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Red River Radio Presents Dellani’s Tea Time with Al, Elaine and Eric

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Join Us Live Monday, February 12 from 4-6 PM EST time on Blog Talk Radio.

Well, the Ground Hog saw his shadow, so that means six more weeks of winter. Brrr! We’re going to keep warm chatting with our three fantastic guests! Dellani and Christina are delighted to welcome back two guests, and welcome a new one!

al jendrasikFirst, is Alfred Jendrasik author of I Met God at the Beach, Mysterious Tales of Colton Trane and The Other Side of Life series. Welcome back, Al!

Elaine DodgeSecond, is my fellow Tirgearr author, Elaine Dodge author of Harcourt’s Mountain (Historical Romance). Bloody Parchment: Blue Honey and the Valley of Shadow (Horror Anthology in which her short story ‘The Man with a House on His Back’ was featured. Welcome back, Elaine!

Eric KleinThird, is new to the show, and currently waiting for his first book to be released, Eric Klein author of The One; A…

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She’s Back…

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Warning: Language

Stephano quickly returned with her shawl and his jacket which he draped over his arm.  Fortunately for them, the gala was held on the first floor of the hotel so Cassandra didn’t have to endure the elevator.  God only knows what would happened there.  As they got to the front door, their Bentley Bentayaga was already waiting for them.  While Stephano opened the door, she noticed a man who looked out of place, he was wearing faded jeans and a white t-shirt.  With a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, Cassandra figured he was just of the hotel employees, a poorly dressed one at that.  Nothing to look at here she thought to herself until, he gave them the side eye.  Okay, so he was a badly dressed hotel employee with an attitude problem.  However, Cassandra’s gut told her there was something more to this…

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Chaos in a Teacup – Part 8

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dellani photo dark redAs I mentioned last week, inspiration can come from anywhere at any time. Sometimes, an author is woken from a deep sleep, having to fumble around in the dark for a pen and paper to record the idea. If we don’t do so, we’ll very likely lose it. Inspiration is ephemeral, emerging from the ether, only to recede just as suddenly. If the author doesn’t capture it, chances are good, it won’t come back. To a non-author, this idea is ridiculous.

Ideas don’t just pop out of thin air!” the non-author will exclaim.

Wanna bet?” the author will reply, rather tartly, to be sure.

I imagine that artists and musicians understand this feeling. The ideas for paintings, photographs, sculptures and songs come from the same well of inspiration as stories and poems. Not much is more frustrating than having a wonderful idea, only to lose it because I…

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Edward Gorey Art- Not For The Faint-hearted

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Edward Gorey - not for the faint-hearted

The nurse was discovered collapsed in some shrubbery, but her reappearance was not much use; her eyes were askew, her extremities rubbery, her clothing was stained with a brownish juice. #TheInsectGod #EdwardGorey The nurse was discovered collapsed in some shrubbery, but her reappearance was not much use; her eyes were askew, her extremities rubbery, her clothing was stained with a brownish juice.

Edward Gorey American, 1925-2000, chose his favorite ghostly tales for publication in a 1959 book The Haunted Looking Glass. This Gorey illustration is for Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body Snatchers.   Scanned by Shades and Shadows. Edward Gorey American, 1925-2000, chose his favorite ghostly tales for publication in a 1959 book The Haunted Looking Glass. This Gorey illustration is for Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Body Snatchers. Scanned by Shades and Shadows.

In Search of Dracula : The History of Dracula and Vampires
In Search of Dracula : The History of Dracula and Vampires

The Helpless Doorknob a shuffled Story  (1989) Edward Gorey

The Gashlycrumb Tinies: A Very Gorey Alphabet Book By: Edward Gorey Article by: Maria Popova  Dark and yet amusing. A delightfully dark vintage alphabet book from mid-century illustrator Edward Gorey, the Tim Burton of his day.

MORE about Edward Gorey at these sites:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Gorey

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=edward+gorey&qpvt=edward+gorey&FORM=VDRE

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Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Christy, Gary and William

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red river radio logoWednesday, January 24 from 4-6 PM Eastern on Blog Talk Radio

Can you believe that January is almost over? It doesn’t seem possible. It’s actually chilly in Florida, and they had snow, up north of here, for the first time in about 20 years. Yes, I know it’s way colder in other parts of the country. Why do you think I don’t live there? To help us keep our minds off our troubles, we have some wonderful guests to chat with. So, have a cuppa, grab a mug of joe, or sip a hot toddy and listen in!

3f44d-christy2bnicholasOur first guest is the lovely and talented Christy Nicholas, author of Call of the Morrigú, The Enchanted Swans, The Druid’s Brooch series, Better To Have Loved, and more. Welcome back, Christy! 

9c315-gary2bd2bhenryOur next guest is the handsome and talented Gary D. Henry is the author of In the Manor of…

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Sarcasm!Because beating the sh*t out people is illegal.

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DEFINITION OF SARCASM

ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA

Sarcasm is “a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt“.[1][2] Sarcasm may employ ambivalence,[3] although sarcasm is not necessarily ironic.[4] Most noticeable in spoken word, sarcasm is mainly distinguished by the inflection with which it is spoken[5] and is largely context-dependent.[6]–

AN EXAMPLE OF SARCASM FROM DEAD TO WRITES MY WORK IN PROGRESS.

A WOMAN AND AN ASSASIN SHE HIRED ARE HAVING A DISCUSSION ABOUT HIS ASSIGNMENT. THEY HATE EACH OTHER AND THE SARCASM IS RUNNING WILD IN THIS CONVERSATION.

DTWCOVEREBOOK.jpgHello, Oscar.  I need your services now!”

No way, we are done” Oscar replied at the other end of the phone.

Not so much.  Ozzie “she knew how much he hated that nickname and used it just to piss him off.  “Are you forgetting that accident you cause that I failed…

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