From Us to You! (Boxing Day Giveaway)


Gifts, giving Gifts gifts. :) – Photo Courtesy of William Warby via flickr

Hello! We hope you had are having a fabulous holiday season. :) We are pleasantly stuffed, gifted, and companied.

We’ve felt especially blessed these last two years to have such supportive and awesome readers of our book, so we wanted to give you something in return. And here it is. Over the next 24 hours (by midnight PST on Dec. 26, 2013) sign onto facebook or twitter, then . . .

What you’ll get: Your name put on a list to receive a code for a free e-version of a Manly Hero short story to be released this spring!

How to get the code:

Sign on to facebook, comment on the giveaway post we put up today, and include #ManlyHeroGift. This spring you will receive a code from us via a private message. :) Or . . .

Sign on to Twitter, tell us what your favorite holiday hot beverage is, and, at the end of your tweet, include #ManlyHeroGift and @AdrastusRood. We’ll private message you your code this spring. :)

Again, thanks for your support. We are hard at work on book two and are excited to put out a short story in the meantime.

p.s. This is only available for facebook and Twitter, not blog comments.

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JindaLee Lehmann – Featured Canadian Artist

You may notice I’ve expanded our Featured Artist category to include Canadian artists. And our first Canadian artist is JindaLee. She’s got a great vibe and a passion for music that is awesome. I may or may not have gone to a punk rock concert with her and a group of friends in the middle of nowhere once. But that’s a different story. JindaLee is currently running an indiegogo campaign, Rise and Drift Tour. So if you like what you read (and hear, check out the music videos at the end of this interview) pop on over and throw some support her way. :) And if you walk away from this post craving more amazing northern artists, don’t blame me, blame Canada. ;)

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Petra: Describe your approach to your art.   JindaLee: Art is such a multifaceted experience. My approach often involves retrieving memories and Continue reading

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Townshend’s Tea Company’s № 54 Alberta Street Chai

Yes, I can happily claim that the reason I haven’t posted in quite a while is because I’ve been hard at work on Manly Hero 2. And while I sit at my computer editing and writing, mother nature is working on an edit of her own. The green leaves she started with are being rewritten as yellow, orange, and red. The air has changed from warm and heavy to crisp and sharp. And thus, out go the iced teas and back in with the hot teas. Preferrably with some kind of milk. Enter Townshend’s Tea Company’s № 54 Alberta Street Chai.

alberta chai loose leafMy sister and brother-in-law introduced me to this company and tea via a sample pack. And it is wonderful. They recommended that Continue reading

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“TEA” – Bissinger’s Apricot Green Tea Gummy Pandas

It’s tooooo hot for tea. So I’ve been brewing tea after dark, despite how turning the stove on heats up our airconditionless house, and letting it chill in the fridge over night. But, I also found a way to sneak more tea into my hot summer days. These gummy pandas are courtesy of my sister, a late birthday gift. And yes, late birthday gifts are just as good as on time birthday gifts. So keep ‘em coming. ;) Anyways, back to the gummy pandas.


They are delicious! In fact, delicious is Continue reading

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Tea – Herbescent’s Organic Spiced Mango Green Tea

Okay, I’ve been feeling a bit perma-sleepy lately, so green tea was quickly added to my list of must have writing supplies.  And this lovely bag of tea was added to my collection when I took myself out shopping for my birthday a few days ago. Just look at those gorgeous tea leaves. I love loose leaf tea. In fact I can’t believe it took me this long to post a review about a loose leaf tea.

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The first thing I noticed about this tea was Continue reading

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