Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sir Poops and Hair Ball Taking a Break Today

IMG_0086 SPAL: Hello, nice people. Today, my stupid brother, Hair Ball and I do What’s Your Nosh Tuesday. But today we’re going to rest.

HB: Did I hear you call me stupid, pansy-boy?

SPAL: Of course you did. I certainly wasn’t the one trying to eat the Post-It Notes out of the bowl. You were supposed to pick them out and let Mummsy read the name. I can’t believe you ate the winners’ names.

HB: But Mummsy started the game over and I didn’t eat any names the second time. My tummy sure hurts though.


SPAL: I’m sure it does. Serves you right, too. Anyway nice people, go to Mummsy’s other blog to see who the winners are. Go to Secondhand Shoes, A Novel HERE

Lots of Licks,

Sir Poops and Hair Ball

Monday, February 25, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Party Continues

IMG_0151 As you can tell, nice people, I’m about tuckered out from all the partying. It’s a good thing Mummsy doesn’t drink or we’d all be in trouble.

Anyway, today is the last day to download a Free copy of Secondhand Shoes.



Its also the last day to register to win either a 15 dollar Amazon card or an autographed copy. You can go to Mummsy’s other blog to register. CLICK HERE


I’m going to take a nap now.

Lots of licks,

Sir Poops

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hair Ball is the Ultimate Party Animal

IMG_0142Hello, nice people. Mummsy’s party is still going on, The Spreading the News and Cheering on the Run Away Bride Giveaway. I’d really like to put peeps names in a bowl for treat. Mummys’ll give me a nice cookie for doing so. A chocolate one would be nice since I’ve never-ever tasted one. If you help me out, I’ll be glad to help you.

Secondhand Shoes is still FREE.


Snatch your FREE copy here

So here is what you need to do:

1. Promise to Tweet and Facebook about it in the comment box below. Copy and paste the following into the appropriate social network channels.


FREE BOOKS and prizes @, Feb.19,20,& 21st, #FReeBooks#KindleAmazon please retweet

FREE BOOKS and prizes @, Feb.19,20,& 21st, #FReeBooks#KindleAmazon please retweet

FREE EBOOK Feb.19th,20th, & 21st#FReeBooks#KindkeAmazon Please Retweet


FREE KINDLE EBOOK Feb,19th, 20th, and 21st Secondhand Shoes share this with your friend

2. Leave some wise advice for the run away bride. She’s ran off into the Florida woods.

3. Promise to bring me back some nice treat, like chocolate.***shrugs*** I know, you’re going to tell me that its bad for fur peeps.


Lots of licks,

Hair Ball

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: Spreading the News and Cheering on the Run Away Bride Give Away, with Shelly Arkon



SPAL: Usually we do What’s Your Nosh Tuesday but today we’re celebrating Mummsy’s book.

HB: Yay! Its on Amazon and everyone gets a FREE TREATS for the next three days. Right, Mummsy?

SA: That’s right. Free Ebooks to everyone.

HB: Are you going to tell everyone what a good boy I am, too?IMG_0139

SPAL: No. I’m the good boy. You’re stupid.

HB: Am not. You’re a pansy. I’m the good boy.

SPAL: Not. I am.

SA: Okay. You two. Stop it! This is a party. And I have a few more things to say.

HB: Like what?

SA: Like, I will be doing a drawing for 4 names. Two people will receive 15 dollar amazon cards and two will receive an autographed copy of Secondhand Shoes.

SPAL: What must they do to have their names put into the drawing?

SA: Down in the comment box leave some advice for the run away bride and promise to Tweet and share on Facebook. In fact, I made it easy for everyone. All they have to do is copy and paste. I’m using the good old fashioned honor system here. Rafflecoptors freeze up my computer.


FREE BOOKS and prizes @, Feb.19,20,& 21st, #FReeBooks#KindleAmazon please retweet


FREE KINDLE EBOOK Feb,19th, 20th, and 21st Secondhand Shoes share this with your friends

SPAL: That seems really easy.

HB: Yeah. Can you tell people what your favorite nosh is? And when I can have some?


SPAL: Oh brother! You’re going to bug Mummsy, too.

SA: I’ll give him a treat in a bit. But what I like to snack on the most is dark chocolate. I love the taste of bittersweet. Dove is my favorite because it has a smooth texture against my tongue-almost like a velvet blanket when it begins to melt. However, I stick with one piece a day. I don’t want to get big-butt-syndrome. So I mostly keep carrots, celery, apples, and protein bars around. When I get into writing a scene, I don’t want to have to stop to prepare some huge meal.

HB: I want some chocolate. PLEASE!

SA: No. Its not good for you.

SPAL: Mummsy, tell the nice people how we help you write.

SA: Well, Sir Poops sits to the right of me on his own chair and Hair Ball lays at my feet. They’re really good listeners when I need to read something out loud. They also help me figure out difficult scenes.

HB: Yeah. we do. We’re good boys, but I’m the better more gooder fur peep in all the world.

SPAL: ***shakes his head**** Anyway, nice people, you can find Mummsy’s book on the link below and don’t forget to Tweet, Facebook, and leave some advise for Lila in the comment boxes if you want to be put into her drawing.


HB: Yeah. We’re going to draw the names and announce them next Tuesday. So  all you nice people go get a FREE Ebook. Okay?



Click here to get your FREE book



Today, is the last day that you can get Gwen Gardner’s Ebook for Free. Go Here For More Information


And Mish over at Writer in Transit is having a great contest for her Blog Anniversary. Go Here For More Information


We’ll see you nice people next week.

Lots of licks,

Sir Poops and Hair Ball

PS Mummsy is pulling a 9 to 5’er today. She’ll be here later to see what’s happening.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Writing In Wonderland: Free Conference - IndieReCon

Writing In Wonderland: Free Conference - IndieReCon

I will be attending the IndieReCon on Wednesday. This online event will be happening Feb. 19th, 20th, and 21st. It will run the same time I'm having my blog party for Secondhand Shoes.

Hope to see you all at both.

Hugs and chocolate,

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Invite You...

This evening, at 7 PM, please join me. Find out more here Hugs and chocolate, Shelly

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: What’s Your Nosh Tuesday, Author Lucy Pireel


IMG_0485 SPAL: Hey, nice people. Shhh! Hair Ball is asleep. And today is the day we promote new and Indie authors for nosh. I’m going to try to get through as quietly as possible without my stupid brother’s input.


Today we have Lucy Pireel.


Hello, nice lady. I’m so glad to meet you. What do you like to snack on when you’re writing? Tell me why you like it.

LP: Chocolate, rich, dark and yummmm chocolate, with coffee. Or crisps with wine, followed by chocolate with coffee. Or a cereal bar with coffee and chocolate.

SPAL: That’s a lot of coffee. Don’t you think? Are you addicted?

LP: What do you mean I'm a coffee and chocolate addict?

SPAL: Shh! Nice lady. Apologies. I don’t want to wake up Hair Ball. Anyway is your treat crunchy or soft?

LP: First it's crunchy but when it melts in your mouth it gets deliciously soft.

SPAL: That sounds nice. Mummsy mixes soft food in with my kibble. Is yours salty or sweet?

LP: The crisps are salted, or rather salt and vinegared, but the chocolate is supposed to be bittersweet. You know that 82% chocolate bars are heaven!

HB: ***snores***

SPAL: Shh. ***he points to HB*** You don’t want to wake him. Anyway, Mummsy says the same thing. She loves chocolate. The darker the better. Does it get your creative juices flowing?

LP: It does get me going, that's for sure. Give me a piece of chocolate and I can go on for hours on end. Just don't forget to keep my coffee refills coming too.

SPAL: Too much coffee is bad for you. That’s what Mummsy says. Don’t you have a fur or feathered peep to help you?

LP: Nope, not anymore, alas.

SPAL: That’s too bad.

LP: She used to be my sweetie, but at least I still have the pics to look at and help me remind myself of her funny ways.

SPAL: Awe… Do you have any published books out there?

LP: Poopsie, I thought you'd never ask! Hahaha, of course I have, silly.

There's Red Gone Bad, that small collection of twisted fairy tales.


Available on Amazon (all over the globe and in the universe surrounding us.)




JA (japan, how funny is that?)

As well as on Smashwords in any other format

The iTunes Store


SPAL: Could you please share an excerpt from your work in progress.

LP: And Yes! I have a work in progress about to be published.

It will be an erotica BDSM novella called Bound.

An excerpt, mmm, must find a part that's suitable for all to read then, because it's really PG-rated.

Right, I think this might give an idea, but contains nothing which isn't suitable for all eyes to see.

He spread his hands across her desk. Long, strong fingers drew her eyes. What those hands could do under the right circumstances. His voice startled her from her thoughts.

“It’s just that Carrie never asked us about details like that. She’d just put something down and if we didn’t like it? She’d change it.”

“Why didn’t you say so?” Exasperated, she sighed. “I could have done that. We would have been done by now and free to get physical.” She blushed as his eyes widened. For the first time in four months, he saw her for the woman she was! Her heart skipped a beat. Finally! Now she’d only need to get him to play with her.

“Physical? You mean you want to go running? Like now?” He blinked slowly, while his nostrils widened.

“Perhaps.” Amelia leaned back and wet her lips with the tip of her tongue. “Unless ...” she purred, “you have another idea?”

His eyes locked onto her mouth, then on her taut nipples pressing against the fabric of her silk blouse. He swallowed and breathed out. “I’ve got some ideas, but I think you won’t like them.”

“Try me,” she said, voice husky.

“Can you say please?” His eyes darkened.

“Please,” Amelia whispered while she lowered her eyes. She let a small smile play across her lips and placed her hands on her lap.

He rose and walked around the desk. Stood beside her, he turned her chair until she sat opposite him, knees touching his legs. He bent, tugged her forward a bit and spread her legs wide, crouching between them. When his eyes were level with hers, he put a finger under her chin, took a deep breath and said, “Do you really want to play? I mean ...” His hand trailed up until his fingers all but touched the apex of her thighs. “Are you ready to obey?"

“Yes, sir,” she said, eyes cast down. She remained perfectly still, breathing calmly even though her heart beat a tattoo. Finally! She’d been right all along. Now she’d have something to tell her friend Anna about that most wanted bachelor.

“No matter what is demanded of you?”

“No matter what.”

“Hmm.” Raphael rose. “I’m not sure it would be appropriate.”

“Oh, come on! As if you’ve ever cared about what’s appropriate?” She shut her mouth.

His expression turned from playful to serious. “Your reaction is exactly the reason why it might not be wise for us to play games. We need to be able to continue working together.” Then he left without looking back.

“Dammit,” she muttered under her breath. Why couldn’t she keep her mouth shut? How would she ever get him in this mood again?


SPAL: Thank you for stopping by, Lucy. And I’m glad we made it peacefully through this without Hair Ball begging and whining. I hope everyone gets the book.


Next Tuesday, Hair Ball and I will be interviewing Mummsy.

SAVE THE DATE: February 19, 20, and 21st. I’ll be having a Spread the News and Cheer on the Run Away Bride Giveaway. I’ll be drawing 2 winners for a 15 dollar Amazon card and 2 winners for autographed copies of Secondhand Shoes.

And everyone gets a FREE ebook on those three days, too.


The Glowstick


The Ho-Ho


Boy, they’re getting really big. Hair Ball and I have to hide from them now.

Going to take a nap myself now.


Lots of licks,

Sir Poops

Monday, February 11, 2013

Polar Night and Julie Flanders

Julie Flanders is doing a give away of her book, Polar Night. Go check her out

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Insecure Writer’s Group: REALBIES

InsecureWritersSupportGroup Today is Alex J. Cavanaugh’s, Insecure Writer’s Support Group where writers hold each other up in the bad and good times, cheer each other on and are each others’ sounding boards. Peeps like this are the REALBIES in this blogosphere.

What is a REALBIE? In Shelly-language, a Realbie is a blogger who is passionate about what they write. They’re unique in their approach to teach us all to be better writers. E.J. Wesley and Roland Yeomans come to mind. Their passion shines through when they give us tidbits of writing knowledge while they give you little pieces of their lives.

A REALBIE is someone who lets you know they’re a person like you and me. They have families, jobs, chores, and problems. They are the ones who open their doors to their homes in a writerly sort of way. They write about their families and dogs and cats and what they even eat for dinner. They make you feel invited. Lorelei Bell, Ella, Brent Wescott, Eve, Marta Szemik, M.J. Fifield, Teresa Powell Coltrin, Klahanie, Susan Gourley/Kelley, Sherri Lackey, Evie, Siv Ottem, and Tonja. The blogsosphere is full of peeps like these.

A REALBIE is someone who shows support by promoting, reading, and reviewing other author’s published works, Norma Bieshir and William Kendall. This past Saturday, one of our fellow bloggers showed up at my very first book signing and bought a book, Isis Rushdan. I was totally blown away by her act of utter kindness. Five days later, it still brings tears to my eyes.

I know I missed naming all the REALBIES. I follow close to two hundred blogs. Crazy right? Sadly, I don’t get to all of them in one week. Some times not even in a month. There is only one Santa Claus of the blogosphere. And that is Alex J. Cavanaugh. He’s a REALBIE that is everywhere, too. The man must have the widest shoulders ever.

Keep your chins up every one. We’re here for each other.

Hugs and chocolate everybody,


PS My lovely flexible schedule dictated that I work a 9 to 5shift today. So I’ll be back  this evening and tomorrow to read fellow bloggers’ posts.


PSS Also another reminder:

SAVE THE DATE: February 19, 20, and 21st. I’ll be having a Spread the News and Cheer on the Run Away Bride Giveaway. I’ll be drawing 2 winners for a 15 dollar Amazon card and 2 winners for autographed copies of Secondhand Shoes.

And everyone gets a FREE ebook on those three days, too.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: What’s Your Nosh Tuesday, Author L. Diane Wolfe

IMG_0485 SPAL: Tuesdays come around fast. Don’t you think?

HB: Yep. But today is little different than most nosh days, and I’m not happy about it.

SPAL: That’s right. Absolutely no treats for you because I’m staying in my bed for this one.  I’m a little tired. So I’m handing the blog over to L. Diane Wolfe today.


HB: But I thought if we shared what the authors were writing and selling, they would share some good nosh with us.


SPAL: Nope. Not today. I’m tired of your behavior, stupid. You need to learn a good lesson.

HB: That’s not fair! Mean-ole-pansy.

SPAL: You can think whatever you want. Anyway, L. Diane Wolfe has finished a long time project. She wrote this for all the nice people to read. It’s a steal at 4.99 on ebook.

Cover Template



By L. Diane Wolfe

Publishing and promoting made simple!

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:

· Traditional publishing

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· Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution

· Finding your target audience

· Generating reviews and media interest

· Networking and developing an online presence

· Promotional materials and appearances

Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. Writing is your dream. Give it the best chance for success!

Available February 5, 2012

Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages, Dancing Lemur Press LLC

$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2

$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0

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Amazon Kindle -

“She gives an unbiased take on the advantages and disadvantages of traditional publishing and self-publishing and publishing paths that combine the two… It's the perfect book for those who want an overview to begin the decision-making process.”

- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning series of how-to books for writers

“A must-read for writers planning on self-publishing or any writer who wants the ultimate how-to on promoting. Tons of links, advice, and how-to, whether you're going for print or e-publication.”

- Helen Ginger, author of Angel Sometimes

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Website - Spunk On A Stick -

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L.Diane Wofe

Short Bio-

Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association and a motivational speaker. She’s conducted seminars on book publishing and promoting for five years and assisted writers through several author services. Her other titles include “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK!” which ties her goal-setting and leadership seminar’s information together, and a YA series, “The Circle of Friends.” Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, and contributes to several other sites and newsletters.

SPAL: I hope all you nice people go buy her book while I take a nap now.

HB: Yeah. But bring me back a treat. PLEEEEEZ…nice people.




Also another reminder:

SAVE THE DATE: February 19, 20, and 21st. I’ll be having a Spread the News and Cheer on the Run Away Bride Giveaway. I’ll be drawing 2 winners for a 15 dollar Amazon card and 2 winners for autographed copies of Secondhand Shoes.

And everyone gets a FREE ebook on those three days, too.

Hair Ball and I will be interviewing Mummsy, too.

Lots of licks,

Sir Poops and Hair Ball