Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Friday, May 22, 2009
Wow, has it been forever? It seems like it. That's one reason I put "finally" in the post. The other reason is that Amanda Lee a/k/a Gayle Trent finished my story and submitted it to the publisher (NAL/Penguin)! I'm excited. Also a little nervous.
How do you like the pic? I was fooling around with Blake and Sadie with my fave--lowfat vanilla latte with a hint of cinnamon!
Anyway, now that the first book is finished--except for edits and stuff like that--Amanda/Gayle plans to get to work on another tale of my adventures. This time, she's telling about the time I met Elvis. Not not the Elvis, but an Elvis impersonator. "Thank you. Thank you very much." That book is tentatively titled Don't Be Crewel. [eyeroll] I know, I know. :-) But we're having fun, right?
I do hope you'll look forward to my first book, The Quick and The Thread. I'll keep you posted on its progress, publication date, and whatever else I find out, okay?!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Click here for a story from today's The News Guard which was of special interest to Angus.
The News Guard also spoke about the killer whales that started showing up off the central Oregon Coast around April 15. A group of seven orcas were spotted by the Depoe Bay Whale Watch Center on April 16. They'll be around for only a few more weeks; so if you're a whale watcher, you'll want to take a day when the ocean is flat and look for those orcas.
The article spoke about Depoe Bay Whale Watch Center officials seeing the whales "gobble up" baby gray whales, sea lions and seals. That would break my heart! I'd like to see the whales but certainly not during feeding time. I know, I know...everything has to eat. But can't Purina make some Killer Whale Chow or something?
Thursday, April 23, 2009
There are also some exciting things underway on Devil's Lake here in Oregon. The Coast Guard is conducting marine rescue training exercises. Take a look at the article from The News Guard along with an impressive photograph of a rescue swimmer dangling from a helicopter.
If any of you have read Gayle's book Murder Takes the Cake, then surely you recognize Guinevere, the guinea pig! Gayle's daughter made this life-sized replica of Guinevere in Teen Living. Isn't it adorable? If you haven't read Murder Takes the Cake, you can read an excerpt at Gayle's site, order the book or check it out at your local library. Then you'll know all about Guinevere, the pampered guinea pig. :-)
Posting the book a chapter at a time began as a Twitter experiment to see if she could gain more followers. Well, guess what? Her number of followers has quadrupled in the four weeks she has been posting chapters to her blog. Gayle is offering anyone who wants it the entire PDF of Between A Clutch and A Hard Place. Another plus? Two publishers have recently expressed a renewed interest in the book. One is an audio publisher, and the other is a print publisher.