Me...publisher, lifelong learner, all things rescuer, often gluten-free, all times chocoholic
This week I have another birthday…but I’m not fishing for compliments, cards or gifts. At the age I’m turning, I’m just happy to be here!
Nothing like a visual ;)
Well the big day is here…Sunscribe has launched! We are in the midst of our campaign, and we’d love for you to help spread the word. Here’s a link to the newsletter, inSCRIBE. If you aren’t signed up to receive our next one, coming out March 30, you’ll miss our giveaway party! What are we offering? *Eyebrow raise* don’tcha know I can’t divulge the details yet, but soon! Who is Sunscribe1? A traditional-type cutting-edge publishing company with three imprints: Dancing Squirrel Press™ our Children’s Picture Book through Young Adult imprint, Java Creek™ our Nonfiction and Poetry imprint, and Sandalwood Press™ our Fiction imprint. Are you interested in freelance editing? Find out more here. Artist, illustrator or digital graphics your specialty? Information and details…
Next up, another opportunity to freelance, for ladies only. No, we’re still talking writing, okay? This one is with a conglomeration of blogs about social subjects for women. Not just shoes, or baby clothes, but real issues. Blog Her’s motto is Life Well Said. And they offer paying affiliate slots for bloggers who maintain their standards for content and comments. “We are an organically grown community—reaching 100 million women each month, including 60 million blog readers alone*—based on trust, and built with handcrafted, custom content programs that celebrate women as well as brands.” Want to join their community? Word has it that the approval process has a waiting list, so don’t be discouraged. Application info…
*Nielsen Site Census, May 2013
1Sunscribe and imprints are a division of Silver Sun Publishers, LLC – full disclaimer: I am the CEO, and owner of the company.
Recently, while in the grocery store the girl at the register remarked, “I’m having a blonde moment.”
The bagger replied, “Honey, I’m having a wish-I- were-still-blonde-but-I’m-gray life!”
Of course, later that day, no announcement made to Sir Ralph, my trusty jokester friend sends me this, another blonde funny.
Hmmm, I see the gray walls closing in on me!
A gorgeous young redhead visits the doctor’s office.
“My body hurts where ever I touch it.”
“Impossible!” said the doctor. “Show me.”
The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left breast and screamed; then she pushed her elbow and screamed in even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed.
“See, I told you.”
The doctor replied, “You’re not really a redhead, are you?
“Well, no” she said, “I’m actually a blonde.”
“I thought so,” the doctor said. “Your finger is broken.”
picture and funny from: Funny Chutkule
Familiar with a chicken in every pot, laptop for every child concept? How about a broken tablet for every Guilford County Middle Schooler? Ahh, the plagues of technology! Amplify (who they are…) will again issue tablets to this North Carolina school district after a 15K meltdown. “Amplify will also reimburse the school district $856,750 for training conducted last summer,” according to WFAE.org… Speaking of problems, there’s a copyright class action lawsuit settlement updated recently… A bonus on this spring forward Tuesday. :)
Another question site has emerged, this one called JELLY (introduction…) – time will tell if it has legs, or will cause much controversy like ASK.fm (safety…) and other YA loved hotspots. Teens gravitate toward these sites seeking answers, but often they are surprised by the negativity and bullying, leading to alarming conclusions on their part. A wait and see stance is best. QUORA’s still on the upswing. We can say it is a viable Question/Answer site, perhaps JELLY will give them a run for the answers? Not familiar with QUORA? Read brief piece at CrunchBase… or at QUORA’s site… Shoutout to Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge’s recent post catching my attention – Phil’s article here…
Four guys were at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn’t fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.
The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot.
They said, “Man, what happened to you? He said, “Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night.”
The next night it was a different guy’s turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot.
They said, “Man, what happened to you? You look awful! He said, ‘Man, that Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night.”
The third night was Fred’s turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy, a man’s man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. “Good morning!” he said.
They couldn’t believe it. They said, “Man, what happened?”
He said, “Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night. Bob sat up and watched me all night.”
With age comes wisdom.
I traced the thread of this as far as I could, for shoutout and credit, leading to MooreTel here… If you know of an earlier cred, let me know.
Canada’s Writers’ Union tags along like a baby brother on the membership frontier as Authors Guild blazed through the writing mountain, no Sherpa needed! They accept self-pubbed authors as members. According to info on their website, they’ve stretched the sleeping bag to include those long-stiffed pesky self-pubbed authors because, “The membership and volunteer leaders of the Union have taken a long, hard, and responsible look at the state of the writing and publishing industries worldwide,” noted current TWUC Chair, Dorris Heffron, “and we have concluded there is a population of highly professional self-published authors who would be well-served by membership in TWUC.” More on the inclusion… Ain’t it sweet when we can all get along? See AG’s guidelines here and take special note of the fineprint: “Traditionally published and self-published authors become regular members when they meet regular membership criteria.” Oh, plus don’t forget to add your credit card numbers – dues are the same 90 bucks!
Confession time: I tweet. And I watched the Oscars on Sunday. Did you experience the tweetquake? OMG Ellen’s star-spangled selfie crashed the twittersphere! Rally did, *gum smacking* 4sure! I know, you’re thinking, “Who cares?”. Well, did you notice the winners? There’s a trend on efficacious films, that’s worthwhile to you and me, plus books to films and some gosh-darn good movie making. (Another exclamation point too much here?!) Where’m I going with this? Teens, tweeting and a really good book that may, rumor has it, become a movie! Monday I watched a live broadcast of author Jay Asher addressing a crowd about his book THIRTEEN REASONS WHY as he kicks off 50 STATES AGAINST BULLYING. Check out the book… Plus the campaign… So, now you may be saying, “But he’s with another publisher, not yours, *singsong voice*. Yes indeed he is. And there’s absolutely no reason why I cannot offer kudos to good work, paying it forward and leaving a positive mark in the world. Yep, exactly the qualities Sunscribe ascribes to. Yeah, good or bad wordplay, you’ll remember our name. ;)
I encourage you to visit Graphospasm’s Deviant Art page – here – there’s more to this story than cheeky Q’s.
Read the responses, garner great tips and grab an eyeful of gregarious art. Ok, so I went overboard on GGGGG’s. Better check the out the site if I’m that enthusiastic, right?!