Thursday, October 23, 2014

R.I.P. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

The opening shots that began a devastating day on Parliament Hill killed a Hamilton reservist who dreamed of being a full-time soldier and deprived his kindergarten-aged son of his father. 
Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was shot while on honorary guard at the National War Memorial. Ottawa Police announced hours after the shooting that the soldier shot at the memorial had died.
He would later be identified as Cirillo, a reservist from Hamilton serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment. Cirillo died a short time after the attack despite frantic efforts to revive him at the base of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The soldiers who were guarding the National War Memorial are part of a ceremonial guard, and full-time and part-time soldiers are rotated through duty on an hourly or bi-hourly basis.
They carry rifles that aren't loaded.

Am I the only one who is gobsmacked to learn this? In this day in age it is ludicrous for a person guarding the National War Memorial to carry a rifle without bullets! How different the outcome of  might have been if Cpl. Nathan Cirillo had been armed.
A little boy lost his father, and family and friends mourn the death of Nathan. Another mother’s heart is broken because her son carried out such a despicable act. I cannot imagine how it feels to be in her shoes..

I am saddened, Mr Prime Minister, that you waited until 8pm yesterday to address the nation. Once you did show up, the words coming out of your mouth.... a whole lotta nothing. How do you explain how this gunman got as far as he did? Wake up, Mr Harper.... we are not immune. The time for speeches and heavy-handed talk is over....

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who knew Nathan.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Canada. 

Please feel free to pass this on using the hashtag  #RIPNathan 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Yup, I'm crazy!

You'd think after all these years I'd shy away from this event, but here I am again...
You guessed it, I'm taking the NaNoWriMo challenge.
For those of you who don't know what that is, it 's National Novel Writing Month, a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in one month's time, November.
I've participated several times now, and am happy to say I've won the challenge every time. Okay, maybe by a fraction of a minute one year lol

Sooo, this is what I'll be doing for the month of November.
 I'll keep you updated with the word count as I go along. 
Wish me luck!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sharing with you...

I am so very sorry to see how much time has passed since my last post here. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in something, time has no boundaries. I've been hard at work touching up my designs and getting things ready for my store's official opening. I'll try to make it up to you by sharing these 4 posters that will be for sale very soon. I hope you like them. I'll be announcing the opening very soon ♥

Monday, September 08, 2014

Name the Tattoo Shops!

I've enlisted the help of my readers to name Four Tattoo Shops 
for my next release, Tattoo Rain.
Please take the poll today and choose your 4 favorites. 
Poll Closes Sept 12th 
Pass It On!

1st Place
 *A signed print copy of Tattoo Rain
 *Your name as contributor in Acknowledgements in book
 * A special design TShirt  >>>>>>

2nd Place
 *An advanced ecopy of Tattoo Rain
 *Your name as contributor in Acknowledgements in book
 * A special design TShirt (will post at some point today)

3rd & 4th Place 
 *An advanced ecopy of Tattoo Rain
 *Your name as contributor in Acknowledgements in book

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Do you remember Lava Lamps?

Who remembers Lava Lamps?
They were such a major trend when I was a teenager. 
Did you ever try to make one yourself?
Why not take some time with your teenager and go for it! 
Who knows, you might even have fun *wink 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

You Got Mail!

As of today ALL prizes, gifts, books, etc are mailed out. Depending where you are, you can expect delivery at some point this coming week. Rest assured, it is all on the way! 
I've had some serious internet issues the past couple of days. Sending an email, posting a message etc has been hit or miss. More miss than hit. ;)
I haven't been writing much at all the past week. I think I am going to read a book to get back in the swing of things. Depression is lethal to a writer. Thank God I've learned the techniques, methods to pull myself back out of it. Too bad it takes a few days to recognize and face it head on. 
Lisa Jackson has been a long-time favorite author of mine. I'll be reading Deserves to Die, and will post a review once I'm finished. I hope you all are enjoying this nice weather we're having. 
As always, be safe out there. Remember, 
Look Twice, Save A Life. Motorcycles Are Everywhere! #LisaJackson #UGotMail