Once Upon a Time in the Weird West by Langley Hyde , Astrid Amara , Ginn Hale , Nicole Kimberling , C.S. Poe, Lex Chase , Venona Keyes , Tali Spence Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to have Venona Keyes here today to talk about her short story and the inspiration behind it… Continue reading Venona Keys Talks Inspiration, Short Stories and the Anthology ‘Once Upon a Time in the Weird West’ (Dreamspinner Press guest post and giveaway)
Scattered Thoughts July 2013 Book Review Summary It was an outstanding month with regard to books I read. So many great books and authors that it made this month a joy to be a reader and reviewer. And even more remarkable is that every one of the 5 star rated books were all part of… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts July 2013 Book Review Summary
Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Now that the State of Washington has legalized gay marriage, Bellingham Hamster reporter Nick Fontaine and abstract painter Nick Olson are getting married. They have planned a simple ceremony but nothing simple is ever possible with Peter in the picture. Their parents are coming and Peter is sure NIck’s… Continue reading Review: Birds of a Feather (Bellingham Mysteries #5) by Nicole Kimberling
Last week was such an amazing week for the LGBTQ community. SCOTUS ruled on DOMA and Proposition 8, declaring DOMA unconstitutional and returning Prop 8 to the lower courts, essentially removing the opposition to gay marriages in California, marriages which resumed almost immediately following the decision. Celebrations were countrywide, loud and joyous. Even the President… Continue reading What An Amazing Week in LGBTQ History and the Week Ahead in Reviews
Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Book Wishes for 2013: While everyone has been busy making New Year’s resolutions, I have been thinking about what I would wish for 2013 in books. Turns out I have quite a few wishes, some I would like to share in hopes they reach an author’s ear or more….. ❋I… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Book Wishes for 2013 – Authors, are you Listening?
It’s no secret that I love books and always have. From my earliest memories of listening to someone read to me then transitioning to being old enough to pick up a book myself to while away the time. When I was younger, my family moved around every couple of years or more as my father’s… Continue reading Why A Series Can Make My Heart Sing!
I first became acquainted with the small township of Bellingham, Washington and it’s excentric collection of inhabitants in 2009. That’s when Primal Red was first published and Nicole Kimberling introduced us to Peter Fontaine, intrepid reporter for The Bellingham Hamster, reclusive painter Nick Olsen, Peter’s best friend found object artist Evangeline and her stoner boyfriend,… Continue reading Review of the Bellingham Mystery Series by Nicole Kimberling
I first happened upon Nicole Kimberling when I read Primal Red, the first in the Bellingham Mysteries series. From the very first sentence, I sensed the author’s deep connection to her story’s setting and it’s quirky, oddball cast of characters. Bellingham, Washington emerges as a character all its own in the Bellingham Mysteries series as… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Nicole Kimberling and Book Giveaway!
This week is series week here at Scattered Thoughts… and Joyfully Jay. JJ and hubby were hurrying off to Scotland to celebrate their 40th birthdays (yep, won’t see that one again) and 15 years of marriage (not this one either) and wanted to know if Sammy and I had anything we wanted to write about.… Continue reading It’s Series Week at Scattered Thoughts and Our First Book Giveaway!
It’s Sunday in Maryland and we are in the 12th day of our heat wave and power losses! Yesterday we hit 105 degrees F and today is not supposed to be much better. There are still plenty of folks around the area without power as the limbs from last Friday’s storm continue to fall onto… Continue reading The Week Ahead and another Rant on the Heat and F%^*&%g Pepco!