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“I Heart Lesfic” Mega Sale!

 

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Hey guys! Just wanted to let everyone know that there’s a major sale going on right now, and “Doubt The Stars” is in it! If you’ve been thinking about grabbing my first book on ebook, you can get it for the next week for only 99¢!

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My friend, Adan Ramie, is in the sale too with several cool books that you should check out, including “Maladaption” which I read and loved!

 

 

If you’d like to check out the other books in the sale, just click below. There are like 60 authors in this sale, seriously, it’s insane, you should check it out!

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A Hobbit’s Walking Tale- February 2018

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale by fogisbeautiful

  • Miles Walked This Month (Jan 29th-Feb 25th): 52.8 miles
  • Total Miles Walked: 1,477.8 miles
  • Milestones Reached: Rivendell

“It was on May the First that the two came back at last to the brink of the valley of Rivendell, where stood the Last (or the First) Homely House.”

~The Hobbit, Chapter 19: The Last Stage

We made it back to Rivendell!

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We’re so close to being home, you guys! So close! I’m pretty excited 🙂

Anyway, we all know that’s not why you’re reading this blog…so!

Fog’s Cute Animal Of The Month

The cute animal of the month is…

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The blue dragon nudibranch! Species name Glaucus atlanticus, aliases include the sea swallow, blue angel, blue glaucus, blue dragon, blue sea slug and blue ocean slug. They’re only about three centimeters long and they have the coolest camouflage! They float on the surface of the water (upside down, hardcore parkour! ;P) so one side is blue to match the color of the ocean from above, and the other side is silver to blend in from underneath!

I gotta be honest though, these little suckers are dangerous af, while also being cute.

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DO NOT LET THAT CUTE FACE FOOL YOU, THEY WILL LIGHT YOU UP…

Their natural food source is the Portuguese man o’ war, okay? These suckers do not play around! And the reason they’re so dangerous (and you do NOT want to pick one up, okay, just don’t) is that as they are eating the man o’ war, they store the venomous bits in their tendrils, and then concentrate that shit, so it’s even worse! Seriously, these guys are so bad ass, I actually can’t even…

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See you guys next time!

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Let’s Celebrate Ladies in 2018!

Updated the hashtags, 3.3.18!

Updated the list, 2.26.18!

Update 2.25.18– I’ve updated the list! And I apologize if anyone was having trouble commenting earlier 😦 I think I’ve fixed the problem, but if you still have issues, you can drop me a message on my Facebook page with your info and I will get you added as quickly as possible!

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Credit to Adan Ramie for this great graphic!

International Women’s Day is March 8th, 2018, and I have something very special in the works. For the week of March 4th- March 10th, I thought it would be cool to celebrate all the amazing women authors out there in the world!

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Have You Hugged A Book Today?- January 2018

So, here’s the dealio. I didn’t read anything this past month. I’ve been doing a lot of podcasts and TV, but just…books are giving me a hard time right now. So in lieu of me pretending like I did something when I didn’t, I’m gonna tell you about this cool thing I’ve started:

My Aerio Bookstore!

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A Reply to “New Blog Feature: Girl Books”

Read the original blog post by Elissa here: New Blog Feature: Girl Books

“We need more books that feature strong, loving, nurturing female protagonists…”

I consider myself a feminist. It took me a while to come to that conclusion, because I have a different viewpoint on feminism than most “traditional” feminists, in that I believe feminism not only means the right to choose to buck traditional gender roles, but also the freedom to choose to embrace those gender roles. My mother is a stay-at-home mom who raised two kids on a farm (one of them home-schooled), and she is one of the most kick-a$$ women I know, despite never having actually kicked anyone’s a$$. She has lived the life that made her happiest, despite the world and “feminists” constantly berating people and labeling her life as the “weak” choice. I can tell you, for a fact, that I don’t have the courage and strength to do what she has done.

We (and by “we” I mostly mean women, though this can apply to anyone that feels forced into a box) are constantly bombarded with the expectation that we must do everything a man does, and if we don’t then we have failed as feminists. I don’t think this is true. I believe we have a duty to live the life that is going to make us happiest. If what makes you happy is kicking the bad guy’s butt and being physically stronger than the average bear, than go for it! You deserve that life! But if your idea of happiness more closely resembles a Jane Austen novel, complete with a handsome man to sweep you off your feet and a beautiful home with tons of little ones running around, then that has just as much value, and it certainly doesn’t make you a bad feminist.

I completely agree that we need more books that don’t portray feminity as the kryptonite of feminism, and I, personally, am looking forward to this series. There is so much more to strength than physical power. Just ask my mom.

Thanks to my friend, Elissa, for standing by her convictions and beliefs! You go, girl! I’m always rooting for you 🙂

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A Hobbit’s Walking Tale- January 2018

I know this is quite late, but I should be getting back on schedule again this month. Thank you guys for your patience with me! 🙂

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale by fogisbeautiful

  • Miles Walked This Month (Dec 27th-Jan 28th): 61.2 miles
  • Total Miles Walked: 1,425 miles
  • Milestones Reached: Making our way to Rivendell…

“It was spring, and a fair one with mild weathers and a bright sun, before Bilbo and Gandalf took their leave of Beorn, and though he longed for home Bilbo left with regret, for the flowers of the gardens of Beorn were in springtime no les marvellous than in high summer.”

~The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

Well, while Bilbo and Gandalf might have had the luxury of a long stay at Beorn’s, we’re just gonna dive right in and get started on the last leg of this journey in 2018!

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Besides, I don’t care to deal with bees as big as my thumb, thanks very much…

And of course, let us not forget the real reason you all read this blog!

Fog’s Cute Animal Of The Month

The cute animal of the month is…

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Highland cattle. Mostly because, lately, I’ve been feeling this emo-vibe on a deep, spiritual level. Seriously.

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But the calves are really adorable. Just look at these fluffy little babies of goodness and light:

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And sometimes the adults toss the emo-vibe and let the goofiness loose:nzeyc8p

 

And if that doesn’t make you feel better about your life, I honestly don’t know what will 🙂 See you guys next time!

 

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A Hobbit’s Walking Tale- November/December 2017

I know this is quite late, but I should be getting back on schedule again this month. Thank you guys for your patience with me! 🙂

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  • Miles Walked This Month (Oct 30th-Dec 26th): 111 miles
  • Total Miles Walked: 1,363.8 miles
  • Milestones Reached: Beorn’s House

“Yuletide was warm and merry there; and men came from far and wide to feast at Beorn’s bidding.”

~The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

I’m going to consider it a good omen for the new year that we have come to the house of Beorn at Yuletide.

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We’re gonna make it through this, guys. We’re gonna make it 🙂

And since this is turning into my shortest blog post of the month, here we have:

Fog’s Cute Animal Of The Month

The cute animal of the month is…

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The echidna! Also known as the spiny anteater, they are like the cutest cross between a hedgehog, an anteater, and a mole.

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They are one of only four species of mammals in the world that lay eggs, and the babies are called puggles. If that isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever heard in your entire life, then I question your humanity.

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See you guys next time!

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A Hobbit’s Walking Tale- October 2017

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale by fogisbeautiful

  • Miles Walked This Month (Sept 25th-Oct 29th):  69.5 miles
  • Total Miles Walked: 1,252.8 miles
  • Milestones Reached: Edge of Mirkwood

“Anyway by mid-winter Gandalf and Bilbo had come all the way back, along both edges of the Forest, to the doors of Beorn’s house; and there for a while they both stayed.”

~The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

I finally made it! I finally made it around Mirkwood!

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Now we’re on to Beorn’s place for a little break and then continuing on home.

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Yeah…we’ll see how those famous last words go ;P

 

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The Quarterly Writing Round Up!- Q3, 2017

Oh my gosh, it’s a new quarter already!

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2017 is just flying by. If it could slow down a just a smidge I would be fine with that, actually. No? Alright then.

Here’s a recap of my goals for the year, in case you don’t want to go back and read the original post:

Overall goals for the year: Edit and (Finished, Q1/Q2/Q3) Publish “The Stars Are Fire” (now titled “Doubt The Stars”); Write (Finished, Q2), Edit, and Post “Good Intentions”; Finish Writing “Double The Baggins, Twice The Took” (Finished, Q3); Finish Writing “Wonderland Reclaimed”; Write first draft of Tempest in Space novel (tentatively titled “Such Stuff As Dreams”)

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A Hobbit’s Walking Tale- August/September 2017

A Hobbit’s Walking Tale by fogisbeautiful

  • Miles Walked This Month (July 31st-Sept 24th ):  97.2 miles
  • Total Miles Walked: 1183.3 miles
  • Milestones Reached: Still walking around the Edge of Mirkwood

“[Bilbo] had many hardships and adventures before he got back. The Wild was still the Wild, and there were many other things in it in those days besides goblins; but he was well guided and well-guarded-the wizard was with him, and Beorn for much of the way-and he was never in great danger again.”

~The Hobbit, Chapter 18: The Return Journey

 

Oh my god, I AM STILL WALKING AROUND MIRKWOOD!!!

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Not anymore, Bilbo. I swear to god, I take a month off and I’m still wandering around this god-forsaken piece of…land.

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…and I would like to get AWAY from the damn thing as soon as possible. Seriously, my god.

Hopefully we’ll be free of it next month. Stay tuned!