Chapter 4 of Revenants Abroad is up on Wattpad

Chapter 4 went live this morning!

And a flash of color in the gray clouds on the way in

sunrise through clouds and fog 11-21-14

We’re not getting nuked, just the sun trying to burn through the clouds and fog. Ok, I guess that’s a type of nuking. I mean, the sun IS a giant thermonuclear reactor, no?

I wear my sunglasses at night…

Chapter 3

Just to let you know Chapter 3 of Revenants Abroad is up on Wattpad. Thanks to everyone who’s stopped by to read it!

No fun pictures today. Could clobber myself. Glorious morning, and whaddya know? I left the SD card for the camera in the computer at home.?????

So yeah, that’s pretty much what I wanted to do.

Pressing On

For those following along on Wattpad, I’ll be posting Chapter 3 of Revenants Abroad on Friday. Thanks to everyone who’s been reading!

I’m still working on getting the book up on Amazon via CreateSpace. My cover artist is putting the necessary illustrations into the format Amazon needs, bless his heart. So if you’re waiting for a paper copy it shouldn’t be much longer.

Sun behind tree 11-12-14

I Will Never Get Tired of Autumn

Small selection of photos from different days. The close-up of the red leaves, and the geese against the dark clouds were taken yesterday. The powerlines in fog is from this morning. The bottom two are from October.


Rising Moon

Took me awhile to get home last night. I kept stopping to take pictures of the rising full moon.

Not quite sure how I got the colors in the first one, but I like the way it turned out.

Also, I’ve changed to a new WordPress theme (AGAIN). This one lets you put social media buttons just under the title in header. Unfortunately, it seems they don’t have the little logos for Wattpad, Smashwords, or Goodreads, so the three in the middle are generic for now.

I published Chapter 2 of Revenants Abroad on Wattpad this morning. I’m not sure I’ll serialize the whole thing, I’ll see what kind of response I get over the next couple weeks.

Wishing you all a great day and a great weekend!

Rainbows and Autumn Sun

I failed to bring my camera with me for a couple of days, and missed probably the most amazing rainbow I’d ever seen. It was bright, wide, and straight ahead of me. Let us hope I have learned my lesson, to wit: Just because it’s raining in the morning doesn’t mean the clouds won’t part and pose for pictures in the afternoon. Grrr. Missed an amazing sunset yesterday too, just as I was driving out of work. And you know the colors last mere minutes.

So, I grabbed the camera this morning, despite the dire weather predictions, and was rewarded with this sight:

Nov 6 double rainbow

and then this:

Rainbow touching down Nov 6 2014

and then this:

Panoramic sunrise 11-6-14

Geese in flight 11-6-14

I just liked the way the sun was hitting this tree. I love the low angle of the sun in the later part of the year.

Maple with geese in sun

Maple with geese in sun

Missed more than I got, as usual. Oh well. Within twenty minutes the sun was gone, and it was pouring rain again.

Happy Friday Eve!

Guest Author: D.D. Syrdal

D. D. Syrdal:

I was interviewed about my book, Revenants Abroad, over on Margrét Helgadottír’s blog. Learn a little more about the book (and me)!

Originally posted on Margrét Helgadóttir:

imageFabulous author D.D. Syrdal has a new book out today: Revenants Abroad. She’s been so kind to answer a few of my questions about the book and her writing.

What is Revenants Abroad about?
First I’d like to thank you for having me here and letting me talk about my book! Revenants Abroad centers on two male vampires, Andrej and Neko, and one human woman, Anne-Marie, who’s working as Andrej’s personal assistant, often referred to in literature as a “servitor” of a vampire, but she is free to make her own choices. Andrej’s working as a drug runner in New York, when his assistant Anne-Marie falls into the hands of the drug cartel. After rescuing her, they relocate to Prague, the city of Andrej’s birth, where they encounter a fanatical religious sect determined to exterminate all vampires. Things get complicated when Neko, an old friend of Andrej, arrives and…

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Coffin Hop Giveaway Winner

I want to thank everyone who came by during the Coffin Hop Blog Tour and read my story and left a comment. It was a fun, if frantic, week! I hope you were all able to get out to some of the other blogs and enjoy their offerings and giveaways as well. My fellow Coffin Hop participants are a warm, generous, friendly bunch, no matter how gory or horrific their fiction may be! And special thanks to our Grand Master, Axel Howerton, for coordinating and running this little undertaking each year since 2011.

And finally, congratulations to my contest winner,

Julia P!

You have 24 hours from the time of this posting to respond to this or the email I’ll be sending to claim your prize: either a free copy of my ebook, “Revenants Abroad” in  your choice of formats, or a 10-card Celtic Cross Tarot reading which will include a photo of the cards in addition to the full write-up. If you do not respond in 24 hours a new winner will be chosen.

Wishing everyone good holidays ahead!