Mabon 2019 will begin on Saturday, September 21 and ends on Sunday, September 29. How will you celebrate? “Mabon is a pagan harvest festival which is celebrated on the Autumnal Equinox each year – around September 21st through September 24th. Also known as Harvest Home, this holiday marks the middle of the harvest cycle – when both the days and nights are of equal length. It is a time to reap what you sow, a time to give thanks to Mother Earth for the bounty she provides and a time to rest after bringing in the crops. It is also the second holiday on the Wheel of the Year, which includes other harvest festivals such as Lammas and Samhain.” (Holiday Calendar) For me, I’ve decorated around the house and will eat a nice meal by myself and give my personal thanks to Mother Earth for her bounty.
I see it way too often. Parents not letting their boys play with dolls or their girls play football for the fear of them “turning” gay. I shake my head in annoyance with them. A doll, kitchen set, doctor set, football, or anything else will not influence the sexuality of a child. If that is your fear then I think you have your priorities all out of sorts. I’d be more concerned that my child would grow up to be a drug dealer, a murderer, a rapists, or a person who commits mass shootings. These are the things you should focus on. The sexuality of a child is NOT influenced by the things they play with. I grew up running the woods. Digging in the dirt. Playing football. Wearing boys clothes. I am very much a straight woman. I know men who grew up playing with dolls and cooking sets…they are very much straight. But I’ve committed crimes and so
I know, I know…summer is barely over for 2019 and I’m over here planning next year already. Ya darn skippy I am. Literary Love Savannah is and will be my yearly convention that I attend. So every July I will go home and enjoy a small vacation of books, readers and other authors. For a few days, you can have one on one time with some favorite authors or new to you ones – meet other readers who loves books as much as you and join into a great big family! Each meal is themed and no one knows who is sponsoring which table – so you pick the theme you want and be surprised!
Playing hide and seek has been a fun game for since I was a child and now I’m doing it
Readers in and around the Austin area…Spellbounding Events presents Austin Bookstars! Come and meet 35+ authors- meet your next new favorite author! Austin Bookstars May 4-5, 2019 Austin Bookstars Schedule Saturday, May 4th, 2019 9.00 – Authors tables set up 10.00 – Early entry for VIP Ticket Holders 11.00 – Doors close for Lunch for the Authors and VIP Entrants and author panels 12.30 – General ticket admission 4.00 – Make a Wish Raffle Winners announced 4.30 – Doors close 4.30 – 6.30pm – Book Awards, Mad Hatters Tea Party (Authors & Readers social hour) Sunday, May 5th, 2019 9.00 – Authors tables set up 10.00 – Early entry for VIP Ticket Holders 11.00 – Doors close for Lunch for the Authors and VIP Entrants and author panels 12.30 – General ticket admission 4.00 – Make a Wish Raffle Winners announced 4.30 – Doors close 4.30 – 6.30 – Mad Hatters Tea Party (Authors & Readers social hour) Seating
Immorati (Pine Barrens, BK ) by MK Mancos Blurb: When the corpse of an unidentified species is found
Misanthrope Beechworth & The Dustwaste Wellspring Blurb: In Toonopolis: Chi Lin, we meet Misanthrope “Missy” Beechworth, the leader of the
Every New’s Year Eve we see so many of our friends and family set New Years Resolutions only to see two weeks or a month in they have failed at them, this is ONE of the many reasons I don’t set them. First, if I’m going to set a goal for myself why wait till the end of one year and the beginning of another to do it? Second, a resolution is a statement of what you will do – I prefer to set goals…let me get there at a pace I can handle. What I normally do at the end of the year is a Year-End WrapUp! This year I posted on Facebook about my author wrapup. Here it is: “End of Year wrap up and plans for 2019! Edits for book 4 of the Chronicles of Elizabeth Fairbairn have begun… as well as for my WIP titled Forgotten Soul. Both will get a lovely twice over and edits, but Forgotten
In the wake of the Fantasy and Science Fiction Network shutting down, many of the members rallied together to create