bloody girl

Long time no see.

Wow, I just realized it's been a year since I've journaled here. My blogspot blog is just as bad. It's what happens when you're busy all the time. I'm not complaining though, just surprised. I love what I do and wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Had to see if LJ was still around.

Soneone on Google+ reported that LJ was gone. Looks like it's still here to me. Just had to check in for myself.

The August Realms of Fantasy is at the printer. We're busy working on August releases for Eternal Press and on a catalog of both EP and DB books. That's enough to keep this gal busy for a while.  :)
bloody girl

Tuesday morning rambling

We have gorgeous weather this week.  It sure makes me want to be outside enjoying the sun; especially with the Jasmine in full bloom.

Thankfully this year we don't have many plums. A bad wind storm blew off most of the blossoms during pollination time. It's good though because I don't have time right now to cook them up in to jams and sauces like before. The poor apricot tree didn't bear any fruit because of the storm. I guess it deserves a break too. 

What am I up to?  Books and the August issue of Realms of Fantasy. Editing and a ton of boring office work. It's got to be done and I have a great staff.  I certainly couldn't do this without them. Yep, I try to tell them often.

We took a little time off last evening to watch two more True Blood episodes on Netflix. I also discovered a romantic comedy in the queue and had to put it on just to see what made my fella decide to pick one of those. He's not exactly the romantic comedy type person. It's called Finding Bliss and is a very cute movie about a up-and-coming filmmaker who gets her start in the porn industry.  Yes, that's right...a romantic comedy about adult films.  LOL!

Man, I'm itching to start a sewing project.
bloody girl

July already!

Wow, July 4th came and went. We spent the time alternating between work, hanging out to watch tv, and watching training videos for the upgrades to InDesign with CS5.5   I'm pretty excited about this upgrade. It looks to solve a few problems we routinely combat with epub books and open some new doors to other digital editions of our books and RoF.  It's hard to find time to learn new stuff like this but well worth it in the long run.

I have to say that in the past three years, I've tripled my knowledge base. That feels pretty darned good.
bloody girl

Mysterious Pitcher

I have a ceramic pitcher I keep in the front bathroom. It contains silk yellow roses. The thing has me puzzled. I have it sitting on the toilet tank lid but push it back against the wall so it doesn't fall and break. Nearly every time I go in there, it's moved to the center of the tank lid. I push it back and find it later back in the center.

At first I thought my husband was moving it to play with me. He says he hasn't moved it. Honestly, I think he believes I'm a little delusional about the pitcher. Okay, so if it's not him and it's certainly not me, could it be one of our cats?  I know they sometimes bat at the silk flowers but to push the pitcher forward to the same spot always?  I sure don't know.

Could it be some kind of spirit? If so, why now when there's been no signs of one before?  Why isn't anything else in the house moved?  It's definitely a mystery to me. 
bloody girl

It's okay to be proud of what I do!

Cover of June 2011 issue of Realms of Fantasy   Isn't this cover gorgeous? Realms of Fantasy and books from Damnation Books/Eternal Press is what consumes my life. I love every second of it.   We, just this month, added the ability to buy print issues of Realms of Fantasy to the website.

Next up we're expanding digital editions beyond just PDF.

Okay, so I'm proud of all this. Why not? We work hard on it, care deeply. I think that shows through.

Well, that's my five minutes of back patting. Now it's back to work.
bloody girl

Showing off Realms of Fantasy

Cover for the February 2011 issue of Realms of Fantasy MagazineI'm incredibly excited about this issue. It's the first from us at Damnation Books. I did the layout.

If you aren't a subscriber but want a copy, check out the website where you can order a pdf

You can also email me at if you want to buy a print copy. We'll work something out.

bloody girl

Realms of Fantasy

Well, it's past time for my other news so here you go:
My husband and I (as Damnation Books LLC) have bought Realms of Fantasy Magazine. Yep. You heard that correctly. Realms of Fantasy!

Here's two interviews with me posted yesterday and today if you want to know a bit more about this:

There's lots of updates on the Realms of Fantasy website too. The address there is

Now you know why I've been so quiet lately.  Working. Working. Working and loving every second of it.
bloody girl

Calll me Grannie?

We have lots of news around here. Where to begin?  Well, to start off I'm going to be a grandmother. My oldest son and his wife are expecting. The whole  family is thrilled. I already told him this is going to rearrange his life (in a good way usually). I remember when someone told me that. I thought I  could imagine and I had no idea how much it would change.

I've never regretted having kids, especially in the tough times. I'm very proud of my sons and the men they've become. I guess I'll suck up feeling old and keep being proud.

Come back tomorrow and I'll give you my other news.