Monday, February 27, 2012

Introducing: Nightscape Press

I'm pleased to announce the launch of Nightscape Press! We are a horror press that publishes novels, novellas, and occasionally anthologies with a strong focus on variety and quality over quantity. This is a partnership between myself, my husband (Author and Editor, Robert S. Wilson), and a great friend, author, and editor, Mark C. Scioneaux!

It is my further pleasure to announce our first title, World's Collider, a shared world apocalyptic anthology, which is edited by Richard Salter. Further information about World's Collier can be found here.

We will be opening for submissions on April 2nd, 2012. Please check in if you have something you would like us to consider. Any questions can be sent to

Be sure to keep an eye on the website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter , as we will be posting updates as they develop!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Great News!

Going to keep this one short (haha.. hopefully!), but wanted to pass along some great personal news. If you've been reading my blog long, you'll know that I have started making efforts to living a healthier lifestyle through better nutrition and exercise. This is in part to my participation in the Get Fit Murfreesboro challenge (as I documented the start of it here and here ) and partially just because it's what I need to do.

Anyway, when I first "weighed in" for the competition, my blood pressure was high... and not just a little bit. I saw it when my measurements were sent over to me, but I had misremembered what was "normal" and the full effect of just how high it was didn't sink it. I looked over those measurements again on Tuesday night and looked up high blood pressure info online. My systolic ranked in the Stage 2 Hyperension range (the worst one) and my diastolic was in Stage 1. Pretty bad news. Well, I went yesterday to check my blood pressure and I'm happy to report that from my efforts, my blood pressure is now in a normal range! I'm very happy about this as I was not looking forward to a trip to the doctor about high blood pressure. It's inspiring to know that hard work does pay off!

And in other good news, I received an email from the owner of two of the different transcription companies that I work for today, both of them praising me for my quality and hard work. Always nice to hear positive feedback on the work you're doing! Hope all is well with you, dear readers, and thanks for being there!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

{Book Review} Destination Unknown by Trent Zelazny

Brian and Kate are barely holding it together after having undergone a tragedy. They each have found their own ways of coping, but neither method is what you would call "healthy". What they are facing is pushing each to the brink and has taken its toll on their marriage. When they find themselves in possession of a mysterious briefcase, the contents seem like it might be a way to turn their lives back in a better direction, but the rightful owner has other plans. He will stop at nothing to get it back and the torment inflicted on Brian and Kate during his attempts make for a suspenseful read!

The number one thing that stuck out for me from this book is the dynamic between Brian and Kate. The emotions and the turmoil between the two are palpable. Every chapter had me wanting to move on to the next to find out what would happen. The only minor criticism I would touch upon is there were a few times where conversations are conducted in Spanish, and with my limited knowledge of the language, I didn't know exactly what was going on, but it didn't take away from the scene(s). If it weren't for responsibilities of daily life, I would have definitely finished it in one sitting! I highly recommend this book and hope that you'll give it and its extremely talented author a chance! I look forward to reading more from him!

(As book reviews are something that I really want to start doing on my blog, I need to come up with a rating system. Will definitely work on that. For now, this one is a 4.5 out of 5!)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Week 3 Get Fit Murfreesboro

So, this journey so far has been rather up and down. Week one was great. Week two, not so much. Week three, I'm finally starting to get back on track. Week one I was able to keep solidly to a nutrition schedule and did okay on exercise. Week 2 started okay on nutrition, but I had ZERO motivation to exercise. And unfortunately, saw the result on the scale (or rather, lack of result!) (not to mention, not getting any kind of post up about it!)

But now it's week three, and I think i'm finally getting into a good rhythm. It helps that I made a purchase on Amazon last week and it is now finally here! I purchased Zumba 2 for Wii! I've used it both yesterday and today and I love it so far. It is definitely giving me a good workout and it is fun =) I've been interested in trying Zumba for "real", but outside of getting a membership to our YMCA (which isn't really in the budget right now), I don't know of anywhere locally to take the classes. But this is giving me a bit of a kickstart into it.

And another thing that's on the horizon, I think I'm going to join Curves. I've heard it's a lot more cost effective than I thought it was going to be (from my sis, who actually works at her local one part time). So, I'm probably going to get that started next week after "first of the month" bills are out of the way. So, yeah, I think that combined with me doing Zumba 2 on the Wii and walking when the weather permits should make a nice impact and be enough of a variety to keep me going!

For my female readers, have you ever or do you currently go to Curves? Would love to hear some opinions on it!

But I'm going to skedaddle for now! Hope this finds you well and would love it if you left a comment!