Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: What’s Your Nosh Tuesday: Author Cynthia Bagley and Other Announcements

IMG_0485SPAL: It’s a Tuesday, in 2013. We made it.

HB: And we survived the Glowstick.

SPAL: And we’re back today to bring you a treat.

HB: What about out treats?

SPAL: We’re here to support the Indie and new authors out there, stupid.

HB: For nosh, pansy-boy. Don’t forget the nosh.

SPAL: ***rolls his eyes*** We’re here to show off what they’ve published or what they’re working on.

HB: Yeah. But for the nosh.

SPAL: Anyway, today we have Cynthia Bagley. Hello, nice lady.

HB: Where’s the no…I mean what do you like to snack on when you’re writing? Tell us why you like it.

CB: My two favorite snacks are all types of chocolate and biltong. Chocolate lovin' needs no explanation, but biltong, well, is a jerky-like treat that I was introduced to when I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1983. Biltong is like jerky, but it is moist strips of meat. I have eaten ostrich, wildebeest, and antelope biltong. My favorite is wildebeest. Now that I live in the US, I can get beef biltong.

HB: ***his ears prick up*** Meat? I love meat. Is it crunchy or soft kind?

SPAL: ***he elbows Hair Ball*** Meat is chewy, stupid. Chocolate can be either.

CB: They are both fairly soft. With loosing teeth recently, I do better with less crunchy treats, which is too bad. I used to love crunchy treats and potato chips.

SPAL: Mummsy says potato chips are bad for you, too. Okay. Since it’s jerky, is it salty or sweet?

CB: The biltong is salty and the chocolate is sweet. My mother used to make hot carob when I was growing up. It doesn't taste as good as hot chocolate, of course.

HB: Did you say chocolate covered jerky?

SPAL: ***he looks at Hair Ball***Shh…Does this biltong get your creative juices flowing?

CB: Actually it gives me a boost when I am slowing down like when a scene just won't finish properly. I get up, walk around, and eat a treat.

HB: Treats help me finish things, too.

SPAL: Do you have any fur or feathered-peeps you like to share your nosh with?

CB: Sadly, I don't have furred peeps of my own. However, I am an aunt to some Chihuahuas. I met Tequila after she was weaned. She moved into the gardener's apartment. We see her every few days when she goes out for her walk. When Tequila sees (my hubby and I), hears, or smells us, she runs as fast as she can to us so that I'll pick her up. She gives me a lick or two and then falls asleep in my arms.

SPAL: Awe… that’s so sweet.

HB: Yeah. Do they help you write like we help our Mummsy write? She says we’re her muses.

CB: I am not sure if Tequila is a muse. She does give me lots of love, which helps me to write better. She also taught me that you don't have to like everyone. She growls at other dogs and protects her people even though she is so small. I have learned to use that fierceness in my writings.

HB: I don’t like everyone, either. And I don’t like cars, skate boards, roller skates, or strollers. They make me crazy. And I don’t like men in suits or those hoodie things. They’re scary.

SPAL: ***elbows Hair Ball*** This is not about you. Nice lady, do you have any published books out there that a fur-peep helped you with?

CB: I have written a lot—so not sure which one you'd like, boys. My most recent is Ghostly Glimmers III, a short story collection.

SPAL: Please share an excerpt from your work in progress if you haven’t published anything yet.

CB: This link has my Perchance to Dream novel that I am putting up as a serialized novel.

SPAL: Thank you for sharing today, nice lady.

HB: Yeah. But where’s the chocolate covered jerky?




Don’t go away yet. We’d like to share tow more things. One is Sheri Lakey’s book tour.

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And Elle Garret is having a cover reveal for her new book, Passing Time.


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The blurb:

Nine dark fiction stories that may just give you nightmares.

A man lives to regret Passing Time. A father will do anything to save his son inExpiration Date. An author finds out her worst nightmare is back in The Devil’s Song. A woman gets more than the claim fee when she takes out vampire insurance in Luna Black.

In Dining in Hell, the Death Valley Diner becomes the wrong place to stop.

A serial killer wants to add another file to his collection in The Vegas Screamer. In Eating Mr. Bone, an undertaker could meet an unfortunate end. A con man meets his first ghost in Land of the Free. And will truth be set free in The Letter?

Publication date: February 11th, 2013

You guys, have a nice day!

Lots of licks,

Sir Poops and Hair Ball


  1. Chocolate covered jerky - I bet it exists.
    Never heard of biltong. I learned something new today.

    1. We've never heard of biltong either.

  2. I've never heard of biltong either. Good luck to you, Cynthia!

    And best of luck to Ellie! That's a very cool book cover.

    1. M.J.,

      Thank you for coming by.

      Lots of licks.

  3. Fiona would love to meet Tequila. Sounds like they'd be great friends. Cute photo with the bib. I love it.

  4. Nice to see the furry peeps back...
    Chocolate covered jerky why not !

    cheers, parsnip

  5. Chocolate covered jerky???? YIKES!

    Guys, we learn something new every time you do an interview. Cyn--how long did you live in Johannesburg?

    I like the book cover. Very eye-catching!

    1. We're glad to bring you new things to learn about.

  6. They're back! :-D Best of luck Cynthia, loved the interview!

  7. Great interview guys! Went and "liked" Cyn's page on Amazon. (^;

  8. Great interview!

    This is the first I've heard of biltong...

  9. Great interview! And I liked the cover. Congrats on the release!

  10. I'm suddenly hungry for wildebeest!


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