Monday, September 29, 2014

Wise Words From Phil

I'm travelling home today from Edmonton, AB where I attended the annual ICWF conference. I have much to share and plan to do so in the coming days and weeks. I must admit that today, however, I am exhausted and can hardly keep my fingers clacking on the keyboard. (Okay, I'm exaggerating, but you get the idea...)

This year's keynote speaker was well known humorist, Phil Callaway. He is a hoot! However, he says some pretty profound things, too, so buy or borrow one of his many published books, or make a point to see him in person if you can.  Be prepared to laugh till you cry - all while you actually learn some valuable lessons about life.

Here are just a very few quotes from the weekend:

"There was so much to do I felt like a mosquito in a nudist colony, I didn't know where to begin."

"Humility is like underwear. You should wear it but don't show it."

"Women who carry just a little extra weight live longer . . . than the men who point it out to them."

"Going into debt is like wetting the bed. It feels good for a very short time..."

"The best writers are those with a bit of child left inside."

Phil Callaway Amazon page

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Of Conferences and Radios

Right at this minute, I'm actually at ICWFs annual conference! While here, I posted on The Word Guild blog, about - what else - the conference!

You might also want to check out my guest appearance on the G-Zone blog talk radio on September 23. Listen in!

Friday, September 26, 2014

COLONY ZERO - the complete series!

The entire COLONY ZERO series is now available as a complete set in both kindle and PAPERBACK.

The Complete Series Book I In 2810, they’re called Zeroes. Some Zeroes are born, somehow slipping through the genetic screening and purification tests in utero mandated by an overpopulated Earth. Others become Zeroes later, the worst murderers and thieves and abusers, despite the same genetic screening. Whether born or made, they are Earth’s outcasts, the dregs, sent to a perpetually dark rock orbiting a Y-class brown dwarf star by a society without the patience or desire to deal with them. The Relocation Ministry cites the humanity of the process, offering the Zeroes a chance at a new life. Yet the overcrowded world secretly knows with silent approval that they’re sent to Colony Zero for one reason: to die. That is until the RM ship Valkyrie 2 arrives on a routine survey mission to retrieve core samples. It is on that dark wind-swept planet that the crew discovers a far different secret.

I don't mind saying that I've been enjoying this series just as much as a reader as I have been as a writer. If you like science fiction, you won't want to miss this.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Podcast of the G-Zone

Here is the embedded podcast of the most recent interview on Gelaticoop's G-Zone.

Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with GelatisScoop on BlogTalkRadio

Monday, September 22, 2014

Gearing Up

As I write this, I am still sitting at my desk at the school where I work. School is finally underway here in BC and both teachers and students have a lot of work to catch up on! As I 'gear up' for a full slate of classes tomorrow, I'm also gearing up for Inscribe's annual fall conference in Edmonton. It is an event that I look forward to each year, and it's coming up this weekend. I will definitely be posting about the conference next week once it's all said and done.

I am shutting the lights off now - I'm the last one in the building, as often happens! Time for some rest... or wait a minute. I have a church board meeting at 7pm this evening. I'm wearing a lot of hats these days since my husband and I took over as interim pastors at our church. Wearing so many hats is keeping me out of trouble!

That's what the 'writing life' looks like - real life continues with all its demands. I wouldn't have it any other way.