Roms, Bombs & Zoms

Ah, it is finally official for a paperback edition of Roms, Bombs & Zoms $13.26 a piece. The kindle edition is $3.99 in cost.

When hearts rot, fuses ignite. Super geek gets the girl, a righteous preacher and his undead wife, fantastical zombies, the tantric art of zubbing, mindless hive workers, and traditional flesh eating walkers, this anthology has a bit of everything. Our twisted tales pull you into the darkest of darks, where hope is lost, and sustaining life is no simple feat. Twenty-one authors congealed romance, bombs, and zombies into stories that are diverse, witty, and occasionally gut-wrenching. Travel through time to walk in alternate histories, visit magical realms, and face down pestilence that will literally rot your insides. This collection is sure to warm your cold, dead, heart. Stories by Ken MacGregor, Patrick D’Orazio, Randy Henderson, and Kriscinda Lee Everitt, among others.
(*cough* Kris Freestone, moi)

It contains my piece From Safety to Where. I’m pretty sure I’ll start working + pondering the rest of the heroine’s fate from the short story.

And it is time to escape to get something productive done…

Book Review: Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries

cover17165-mediumLife is a Bowl Full of Cherries
Written by Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrated by Robin Hegan
20 Pages

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries show children the magic of idioms – words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different.

Children are curious about words, especially phrases that make them laugh (“Couch potato!”), sound silly (“Eat your words”) or trigger images that tickle a child’s sense of the absurd (“Pie in the sky”).

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries uses outlandish illustrations of what the words describe literally. The reader then has to guess the “real” meaning of the phrases (which is upside down in the corner of each spread). At the end of the book, the reader is invited to learn more about these figures of speech.

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Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries is a very cute and charming book of poetic idioms. I read this out loud to my sister and four-month-old niece. Although my niece was far too young to grasp the concepts of it, her eyes were glued to the funny and vivid illustrations. I even learned a few idioms I never knew about. Flipping the book over or looking upside down there was a little explanation of the idiom and contained an example sentence. I thought it was a really nice touch.

It was a sweet, funny and informative book for children who love to constantly ask questions. The length is perfect to read to a child before bed. One of the final pages of the book explains what an idiom is also. I would not mind having a copy of this in hardcover.


I’m so very excited the anthology is in paperback now. Especially on Amazon. Not paid until Friday, but ordering it then since I want to read the rest of the collection.

Still surreal to see my name there.

A Quick Bite of Flesh – Paperback (Amazon)

A Quick Bite of Flesh – Paperback (CreativeSpace)

Transmission is on hold for a month. Tackling it for NaNoWriMo 2012. Instead I’m working on a story collection that’s 20k or more in length. Total faith in myself. After I fix my hair I’m going to hide out in the park, by the creek and write until my yoga class at 7pm.

Busy. Oh so busy. Working at 10pm-9am, pilates at 10:15am on Wednesday morning. Probably to the park for a few hours, a tiny nap, cleaning house and yoga at 8pm.

Reading Material …

From the early AM hours + all day tomorrow spent with these books...

The Mammoth Book of The Best New Horror – edited by Stephen Jones
Dialogue – Gloria Kempton
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Writer’s Guide to Character Traits
Thriller 2 – edited by Clive Cussler

The early AM hours and today will be spent with these books. I used to read a whole 400 page book in a day and hope to reach this goal.

Contemplating chronicling and reviewing the books I read. I am picky 😉 but only own books I’m interested in.