I stepped out of my car and saw both men emerging with cellphones plastered to their ears. They were talking into their cellphones. I took mine from my purse – where it belonged while I was driving – and called the police. “Can you see police lights up ahead ma’am?” the bored voice asked. I said that I was the front vehicle in a multi-car pileup (‘you unmitigated nitwits!’) and they needed to send someone quickly.
Christophori’s Dream, performed by David Lanz:
A Whiter Shade of Pale:
They certainly livened my drive, and I’ll be delving into that bag again.
And the Bouquet: I happened to see this on a sponsored forum on a vendor of my books:
Does anyone know anything about the next Memphis book – I was told the title was to be KADESH?
I apologize for the lateness of this response, but I saw your question just now and owe you a response.
Family issues delayed the release of Kadesh. I am working on it at this moment with a projected release date the end of this year. I will be releasing another Egyptian story, set a little earlier than the Memphis Cycle, within the next two months. This is a fable, and is a shorter story. The title is THE THIRTY CUBIT CROCODILE, and you can find information about it on my website, which is www.dianawilderauthor.com
And you can imagine my smile when I read this response and saw that someone had ‘liked’ my post:
Thank you. I’ll be waiting eagerly.
What are you celebrating?
No one is mocked or sneered at. All are welcome. We have all been there:
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.com/
Denise Covey http://dencovey.blogspot.com/
Sheri Larsen http://www.salarsenbooks.com/
J.Q. Rose http://www.jqrose.com/
Chemist Ken http://hogwartssabbatical.blogspot.com/
Michelle Wallace http://www.writer-in-transit.co.za/
And…using this as a segue to my Insecure Writerly post…you are all so very very lucky that I didn’t submit for it because I am such a truly fabulous writer, one of you poor folks would have been bumped out of your slot!
Well, because I have sat down (hundreds of times) with an idea for a scene that I am going to write, by golly. Most recently, it’s two chapters, to be salted in my WIP, that introduce a new angle to the conflict that the character is having, and heightens the element of danger. I jotted my thoughts, blocked some things out, got some feedback from a friend who is perhaps the best, most honest editor I’ve ever had. It’ll make the story flow, it had scope for humor and danger and a touch of intrigue – Who IS that fellow??? – and I sat down, fiddled with Pinterest and GOGMSITE. (I digress here for a moment: anyone who writes historical fiction with a European slant and is interested in researching female costume/fashion should visit www.gogmsite.net/ It is a wonderful resource, full of images and run by someone who needs to be awarded something. Perhaps being named ‘Dame of the Empire’ or something.)