Abby Road on tour

On today’s Abby Road blog tour stop, I am interviewed *as* Abigail Kelly. It was so fun to be famous for a while. Here’s a little sample and the link. Check it out!

“Okay, let’s get right to it. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? My mother showed me “Beauty and the Beast” when I was about five. I fell hard for Gaston. Yeah, I kind of missed the boat on that one! I knew I was going to marry a big strapping hunter and we’d raise ten children. Here I am, twenty years later: woefully single and singing in a band with no real home base. I’m slowly learning that life doesn’t turn out the way you think it will. But I still think Gaston and I would have made a cute couple!”

Abby Road on tour

On today’s Abby Road blog tour stop, I am interviewed *as* Abigail Kelly. It was so fun to be famous for a while. Here’s a little sample and the link. Check it out!

“Okay, let’s get right to it. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? My mother showed me “Beauty and the Beast” when I was about five. I fell hard for Gaston. Yeah, I kind of missed the boat on that one! I knew I was going to marry a big strapping hunter and we’d raise ten children. Here I am, twenty years later: woefully single and singing in a band with no real home base. I’m slowly learning that life doesn’t turn out the way you think it will. But I still think Gaston and I would have made a cute couple!”

K is for . . .

I know you think this should be K is for kissing, but I’m never one to jump to the obvious. So today’s post is brought to you by the letter K, which is for the Khan Academy. 
 
 
The what, you ask?
 
The Khan Academy is a not for profit, free educational website, which has the rather lofty goal of bringing a world class education to everyone with a PC, for free. Basically, not only is this a fabulous tool for quick and dirty lessons on algebra, art history, or economics (and a lot of other stuff), it’s been very useful for me when researching a book. You can quickly find a subject (Baroque art, anyone?) and find out enough about it to enable a character to speak with authority on the topic. For me, the three lessons on the Fibonacci (you know, that ratio of numbers that seem to appear in every part of nature), has been invaluable.
 
An example of Fibonacci. Pretty, right?
 
Go, look and learn. And then do what I do: pretend you’re an expert.
 
This (way too smart for me to ever come up with) post came from my lovely and talented critique partner, Sue. She’s super-fab. Check her out on the Twit: @scwine
 
 

K is for . . .

I know you think this should be K is for kissing, but I’m never one to jump to the obvious. So today’s post is brought to you by the letter K, which is for the Khan Academy. 
 
 
The what, you ask?
 
The Khan Academy is a not for profit, free educational website, which has the rather lofty goal of bringing a world class education to everyone with a PC, for free. Basically, not only is this a fabulous tool for quick and dirty lessons on algebra, art history, or economics (and a lot of other stuff), it’s been very useful for me when researching a book. You can quickly find a subject (Baroque art, anyone?) and find out enough about it to enable a character to speak with authority on the topic. For me, the three lessons on the Fibonacci (you know, that ratio of numbers that seem to appear in every part of nature), has been invaluable.
 
An example of Fibonacci. Pretty, right?
 
Go, look and learn. And then do what I do: pretend you’re an expert.
 
This (way too smart for me to ever come up with) post came from my lovely and talented critique partner, Sue. She’s super-fab. Check her out on the Twit: @scwine
 
 

J is for Jaffa Cake

Today’s post comes from my lovely and talented critique partner, Sue. She’s super-fab. Check her out on the Twit: @scwine

 
J is for Jaffa Cake
Yes, I know. You know about Hob Nobs and Cadbury’s, you may even drink tea like the British do, but I’m betting you don’t know what a Jaffa Cake is, and that okay. Great, even. Because once you know, and you actually taste one, you’ll be dreaming about them, and worse, eating them constantly. It takes at least three weeks to kick the habit. It’s bad. These fascinating little cookies have a layer of yellow cake, with a strip of orange jelly on top, covered in dark chocolate. The description doesn’t do them justice. But next time you are shopping, and you come across the ‘International’ aisle, or, rather quaintly, the ‘exotic foods’ section (that’s in a Stop and Shop in CT), pick up a pack of Jaffa cakes. Double dog dare you. Or, make them from this lovely British recipe:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/homemadejaffacakes_91480 
Oh yes, you’re going DOWN!

J is for Jaffa Cake

Today’s post comes from my lovely and talented critique partner, Sue. She’s super-fab. Check her out on the Twit: @scwine

 
J is for Jaffa Cake
Yes, I know. You know about Hob Nobs and Cadbury’s, you may even drink tea like the British do, but I’m betting you don’t know what a Jaffa Cake is, and that okay. Great, even. Because once you know, and you actually taste one, you’ll be dreaming about them, and worse, eating them constantly. It takes at least three weeks to kick the habit. It’s bad. These fascinating little cookies have a layer of yellow cake, with a strip of orange jelly on top, covered in dark chocolate. The description doesn’t do them justice. But next time you are shopping, and you come across the ‘International’ aisle, or, rather quaintly, the ‘exotic foods’ section (that’s in a Stop and Shop in CT), pick up a pack of Jaffa cakes. Double dog dare you. Or, make them from this lovely British recipe:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/homemadejaffacakes_91480 
Oh yes, you’re going DOWN!