Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Life! Don't Talk To Me About Life!

This post title comes from the classic silly song,

Life has been crazy for me lately.

I've worked at the same job for the last six years. I'm a CAD drafter for URS. Their Northern Utah branch disposes of hazardous weapons. I use a program called Microstation to produce and edit electrical, piping, mechanical, HVAC and architectural plans.

URS has been under contract to dispose of chemical weapons for the government and we're all done. The lay offs have begun and my RIF (reduction in force) will be October 18th. It's scary. I mean, I'm glad I actually have a date, but what if I can't find a job before then? Sure, they'll give us severance and such, but I'm scared.

So I haven't been able to really find the time to write or edit. A lot of my time is spent on the job hunt or my regular work or my family. When I do have down time I've chosen to relax instead of engaging my brain.

But I'm going to try to do better so all I can do is ask you to bear with me for a bit.

Thanks guys.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Reads For Tweens

Author Mikey Brooks has invited me to take part in his Summer Reads promotion seen here.

If you have kids between the ages of 9-14, here’s a great summer reading list for them. I am part of a 99 cent eBook sale taking place next week, Monday through Friday. Check out these great books that will ALL BE JUST $.99 EACH!! Reads for Tweens:

1. Six Degrees Lost, by Linda Benson http://www.amazon.com/Six-Degrees-of-Lost-ebook/dp/B0087XI14E/
2. The Girl Remembered Horses, by Linda Benson http:...//www.amazon.com/The-Girl-Remembered-Horses-ebook/dp/B00635UBW8/
3. The Dream Keeper, by Mikey Brooks http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-Keeper-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00CPE0PT0
4. Night Children: Dark Threats, by Scott Bryan http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005E59LOC
5. The Secret Sisters Club, by Monique Bucheger http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-Sisters-Club-ebook/dp/B007IK2WF6
6. Trouble Blows West, by Monique Bucheger http://www.amazon.com/Trouble-Blows-West-Adventures-ebook/dp/B007TYSLF6
7. Through the Mirror and Into Snow (Before Happily Ever After), by Ann T Bugg
8. Michaela’s Gift, by Cordelia Dinsmore http://www.amazon.com/Through-Mirror-Before-Happily-ebook/dp/B00C2HOECO
9. Of Mice and Magic, by David Farland http://www.amazon.com/Ravenspell-Book-Magic-Series-ebook/dp/B006UA85PQ
10. The Sapphire Flute, by Karen E. Hoover http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Flute-Wolfchild-Saga-ebook/dp/B005711LYQ
11. The Armor of Light, by Karen E. Karen Hoover http://www.amazon.com/Armor-Light-Wolfchild-Saga-ebook/dp/B005LA34E8
12. Two Souls Are Better Than One, by Karen E. Hoover http://www.amazon.com/Better-Misadventures-Teenage-Wizard-ebook/dp/B006I0I3QO
13. And the Mountain Burns, by Karen E. Hoover http://www.amazon.com/And-the-Mountain-Burns-ebook/dp/B005LZBPNA
14. The Quill Pen, by Michelle Isenhoff http://www.amazon.com/The-Quill-Pen-ebook/dp/B005XC5O9M
15. Song of the Mountain, by Michelle Isenhoff http://www.amazon.com/Song-of-the-Mountain-ebook/dp/B00A8V6DL6
16. The Color of Freedom, by Michelle Isenhoff http://www.amazon.com/The-Color-of-Freedom-ebook/dp/B004OEILPE
17. Taylor Davis and the Flame of Findul, by Michelle Isenhoff http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-Davis-Flame-Findul-ebook/dp/B00CMA97XC/
18. Gangsterland, by Ansha Kotyk http://www.amazon.com/Gangsterland-Ink-Portal-Adventure-ebook/dp/B009YJT12G
19. Andy Smithson: Blast of the Dragon's Fury, by L.R.W. Lee http://www.amazon.com/Andy-Smithson-Blast-Dragons-ebook/dp/B00CMUMCTS/
20. Slippers of Pearl, by Danyelle Leafty : http://www.amazon.com/Slippers-Pearl-Cobbler-Series-ebook/dp/B008IHKBNI
21. Of Wind and Winter, by Danyelle Leafty http://www.amazon.com/Wind-Winter-Tales-Queen-ebook/dp/B00CIJ88FA
22. The Circle of Law, by Lia London http://www.amazon.com/The-Circle-Ancients-Drandsil-ebook/dp/B008RDKIYU
23. Magian High, by Lia London http://www.amazon.com/Magian-High-ebook/dp/B00AF57F0I
24. A Pony For The Fair, by Inge Moore http://www.amazon.com/Pony-For-Fair-Gypsy-ebook/dp/B00AUA75X0
25. The Hidden Sun, by J. Lloyd Morgan http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Sun-Bariwon-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00CCJKZI4
26. The Super Spies and the High School Bomber, by Lisa Lisa Orchard http://www.amazon.com/Super-Spies-School-Bomber-ebook/dp/B008P8O7OY
27. The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer, by Lisa Orchard http://www.amazon.com/Super-Spies-Lady-Killer-ebook/dp/B007JZH61K
28. Trapped: A Tale of Friendship Bog, by Gloria Repp http://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Tale-Friendship-Tales-ebook/dp/B00B9L1W7Y
29. A Difference of Purpose: A Novel of the American Civil War, by Terry Soileau http://www.amazon.com/DIFFERENCE-OF-PURPOSE-American-ebook/dp/B008QG0NKW
30. The Mother-Earth Series Omnibus, by Alan Tucker (3 books in one!) http://www.amazon.com/The-Mother-Earth-Series-Omnibus-ebook/dp/B007BSD0H4

Check it out!