WANACon Vs Whistling Frogs

Right Ink On The Wall


‘Did you see JK Rowling in the mirror this morning?’

– Daven Anderson

A few months ago, I wrote about why I went to WANACon for the first time. I’m going to talk about why I went again this weekend, despite being faced with the distraction of whistling frogs. It was because I *knew* this digital writers’ conference would live up to its last installment. And it was well worth some creative logistical leaps to make attendance possible…

Read more about my adventure here – in my new webhome – follow me there!

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Daily Writing Prompt

Belfast, 1703, the O’Muiredaigh household.

“Aye, she’s a cheeky one, me babby. ‘Tis why I named her Lilith. Her eyes of green stare deep into me soul. She’ll be so much more than I, the peasant. She has the soul of greatness, but I so worry about me poor little snapper. Could turn a scrubber if she wanted to. What can I do but teach ‘er the faith the best I can? With our Heavenly Father Clement XI to guide her, me fair Lilith will be blessed by the angels.”


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just getting started

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VMan Art Blog

Here are some samples of the art I've done. I'll be adding more as time goes on Here are some samples of the art I’ve done. I’ll be adding more as time goes on

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Interview with Daven Anderson

Thank you Brian McKinley!

The Ravings of a Sick Mind


1.   Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been writing?

I started writing on June 13, 2009. I borrowed the four Twilight books and read them. After finishing “Breaking Dawn”, my first thought was “R-rated movie.” My second thought was “I can write something better than that.” Thus began the Vampire Syndrome saga. I had my four main characters created by the time I went to bed that night, and a rough outline. I joined a highly-regarded local critique group and honed my writing skills with them for several years, refining Vampire Syndrome every step of the way. “Vampire Syndrome”, book one of the Vampire Syndrome saga, was completed in August 2012. On December 2012, I signed a contract with PDMI Publishing LLC to publish the saga and related projects. 


 2.     Which story did you contribute to Fresh Blood and what made you want…

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Caregiving Backstage – Rose Petals

We don’t love people because they know who we are.
We love them because we know who they are.

Victoria Adams' Reading Alcove

Rose petals

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“Thus, the first light: the world in his eyes would never be the same and would change with every day. If I wanted to keep him, I would have to move through those worlds with him and not try to keep him in mine.”  (Who I Am Yesterday by the author)

I keep forgetting this.  Even nearly three years later. I keep trying to “set things straight” knowing all the while that “straight” no longer exists.  So now I think of rose petals and try to learn that the only way to save myself is to lose myself.

In this life we lead, I am no longer certain of who I am each day, or each moment. From his perspective I can be the bitch that couldn’t find the right wine, or the angel that helps him in the morning.  Sometimes…

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I am a WANACon 2014 Presenter

WANACon Feb 2014 Session List

My Presentation:

Why Choose A Small Press? – Daven Anderson

Daven will explore the strengths and drawbacks of each method of publishing (New York, Do-It-Yourself and Small Press), answer authors’ questions, and give these authors information to help them decide which path is right for them.

One my syllabus points sums it all up nicely:

The Three Boxes:

DIY: Thinking Outside The Box
NY: Thinking About The Big Box
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The Liebster Award – Answers to my Questions

Thank you Jason Thayer for nominating me for the Liebster Award!
I will now answer his interview questions. 😀

What is the worst (fiction) book you’ve ever read?

  • “Fifty Shades Of Grey” by E.L. James

What is the best (fiction) book you’ve ever read?

If you could own any fictional car, what would it be and why?

  • Damien’s 1960 Plymouth Fury coupe. Do I have to explain why? 😉

1960 Fury at Modern house

What creature from mythology do you wish existed?

  • Besides vampires?
    Dragons, no contest!

What song do you think best describes your philosophy and why?

What’s your favorite verse from the Bible and why?

  • Matthew 7:1 – “Judge not, lest ye not be judged.” The best reminder that we are not God.

A time-traveler has offered to take you to any point in history, so long as you do not attempt to invoke the “butterfly effect”. What event would you wish to visit, and why?

  • The day the meteor hit the Yucatan peninsula and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs (from inside a spacecraft that would protect me). I’d be the first human to witness it.

Who are your favorite musicians?

  • Among others; Nicolo Paganini, Hildegard von Bingen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Wesley Willis and all the Aborigines playing didgeridoos in the Australian desert

What is your favorite animal?

Electric Mayhem

Name three musicians you feel deserve a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who have yet to be nominated.

  • Devo, The Runaways, Deep Purple