Sunday, August 25, 2013

Music, Television, Movies, and Writing Inspiration

Music has been a part of my life for years, and ever since I got my first Mp3 which was a red RCA device I was hooked. I did love CD’s at one point but after I got an Mp3 player I switched to portable systems instead I think I was in middle school when I got into it then I got a Creative Vision Zen, Ipod and finally comes the Ipad, and Samsung Galaxy S3. Music has been a big part of my life especially when it comes to listening to my favorite bands. I loved Good Charlotte, Evanescence, Blink 182, and many more. I went to my first concert Projekt Revolution which was a fun thing since I got rained on when I first got there, and I was pelted with hail which was not a fun experience since we were standing there letting it past.

Afterward we went in the place where the concert was being held, and it had food carts, and it was full of bands and people who loved music as much as I do. It was amazing seeing my favorite bands live: Armor for Sleep, The Bravey, Chris Cornell, Linkin Park, Hawthorne Heights, Ashes Divide, 10 years, Atreyu, Street Drum Corps, and it was amazing I even bought a Hawthorne Heights hoodie. I loved it, and seeing my bands live was one of the best days of my life.

I even have a playlist for The Second Killer novel:
Cry Little Sister,” by Aiden
Don’t speak.” By Eagles of Death Metal
“Breaking the Habit.” , Numb, New Divide by Linkin Park
“Fall for You.” by Secondhand Serenade
“Kiss From a Rose.” by Seal
Down.” by Blink-182
 Broken.” by Seether feat.Amy Lee
“Bring Me To Life.” by Evanescence

These are just some of the song on there, and there are many more like Imagine Dragons song “Demons.”, and mainly rock songs. I love rock music.

One of the things I also use for inspiration is watching movies and television that helps get my creative juices flowing. The movies I use for inspiration are: The Halloween Town series HalloweenTown 1 and 2, Halloween Town High, and Return to Halloween Town since I really love the way the world is set up. Dark Shadows since the whole love story is really sweet. As for television shows True Blood since I love all the story lines, and Sabrina the Teenage witch since I love the story world the writers created. I love watching them to inspire me to write my own story, and when I see something I don’t like when it comes to books I use that to inspire me not to do it.
What inspires you?
Until next time,


Saturday, August 24, 2013

My First day at a University:

I had my first day at #VCU yesterday, and parking is a nightmare in the morning with the streets crowded with cars on both sides students going to and from classes. I found my first building class easily since there are signs leading to each building. I took a tour first of the buildings, and what I did not expect was it was very crowded, and I had to avoid the people on bikes because people bike on campus. There are vendors everywhere, and I even saw a protestor too. I loved all the activity going on around campus, and there are many places to eat. I love my teachers, and they are strict too. I know there are a few differences like the workload is more at a University than a Community College, but it also depends on how many credits the classes are too. It is more expensive too, and I am prepared for the challenge it also means setting a schedule too. I will have online classwork on Mondays, and Tuesdays and Thursdays will be getting done these days. Writing and blogging will be done on the weekends. I have many more students in my classes at a University than at a community college. The classrooms are bigger too. This is just the first day, and already I hope to write for the Commonwealth Times a paper at the school.
Until next time,


Friday, August 16, 2013

Dark Tales of Vengeance is out!

I am happy to announce I have finally released an Ebook, and it has been a few years since my first one. I love the cover,  and I am happy with the results.

What is it about?

Revenge comes in many forms, and in many ways. These Are short stories about getting even with bullies, exes who have come back from the grave, and even getting even with evil bosses and coworkers. It even has the original version of The Killer Contract Agency, and Boyfriend Missing; Ex Is a Zombie. There are a few short stories featuring Scarlet Summers who is the The main character in Being a Vampire in Retail Sucks!, and she is a character that loves getting even with bullying men, and one that features Ella who is an assassin that focuses on getting rid of evil bosses and coworkers.

All fun stuff, and it even has violence, strong language, and it even has a bonus chapter of Being a Vampire in Retail Sucks! 
I do have a release date: October 31st. I have always wanted to release a work on that date since I love Halloween!
And here are the links:

(It shows the cover in the Kobo app versus the one on the website.)

I will add the link to Barnes and Noble Nook, Ibookstore, and Sony too when available.

Until next time,


Monday, August 5, 2013

My Beta reader experience and a busy summer.

The summer is almost over, and it means VCU is right around the corner. I have been busy with work mostly, and I got done putting in the changes suggested by my proofreader for the retail novel. They are with the Betas too, and I hope to get everything done by the end of August if not beginning September. I really hope to see a paperback of my book soon. I know that when I do it will be worth it. 

I have been getting Beta readers to look over my ebooks, and a Beta reader is someone who looks over your manuscript before you publish. Like a proofreader who reads over your stories catching mistakes and inconsistencies like an example of mine is I had Fiona as a blonde, and then a brown later in the story which she found and I corrected it. I loved getting Beta reader feedback, and they make me think about things I have never thought of story wise. They are good at picking out story issues, and whether something needs explaining or not even grammatical errors too. An example is I have a bad habit of switching tenses. They caught that, and they caught issues I have never thought of before. I love working with them, and I have found a good solid team finally.

Until next time,


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