ray
4) Write Tight by William Brohaugh

Can't wait! -Kara

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New "Spells of Artistry" are Up on My Website!

My Spell Casters are weaving their magic again on my website! Now is a perfect time to catch up on the latest interviews. Hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed giving them! -Kara


Hollan’s musical artistry casts a spell on the your  mind, calming and clearing it for the day ahead, for the project before you, or from the day you have left behind.

Her stories and fairy-tales will tickle your funny bone and shiver your spine all at the same time!


With mermaids sporting tattoos–the envy of any sailor–and otherwise dignified zoo animals currently plotting wars,  Audrey’s chat was a thoughtful joy.


Like a walk within the faerie weald, a journey through Sarah Mensinga’s world might bewitch you for days, but one thing’s for certain–you certainly won’t regret it!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Witch's Brew #01

The long weekend got you dragging? Here's a great recipe to add a little hop back in your step. I call it the Peppy Patriot. Enjoy!


1 ounce shot of R.W. Knudsen's Just Cranberries
1 can Red Bull
A couple ounces Blueberry-Pomegranate G2 low cal Gatorade

Add cranberry shot to the bottom of glass
(beware, this cranberry is concentrated and
 will add a pucker to your pucker!)
Add ice
Add Red Bull
Top off with Gatorade!

Still partying? Add a shot of vodka.

For a more patriotic color, substitute Red Bull for diet sprite
And add a shot of B-12

Remember drink responsibly. Don't drink and fly!