Archive | May 2011

Birthday Month Book Blog Tour

Since it’s my birthday next month, and since I’m releasing my book Nemesis on my birthday, I thought I’d make the blog tour last the entire month of June . . . if I can find enough people to host me.

That is essentially what this post is about. It’s a call to all of my friends, authors and not, who have blogs and who might find a bit of space on their blog to either interview me or have me guest post in order to help me promote my new book. Your number of readers doesn’t matter to me. By hosting me on your blog, I, in turn, will be promoting your blog because I’ll be tweeting and Facebooking the hell out of every post I’m on!

So what say you, my dears? Will you help a starving author out?

Leave a comment or email me at jinxieg13 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Yes, It’s Friday

And I don’t have a recipe for you. I’m sorry. My life has been in upheaval lately and I haven’t been cooking a lot. Not to mention the flood in my apartment the other day. I think Harold Camping’s prediction was just a few days too early because between the tornadoes ravaging the Mid-West and crazy so-not-normal cooler weather happening in Arizona on top of my flooded apartment, I think the end is nigh.

Sorry, I love saying that last bit. It makes me giggle.

While the end may be nigh, for the next week, beginning Monday, I will be in the ‘Copa once again house-sitting for a friend. This will also mean I’ll have Wi-Fi. Twenty-four hours a goddamn day until the 7th!!!

No, Umi and Moon are not coming with me.

AND?

WE’RE HAVING A SAW MOVIE MARATHON TWEET-A-THON, for those of you who follow that shit on Twitter. I may even do this from both @TheZSC account and my own account, due to the potential for swearing, since I’ve never seen these movies before. We’ll just use the hashtag #SAW so y’all can follow both in TweetChat.

So here’s how we’ll do it: we have six movies to watch. We’ll watch two movies per night beginning Thursday night and ending on Saturday night, and the start times will be around, oh . . . let’s say 9pm so you can get the kiddies to bed before we start. Does that work for everyone? I hope so.

Okay, so I have a ton of guest posts to work on for my book blog tour that starts next week. More details on that next week, if you’d like to interview me or have me guest post. Just shoot me an email at: jinxieg13 (at) gmail (dot) com. Or hit me up on Twitter or leave a comment here. We’ll get it all scheduled up and straightened out!

Peace!

So, Here’s the Deal . . .

I’ve been editing Nemesis like crazy . . . okay, that might not be true because I’ve been dealing with mammograms, ultrasounds (both came back fine), CT scans of my head (no, it is NOT empty, just as y’all believed), and the new development of migraines because I’ve had one for the past two weeks. Seriously? Yes. Now I have Fioricet to help with that and Flexeril to help with my pinched sciatic nerve.

Honestly, I should just be taken out to pasture already. I’m falling apart.

The meds are helping, but only a little. *sigh*

While I haven’t been editing Nemesis like crazy, I have been editing, and the story has changed a bit . . . just a bit. I have about forty pages left in this final stretch and it looks like I may not make my deadline of May 31st (I know, big surprise) because my editor Sharon still needs to go through it. Let’s hope she works fast. So if I don’t make this deadline, I’d like to have this damn book finished by my birthday, which is two weeks later.

That will be difficult as well because I’ve also signed up for two classes this summer term–an anthropology class and a Shakespeare class. Big surprise on that last one, huh? Yeah, I know. My love of Shakespeare is well-known, especially since my favorite line is tattooed on my neck.

Yes, it hurt . . . a little. Tattoos are like massages for me. Can’t wait to get the next one!

So, after Nemesis releases no later than mid-June, my next project (as long as ZSC traveling allows me time) will be Dusk of Death.

And then maybe I can finish my fantasy novella, Tir na nOgbefore I finish my Bachelor’s degree by the end of the year.

Cooking Tips #6

 

Ever have your tomato sauce taste “tinny” or have that metallic taste to it? Yeah, we so understand. This is what happens when you cook tomato-based sauces in aluminum or any reactive metal pan/pot. Sometimes, even copper will have this effect.

To fix that taste, however, add a dash or two of Balsamic vinegar. Other than that, don’t cook in reactive metal pots. 🙂

Mangia!


ZSC Contest – A Zombie to Call Your Own

The Zombie Survival Crew has a most awesome contest up right now, which you may have seen me post on Facebook or Twitter. Now I’m posting here. Please spread the word on this. It is a great prize – a $285 collectible figure by Sideshow Collectibles!

Thanks!