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Manly Hero Kirkus Review Published!

Manly Hero

Our Kirkus Review was published yesterday! And we really like these two lines. 🙂

“Rood nicely imagines this fantasy world, and the story’s banter and wordplay are consistently witty…A fun fairy-tale fantasy that should please fans of William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Manly Hero Book 2 Update

writing is an adventure

So, you’re probably wondering if those ‘crazy, tea-drinking, author people’ are going to be finishing Manly Hero book two ever????

And we don’t blame you. It has been a longer process than we first anticipated as well.

But fear not, Adventurers…

…The Short of It: We are still working on book 2 and hope to release it… as soon as it is finished. 😉

…The Long of It: If you are still reading and want to know why we are taking our sweet ass time to finish this story, well, here you go. Simply put, and not so simply lived, this is our first series. We took on a rather big process — what we always knew would be a five or six book series —for our first publication(s). And, because we’re picky and invested, the time up until now has been spent in a mixture of writing and outlining the entire story. We don’t want to drop any of our story threads or lead you astray. Hence, we’re taking the time to make this story as fun, cohesive, and understandably twisty as possible.

So, a big thank you to all of you who are still out there recommending Book 1, and waiting for and showing interest in Manly Hero book two. We are very excited about finishing it. And we are very excited to let you read it.

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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. 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 – 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.

loose leaf tea spicy mango

The first thing I noticed about this tea was Continue reading

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