This weekend was productive. I finished up interviews over at the WLC through July and actually got something done as far as the jungle-lawn goes.
I saw fridgecicles being eyed for the lack of ice cream in my freezer and helped cool the house down every half hour to check if some had grown. I mowed what I thought was pretty and expressive patterns in my jungle-lawn, but was given the frownies by some neighbors. The way I figure it, they should be happy that I’m not talented at painting nude pictures and settled for daisies and smiley faces.
So! Something new this Monday as I, in no-way-whatsoever, woke up late. I turn to my friends and what a lovely thing it is to be able to call them that.
Nadine Feldman has one of those types of blogs that makes me come back again and again.
I liken it to a Parisian café where I sit outside in the sunshine and sip something warm and refreshing as the cool breeze attempts to comb out my frizzy hair. So many thoughts and ideas spin from her onto the screen and every week she profiles a blog that she enjoys to read; spreading the link-love unselfishly. I LOVE this as I’ve found many new friends to read and interact with this way.
So I got to thinking…isn’t it about time for her to have a turn?
I met Nadine through Liz at Libboo about a year (or two?) ago. Liz was calling for betas on her story and asked me to come over and have a look. Well there was Nadine too and poof! I was hooked on both ladies all at once.
Intelligent. This is the first word that I would use to describe her followed quickly with beautiful, talented, and kind. I think you begin to see the character of the author intertwined with natural, easy-going ways just by the title of her book The Foreign Language of Friends.
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Mick Davidson is another recommendation today, since I’m following Nadine’s example and have great things to say about him too.
He currently hosted me on his blog in his new It’s All About You section he does on Wednesdays, and in his words: ‘until the end of time or the 12th of never (whichever comes first)’.
This is a segment that he has conceptualized and put into action where an author/artist/creative person (at any point in their career – published/still in first draft of first book/putting the last touches on a masterpiece…what-have-you), has an opportunity to present who influenced them and then finish with an example of their work. He invites everyone to contact him if they’re interested.
What a wonderful, generous idea!
His first novel The Darkness Beneath has been released and is now available in ebook format at Amazon here. It’s a dark sort of piece that flows through creepy corners and foggy nights.
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Hope your weekend saw more than cherry Kool-Aid and pepperoni pizza rolls being put together and decidedly given the Rolaids treatment because that didn’t happen in this house. No sirreeee.