Friday, March 16, 2018

"I hope we can find the eggs in all thiis snow!"

 Wherein Jack has spent all day on the computer

 And it wasn't to write 8-(

 But it was for book work. I have been listening to the Brothers-in-Arms audiobook so I can approve the files.

 This. Means.


 The End.


Friday, March 02, 2018


 Wherein Jack got distracted.

 I was going to write a longer post yesterday but I got sidetracked writing and therefore didn't. So I posted the little one I had and went on with life.

 But have I got Brothers-in-Arms news for all of you!



"It's a good day to die!" "Not on my watch, rodent!"

 Wherein there is a snow day.

  We haven't had a snow day all winter. We've barely had any snow all winter. But march hits and along comes a merry little blizzard. So since I was called off work I did homely things. Like cleaned and made a pancake for breakfast, and stayed in my jammies until nine.


Saturday, February 24, 2018

"You give hope to men." "I keep none for myself."

 Wherein Jack got behind.


 I can't tell you. It's a least for a little while. But trust me, I had a good reason for getting behind.

 Now I am here to say sorry and catch up.

 First is the lovely cover for Worth of a King. Originally I was a co-author for this book, but when I stopped writing for so long I dropped out. Can I still say it is going to be a grand story? Too bad, I just did.

 The cover is incredible, don't you think??

 The second book I got behind on is by my Kindred Spirit, Jenelle. It is the final book in her four book series.


War threatens. The game board is set. But the Minstrel is missing...

Advancing his growing power, the Dread Prince breaks free of his prison and brings a faction of dragons under his control, stirring unrest and hatred in the newly united kingdoms of Tellurae Aquaous.

When the dragon wards of Kallayohm are targeted in a ruthless attack, the High King travels there to administer justice. But the trial results in a crippling blow that leaves him reeling.

On the heels of defeat, an unexpected message from the erstwhile Minstrel arrives, pleading with his friends for rescue. Together, the High King and his companions must follow the fragile trail, braving peril and darkness that will test the measure of them all...

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Jenelle Schmidt grew up in the northern-Midwest. She now resides with her husband and their four adorable children in the wilds of Wisconsin. Jenelle fell in love with reading at a young age during family story-times when her father would read out loud to her and her siblings each night before bed. Her imagination was captured by authors such as Madeleine L’Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Lloyd Alexander. It wasn’t long before she began making up her own stories and sharing them with her family. To this day she enjoys creating exciting adventure tales filled with poignant themes and compelling characters in the fantasy and sci-fi genres.
And now for the cover!!!

So cool, right?!

  Okay, I'm sorry. I have to be off. I have homework which needs done.



Thursday, February 22, 2018

"We must away, at break of day."

 Wherein Jack got behind.

 I've seen things....

 Dark things....

 Black Rider things.....

 Oh yeah, and Strider. 

 Aragorn is probably my favorite character, both in book and movie. But it is hard for me to decide. Because I love everyone in the Lord of the Rings so much. Just sometimes Aragorn will say something and I will wish to be on an adventure with him.

 Sadly though I am behind on my adventure. I just got to part two. I am going to try and catch up this weekend and this evening, though at the same time I am re-watching Fulmetal Alchemist. And I sometimes get distracted - to clarify I am not watching and reading at the same time, I read and then watch some episodes and then read - but I get sidetracked because Mustang is hot....*Cough*

 I am also behind on my Narnia reading. I am only just on book two. But I can finish that one this weekend and be back on track by Monday.

 Okay, I can't think what else to ramble about. I have no new publishing news and writing is going a major overhaul. And basically I'm too sleepy to whine about the lack of publishing news and too sleepy to explain the overhaul. So that is for another day.

 Besides, Aragorn and Mustang are calling.


Thursday, February 08, 2018

"I'm leaving now, and I don't mean to come back."

 In which Jack is going on a long holiday.

 And may not return.

 Wouldn't that be nice? An adventure with a Dragon and some dwarves and elves and....

 Okay, okay. I won't be leaving for good.

 But Jack is going to Mount Doom.

 For Lent this year, among other resolves, I will be reading The Lord of the Rings (And because I'm me, Narnia too.)

 So off I go. On dangerous quests and adventures. 


Sunday, February 04, 2018

"It'll probably blow up!" "Then at least we'll die fighting." "Oh, that's comforting."

 Wherein Tag, Jack is it.

 Also it was The Death Cure I watched. Weird movie. Won't say more, but...yeah.

 I was tagged by my kindred spirit, Jenelle. THANK YOU, FRIEND!

 1. Your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and the last fantasy cast you read comes to help. Are they useful or no?
 I last read Into the Land of Unicorns. I think the characters would be a little help but I wouldn't trust them not to make things worst first.


2. You go to bed one evening and wake up in the lair of the villain of the last fairy tale you read, where are you and how do you plan to get out?
I am trying to remember the last fairy tale I read. I know it was one of the Grimm ones. Oh yeah, it was the Valiant Little Tailor. I am in a cave with trolls. I would get out by baking them a pie...I don't know why. I just assume they love pie.
3. You are transported into a fantasy realm and given a mythical creature as a companion and best friend… which mythical creature do you get?
A DRAGON! I just really want a Dragon, okay?
4. In a strange series of coincidences, you end up needing to take the place of your favorite fantasy hero or heroine. Who are you? 
This is hard. I think I have to go with Peter from Narnia. 
5. To go along with question #4, now that you are that character, is there anything you would do differently than that character, now that you are running the show?
Hmmm....Nope. I would still chop the fella's head off and duel both Miraz and the White Witch.
6. If you were yourself in a fantasy novel, what role do you think you would play in the story?
The one who thought it was a grand idea until I got stuck in the rain on a cold night. Then I would miss home. Basically I would be Bilbo.
7. One morning, as you are going about your daily business, you pick up an everyday item and a voice booms in your head with prophetic words about your future. What object is it, and what is your prophecy?
I was going to go with magic carpet but I don't ever pick my carpet up. Well, I don't do my chores until evening usually. I do my homework in the morning. So it would be my school book. And it might go like this.
This chose you made.
Is your own fault
No one forced you
Too go back to school.
(A poet I am not...)
8. You are transported into a magical realm and turned into a mythical beast… what beast/fantasy creature do you want to be?
I love Dragons, but if I have to be something I would rather be a Griffin. I don't know why, but I just want to be a Griffin.
9. If you could read your way into any fantasy realm, but the catch is that you can never leave, would you? Which realm would you choose?
For sure, for sure. I would read myself in so fast. And of course it would be Narnia. Maybe during the reign of Caspian or Rillian....or Peter. Hmmm....
10.  As you are going about your normal day, you discover that you have a magical power. What is it?
I want the magical power to capture Calsifer and make him cook my bacon for me each morning.
There, the end. Everyone who glances at this is TAGGED!
Now I'm off to work on the history of Nightshade. Huzzah.