Countdown to the Holidays and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Countdown to the Holidays Tis the season for so many religious holidays.  December is the month that many celebrate the holidays, and not just Christmas.  Here’s a list of just some of the cultural and religious holidays celebrated during the month of December: Saint Nicholas Day (Christian) December 6 Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe… Continue reading Countdown to the Holidays and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Here’s Reading You – Readers and Authors (Part II). This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

  Here’s Reading You – Readers and Authors (Part II) Last week, we started our look at eBooks. How has the eBook changed reading, writing, and perhaps even publishing for you? Perhaps some people may share a view from the beginning, when eBooks started to flourish and others when the eBooks were already an established… Continue reading Here’s Reading You – Readers and Authors (Part II). This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Are You Listening Now? The Popularity of Audiobooks and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Are You Listening Now? The Popularity of Audiobooks I’m not quite sure when I first started noticing the increase in audiobook reviews  on our website.  A year ago?  Two?  Whenever the year or month, audiobooks and our reviews of them are definitely on the increase.  In fact, according to  Audio Publishers Association and MarketWatch*, audiobooks… Continue reading Are You Listening Now? The Popularity of Audiobooks and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Falling Into Autumn and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Falling Into Autumn “The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many.” –   Oliver Wendell Holmes Ah, September.  That month of in-betweenness.  Neither summer nor… Continue reading Falling Into Autumn and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

So A New Look and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Its Here! We’ve been promising a new look here at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words and its arrived.  Colors and fonts are still being tweaked, and this look may not even last past this year but a freshening up was needed.  A search engine is down at the bottom near the calendar.  I hope to… Continue reading So A New Look and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Things Are Heating Up All Around Us and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Things Are Heating Up All Around Us August Heat is the name of a short story by W. F. Harvey, penned in 1910.  It tells the tale of two men, previously unknown to each other who find out through slim connections that one will be murdered by the other.  It ends with the character Withencroft writing the… Continue reading Things Are Heating Up All Around Us and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Those Hot August Days and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

  Those Hot August Days and Nights In tropical climes there are certain times of day When all the citizens retire To tear their clothes off and perspire It’s one of those rules that the greatest fools obey Because the sun is much too sultry And one must avoid its ultra violet ray The native… Continue reading Those Hot August Days and This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Why Don’t More Readers Read Historical Romance or Fiction? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

Why Don’t More Readers Read Historical Romance or Fiction? Today, I’m returning to the theme of under-read tropes in  M/M or LGBTQIA novels and stories, romance or otherwise. In case this I’m not just singling out the historical western but the historical genre in general.  Now maybe I’m wrong, and  I’m hoping to hear from… Continue reading Why Don’t More Readers Read Historical Romance or Fiction? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

The Importance of World Building in Fantasy/Sci Fy Fiction and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

The Importance of World Building in Fantasy/Sci Fy Fiction For the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking about the little overlooked trope of historical stories in LBGTQIA fiction and I’m going to get back to that next week, way back in authors and eras this time.  But for now, lets look forward. Whereas those authors face… Continue reading The Importance of World Building in Fantasy/Sci Fy Fiction and This Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

What Genres Do You Think Get Overlooked? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words

What Genres Do You Think Get Overlooked? When thinking of genres in that LGBTQIA stories can fall into, the ones that most quickly fall into mind are contemporary, supernatural, fantasy, SciFy, paranormal, action adventure, mystery, romance, all sorts of combinations thereof and somewhere down the line comes historical and western.  And I’m not sure why.… Continue reading What Genres Do You Think Get Overlooked? This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words