Friday Linky Love: Space Porn & Blogger Buds & RT Art Gallery . . .

Morning from my porch at Killian Knob!

Remember I wrote last Friday that I’d not be on any panels at the Fairhope Conference? Welp, somehow I ended up on two panels *laughing* lawd (Our Rose & Thorn Journal panel of what editors are looking for, and I’ll be on a “what works and what doesn’t in social media [when it comes to our books], etc, panel). If you are in around those parts, come join us. Angie Ledbetter and I would love to say hello.

Also, I hope you will stop by our newest feature at the Rose & Thorn – our Art Galley “wall.” We are blown away by the art/artists. While there, check out the prose and poetry–soon, May 15, our spring issue will go live. Every other Wednesday on our blog, our Art Director Alaine Benard announces two new artists. We are honored. The alternating blog posts are Back Story posts from our writers and poets. Y’all come!

Linda Hoye, a wonderful beautiful woman, has a new book coming out in June, a memoir “Two Hearts.” Go by and check it out. I’m looking forward to buying my own copy!

I’ve been visiting Write It Sideways, and today’s post is about “How to read your way to better writing.” I can’t imagine never reading (double negative -haw!). It’s always been about The Book. I adore books, and that’s part of the reason I became a writer–the two are intertwined.

Karen Elliott has had “Musician Week” over at her blog. Prior to that was “editor week” — I always look forward to her “weeks” :-D

Sharla Lovelace is having some wonderful contests over at her blog to celebrate the release of her new book “The Reason is You,” which comes out next month. Go by – it’s easy and fun and you just may win a prize.

I had a wonderful time at Book Blather on Marilee’s blog. Unfortunately, I, and some others who stopped by, weren’t able to comment, so I want to to thank those who stopped by and read. I enjoyed the conversation with Marilee. As well, I was so nervous about putting up that small excerpt from the new Graces book coming out this spring– it was one of the sadder/darker parts of Family Graces.

spring is here in the mountains! wow!

I stumbled on this site, Space Porn (laughing!), from a Huffington Post article. I love science and physics, and even if I don’t always grasp every concept, I can’t get enough of it! At Huffington, I spend time on the Books and Book Publishing areas, but I’ll also go to the food and science posts as well.

That’s enough for now. I’m busy listening to the Sweetie audio book files just to make sure all is well. I want to finish that this week, since I’m hopping in the BoopMobile and heading Down South to Fairhope next week. Poor GMR and Not Quite Fat Dog and Psycho Cutie Girl will miss me – – maybe, haw! Oh, ‘course they will, teeheehee. I am amazed at how the “voice-artist” reads–her instincts are so on point and her voice so clear and mesmerizing, it’s really not a chore at all to listen. She’s absolutely wonderful and is bringing to life my characters. She’s perfect for Melissa’s voice. Love it and her!

boop-boop-beep-beep!

Now, y’all go do the day, feel Gratitude, and have a wonderful weekend.

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10 thoughts on “Friday Linky Love: Space Porn & Blogger Buds & RT Art Gallery . . .

  1. Your thoughts are always so fresh and easy to follow…..at least for me. Several of the suggested reads sound good….eventhough I am now in the midst of research for my sequel to AT FIRST GLANCE. I know GMR & doggies will miss you but your work is so enjoyed….keep it up!

  2. I am curious – as you are listening to Sweetie – are you hearing possible edits that you may have missed in the paper edit? Also, wonder how it is to hear your characters in anothers’ voice – does listening to this audio bring new ideas or new images?

    • Yes on possible edits – but not as many as I thought. Just every so often I’ll think “oh, repeated that too much” or something like that – so it tells me I may need to think of reading my stuff aloud *BIG FAT GROOOOAAAN* – I may . . . ungh.

      and listening to it very interesting – to see how she interprets it – and she has wonderful instincts – I’m amazed — I want to study up on these voice-artist people – see how they train, what their background is – not so I can do it (I imagine it is hard) but because I am now curious about these “unsung wonders of literature!” :-D

  3. Kat,
    Outstanding piece on the Write It Sideways blog. I’ll have to add that to my Favorites, No wonder I never get any real writing done. I’m always reading blogs. A great post as usual and I enjoyed the photos.

    Chris

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