Weekend Coffee Share. It’s not the ’80s Anymore…

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Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at EclecticAli. Almost every day but one has been a full-cup-of-coffee day this week, what with all of the celebrating and the book release. I think the event for my Undercurrents in Time release went well and was a whole lot of fun. I did a few live videos to save myself from all the typing, trying to share background and info in my FB event. Here is one of the live videos I did, discussing why I chose to be an indie author and why I choose to write sci-fi books: Facebook Live Author’s video Please go and check it out! Disclaimer: No, I am not 23 years old; it is a joke!

I was also celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday with himthis week. We went to the Pixies’ concert Sunday night and then to the beach on Monday, not too early, of course. The Pixies were playing at The Florida Theatre, a very nice venue, however, it was steaming hot even inside as we waited in line for a drink. I think it’s because there were so many people there. They haven’t played in Jacksonville, Florida since the 1990s, so I’ve been told. People were all very friendly and looked to be about our age. So I didn’t feel old for being there…haha. I kept asking my boyfriend, Kenny, “Where are all the mohawks?” To be fair, the band is more of a surfer-punk type band, but you would have seen mohawks back in the day, I’m sure. I have a curiosity for counter-culture. Sadly, we didn’t see any.

Pixabay photo.  Where have all the mohawks gone? 

Here was Kenny’s answer, by the way: “Honey, everyone’s got a job now. We’re all at least in our fifties now.” Hmmm.

I laughed. “Yeah, no one could get these tickets if they didn’t have a job!” I guess all the artists with mohawks hang out somewhere else? I’m telling you, it is a really nice venue. I had never seen them in concert before, and this was a real treat. So, yeah, it’s not the 1980’s anymore, but the band sounded awesome! They played “Here Comes Your Man,” a sort of rock-a-billy, danceworthy song and most of the tracks from my favorite album. “Wave of Mutilation” seemed slowed down to me but still sounded killer! Sorry, my eighties’ lingo is creeping in. I heard from a friend who got a really good seat so he could see, because he can’t stand for long, and he had people standing in front of him who would not move. The ushers acted like they had very little power to help, but then they had to hurry to the lower area where, I am told, a fight had ensued. Ah, some people never grow up…

So we enjoyed the concert immensely. Monday morning I caved in and got a Starbuck’s espresso drink, salted caramel to be exact. It sure hit the spot. I think I did have one half -cup- of- coffee day this week; it certainly wasn’t on book release day! I have made it to yoga twice this week, so I am on the way to balancing my health with summer fun, which is the goal. I am not writing much, but that can be expected since I just dropped a new book on the world! Actually, I’m writing copy for Facebook ads and creating Canva quote and image teasers to market my book. It seems to never end. I also created a Facebook page for Detours in Time series; I think you can find it just by typing that name. Wake up-Hug dog-Hustle is the motto on my new favorite t-shirt, and it certainly applies to me! After all, my son is up and out the door for work around 7:30 almost every day except for his day off. I’m left with my dog, my books, and my social media, until I schedule a lunch with a friend.  I had one of those this last week.  My son and I have taken in some movies, Jurassic World being the most recent. I really enjoyed it; lots of thrills and chills and the never-ending debate of “Just because science allows us to do so doesn’t mean we should…” Jeff Goldblum looked very appealing as he made this argument….

I am enjoying summer, as I slept in until 9 a.m. today. My son and I spend time together on his Thursdays off, beside me taking him to appointments. So far it has been movies, but we may hit the beach early one day. I do need to work on waking up early again….It also feels like to have the book published! You may preview and or download Undercurrents in Time, which is the sequel to Detours in Time here: Undercurrents in Time

I hope you all have had a great week and certainly have a great weekend!

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Undercurrents in Time, a new #scifi release. Book graphic teaser.

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Tabitha, a carefree artist, and Milt, a socially awkward scientist came together in Detours in Time to explore the future and in the process, found an enemy they didn’t know existed.  What will they do to stop an enemy they have not met yet?

See what happens next in the sequel, Undercurrents in Time.

Blurb:

Time travel took Tabitha and Milt to places they could never have imagined….
Now it seems the very things that cemented their bond will also drive a wedge between them emotionally. Travel to the future, discovery of a long-lost, troubled family member, and an unplanned baby all have taken a toll. Tabitha struggles to accept her new identity as a mother while remaining a strong, independent woman. She longs for a getaway, even a short one, but that getaway puts her on a collision course with danger.
Milt is busy trying to prevent a horrible future disaster at the hands of an enemy he has not yet met. While concerned, Milt doesn’t even suspect Tabitha’s plans, the very plans that will have her facing Milt’s nemesis.
Tabitha risks it all on a brief escape. How will she handle the unforeseen dangers she faces and make her way back home? How far will Tabitha and Milt go to prevent tragedy?

Get your copy in Kindle, K.U., or paperback:  Undercurrents in Time on Amazon

Visit any of the blog stops for exclusive excerpts from Undercurrents in Time and enter the raffle for a $10 gift card.  See a list of participating blogs here:  Undercurrents in Time Blog Tour  

Weekend Coffee Share. Excitement!

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Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at eclecticali.wordpress.com!  Forgive me if I seem a little book-centric today, there is a lot going on in my book life.  That, and I have a wedding and baby shower to attend this weekend, as well as a Pixies concert Sunday night which leads into my boyfriend’s birthday.  So, it goes without saying that this is a full cup of coffee day for me, as have been all of my days this week…

Undercurrents in Time will be available through Kindle on 6.26!  I have a Facebook event planned for that day from 12:30 to 4:30; feel free to join it here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/243192562932315/

There is also a blog tour going on for ten days through goddessfish.blogspot.com.  Find out more here:  Undercurrents in Time blog tour

Other than preparing for the new release, I have wrapped up my course on teaching Gifted students and look forward to less time at my laptop.  It has become detrimental to my body, meaning my lower back and sciatica, to sit at my computer for too many hours at a time.  I need to get out more with the dog, maybe to the dog park and just on simple walks outdoors.  This is one of my plans.  The sciatica feels better when I am up and about.  I guess this is just a side effect of turning 50.  Seriously, I sneezed one day and had the strangest back pain, so when I told my doctor, he gave me a steroid shot in the bum (for arthritis inflammation which I do have); this resulted in the worst pain going down my leg, lasting all week in varying degrees.  There are supposedly be less systemic side effects with a shot.  Still, I don’t know if I’d want to do that again…. Who knew turning 50 would be such a pain in the butt?  I have to joke about it, since you can tell I complain enough…:)

After an exciting weekend and busy Tuesday next week, I have a lunch date with a friend and then have to tend to errands.  Car maintenance, paying bills, etc.  Though I still will be promoting my books and the new release; I am having great fun with Canva!

P.S. – I got so busy and overwhelmed that I posted this Weekend Coffee Share late, even though it was prepared in advance.  My only down time was 1-2 hours with my feet up next to the dog on my couch….reading fiction!  By the way, The Pixies were awesome in concert.  Life is good.  🙂 Have a great week!

Join more of the coffee share experience at Eclectic Ali, 6/22 Weekend Coffee Share

Undercurrents in Time Blog Tour

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There is a ten day blog promotion tour of my upcoming novel planned through goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com! I am posting this here for my reference and yours, if you are interested!

“Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Excerpt Tour for Undercurrents in Time by Pamela Schloesser Canepa, a Sci-fi Time Travel available June 26, 2018. The tour will run June 25, 2018 to July 13, 2018.”

Visit any of these blog hosts for an exclusive excerpt each day from my new sci-fi novel, Undercurrents in Time(Undercurrents is the sequel to Detours in Time).  You will also find out how to enter a Rafflecopter for a $10 Amazon giftcard!

Here is the line-up:

June 25: Rogue’s Angels
June 26: T’s Stuff
June 27: Sharing Links and Wisdom
June 28: Long and Short Reviews
June 29: Welcome to My World of Dreams
July 9: Musings From An Addicted Reader
July 10: Fabulous and Brunette
July 11: Deal Sharing Aunt
July 12: B-Gina Review
July 13: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
July 13: It’s Raining Books

Sisters of Different Sentiments. Friday Fictioneers.

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“I think this is evidence.  Animals are mutating; we have a new species,” Marla claims, tapping the picture.

“Are you kidding?  That’s just a bird,” Heather replies.

“Then where’s the beak?  And the claws?”

“Where was this taken?”

“At Mr. Halsley’s store.  He fussed when I took a picture, and then the creature was scared away.”

“So, no one else saw it?”  Heather says slyly.

“No.  But here’s the picture, plain as day.”

“It’s also a bird that looks different behind a window screen.”

“You don’t see things like I do.”

“No one else does either,” Heather sighs.

~98 words~

Visit the site at  Friday Fictioneers to find out more about this Flash fiction challenge and to read other entries!

 

Ten Writer’s Habits I’ve Acquired. Which to Kick, Which to Keep? By Pamela Schloesser Canepa

A post about striking a balance with your newfound writer’s habits. Thanks to Chris Graham at The Story Reading Ape Blog for giving me this opportunity!

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It happened the first time I committed to NANOWRIMO. I became a slightly different person, a more intense version of myself. In looking back at the last two years since becoming a self-published author, I realize how much I’ve changed. Here is a list of ten habits I acquired when I decided to stop writing in isolation and become a published author.

1. Likely the most common habit, I started losing track of the time at night. This is because I was either in writer’s groups on Facebook learning or staying up chasing an idea. When this happens, it means you are catching the spark. Be thankful. It’s not a bad habit. It certainly beats falling asleep in front of a TV show.

2. Getting hooked on a favorite show on Netflix (Hulu, Roky, whatever). Please don’t confuse this with falling asleep in front of the TV. This habit is…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare Replenishing the Well

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Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at the Eclectic Alli blog!  It’s a full cup day for me, because I just feel tired.  The ink well seems to have run dry, and it’s time to replenish.  My sinuses were challenged for a few days this week, and I’ve been sleeping in later each morning.  It seems I am catching up on some needed rest.  I hope I’ll be caught up soon, because I’m started to feel unproductive…

Well, I have been making progress on the course I am taking for teaching; I am a little ahead of schedule.  I have also made some progress on contacts to ARC readers, and a few people have added it to their Goodreads shelf after I posted about that on social media.  If you add a book on Goodreads, all of your friends or followers there can see and may be curious what the book is about.  If you go to Goodreads now, Undercurrents in Time can be found by searching the title.  Just a suggestion… 🙂

A day or two ago, I blogged about the pre-order deal and my first ARC review by a book blogger.  It is exciting!  You can check it out here:

Undercurrents in Time, pre-order and ARC review!

I had a chance to blow off steam and relax with the boyfriend last night, then this afternoon I enjoyed a free lunch with my mother at a shredding event at her financial advisor’s office.  It was outdoors, but we sat in the shade and the heat was quite bearable.  The food was certainly delicious!  I have a massage scheduled for tomorrow afternoon as well.  So I think my theme for this weekend will be relaxation.  I don’t devote complete weekends to that often enough!

Have a great weekend everyone, and visit Alli’s site for more Weekend Coffee Shares:  Eclectic Alli