OutWrite in DC and the Week Ahead at ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords!

Soooo…..I spent Saturday at the OutWrite LGBT Book Festival at the DC Center in Washington, DC.  That was great fun!!! It’s going on today so if you have a chance stop by, check outwriteLGBT Book Fairout all the books and authors who are happy to talk to you after the panels or at the tables set up for them.   This is a  wonderful festival that happens every year.  Just look at the various panels,  Author Readings and Workshops available to attend!  This is the complete schedule for the weekend! Today there is the Flicker and Spark Poetry Brunch going on.  It started on Friday with a keynote speech by Martin Duberman  and continued with so much more, including a panel with David Pratt who wrote Looking After Joey!

So a shout out to David Pratt and Rafe Haze, Wilde City Press authors!  Augusta Li, Rowen Mcallister, Pearl Love, Marguerite  Labbe, authors at Dreamspinner Press, Ellis Carrington, Michael Murphy too! Shout out to Madeleine Ribbon, Andrew Q. Gordon of Wayward Ink Press and authors of many wonderful books.  If you are in the area next year, make sure to add it to your calendar of things to do!

If you live nearby, put this on your list of things to do each year.  It’s definitely on mine!


There are a few winner announcements to make:

  • Winners of Angel Martinez’s Endangered Fae books are:Jenf27 for Finn and Lee Todd for Semper Fae!
  • Winner of Mickie B. Ashling’s Forget Me Not Tour is A. L. Boyd!
  • Winner of Tara Lain’s Audio Book of The Panther or the Pack is Wendy Hoffman.
  • Winner of S.A. McAuley’s Damaged Package contest is Paula L.
  • Winner of Charley Descoteaux’s Nesting Habits of Strange Birds Contest is Serena

Congratulations to all the winners.  Happy Reading and Happy Listening!  Thank you to all who participated in the blogs and contests.


This Week at ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords…

Monday, August 4:

  • Book Blast for Sean Michael’s Blue Collar Tour and contest
  • Review:  dr.a.g  (a bookthefilm photography book)

Tuesday, August 5:

  • TB Book Tour for Morticia Knight and Rockin’ The Alternative (contest)
  • TB Book Tour for Carol Lynne and her CV latest, Snake Charmer (contest)
  • Lillian T. MacGowan’s Smoke and Mirrors Book Tour and Contest

Wednesday, August 6:

  • The Flesh Cartel’s Final Episode by Rachel Heimowitz and Heidi Belleau Tour and Contest
  • Laura Harner’s Prevailing Winds Book Tour and Contest
  • Review:  Moving Mountains by Laura Harner

Thursday, August 7:

  • Book Blast:  Cain Berringer’s tour was cancelled.
  • Review:  Prevailing Winds by Laura Harner

Friday, August 8:

  • Review:  Delsyn’s Blues by Lou Sylvre
  • Review:  Bottoms Up Anthology

Saturday, August 9:

Review:  My Favorite Uncle by Marshall Thornton


And my call is still out for another reviewer.  If you would like to review for SCTW, send me an email and let’s talk!

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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